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 William Giles

William Giles

Lowdham, Newark and Sherwood District, Nottinghamshire, England
Death 15 Dec 1874 (aged 76)
Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, USA
Burial Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, USA
Plot A-342-4a
Memorial ID 19485214 · View Source
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Son of John Palin & Ann Giles

Married Sarah Huskinson, 13 March 1821 in Epperstone, Nottinghamshire, England

Children - Fredrick Giles, William Giles, Elizabeth Giles, Mary Giles, George Francis Giles, Keziah Giles, Emily Ann Giles, John Giles, Thomas Huskinson Giles, Ann Giles

Married Mary Ann Watts Day, 12 Nov 1859, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, Age at departure: 59

History - Wasatch County was pioneered in the summer or fall of 1858. It's first settlers were from Provo and Nephi, and included such names as William M. Wall, William Meeks, Aaron Daniels and the Cummings brothers. Ranches were located at that time, but the soil was not tilled until the following spring.

The first to break ground in "Provo Valley" for agricultural purposes were James Davis, William Davidson and Robert Broadhead, of Nephi. They were speedily followed by Thomas Rusband, John Crook, Jesse Bond, John Jordan, James and John Carlyle, Henry Chatwin, Charles M. Carroll and William Giles, from Provo.

In the spring of 1860 other Utah County families came into the valley. William M. Wall became the first president of the colony, with James Laird and John M. Murdock as his counselors. He was succeeded by Joseph. S. Murdock, who subsequently became the first representative from Wasatch County to the Legislature.

Nymphus Murdock was also an early settler of that section. Abram Hatch, the foremost man in the county, was not among its pioneers, but since his advent has undoubtedly done as much as any man to make it the thrifty and prosperous portion of the Territory that it is.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Philemon C. Merrill Company (1856), Age at departure: 59

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 19485214
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Giles (31 Dec 1797–15 Dec 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19485214, citing Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .