Ann Jeanette <I>Bryce</I> Thompson

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Ann Jeanette Bryce Thompson

Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, USA
Death 12 Dec 1919 (aged 62)
Ucon, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA
Burial Ucon, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 9118168 · View Source
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Daughter of Ebenezer Bryce and Mary Ann Park

Married James Brigham Thompson, 22 November 1877, Saint George, Washington, Utah

Children - Annie Matilda Thompson, Barbara Ellen Thompson, Jessie Jane Thompson, James Brigham "Brig" Thompson, Lenora Beatrice Thompson, Mary Jennette Thompson, David Ebenezer Thompson, Lorenzo B Thompson, Maggie Josephine Thompson, Alma B Thompson

Biography - Ann Jeanette Bryce was born in Tooele, Utah, on January 18, 1857. She was the first daughter and second child of Mary Ann Park Bryce and her husband, Ebenezer Bryce.

She lived with the family in the Tooele and Salt Lake City area until she was around five or six years old. The family then moved by team and wagon to St. George in Southern Utah.

While on the way one of the horses gave out just as they reached the place where the famous Mountain Meadows Massacre had taken place not too long before. This was a terrifying experience for them, especially for the mother who could not sleep for thinking of the terrible things that had taken place there.

It was while living on the ranch at the mouth of what later became known as the Bryce Canyon that Ann met her future husband, James Brigham Thompson. They were married in the St. George Temple on Nov. 22, 1877. They lived at Cannonville for a year or two where James Brigham served as Presiding Elder in the LDS Church.

James Brigham did blacksmithing and farming for a living. During the summers they moved to the East Fork Country northwest of Henrieville where they had a sawmill and ran livestock. Their cow corral was just above the old Blue Fly Ranch on Pariah Creek. Here their oldest boy, Brig Junior, would catch and hold the cows while Ann Jeanette milked them. From the milk she made cheese and butter.

At one time they were to leave Henrieville and go to Arizona with her folks. She had her baking done and was all prepared to go. But the night before they were to leave a letter came, supposedly from the authorities of the Church, advising them not to go. It promised them they would prosper and do well if they stayed where they were. but would promise them nothing if they left. Ann Jeanette always felt sure that this letter was a fake and that it was written by her husband's father to keep them in Henrieville.

In 1898 they left Henrieville and moved to Idaho. After moving around to several places in Idaho, they finally moved to the Fairview Community north of Idaho Falls where they bought a piece of land and built a home. I tax here that they finished out their lives.

James Brigham passed away June 22, 1919 and Ann Jeanette on December 12, 1919 at the age of 62.

They were the parents of six daughters: Anna Matilda, Barbara Ellen (Nellie), Jessie Jane, Lenora, Mary Jeanette, Maggie Josephine, and four sons, James Brigham, David Ebenezer, Lorenzo B. and Alma B. Maggie preceded the parents in death.

Ann Jeanette was a jolly, good natured person who had no use for gossip. She had a sense of humor that her grandchildren loved. She had none of the conveniences of today, but always kept a clean neat and orderly home. Her children and grandchildren were always glad of an opportunity to visit with her.


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  • Originally Created by: Collins Crapo
  • Added: 18 Jul 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9118168
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Jeanette Bryce Thompson (19 Jan 1857–12 Dec 1919), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9118168, citing Ucon Cemetery, Ucon, Bonneville County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .