Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Alpharetta "Alfretta" Boice (adopted Native American Indian baby girl)

Ute Indian mother and baby papoose 

Memorial Marker for Alpharetta Boice located at
Historical Pioneer Cemetery, Spanish Fork Utah

Alpharetta "Alfretta" Boice
Birth: May, 1854
Spanish Fork
Utah County Area
Utah, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1856
Spanish Fork
Utah County
Utah, USA

Alpharetta is the adopted Lamanite daughter of John and Mary Ann Barzee Boice. They with the other saints encountered the hardships of all who crossed the plains in the early days. John and Mary settled in the Spanish area in 1852 were they encountered the trials of early life in Utah. Here Mary Ann donated her time to hesitance of teaching and doctoring as which she was very skilled at as mentioned before.

John Boice
Mary Ann Barzee

At the time of this incident in her life she was the mother of five children. On March 16, 1854 another son was born to her. Some two or three months later a young Indian Father came to her home bringing with him his tiny baby daughter whose mother had just died. He asked Mary Ann if she would take the baby girl and raise it for him. This of course brought things she hadn't expected, but she told him to come back the next day for his answer. Mary Ann wanted to take this tiny bit of motherless human to her breast and keep it, but she had to consider the extra work it would make for her, with her own small son, it must share the nourishment she gave him. So this wonderful woman being the kind she was went with her husband to the Bishop about the matter. He said by all means Sister Boyce, take that baby and one of my wives will help you with the work. And so Mary Ann took little Alfretta the name they gave her when she was blessed along with their son Albert.

This monument is all that remains of the fort located in Palmyra Utah, The fort John and Mary Ann were called to help build.  It is located at the corner of a corral on a farm.  When Indian trouble increased, these pioneers followed the admonition of President Brigham Young and moved to the safety of the larger fort in Spanish Fork.  This marker is located west of Spanish Fork, not far from Utah Lake.  Stephen Markham was Bishop, and he was also John Boice's son-in-law.  He married his daughter Martha Jane, daughter of John Boice and Jane Herns.

Sharing alike the joys and baby trials and sickness, the babies grew to be three years old and a great sorrow came. Both babies became ill with the measles. Mary Ann cared and prayed over them alike, but God saw fit to take the little Indian baby girl. She died in 1857 at the age of three. Nothing was left undone for she was their very own. She had been sealed to them in the Temple of our Lord. In 1857 John and Mary Ann were called with their family to settle what is now called Camas Prairie.

On arrival they made camp and began making arrangements for settlement. In the evening they were filled with terror to find themselves surrounded by hostile Indians, whose intent it was to massacre all.

John stepped out and tried to talk to them, but it was of no use. Then Mary Ann tried, this had it's effect. One of the warriors recognized her as the woman who took care of his baby girl.

After Mary Ann took the baby the young Indian watched closely and saw she loved the baby with all her heart, so he told all present the story and it saved their lives.

But this being the Indians hunting grounds the families left and were not permitted to stay, but allowed to leave in peace. The Saints returned to Parley's Park where they lived for some years. Then the Boyce family left after giving and serving and raising their children, went to Oxford, Idaho and lived for 24 years. Assisting all those whom they could help.

(Family oral history - This Indian Brave would watch from the hillside the children. He knew of the wonderful and watchful care the little ones were receiving. His little daughter was given the special care that little Albert received. The Indian Father watched her burial from a distance.)

Pioneer Heritage Cemetery Spanish Fork, Utah


Reference Created by: Georgia Drake
Record added: Jun 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72278162


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sarah Goode Marshall - Chadwick 2017 Reunion Registration

Please view this Sarah Goode Marshall Chadwick 2017 Reunion video.
Share with other family members and encourage them to attend this
wonderful Family gathering scheduled for June 23-24th 2017.

Where: Salt Lake City Utah and This is the Place Monument and Heritage Park
When:  June 23-24th, 2017  Friday and Saturday
Who:    All Sarah Goode Marshall - Chadwick descendants
Cost:     Registration Fee $5/person or $15/family

Please help us in food catering and other arrangements by pre -registering.  The following form was created to help with the registration process. Write in your email contact information and I will send a confirmation email to you.  Also, write which of Sarah's children is your ancestor.  Hope to see you there! Continental Breakfast begins at 8:30am Saturday and Awesome catered lunch both provided by SGA. For more information:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sarah Goode Marshall - Chadwick Reunion 2017 updated

Sarah Goode Marshall - Chadwick

Where: Salt Lake City Utah and This is the Place Monument and Heritage Park
When:  June 23-24th, 2017  Friday and Saturday
Who:    All Sarah Goode Marshall - Chadwick descendants
Cost:     Registration Fee $5/person or $15/family

Watch this exciting video!
please share and encourage other
 family members to join with us.

Registration Form.  Please help us by pre-registration.  Thank you!
Add your email contact information and I will send you an email confirmation,
also please include which child is your ancestor.

Friday Activities

Temple Square Salt Lake City Utah
The first event for Friday a tour at the LDS Conference Center at 9:00 am. Here are two options:  (The Reunion Board is finalizing the details but the following will give you a good idea of events for planning,)

Option one: The roof top garden tour which would last about an hour. This would be a in-depth tour about the plants and architecture of the gardens. 
Conference Center Roof top Gardens

Conference Center

Conference Center Fountain

Option two: Tour the Conference center which includes the auditorium, the hall of the Presidents, and the Arnold Freberg gallery seeing the original paintings of the Book of Mormon and the Bible including the 10 commandments paintings. 

10:00 am: Watch the film Meet the Mormons in the Joseph Smith Legacy Theater
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
formally Historic Hotel Utah

Legacy Theater

JS Memorial Building Lobby
location of Legacy Theater

12:00 noon:  Temple Square's Tabernacle Organ Recital

Historic Tabernacle
Mormon Tabernacle Organ Recital

1:00 pm: Lunch at your choice at City Creek Center or the restaurants top the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Many options are available for fine dining or fast dining within walking distance.

Fine Dining at the
Joseph Smith Memorial Bldg
City Creek Multiple Dining Options
within walking distance
Lion House Fine Dining or Pantry
Historic District Walking Distance

2:00 pm and the rest of the day: Choice of tours of the Daughter of the Utah Pioneer Museum, Historic Lion House, Church History Museum, Temple square visitor’s centers. (Sarah's hat and shawl are located at the DUP Museum and the shawl should be on display. There are other artifacts relating to early pioneers.)

DUP Museum Artifacts
DUP Museum Artifacts

Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Int'l Headquarters and Museum

Meals will be on your own with a list of possible locations on the itinerary card

Saturday Activities
Time:  8:a.m. - 2:p.m.  Continental Breakfast compliments of the SGA at 8:30a.m.

This is the Place! You have to check out their website, this is an amazing place with activities planned for the kids and grownups alike.  http://www.thisistheplace.org/
This is the Place Monument and Heritage Park
2601 E Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City

Does this place look awesome or what!  There is a nominal Admission Fee which may be subsidized by the SGA: Be sure to tell them you are with the Sarah Goode Marshall-Chadwick Reunion group.

The admission includes train rides around Heritage Village, a tour of the Savage Livery Stable and self-guided tours (after November 4) at the Pratt Observatory, Fairbanks Home, Hooper & Eldredge Bank, Godbe-Pitts Drugstore, Dinwoodey Cabinet Shop, Snelgrove Boot Shop, and the Telegraph Office. Weather permitting.

Awesome Lunch provided by the SGA will be in the Bowery.  The Bowery has been reserved for family activities throughout the day.

Native American Village

Bowery  We will meet here for lunch,
Family Histories, and other
activities including a silent auction.

I could use some help plowing my garden too.

    There will be many activities for the children, Histories of our ancestors will be read, and a silent auction of items brought by family members.  This is an important part of  keeping funds available for various projects that arise where we can honor our ancestors through plaques for example, or placing portraits in suitable museums, and for future reunions and activities.

We would appreciate your participation with the auction.  Its fun, and helps too!  Hoping to see you there!   (FYI: This is not a SGA site, but I am a member and the whole idea is to help us learn more about our common ancestors and each other.  If you are not a member but are a descendant of the Sarah Goode Marshall - Chadwick, please join us.  There are no membership fees involved.)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Patience Goode and John Herbert

Memorial Marker for John and Patience Goode Herbert
American Fork, Utah Cemetery
Goode, Herbert and Phelps families in America  (following history is typed as printed)

"Information obtained from the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers A history that some descendent had written on John and Patience (nee Goode) Herbert.  John Herbert born in Bisley, Glos. May 13, 1827 Son of Solomon and Esther (nee Phelps) Herbert.  When John was old enough he became an apprentice to a mason and followed that trade.  After completing his 7 years as an apprentice he married Patience Goode of Cheltenham, on October 19, 1853.

About this time the Mormon missionaries were traveling in these parts, and Solomon and Esther joined the church.  They saved for a year to be able to come to America and Salt Lake City.  Esther died some time that year.  Later, Solomon, John and Patience with their small baby left England for Utah.  They came on the Sailing vessel "Sidon".  After six weeks on the water, John and Patience's young son died on the way over and was buried at sea.  (How sad would that be?)  They arrived in Philadelphia and remained there about a year.  Grandfather Solomon found work as a gardener in New Jersey.  John visited his father as often as possible and one Sunday morning set out bright and early to walk to where his father lived.  Arriving at where his father had been working he saw a newly made grave.  He said how strange it made him feel.  On arriving at the house he was told that his father had died a few days before.  (July 20, 1855) As communication was slow in those days, he had never been notified.

Philadelphia Passenger Lists April 1855 Siddous
They brought 3 boxes, family found in third row

John and Patience found transportation with a freighter by the name of Ross, who was leaving to go to Utah, John was to drive the ox-team and Patience was to do the cooking to pay for their trip.  They arrived in Salt Lake City in the fall of 1856 after a long hard trip across the plains.

He followed his trade as a mason and built many homes in the American Fork area.  (This is about 15 minutes north of where I live)  John and Patience had 9 children.  Charles F. buried at sea.  Joseph, Hyrum (twins) John W. Frank, James P, Lovina, Salina, and Esther. 

This history was given by a great granddaughter of John and Patience at the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers meeting in American Fork Utah.  (December 14, 1933)

Solomon Herbert 24 Nov 1795 Bisley.  (John's father)  Died July 20 1855 in New Jersey.  Apparently he came to Salt Lake City also.  He may have been on his way back to England when he died.  Patience had a brother who came with them too and he died in the Mormon colonies in Mexico.

The following information was given by Patience Hansen Charlier, the great granddaughter of Patience Goode Herbert, in the "Daughters of the Utah Pioneers" meeting, December 14, 1933 American Fork Chapter.

Patience Charlier's mother was Lovina Herbert Hansen, born August 2, 1859 in American Fork, Utah.

She state in this history of Patience that her great grandmother (Patience Goode Herbert) was born in Micheldean October 7, 1826 the daughter of George and Salina Goode, and was one of a large family.  As soon as she was able, she was sent out to work to earn a living.  The family later moved to Cheltenham where she met and married John Herbert on October 9, 1853.  Their first baby Charles was born there.  Shortly after they joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints they saved money to immigrate to Salt Lake City, and left on the sailing vessel Sidon.  The little boy Charles was not feeling well when they started and when they had been on the water about three days he took Cholera and died.  The little body was wrapped in a sheet and dropped in the ocean.  The voyage was far from pleasant as the sea was very rough.  After 6 weeks at sea they landed in Philadelphia where John resumed work as a mason.

They joined a wagon train outfitted by a man named Rose.  John drove the ox-team and Patience was cook.  She goes on to tell when going across the plains by wagon train that Patience baked 1500 pounds of flour.  She brought over from England some lovely silk dresses that she would eventually sell to provide for the family.  At the time of giving this history Patience (Charlier) had in her possession a clock that her great grandmother brought over that was still working in 1933.  She also mentioned that grandmother had told her how one time the Indians had pulled open the neck of her dress to see her pretty white skin and how frightened she was.  She mentions in this history that John worked on building the Provo Tabernacle.

Provo Tabernacle circa 1930

Sarah Goode Marshall, the sister of Patience Goode Herbert.  Her and her sister Maria immigrated to Utah with the first Mormon handcart company, helping to pull the handcart with Sarah's 6 children, ranging in ages from 12 down to 2....."

Sent to us by Jean Herbert
2 October 2008

Note from Publisher:  Taken from a history of William Beesley, sailing on the same ship Siddon in 1854, gives a short description of the trip across: "He with a company of others, sailed from Liverpool on the Sidon, a sailing vessel. They drifted on the ocean for six weeks, and were blown off their course, almost back to the starting point."
Source:  Forest of Dean Family History
Ancestry.com  Passenger List

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

John and Patience Goode Herbert

John and Patience Goode Herbert
Memorial Marker
American Fork, Utah Cemetery

Patience Goode Herbert                                           John Herbert
Birth:  October 7, 1826                                               Birth:  May 13, 1827
Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, England                      Bisley, Gloucestershire, England
Death:  February 25, 1903 Utah, USA                        Death:  September 1, 1905, Utah, USA

The following information is taken from a digitized book:
Title:  "Portrait, genealogical and biographical record of the State of Utah: containing biographies of many well known citizens of the past and present"
Publisher: National Historical Record Co., 1902, page 266  Typed as printed.

"John Herbert is one of those who, having given the best years of their manhood to the development of the resources of this State and assisting it to attain its present high position among the States of the Union, are now resting in the enjoyment of the fruits of a well-spent life, surrounded by children and friends, and assured of the confidence and high regard of all who know them.

Our subject is an Englishman by birth, his birth occurring in Gloucestershire, May 13, 1827, and is the son of Solomon and Esther (Phelps) Herbert.  The father was a broadcloth weaver by trade;  he came to America and settled in New Jersey, where he spent the remainder of his life.  Our subject's mother died in England.

Mr. Herbert grew up in his native town and there obtained his scholastic education and was apprenticed as a mason, following that trade after he completed his apprenticeship.  He was married in Cheltham, England, October 19, 1853, to Miss Patience Goode, daughter of George and Salina (Holder) Goode, of that place.  Mrs. Herbert was born October 7, 1826.  They have had a family of nine children -- Charles F., Salina E., now Mrs. F. W. Wright; James P., Jospeh, Hyrum and Esther E., now Mrs. H. Bowman.  Joseph and Hyrum died in American Fork.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert were converted to the teachings of the Mormon Church in England, and in 1855 left their native land and sailed for America.  Their oldest child died while crossing the ocean and was buried at sea.  The parents arrived at Philadelphia and remained there about a year, our subject following his trade as a mason.  They came across the plains to Utah in 1856 and located in Ogden, where they remained two years, coming from there to American Fork in 1858 and this has since been their home.  Mr. Herbert engaged in building and followed this until 1897, meeting with very good success, and since then has practically retired from the active duties of life.

He is a believer in the principles of the Republican party, but has never participated actively in its work or held public office.  He has been a staunch member of the Church of his choice and has taken an active part in its work in his community.  In the early days  he was a member of the State Militia and saw active service in the Johnston army troubles and also in the Indian wars which swept Utah for so many years.

The success which he has attained has come to him through the exercise of his own ability and by close and careful attention to duty.  He has not acquired large wealth, but is in the enjoyment of a competence sufficient to make his declining days comfortable, and enjoys the highest regard of all to whom he is known."
John and Patience Goode Herbert Memorial Marker
American Fork, Utah Cemetery

Book:  "Portrait, genealogical and biographical record of the State of Utah"

Friday, December 13, 2013

Mother's "Best" Christmas

Phil's surprise arrival home for Christmas!
That is Marlene's graduation picture above the chair.

Mother wrote of her "Best" Christmas.  Both Phil and Marlene were away from home for the first time, and mother was very lonesome for them.  Marlene was away at school in Seattle, where she had earned a scholarship, and Phil had joined the Air Force.  She heard the song "Silver Bells" and it made her cry, thinking of her children who were so far from home. 

When the family was picking out a Christmas Tree, mother thought a smaller one would do.  She wasn't expecting anyone other than us little kids.  When Christmas Eve arrived, the front door flew open and across the living room floor scooted a big duffel bag, and Phil came in after it.  He made his way home for Christmas for a wonderful surprise for us all.  On Christmas Day, Marlene called to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and it made the holiday complete for mother, who always looked on this as her Best Christmas Ever!

I remember Phil and the tree.  He was so tall, he could look down at the top of the tree.  The ornaments we had were unique I think.  We had some that looked like candles that when they warmed up, would bubble so it appeared to be a flame.  We had the large bulbs that were popular at the time, and to make them more interesting, we had some colored flame resistant material that looked like cotton balls that were placed over the light bulbs and made a soft glow.  The tree was never complete without lots of tinsel.  Mother always had a round mirror in the living room, and every year she taped a two dimensional foil ornament to it that folded out and looked like a big silver snowflake. 

Mother would bake sugar cookies that were numbered 1 - 12.  We got a cookie each day that counted down to Christmas.  They were kept on top of the freezer in the kitchen.  They were delicious! 

Mother always baked sugar cookies that counted the days until Christmas.
I'm pretty sure, there were some of those cookies and pies on the freezer
behind us.  Seated at the table from right to left is Georgia, Mary Lou
and Dean was pretty brave, sitting in daddy's chair!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Maria Goode Smith

Maria Goode Smith

Maria Goode was born 16 May 1831 to George and Selena Mary Ann Holder Goode.  She was baptized a member of the Church Latter Day Saints on 22 Aug. 1849.
She came to Utah with her sister, Sarah Goode Marshall and Sarah's six children on the Edmund Ellsworth Handcart Company in 1856.  She arrived in Salt Lake on the 26 August 1856.

She went to Fillmore, Utah, and married Jonathan Pidcock Smith in Fillmore, Utah, on 22nd of October, 1856. Married by Lewis Brunson.   In 1862 Maria repaid $20.00 to the Perpetual Immigration Fund.  In 1868 she was noted as being in the Fillmore Ward Choir.  Maria and Jonathan are on the 1870 and 1880 Federal Census living in Fillmore, Millard County, Utah.  The couple bought property in 1880 and it was sold again in 1886.   We have not been able to find an exact death date for her.
She went to Salt Lake City and took her endowments out at the Salt Lake Endowment House.

The records that contain information on early church members are kept in Special Collections at the LDS History Center in Salt Lake City Utah. You have to have Temple Recommend to view these records.
Maria Goode is listed in the Endowment Film # 183,404 in Book C. Page 44.  Her name is listed as Maria Smith.  She took her endowments out on Oct 2, 1856, on this film it shows her parents George and Selena Mary Ann Holder Goode.

This record has been verified by Delmont (Pete) Goff and Jolene Goff. On the 25 May 2011 they personally viewed the records.
The sealing of Jonathan Pidcock Smith and Maria Goode Smith is on Film #  1,149,514, page 325, Sealing,  Number 2165.  The date was 31 of August, 1858.  This sealing was performed by Amasa M. Lyman, a member of the 12 Apostles.  This sealing was done at the home of  Orson Tyler in Beaver he was the Sheriff in Beaver, Utah.  The witnesses to this sealing were A. Sullivan and J.H. Raser.

Amasa M. Lyman
The reason for the sealing being done in Beaver is because from  March 19, 1858 until August 20, 1859, there were no endowments recorded in the Salt Lake Endowment  House because there was unsettled advent in Salt Lake City with the U.S. Army being present in Salt Lake during the time that the Church was being persecuted. This note is listed on the film at the end of the film in September 1858 film number 183404
Jonathan Born on the 5 May, 1816 in Tinicum, Bucks Pennsylvania.   Died on the 9 Sept 1890, buried in Fillmore Utah, Fillmore Cemetery  Block 31, Lot 3 Grave 6, no head stone as noted on the Fillmore First Ward records.

We have been to the Fillmore, Utah, cemetery and Jonathan is buried in the Pioneer Section of the cemetery.  He has a grave site, but no headstone.  Maria is not buried in this grave site.  The Sexton indicated that during this period of time some families were buried one on top of another, Maria was buried  around 1880 and Jonathan on September 9, 1890.

From early records of Fillmore, names of people who deeded all their property to the church and joined the United Order are found.   Jonathan P. Smith's name is among those listed, indicating that he and Maria lived by the United Order for a time at least.   The information was taken from book entitled, "Millard Milestone" page 13. 
The research for Jonathan Pidcock Smith and Maria Goode has been challenging but rewarding, through lots of prayer and perseverance I feel like we are closer in solving this mystery in our family for so many years. 

The reason we put so many different documentation and various information we hope that someone out there will be able to add to the story.  One fact we know for sure is that Jonathan Pidcock Smith came from Tinicum, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and he married Maria Goode, Sarah Goode Marshall's sister . Thanks for all those who have helped solve this mystery.

 Do you think Sarah Goode Marshall Chadwick. knew Jonathan Pidcock Smith because his brother John Pearson Smith lived in Logan Utah and went to the Logan Temple where Sarah often went.?
Pete and Jolene Goff

 I'm so grateful to Pete and Jolene for their research and documentation of Maria Goode.  It had been recorded in error, that Maria died along the way and was buried "in the plains".   Having the record corrected with meticulous documentation as they have provided is so important in clearing up this long standing error.   I have researched as others have, reading all the diaries available that were kept of Capt. Edmund Ellsworth's Company finding no record of her death or burial.  They seemed to keep a consistent record of deaths and location of burials, none was reported for Maria Goode.  I have also seen documents of Maria's marriage to Jonathan P. Smith.  The documents identified Maria as the daughter of George and Selena Holder Goode. The only record I could find however that she did come all the way to Salt Lake, was a brief mention in a history for George T. Marshall, where its stated,  "Maria, his mother's twenty-five year old sister came from England with the family and was a great help in crossing the plains during the entire journey."
Georgia Drake
United States Census 1880 for Jonathan P. Smith Forest of Dean Family History
 Ken Wilks of LDSFamily History Center in SLC Utah
Sons of God, Gwendoyn Perkins, pp 311