IIWILLIAM WILKIE GALBRAITH 1838-1898
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William Wilkie Galbraith
William Wilkie Galbraith was born May 12, 1838, the third of three children, in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England to George Galbraith and . After George died Dec 31, 1840 at the Isle of Kitt, Leeward Islands, Scotland, Ann Wilkie Galbraith married John Hooper on July 1844, they had four children. [Rue Lynn Galbraith adds that after John Hooper and Ann joined the L.D.S. Church in England they set out for Utah, the passenger manifest lists Ann's three Galbraith children under the name of Hooper. Ann along with her children were sealed to John Hooper.]
In the book, The Mormon Conflict, 1850-1859, Furniss tells about the Utah War with Washington D.C.. When Johnson's army marched into Utah Territory early in 1858, President Young ordered the evacuation of Salt Lake Valley and all settlements northward. Vacated buildings were to be stuffed with straw, he instructed, so they could be torched rather than fall into "enemy" hands. William Booth, William Blood, and William W. Galbraith were given orders to stay behind the departing settlers to torch the homes if necessary.
1st Marriage- On April 11, 1861, Elizabeth Matthews Layton married William Wilkie Galbraith at Kaysville, Utah. Elizabeth was born August 17, 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois the second child of and Mary Matthews. Elizabeth died the 13 February 1908 in Raymond, Alberta, Canada.
Elizabeth and William had six children, five boys (William Layton Galbraith 1862, George Layton Galbraith 1866), Christopher Layton Galbraith 1869, Peter Layton Galbraith 1871, David Layton Galbraith 1883, and one girl (Mary Layton Galbraith 1864), as well as an infant possibly stillborn in 1885. All their children were born in Kaysville, Davis County, Utah. In 1889 the family moved to Mexico.
2nd Marriage- On April 14, 1875, Phoebe Ann Flint married William Wilkie Galbraith at Kaysville, Davis County, Utah. Phoebe Ann was born as a twin on February 21, 1855 in Kaysville, to John Flint and Mary Spencer. Phoebe died the 13 January 1939 in San Diego, CA.
Phoebe Ann and William had ten children: Elizabeth Flint Galbraith 1876, Henry Flint Galbraith 1878, Margaret "Maggie" Flint Galbraith 1881, Helen Flint Galbraith -twin- 18831959, Hattie Flint Galbraith -twin- 1883-Y, John Flint Galbraith 1886, Frank Flint Galbraith 1889, Charles Flint Galbraith 1891, Wilkie Flint Galbraith 1894, Spencer Flint Galbraith 1896 (md. Jenness Hill 1/15/1924). The last three were born in Colonia Diaz, Chihuahua, Mexico, the rest were born in Kaysville, Davis County, Utah.
3rd Marriage- On December 27, 1877 Emma Sarah Bodily married William Wilkie Galbraith as his third wife. Emma was born on February 23, 1858 in Capetown, Bushman's River Cape, Union of South Africa to Robert Bodily and Jane Pittam. Emma died March 16, 1935.
Emma and William had six children: 1879, Joseph Bodily Galbraith 1881, Robert Bodily Galbraith 1886, Lillian Bodily Galbraith 1889, Rafael Anchetta Bodily Galbraith 1891, Archie Bodily Galbraith 1894.
On Friday, June 4, 1886, U. S. Deputy Marshalls raided Hooperville, Davis/Weber County, Utah, and arrested William W. Galbraith on a charge of unlawfull co-habitation. He was taken to Salt Lake City and placed under bonds. [William may have been courting his fourth wife, Lillian "Lilly" Powell, the grandniece of 1858 founder of the settlement "Hoopersville" now known as "Hooper", William Henry Hooper.]
On Wednesday, September 22, 1886, in Third District Court, William W. Galbraith, of South Hooper, Davis County, Utah, charged with unlawful cohabition, plead guilty, and was sentenced by Judge Zane with six month imprisonment and $300. fine.
4th Marriage- On January 27, 1888, Lillian Eva Powell married William Wilkie Galbraith in Logan, Cache County, Utah, as his fourth wife. "Lilly" was born on December 2, 1866 in Portswood, Hampshire, England to Edward Powell and Ann Hooper. Lilly died the 31 January 1929 in Blanding, San Juan County, Utah.
Lilly and William had four sons: Edmund Powell Galbraith 1889, Wallace Powell Galbraith 1891, Douglas Powell Galbraith 1893, Melvin Powell Galbraith 1896, all four were born in Colonia Diaz, Chihuahua, Mexico .
In 1890 George M. Brown, Esq., formerly a practicing lawyer in Provo, Utah, moved his two families to Colonia Diaz and opened a store on Main Street. A long building housed the store in a center room and his families lived on each side. Four years later the store was for sale and on August 16, 1894 Bishop Johnson called a meeting to discuss the advisability of the town buying it on a co-operative basis. Since the year's crops were the best ever and more money had changed hands than usual, he felt that now was the time to act. However, he explained that they would need $500. to $1,000. to purchase it. Brother [Patrick Calhoun] Haynie reported that the goods could be bought at a reduction of fifty percent on the show case goods, and thirty-three and one-half percent on the rest and the unopened goods at cost plus freight, the die was cast and the peole began by donating fifty dollars. Other investors were: William D. Johnson, both senior and junion, Anton Frederickson, Erastus Beck, Abraham Acord (Uncle Abe), J.H. Earl, Joseph B. Jackson, I.W. Pierce, and others. These people donated $646. The Relief Society sisters then canvassed the town and returned with $371. A board of directors then drew up a set of by-laws and the following officers were elected: William D. Johnson Jr., President; Joseph B. Jackson, Vice President; and Simon Hansen, Secretary, of the Diaz Co-operative Mercantile Institution" Brothers Haynie and Wilson were commissioned to make the purchase and to rent the building on Main Street just west of the school. For a time the children were more interested in the store than in the school and the clerk, William Laws, was always thankful when the school bell calle the children back to classes.
After some time William W. Galbraith bought the store by repaying each donor that he had invested plus interest on his money. Galbraith moved his wife, Lilly Powell Galbraith, in back of the store into a house whose patio boasted an elderberry tree, unique in the town
Saturday, February 25, 1893, the Seventies residing in Mexico were organized by Brigham H. Roberts as the 99th Quorum of Seventies. Helaman Pratt, John C. Harper, Anson B. Call, George W. Hardy, Dennison E. Harris, William W. Galbraith, and Sullivan Richardson, presidents. This quorum had previously existed in the St. George Stake.
In April 1896, William'and Elizabeth Layton Galbraith's son, Christopher Layton Galbraith was called to go to the British Mission leaving his young wife, Heva Johnson Galbraith, and their six-week old daughter Mamie Galbraith.
Once Chris and his companion, Hyrum Smith, were captured by a mob who took them to the Thames River to baptize them in their "style". As they neared the water's edge Hyrum's command, "Hands off!" given in a voice vibrating with power so affected the mob that they stood motionless while the Elders walked away. One of the happier experiences was witnessing the coronation of Queen Victoria. Because of his father's serious illness at Colonia Diaz, Elder Galbraith was released six months before his mission was officially completed. He arrived home November 30, 1897, four weeks before his father William Wilkie Galbraith passed away on January 1, 1898.
In April 1897, William W. Galbraith was taken sick and after lingering nine months he passed away on January 1, 1898. He died in full faith in the gospel, exhorting all the family to be true to it; leaving four wives and twenty-three living children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and loving father.
PAF - Archer files = Orson Pratt Brown + Jane Bodily Galbraith < William Wilkie Galbraith + Emma Sarah Bodily.
Christopher Layton: Colonizer, Statesman, Leader, edited by Myron W. McIntyre and Noel R. Barton, 1966. page 22,
Heartbeats of Colonia Diaz, by Annie R. Johnson, 1972. Page 258, 437, 438, 441, 445,447. Annie is the daughter of Charles Edmund Richardson and Caroline Rebecca Jacobson, she was born June 21, 1889 in Colonia Diaz.
The Genealogy of 750000 people connected with European Royalty
http://www.sedgwickresearch.com/flint/index.htm The story of John Flint & Mary Spencer
Clan Galbraith (Galbreath) Association- Bill Gilbreath has provided a small database of Galbraith death, marriage, and Burgess records in the United Kingdom. These records cover the 16th thru 18th centuries.
Jenness Hill and Flint genealogy
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Phoebe Ann Flint Galbraith's parents: John Flint was born March 3, 1813 in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England. He married Mary Spencer, who was born June 20, 1814 in Middleton, Derbyshire, England. John and Mary joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and emigrated from England to America, and settled in Kaysville, Davis County, Utah.
John and Mary Spencer Flint, remained in England until 1851 and then crossed the Atlantic to the New World. Landing on the American seaboard, they thence traveled westward to Omaha, Nebraska, and from that point made the journey with ox teams across the plains to Utah, establishing their home in Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, where Mr. Flint took up a homestead claim of one hundred and sixty acres. His first house was a dugout which he and his family occupied for about 3 years, at the end of which time he built a little adobe dwelling and it remained his place of residence to the time of his death. To John and Mary Spencer Flint there were born thirteen children.
John died February 26, 1888 in Kaysville. Mary died September 24, 1894, also in Kaysville.
John Flint, Jr. was reared in Davis County and there secured a limited education. His youthful days were spent under the parental roof and when the period of his minority was passed he engaged in farming and stock raising on his own account. He has since been active along that line and now owns a part of the old homestead property. He later purchased other land and his holdings now include three hundred and twenty acres of rich and arable land that responds readily to the care and labor which he bestows upon it. His farming interests have been carefully, intelligently and successfully directed. There was a period when it was thought that the farmer had little to do but plow his land and plant his seed. However, it is a recognized fact today that the farmer must just as systematically and carefully manage his interests as does the best possible use of his time and opportunities and his won prosperity in the careful conduct of his business affairs.
Aside from his farming he was one of the incorporators and is one of the directors of the First National Bank of Layton and is a director in the Kaysville mill and canning factory. He is likewise one of the directors and stockholders in the Ellison ranch of Idaho, where the company has over twelve thousand head of cattle and forty thousand head of sheep, this being one of the most extensive and important stock ranches of this section of the country. They specialize in the raising of Hereford and Durham cattle and in Rambouillet sheep.
In 1871 Mr. Flint Jr. was united in marriage to Miss Martha Brough, a native of England and a daughter of Thomas Brough. She came to the United States in early life and passed away on the 19th of March 1917, a devoted wife and mother and in every way a worthy helpmate to her husband. She had become the mother of thirteen children.
Mr. Flint exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Republican Party and keeps well informed on the vital questions and issues of the day, but has never sought or desired office. His entire life has largely been devoted to the development of his farming and stock raising interests and each year has chronicled his progress and attendant success, consequent upon the diligence and determination which he has ever displayed in his business affairs. In this connection has made steady progress and Kaysville now numbers his among her valued and representative citizens, occupying an enviable position on the plane of affluence.