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About William Jeffries Barnes

AFN: 19M6-ZF

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Appleton M. Harmon Company (1853) Age 32

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Birth: Aug. 20, 1820 Sandy Bedfordshire, England

Death: Nov. 14, 1893 Kaysville Davis County Utah, USA

Son of William Barnes and Elizabeth Jeffries

Married Frances Fitzjohn Chapman, 7 Feb 1841, Bedford, England

Married Mary Elizabeth Simmons, 17 Oct 1863, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Sarah Sugden, 9 Oct 1869, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p. 11

Barnes, William Jeffries, one of the early settlers of Kaysville, Davis county, Utah, was born August 20, 1820, in Bedfordshire, England, the son of William Barnes and Elizabeth Jeffries. He emigrated to Utah in 1853 and settled at Kaysville, where he took an active part in the building of the old fort, making canals and water ditches, fighting grasshoppers and crickets, building meeting houses, etc. He was always an active and faithful member of the Church. Bro. Barnes was twice married; his first wife Frances Chapman (whom he married in England) was the mother of eleven children; later he married Mary Symonds and Sarah Sugden. In 1870 he filled a six month mission to the Muddy valley, in Nevada, and returned to Kaysville when the settlements on the Muddy were broken up in 1871. Here he died in November, 1893, 73 years old, leaving a large posterity.


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Parents:
  • William Barnes (1790 - 1880)
  • Elizabeth Jeffries Barnes (1795 - 1869)
Spouses:
  • Frances Fitzjohn Chapman Barnes (1818 - 1876)
  • Mary Elizabeth Simmons Barnes (1841 - 1932)
  • Sarah Sugden Barnes (1835 - 1904)
Children:
  • William Barnes (1844 - 1904)*
  • Charles Barnes (1848 - 1926)*
  • Mary Elizabeth Barnes Flint (1864 - 1945)*
  • Fannie Barnes Webster (1866 - 1954)*
  • Reuben Barnes (1872 - 1946)*
  • Nimrod Barnes (1872 - 1943)*
  • Rose Barnes King (1873 - 1937)*
  • Ezra Barnes (1873 - 1956)*
  • Alma Barnes (1881 - 1905)*
  • Maggie Barnes Simmons (1884 - 1969)*

Burial: Kaysville City Cemetery Kaysville Davis County Utah, USA Plot: 27-4-A-7 -------------------- Son of William Barnes and Elizabeth Jeffries

Married Frances Fitzjohn Chapman, 7 Feb 1841, Bedford, England

Married Mary Elizabeth Simmons, 17 Oct 1863, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Sarah Sugden, 9 Oct 1869, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p. 11

Barnes, William Jeffries, one of the early settlers of Kaysville, Davis county, Utah, was born August 20, 1820, in Bedfordshire, England, the son of William Barnes and Elizabeth Jeffries. He emigrated to Utah in 1853 and settled at Kaysville, where he took an active part in the building of the old fort, making canals and water ditches, fighting grasshoppers and crickets, building meeting houses, etc. He was always an active and faithful member of the Church. Bro. Barnes was twice married; his first wife Frances Chapman (whom he married in England) was the mother of eleven children; later he married Mary Symonds and Sarah Sugden. In 1870 he filled a six month mission to the Muddy valley, in Nevada, and returned to Kaysville when the settlements on the Muddy were broken up in 1871. Here he died in November, 1893, 73 years old, leaving a large posterity.

THe Salt Lake Herald November 16, 1893 Page 5

Frightful Accident ------------------ W.J. Barnes Killed at Kaysville on Tuesday Evening ------------------ He Was Thrown from a Wagon and His Neck Broken ------------------ Kaysville, Nov. 15-A singular and fatal accident occurred near the Rio Grand Western depot just before 8 o'clock last evening. William J. Barnes and William R. Payne were returning home from Salt Lake in a wagon, and when they reached the scene of the accident the team turned suddenly, throwing Mr. Barnes out. He struck on his head and his neck was broken. It is supposed that death was instantaneous, as he never spoke after the accident.

Mr. Barnes was one of the early settlers of Kaysville, and was over 74 years of age.

He leaves a large family, who have the sincere sympathy of the community.

The funeral services will be held in the meeting house tomorrow (Thursday) at 2 p.m.

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William Jeffries Barnes's Timeline

1820
August 20, 1820
Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
October 15, 1820
Sandy, Bedfordshire, England
October 15, 1820
Sandy, Bedford, ENG
1841
February 7, 1841
Age 20
Bedford, ENG
March 29, 1841
Age 20
Sandy, Bedford, ENG
1842
February 13, 1842
Age 21
1844
January 31, 1844
Age 23
Sandy, Bedford, ENG
1846
April 7, 1846
Age 25
Sandy, Bedford, ENG
1848
March 4, 1848
Age 27
Sandy, Bedford, ENG
1850
August 19, 1850
Age 29
Sandy, Bedford, ENG