Phoebe Durrant (Hoar)

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Phoebe Marie Durrant (Hoar)

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
Death: December 30, 1896 (79)
Morgan, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Morgan, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Hoar and Sarah Hoar (Mead)
Wife of William Durrant
Mother of James Durrant; Sarah Durrant; Mary Ann Durrant; Hannah Durrant; Eliza Ursenbach (Durrant) and 6 others

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About Phoebe Durrant (Hoar)

Pheobe Hoar Durrant, daughter of Thomas Hoar and Sarah Mead. Born May 20, 1817 at Deanshanger, Northampton, England.

Pheobe married William Durrant, 3 August 1835 in Passenham, Northampton, England. They had 11 children, four of whom died either in infancy or youth. Latter day Missionaries converted them to the Church and William and Pheobe were both baptized, 23 April 1850. They taught the gospel to their children and eventually all of them were baptized. They had great faith, perseverance, and love for the gospel.

Pheobe and William Durrant were determined to get their entire family to America and to Utah, and in doing so, they encountered many hardships and heartaches, for they had to send one or two at a time, as they slowly saved enough money to buy each ticket. They send their daughter Jane first, since she was not married, and was very trustworthy, and wanted her to help prepare things here for the arrival of the others who would come later.

Finally, 21 yrs after their baptism into the church, they had enough money to come to Utah themselves. William and Pheobe left England 10 May 1871, on the ship "Wyoming", with their 3 youngest children, Emma, Lorenzo, and Lovina. Only James, their oldest con, was left behind. He had a wife and family , and couldn't leave at that time. His wife was a frail woman, and died 3 yrs later. Then, James was presuaded to join the other members of his family here in Utah, so he brought his 5 living children and the settled in Morgan County also.

When Pheobe and William Durrant first arrived in Utah, by railroad, just completed on July 1871, they stayed a few months in Salt Lake City, then moved to Morgan, Morgan county, Utah in October. A few hours after their arrival in Morgan, their daughter, Emma, passed away, after suffering a long time from comsumption (tuberculosis). She has been very ill when they left England and the ship's captain told them she would never arrive in New York alive, but Phebe's and Emma's great faith never wavered and Emma lived to see her beloved brothers and sisters once again. She was buried in the Porterville Cemetery.

Pheobe and William lived in Morgan for more than 20 yrs until they passed away. They are both buried in the Morgan Cemetery.

From the Durrant Family book.


1861 England Census

Name: William Durrant

Spouse: Phoebe

Birth: abt 1815 - city, Buckinghamshire, England

Residence: 1861 - city, Northamptonshire, England

1880 United States Federal Census

about Phebe Durrant

Name: Phebe Durrant

Home in 1880: Morgan City, Morgan, Utah

Age: 62

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1818

Birthplace: England

Relation to Head of Household: Wife

Spouse's Name: William

Father's birthplace: England

Mother's birthplace: England

Occupation: Keeps House

Marital Status: Married

Race: White

Gender: Female

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Morgan City, Morgan, Utah; Roll: T9_1336; Family History Film: 1255336; Page: 511.1000; Enumeration District: 34; .



South Morgan Cemetery


Morgan County

Utah, USA

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Phoebe Durrant (Hoar)'s Timeline

May 20, 1817
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
June 1, 1817
August 5, 1836
Age 19
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
September 5, 1838
Age 21
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
November 15, 1840
Age 23
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
November 15, 1841
Age 24
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
July 9, 1844
Age 27
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
December 3, 1846
Age 29
Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
March 27, 1849
Age 31
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England