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James Harvey Glines

Birthplace: Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States
Death: August 31, 1905 (83)
Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Pearson Glines and Ruth Jane Glines
Husband of Elizabeth Ann Mayer
Father of James Erastus Glines; George Albert Glines; Elizabeth Ann Glines; Charles Harvey Glines; Mary Jane Glines and 11 others
Brother of Sarah Elizabeth Millett; Humphrey Moody Glines; Dearborn Peasley Glines; Mary Jane Glines and Anson W. Glines

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About James Harvey Glines

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Robert Wimmer Company (1852) Age 30

Departure: early July 1852 Arrival: 15 September 1852

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Birth: Apr. 17, 1822 Franklin Merrimack County New Hampshire, USA

Death: Aug. 31, 1905 Vernal Uintah County Utah, USA James Harvey Glines

James Harvey Glines was born to Ruth Brown and James Pearson Glines. James Harvey married Elizabeth Ann Myers on Dec 20, 1845 in Nauvoo, Illinois.

They had sixteen children: James Erastus Glines, Elizabeth Ann Glines, George Albert Glines, Charles Harvey Glines, Mary Jane Glines, Annie Marie Glines, John Franklin Glines, William Henry Glines, Emma Mayer Glines, Sarah Helen Glines, Andrew Lawrence Glines, Alvin Clair Glines (twin), Alice Clara Glines (twin), Moses Glines (twin), Aaron Glines (twin) and Warren Carl Glines.

His wife Elizabeth Ann Myers Glines died in 1876. He next married Marguritt Katherine Clauson (Catherine Margaret Jorgensen) November 26, 1884. She had been born in Gotland, Sweden.

James Harvey Glines traveled west with the Robert Wimmer Company in 1852 as a Captain of the Guard. In this group were 250 individuals and about 130 wagons when it began its journey from the outfitting posts early in July 1852 from Kanesville (Council Bluffs), Iowa arriving in Salt Lake Valley September 15, 1852. James Harvey Glines was 30 years old and his wife was twenty-one years old. Their son George Albert Glines was two years old.

He served in the U.S. Mormon Battalion.

Early in 1848, he was sent on a mission to Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, to hunt up Saints who had become scattered during the exodus from Nauvoo.

President of the 32nd Quorum of the Seventies. Baptized by Erastus Snow.

James was elected a member of the Nauvoo police force - his duty each night was to detail the guards to watch over the homes of prominant breathern.

His sister, Sarah Elizabeth Glines Millett migrated to Utah with her husband in the Second Wagon Company of the Canute Peterson Company four years after James and his family.

HISTORY OF GLINES (By Fern Ross, Reporter)

Glines Ward began its history in the year of 1878. It is situated in the southwestern part of the Ashley Valley, (Vernal) Uintah County, Utah and received its name from one of the early settlers namely James H. Glines.

It began its early settlement with inconveniences, hard ships, scarcity of food for man and beast and the memorable "hard winter" of '79.

In the year of 1878, Peter Peterson and family moved on the first homestead and built the first house, a three roomed log. It stood where the granary of Mrs. Emma Johnson now stands.

The following year was the hard winter of '79. Mr. Peterson lost all his cattle and horses he had. Mr. Peterson was the first man to locate and first with a ready hand to help in any enterprise for the welfare and betterment of his community. He was the foster parent of Mrs. Nelson Merkley of Vernal. He died about fifteen years ago.

In the year 1882 the second log house was built by Thomas Mantle, Sr., on his homestead and is now used by Haller Erikson for a granary. The first season he raised seven hundred bushels of grain, cradled and bound it by hand, as there was no machinery in use at this time. Mr. Mantle was the father of the Mantle brothers of this ward. He died about twenty years ago and was totally blind for a number of years before his death.

Among those that came and settled in the early 80's were the families of Wardle's, O'Neil's, Woodruff's, Henery's, Ross', Glines, Hansen's Harper's, Jenkin's, Shirt's, Abplanalp's and others. Each settled on a 160 acre homestead.

The beginning of the year 1884 found a small community without any school or church organization. Most of the new comers were Latter-Day Saints in belief. A branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized in September of 1884. James H. Glines was chosen bishop with Peter Peterson and Thomas Mantle as counselors. Peter Peterson, superintendent of Sunday School, William O'Neil, president of the Y. M. M. I. A. Nellie Glines, president of of the Relief Society. James Henry, president of Ward Teachers and George Wardle, ward chorister. Mr. Wardle left a large posterity and was one of the most faithful church workers in the ward he died in 1901.

William O'Neil was also an important factor in the organization and building of this ward from its early history up to the present time. He built and owned three of the best homes in this ward. He now resides in Salt Lake City.

Following the church organization, the next important step was the school. George Wardle was chosen chairman of a committee to get material to build a house to be used for church, school and socials. It was built of logs in the year 1885 by donations. James O'Neil, Sr., was the first teacher. He was one of the most useful and beloved men and ever ready to do his duty. He died in the spring of 1920. Mary O'Neil, his wife, gave her untiring service throughout the history of the ward as a relief worker among the sick and needy.

The first child born in the ward was Fannie Wardle, now Mrs. Stephen M. Shelton of Duchesne city.

James H. Glines organized the first companies of the Ashley Upper and Central Canals under the laws of the terriltory of Utah and was elected president of the companies.

Mr. Glines was the first justice of the peace being elected in 1891. He also served as probate judge from 1884 to 1888. In 1889, he was called and filled a mission in the eastern states.

John McKeachnie owned the only store the ward ever had, it was located where Thomas Jenkins now lives.

In 1889 Peter Abplanalp was chosen bishop of the ward, he served a number of years and labored diligently for the betterment of the ward, may his services to the community ever be appreciated. He died in the year of 1900.

At this time the community was fast increasing in population, so it became necessary to build a larger and better equipped school house. It was voted that the district should erect a more up to date building. J. C. Duke was the contractor of the new frame building at a cost of $1700. This building was later sold to the ward and is now our present house of worship. James O'Neil, Sr., Bruce Wilson and J. C. Duke were the trustees. Mr. Duke will ever be remembered for his social ability, ever ready with his jokes and smiles to make others happy. He died in May 1921.

Our present school house is an up to date, four-roomed, two-story brick structure. It was built in 1898 by William Hoeft at a cost of $4000. It It is well-equipped and four teachers are employed.

J. P. Rudy, now owning a home in Alterra and is also principal of the Alterra School, was a teacher in this ward for many years and was an active promoter along the lines of education.

About 1898 John A. Workman was chosen bishop of Glines Ward. Bishop Workman was presiding when this ward was called upon to donate to help build the Uintah Stake Tabernacle. The ward responded very willingly and donated its part. In 1904 Bishop Workman decided to go to Canada to live. Upon his release Joseph A. McKee was chosen bishop. The ward was then called on to help build the Uintah Academy building and again it responded liberally.

Mrs. Emily Batty was president of the Primary for sixteen years and has left the effects of her faithful teachings in the hearts and minds of the young.

Our present ward house cost about $1100. Under the direction of Bishop M. M. Batty it is being remodled. Four class rooms, a stage and basement will be added to the main building and when completed will cost abot $3000.

Most of the old log dwellings have been replaced by fine frame, brick and cement buildings, Most of them have modern conveniences such as telephones and electricity. The water system is good and could be put in every home at a small cost.

The largest undertaking in our present day is the building of the High Line Canal by a company from different wards. Its purpose is to catch the high and flood waters of Ashley Creek for irrigation. Many acres are under cultivation that would be of no use without the waters of this canal. Under the three canals are acres of fertile land which are under cultivation. Most anything can be raised that is raised in any temporate climate. Farming, dairying and stock raising are the main industries.

Bishop M. M. Batty now presides over the ward succeeding Bishop Jospeh McKee. The population is about 325 making Glines Ward, a progressive and prosperous community.

We are proud to say and may it be an honor to the pioneers of this ward, that the most noted and talented musicians of Ashley Valley, namely Professor William F. Hanson, James O'Neil, Jr., Charles Lewis, Archie Johnson, Melvin Ross, Mrs. Norman Olson and Miss Jennie Hanson, are sons and daughters of the pioneers of Glines Ward.

May the efforts of those who have done so much for the upbuilding of Glines Ward, be remembered and appreciated.


James H. Glines was born April 17, 1822 at Franklin, New Hampshire. He accepted the gospel of Christ in his early life and electioneered for the Prophet Joseph Smith when the Prophet was a candidate for President of the United States.

Mr. Glines was at Nauvoo in the early '44's and present at the memorable meeting held August 8, 1844. When Sidney Rigdon's claim to the guardianship of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was rejected.

He was a member of the famous "Mormon Battallion."

He came to Utah in the year 1862 and settled at Cedar Fort, Utah, where he lived a number of years and held many important offices of trust. he moved his family to American Fork but soon returned to his old home at Cedar Fort. He came to Ashley Valley and settle in the ward which later was named for him.

Mr. Glines was married twice and was the father of sixteen children. He has a large posterity of well-respected citizens. Among those that reside in the Ashley Valley are the families of John Glines, Peter Hansen, Frank Beers Sr. and James Hacking.

Mr. Glines has been a pioneer on the borders of civilization the greater part of his life experienced many trials and hardships.

Time and space will not permit us to tell of this noble man. He died in the year 1905 and was buried in Cedar Fort, Utah.

May Glines Ward honor his name and cherish his memory forever.

-Vernal Express, December 16, 1921, transcribed by Rhonda Holton

James Harvey Glines

James Harvey Glines was born on April 17, 1822. He spent most of his young life in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. March 10th, 1843, at age 21, he was baptized by Elder Erastus Snow and confirmed a member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint. This event changed the course of his life and all the generations to follow.

James Harvey became a very active member of the church. He wrote in his journal, "I was ordained an Elder, it being on the 2nd day of June 1844, ...and was appointed a mission by President Brigham Young to preach the gospel, and electioneer for Joseph Smith to be the President of the United States, but before the appointed time arrived, word came that the Prophets Joseph and Hyrum had been massacred in Carthage Jail on the 27th day of June 1844." James Harvey bore fervent testimony that he knew Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. He never met Joseph Smith.

James Harvey also tells of the meeting in the grove, east of the Nauvoo Temple block, in 1844. During the meeting, James Harvey witnessed the mantle of authority being passed to Brigham Young after the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith. "I arrived in time to hear Sidney Rigdon's last lecture before the Church President Brigham Young and others of the Twelve Apostles now arrived and appointed a meeting at the stand east of the Temple Block. Sidney Rigdon occupied the time in the forepart of the meeting presenting his claims to the be the head and the lead of the church. After Rigdon stopped speaking, President Brigham Young stood up and commenced speaking and all eyes were turned upon him, for he seemed to have the voice of the Prophet Joseph; as many testified, at the time for he spoke with great power and authority to the convincing of the Saints that the mantle had fallen from Joseph to Brigham. The vote was then taken to sustain the Twelve Apostles in place."

James Harvey served in 'Joseph's Guard' during the persecutions in Illinois. During this time he married Elizabeth Ann Myers. On March 2, 1846, they commenced traveling westward to Council Bluffs. Along the way, he was called to be in the 'Mormon Battalion' and given the rank of Sergeant Major. He later testified that he knew divine providence had been over the Battalion and the Saints, both.

He returned to Council Bluffs in August 1847. In 'Winter Quarters', he lost a son. He assisted many in the preparations to go west and, in 1852, he started for the Salt Lake Valley. His company arrived in October and attended conference. He settled at Cedar Fort, Utah, where he lived a number of years and held many important offices of trust. He moved his family to American Fork but soon returned to his old home at Cedar Fort.

Elizabeth Ann was a devoted wife and mother of 16. She died November 3rd, 1876. After her death, James Harvey moved his family to Ashley Valley (Vernal, Utah) and settled in the ward which was named for him.

Time and space will not permit us to tell all about the faithful and eventful life of this noble man. He died in the year 1905 and was brought from Ashley Valley to be buried here at Cedar Fort, next to his wife and children. May we honor his name and cherish his memory forever.

Lovingly contributed by his descendants.

HISTORY Utah Federal Census 1870 Diary Deacon 1843 - New Hampshire Elder June 2, 1844 - Boston, Middlesex, Massachusets - Orson Hyde Seventy 1845 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois High Priest - May 9, 1887 - Uintah, Utah - James Hacking Bishop 1884 Glines Ward Took Wilford Woodruff to St. George to dodge Federal Marshall, 1886. Missionary to Eastern States 1889.

His sister: Sarah Elizabeth Glines Millett

Family links:

  • James Pearson Glines (1796 - 1851)
  • Ruth Brown Glines (1794 - 1868)
  • Elizabeth Ann Mayers Glines (1831 - 1876)
  • Elizabeth Ann Myers Glines (1831 - 1876)*
  • Catherine Margretta Carlson Glines (1831 - 1904)*
*James Erastus Glines (1846 - 1847)*
*George Albert Glines (1850 - 1913)*
*Elizabeth Ann Glines Beers (1852 - 1929)*
*Charles Harvey Glines (1854 - 1916)*
*Mary Jane Glines King (1856 - 1937)*
*Annie Maria Glines Hacking (1858 - 1935)*
*John Franklin Glines (1860 - 1935)*
*William Henry Glines (1862 - 1941)*
*Emma Mayer Glines (1865 - 1865)*
*Sarah Helen Glines Hansen (1866 - 1934)*
*Andrew Lawrence Glines (1868 - 1960)*
*Alvin Clair (twin) Glines (1870 - 1870)*
*Alice Clara (twin) Glines (1870 - 1870)*
*Aaron Glines (1871 - 1871)*
*Moses (twin) Glines (1871 - 1871)*
*Warren Carl Glines (1873 - 1890)*


Cedar Fort Cemetery Cedar Fort Utah County Utah, USA

  • Residence: Cedar Valley, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Residence: Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States
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James Harvey Glines's Timeline

April 17, 1822
Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States
March 10, 1845
Age 22
December 20, 1845
Age 23
November 21, 1846
Age 24
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
March 17, 1850
Age 27
Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
March 13, 1852
Age 29
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
May 18, 1854
Age 32
Cedar Fort, Utah, United States
May 5, 1856
Age 34
Cedar Fort, Utah County, Utah, United States