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John Topham

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England
Death: January 09, 1884 (83)
Utah, Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: Elysian Burial Gardens, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Topham and Elizabeth N.N.
Husband of Jane Garner
Father of Elizabeth Topham; Hannah Topham; Sarah Topham and John Topham

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About John Topham

Farmer from Honeydon, Bedfordshire, England. Married Jane Thornton (divorced, she married William Garner 19 Nov 1852), eleven children. Mormon convert, emigrated to USA 1843 ship Swanton, settled Nauvoo, Illinois. Emigrated to Utah ca. 1852. Lived with Daughter Elizabeth Shurtleff at time of death.

Came to Utah October 2, 1847, Jedediah M. Grant company.

   Married:	Jane Thornton (daughter of William Thornton of Bedfordshire, England, pioneer 1850).
   Their children:
           John, married Elizabeth Baker;
           William, married Malinda Balding;
           Hannah, married Joseph Clark;
           Sarah J., married Joseph Clark;
           Elizabeth, married Vincent Shurtliff;
           Thomas, married Sarah Carter;
           Jane and Rebecca, died;
           Susannah, married Alma Parker.
   Family home Salt Lake City.


  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1216

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John Topham's Timeline

November 7, 1800
Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England
August 21, 1825
Age 24
Honeydon, Bedfordshire, England
May 15, 1828
Age 27
Honeydon, Bedfordshire
June 30, 1831
Age 30
Honeydon, Bedfordshire
June 10, 1833
Age 32
Bedford, England, United Kingdom
January 9, 1884
Age 83
Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
January 9, 1884
Age 83
Elysian Burial Gardens, Utah, USA