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  • Birth  8 Mar 1831  Goodeaves, Coleford, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened  Kilmersdon, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Mission  From Jan 1857 to Mar 1861 
    Census  1 Jun 1880  Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cemetery  Grantsville City Cemetery; N-3-1-1W  [1, 3
    Died  15 Nov 1913  Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  18 Nov 1913  Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1  William Jefferies Genealogy
    Last Modified  12 Mar 2009 
     
    Father  William Jefferies,   b. 20 Oct 1808,   d. 9 Feb 1895, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lita Flower,   b. 19 Feb 1804, Kilmersdon, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1842, Kilmersdon, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Mary Francis Ould,   b. 29 May 1840, Lelant, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1915, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Apr 1861  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. William Ould Jefferies,   b. 12 Feb 1862, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1946, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Mary Francis Jefferies,   b. 31 Oct 1863, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1896, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James Frederic Jefferies,   b. 1 Nov 1865, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1880, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Richard Jefferies,   b. 29 Nov 1867, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1942, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Franklin Jefferies,   b. 3 Oct 1869, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1880, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lita Jefferies,   b. 11 Sep 1871, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1880, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. Matilda Jefferies,   b. 28 Apr 1873, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1950, San Pablo, Contra Costa, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Frederic Jefferies,   b. 25 Mar 1875, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1875, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Albert Jefferies,   b. 6 Sep 1876, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1954, Burbank, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Henry Jefferies,   b. 11 Mar 1879, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1955, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >11. Murray Jefferies,   b. 23 Jun 1881, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1965, Salem, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Sarah Jefferies,   b. 10 Nov 1884, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1884, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1  Group Sheet
     
  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 8 Mar 1831 - Goodeaves, Coleford, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - - Kilmersdon, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Apr 1861 - Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1880 - Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Nov 1913 - Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Nov 1913 - Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Milk Street Chapel in Bristol, England
    Milk Street Chapel in Bristol, England
    William Jefferies attended LDS services at this chapel for several years, including on June 3, 1856 when he decided to be baptized and later on Jan 4, 1857 when he was called to be a missionary after a meeting.
    William Jefferies family 1903
    William Jefferies family 1903
    Back: Henry, Edith, Matilda, ???, Mahonri, ???~~Middle: Jane, Vera, Emma, ???, Mary, Frank~~Front: Alta, William Ould, Frederic Dewey, ???, ???, ???, William, ???, ???, ???~~Some of these identities are guesses
    William Jefferies home in Grantsville, UT (present day)
    William Jefferies home in Grantsville, UT (present day)
    Now owned by George Wootton, the address is 311 W Clark St.
    William Jefferies home in Grantsville
    William Jefferies home in Grantsville
    Built 1867, sold in 1907, now known as Burmester House, the address is 311 W Clark St.~~Mary, William, Albert Olsen?
    William Jefferies
    William Jefferies
    William Jefferies family 1865
    William Jefferies family 1865
    William Ould Jefferies, William Jefferies, Mary Francis Jefferies
    William Jefferies
    William Jefferies
    William Jefferies and Mary Frances Ould family portraits
    William Jefferies and Mary Frances Ould family portraits
    William Jefferies and Mary Frances Ould family 1885
    William Jefferies and Mary Frances Ould family 1885
    William, Murray, Henry, Mary
    William Jefferies and Mary Frances Ould family 1900
    William Jefferies and Mary Frances Ould family 1900
    Mary, Albert Jefferies Olsen, William
    The Manchester sailing ship
    The "Manchester" sailing ship
    William Jefferies, Mary Frances Ould, and Mary Frances Fox sailed on this ship in 1861
     Books owned by William Jefferies and Mary Frances Jefferies
    Boy's and Girl's Library No. 1, Lives of The Apostles and Early Martyrs of The Church. This book belonged to Mary Frances Jefferies. Inscription on the first page reads, "Presented to Mary F. Jefferies by Grantsville Sunday School May 1st 1877." (Size 5/8" X 6 1/4" X 4")

    L. D. S. Hymns. This book belonged to William Jefferies. Inscription on… (At least one living individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
     
    Documents
    Grantsville Fort map
    Grantsville Fort map
    Map of Huish Colliery north of Kilmersdon, Somerset, England
    Map of Huish Colliery north of Kilmersdon, Somerset, England
     
    Histories
    Poem written by William Jefferies
    Poem written by William Jefferies
    This is a poem written by William Jefferies in 1856 to honor a fellow saint who was emigrating to Utah.

    The poem has been passed down through William Ould Jefferies, Alta Ann Jefferies, and Donna Williams and is now in possesion of Donna's daughters Ila, Luanne, and Gayle.

    A few Lines to a Brother about to Emigrate

    To leave the land where…
    William Jefferies autobiography
    William Jefferies autobiography
    Preface.
    As I left England, my native land, soon after I was married, and all my children, thus far, have been born in Grantsville, Toole Co., Utah Territory, United States of America, and as it is possible, and probable too, that my children may not have many opportunities to become personally acquainted with my relatives, I purpose writing, in…
    William Jefferies biography in History of Tooele County, Utah
    William Jefferies biography in "History of Tooele County, Utah"
    History of Tooele County, Utah
    Pages 459 - 461

    William Jefferies.

    Linked with the history and development of Tooele county are the names of a few whose great and natural force of character and indomitable energy has pushed to a successful termination the various enterprises and institutions planned for her progress. Among such men may be…
    William Jefferies biography
    William Jefferies biography
    A Short Outline of The History of William Jefferies
    by Murray Jefferies, 11th son.

    Born in Goodeaves, Somersetshire, England March 8, 1831. His father's name was William Jefferies; his mother's maiden name, Lita Flower. He was the second of six children. His grandparents, George and Elizabeth Clark Jefferies. His maternal grandparents,…
    William Jefferies biography from Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah
    William Jefferies biography from "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah"
    From "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah"

    JEFFERIES, WILLIAM (son of William Jefferies, born Oct. 20, 1808, and Lita Flower, born Feb. 19, 1804, of Somersetshire, Eng. - married 1827). He was born March 8, 1831, at Goodeaves, Somersetshire, Eng. Came to Utah Sept. 23, 1861, with Ansel P. Harmon company.

    Married Mary Frances Ould April 3,…
    William Jefferies biography in History of Utah
    William Jefferies biography in "History of Utah"
    History of Utah by Orson F. Whitney

    Among the foremost citizens of Tooele county, is William Jefferies of Grantsville, formerly one of the presidency of Tooele Stake.

    He is a native of England, born in Goodeaves, Kilmersdon parish, Somersetshire, March 8, 1831. His father, William Jefferies, was by trade a blacksmith, but became a licensed…
    William Jefferies home information
    William Jefferies home information
    The William Jefferies Home
    319 West Clark Street
    Grantsville, Utah
    by Helen Aldridge (2004)

    At 319 West Clark, nearly hidden by encroaching shrubs is one of the oldest homes in town. It was built in 1867 by William and Mary Jefferies. They had come to Grantsville from England soon after their marriage in 1861. They lived first in the loft of…
     
    Default Photos
    William Jefferies
    William Jefferies
     
    Albums
    William Jefferies - Deseret News Articles
    William Jefferies - Deseret News Articles (10)
    The following articles are from the Deseret News, a newspaper which served the Salt Lake City area and Utah in general. The articles were either written by William Jefferies, or concerned him in some way.
     
    William Jefferies - Millenial Star Articles
    William Jefferies - Millenial Star Articles (24)
    The following articles are from the Millenial Star, a weekly publication by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The articles were either written by William Jefferies, or concerned him in some way.
     
    William Jefferies Birthplace - Coleford, Somerset, England
    William Jefferies Birthplace - Coleford, Somerset, England (33)
    By Chris LeMaure Jefferies The following photographs are of the Coleford, Somerset, England area which is the birthplace of William Jefferies, his siblings, and his parents.
     
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Grantsville City Cemetery Records, Halladay, Lucas, (www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/5098.htm).

    2. [S3] 1880 United States Census, (www.heritagequestonline.com), T9-1338-69 Line 19.

    3. [S4] Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database, Utah Dept of Community and Economic Development, (history.utah.gov/library/burials.html).