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This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches around 1930's, a timeline history, and how to obtain the records.

Source for this page: Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941).

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Beaver Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930 per Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 52-53.

  • Area of the County: Entire county.
  • Headquarters in (town): Beaver
  • Boundaries of stake: North by Millard county, on the east by Sevier and Piute counties, south by Iron county, and west by Nevada.

History Timeline up to about 1930
This timeline (arranged by year) includes events that affected records, record-keeping, and movements of Mormons in this area.

  • 1856 - Settled by members mostly from Parawan, Utah.
  • 1858 - Settlement augmented by members from San Bernardino, California
  • 1869 - March 12. Beaver Stake organized.

Other History Resources
Many wards or branches appointed members to compile a history. Copies may be in the ward library or in homes of members. Some contain biographical sketches of members of the ward at the time of compilation.

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Wards and Branches

Adamsville, Beaver East, Beaver West, Greenville, Manderfield, Milford, Minersville, Morrisee Branch,Newhouse, North Creek Branch, and Reed.

Per Encyclopedic History..., p. 52-53 .[1]

The two Beaver wards were amalgamated into the Beaver Ward in 1891, but in 1905 Beaver was again divided into two wards, this time named Beaver East and Beaver West wards, respectively.

  • Milford Ward was organized in 1880 and still exists
  • Frisco Branch was organized in 1881 and became a ward in 1905, but ceased to exist in 1911
  • Reed Ward (organized as the Curfew Branch in 1899) was organized in 1915, but went out of existence in 1927
  • North Creek Branch was organized in 1905 and still exists
  • Manderfield Branch was organized in 1914 and still exists
  • Morrisey Branch, organized in 1920, went out of existence in 1927.

Adamsville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 5-6 .[2]

Boundaries:

  • Adamsville Ward, town of Adamsville and surrounding farming districts in Beaver County, Utah.
    • The village is on the right bank of Beaver Creek 9 miles west of Beaver, 9 miles northeast of Minersville, and 23 miles northeast of Milford.

History timeline

  • 1862 - Settled by David B Adams and 3 other families.
  • 1867 - About a dozen families arrived from the Sevier country due to Indian troubles there.
  • 1868 - Meeting house built.
  • 1869 - Beaver Stake was organized, with Beaver 3rd ward comprising the villages of Adamsville and Greenville.
  • 1877 - Adamsville and Greenville wards created, and Beaver 3rd ward dissolved.

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Beaver Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 51-52 .[3]

Boundaries

  • Beaver East Ward

Beaver East Ward, Beaver Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Beaver City. Beaver East Ward covers all of the town east of Telegraph Street.

  • Beaver West Ward

Beaver West Ward, Beaver Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Beaver City. Beaver West Ward covers all of the town west of Telegraph Street.

History timeline

  • 1851 - January. Pioneers of Parowan, Utah passed through the valley. After that, most travelers from Salt Lake City passed through here to points south.
  • 1851-1855 - Many settlers from Parowan and Cedar City desired to relocate here due to more plentiful water.
  • 1856 - A few families were selected from the Parowan Mormon settlement to move to Beaver Valley.
  • 1856 - February 10. The Beaver Creek Branch was organized.
  • 1858 - A number of settlers came to Beaver Valley when the San Bernardino, California Mormon settlement was broken up.
  • 1869 - March 12. Beaver was divided into two wards: Beaver 1st Ward (all of the town West of Telegraph Street) and Beaver 2nd Ward (all of the town East of Telegraph Street).
  • 1891 - June 30. 1st and 2nd Wards were merged to make the Beaver Ward.
  • 1905 - January 22. Beaver Ward was again divided into Beaver East and Beaver West wards. (Both were still in existence in 1941)

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Greenville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 304 .[4]
Boundaries:

The village of Greenville is situated on a flat about a quarter of a mile north of Beaver Creek or half a mile northwest of where North Creek enters into Beaver Creek. Greenville is five miles southwest of Beaver, the county seat and the headquarters of the Beaver Stake, 27 miles southeast of Milford, the nearest railroad station, 36 miles north of Parowan, Iron Co., and 257 miles by the main traveled road southwest of Salt Lake City. The principal street of Greenville runs east and west.


History timeline

  • 1861 - Greenville (towm/village) was settled until 1861.
  • 1869 - March 21, 1869, when Greenville (which hitherto, together with Adamsville, had constituted the “Third Ward”) was organized as a separate ward, called Greenville.

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Manderfield Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 470 .[5]
Boundaries

Manderfield Branch, Beaver Stake, Beaver Co., Utah, consists of a few families of Latter-day Saints living on their respective farms north of Beaver, most of them residing on or near the highway which leads from Beaver northward to Fillmore.


History timeline

  • 1865 - The trouble or skirmishes between Indians and the white settlers during the Black Hawk War in 1865–1867 took place on Indian Creek and not on North Creek as sometimes stated.
  • 1914 - The Manderfield Branch came into existence by some families of saints having located on farms north of Beaver City.
  • 1914 - The locality was originally known as Indian Creek, but when the branch was organized it was named Manderfield.

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Milford Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 502-503 .[6]
Boundaries:

Milford Ward, Beaver Stake, Beaver Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Milford, a railroad town on the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad, 31 1/2 miles northwest of Beaver, the headquarters of the Beaver Stake, and 227 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

  • The importance of Milford is due to the fact that it is the supply center for the mines in Beaver County.
  • Milford is situated in the open desert valley, a short distance west of Beaver Creek.


History timeline

  • 1880 - May 15, 1880, the Utah Southern Railroad (now the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad) was opened to Milford.
  • 1880 - Among the people employed in and about the station were a number of Latter-day Saints who were organized into the Milford Ward Oct. 29, 1880.

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Minersville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 512-513 .[7]
Boundaries:
The present site of Minersville was chosen for a townsite in preference to a location known as the Lower Beaver, which had been selected by some of the brethren from Cedar City, about seven miles below or northwest of the present Minersville.


History timeline

  • 1858 - Lead was discovered in the mountains northeast of where Minersville now stands in the fall of 1858.
  • 1858 - Specimens of the ore were taken to Pres. Brigham Young in Salt Lake City, who called upon some of the brethren to open up the mines and locate a settlement near by.
  • 1859 - Minersville was first settled in the spring of 1859 and the first meeting was held in June, 1859
  • 1860 - April 7, 1860, Minersville was organized as a ward.

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  Morrisey Branch

Morrisey Branch, Beaver Stake, Beaver Co., Utah, consisted of a few families of saints belonging to the Beaver West Ward.

Timeline

  • 1920 - The branch came into existence in 1920, but ceased to exist in 1924.

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 Newhouse

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 583 .[8]
Boundaries:
Newhouse, Beaver Co., Utah, is a mining camp situated ten miles from Wah-wah Springs on the west side of the same mountain on which Frisco is located on the east side.

History timeline

  • 1905 - Dec. 10, 1905, Sunday school organized.

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 North Creek Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 587 .[9]
Boundaries:
North Creek Branch, Beaver Stake, Beaver Co., Utah, consists of a few families of Latter-day Saints who live in a scattered condition on their respective farms in a district of country lying north of Beaver.

History timeline

  • 1905 - The branch dates back to 1905, and was a part of the Beaver East Ward, of which it is an outgrowth.

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 Reed Ward

Reed Ward (organized as the Curfew Branch in 1899) was organized in 1915, but went out of existence in 1927.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 52-53 .
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 5-6 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 51-52 .
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 304 .
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 470 .
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 502-503 .
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 512-513 .
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 583 .
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 587 .

 

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