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This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches as of about 1930, 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). p. 83-84.

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Box Elder Stake

Stake Boundaries as of about 1930's
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 83-84.[1]

  • Area of the County: Southeast part of Box Elder County
  • Headquarters in: Brigham City, UT
  • Boundaries of stake:

Box Elder County was first settled by Latter-day Saints in 1851 and for some time the saints who made their homes in that part of Utah belonged to the Weber Stake of Zion; after Box Elder County was organized from the north part of Weber County, a temporary grouping of the settlements took place.

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.

  • 1855 - Apostle Lorenzo Snow was called to preside over the county in a Church capacity.
  • 1877 - Aug. 18, the saints in Box Elder County were organized into a stake of Zion.

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

Bear River, Brigham City 1st, Brigham City 2nd, Brigham City 3rd, Brigham City 4th, Brigham City 5th, Brigham City 6th, Corinne, Harper, Honeyville, Mantua, Perry and Willard.

Bear River Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 50.[2]

Boundaries:

Bear River Ward, Box Elder Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town called Bear River City and vicinity. Bear River City is situated on the delta formed by the junction of Bear River and Malad River, it being on the west or right bank of Bear River, and on the east, or left bank of the Malad.


History timeline

  • 1866 - Bear River City as a settlement dates back to 1866, when it was founded by a number of Latter-day Saint families from Brigham City.
  • 1867 - The saints in the new settlement were organized as a branch of the Church in May.
  • 1877 - Aug. 19, when the Bear River City Branch was organized as a bishop’s ward.


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Brigham City Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 86-88.[3]

Boundaries:

  • Brigham City 1st Ward

Brigham City 1st Ward, Box Elder Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Brigham City which extends north to Center St., east to the mountains, south to 3rd South St. (which separates it from the Brigham City 6th Ward) and west to Main St.

  • Brigham City 2nd Ward

Brigham City 2nd Ward, Box Elder Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Brigham City which is bounded on the north by 4th. South St. (which separates it from the Brigham. City 3rd Ward); east the ward extends to Main St., south to Perry Ward and west to the Brigham City 5th Ward.

  • Brigham City 3rd Ward

Brigham City 3rd Ward, Box Elder Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northwest part of Brigham City. It extends north to the city limits, or Harper Ward, east to the Brigham City 4th Ward, south to the Brigham City 2nd and 5th wards and west to the city limits.

  • Brigham City 4th Ward

Brigham City 4th Ward, Box Elder Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Brigham City extending north and east to the limits of the city, south to 3rd South St., and west to Main St.

  • Brigham City 5th Ward

Brigham City 5th Ward, Box Elder Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Brigham City which extends northward to Fourth South St., (which separates it from the Brigham City Second Ward), east to Main St., south to the limits of the city (or the Perry Ward), and west to the city limits.

  • Brigham City 6th Ward

Brigham City 6th Ward, Box Elder Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southeast part of Brigham City, extending north to Third South St. which separates it from the Brigham City Fourth Ward; east it extends to the mountains, south to the city limits, or the Perry Ward, and west to Main St.

History timeline

  • 1877 - Until 1877 all the saints in Brigham City constituted only one bishop’s ward, but when the Box Elder Stake of Zion was organized Aug. 19, 1877, Brigham City was divided into four wards named respectively Brigham City 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The 1st Ward consisted originally of the southeast part, and the 2nd Ward the southwest part, the 3rd Ward the northwest part and the 4th Ward the northeast part of the city.
  • 1921 - Jan. 9, the Brigham City Second Ward was divided and all that part of the same lying south of Fourth South St. and west of Main St. was organized at the Brigham City 5th Ward.
  • 1921 - The Brigham City 6th Ward was created Oct. 16, when the Brigham City 1st Ward was divided and the south part of the same, or all that part lying south of Third South St., was organized as the Brigham City 6th Ward,

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Corinne Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 158-159.[4]

Boundaries:

Corinne Ward, Box Elder Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Corinne, which is situated on Bear River, and on the Southern Pacific Railroad, about five miles northwest of Brigham City, and 25 miles northwest of Ogden, Utah.


History timeline

  • 1877 - The Church organization in Corinne effected in 1877 only continued a short time, and for many years the few saints who lived there were counted with the members of the Bear River Ward.
  • 1914 - On Nov. 22, the saints at Corinne were organized as a ward.

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Harper Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 317-318.[5]

Boundaries:

Harper Ward, Box Elder Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing immediately north of Brigham City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. The ward extends north to Honeyville, east to the mountains, south to Brigham City and west to Bear River City. The center of the ward, or the place where the meeting house stands, is about seven miles northwest of Brigham City and 3 1/2 miles southeast of Honeyville.

History timeline

  • Harper Ward was originally known as Call’s Fort and later as the North Ward of the Box Elder Stake.
  • 1853 - Presiding Elder of the little settlement.
  • 1877 - The Box Elder Stake was organized Aug. 19, the saints residing immediately north of Brigham City, were then organized into a ward and named the North Ward.

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Honeyville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 343.[6]

Boundaries:

Honeyville Ward, Box Elder Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district, or precinct, known as Honeyville, lying north of Brigham City. The ward extends north to Deweyville, east to the mountains, south to the Harper Ward and west to Bear River. The village of Honeyville is a station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad situated 1 1/2 mile east of Bear River, and about the same distance west of the base of the mountains. It is also four miles by road or 2 1/2 miles in a straight line northeast of Bear River City, ten miles northwest of Brigham City and 69 miles northwest of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1861 - Elder presided over the few saints in Honeyville from the beginning.
  • 1877 - On Aug. 19, the saints residing in and near Hunsaker’s Mill were organized as a ward named Honeyville.

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Mantua Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 473.[7]

Boundaries:

Mantua Ward, Box Elder Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the so-called “Little Valley,” which is merely an opening in the Wasatch Range of Mountains east of Brigham City. This valley is nearly three miles long from north to south, with an average width of about 1 1/2 miles. Mantua is only three miles east of Brigham City, 12 miles southwest of Wellsville, in Cache County, and 18 miles southwest of Logan.

History timeline

  • 1863 - In the spring of 1863 about a dozen Danish families were called by the Church authorities to settle in the “Little Valley”.
  • 1877 - The saints in “Little Valley” were organized as a ward called Mantua.

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Perry Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 651.[8]

Boundaries:

Perry Ward, Box Elder Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the district of country lying immediately south of Brigham City, or between Brigham City and Willard. The center of the ward, where the meeting house stands, is three miles from the court house in Brigham City and about four miles northeast of Willard.

History timeline

  • 1854 - President of the branch organized.
  • 1877 - Aug. 19, the saints at Three Mile Creek were organized as a ward.

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Willard Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 953.[9]

Boundaries:

Willard Ward, Box Elder Stake, Box Elder County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Willard city and surrounding farming districts. The ward extends north to the Perry Ward, east to the Wasatch Mountains, south to the Pleasant View Ward, in Weber County, and west to the Great Salt Lake. Willard city proper is situated near the center of the Willard Precinct and about half the population reside on the townsite.

History timeline

  • 1852 - A branch organization was effected in the infant colony.
  • 1852 - Later the same year a Bishop was ordained and appointed to preside over the North Willow Creek Ward, which later changed its name to Willard.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 83-84.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 50.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 86-88.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 158-159.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 317-318.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 343.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 473.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 651.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 953.

 

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