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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.

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Morgan Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 533-534.[1]

  • Area of the County: all of Morgan County
  • Headquarters in (town):Morgan, Utah
  • Boundaries of stake: the same as those of the county

History Timeline up to about 1930

  • 1877 - On July 1, the Morgan Stake of Zion was organized and contained at that time nine wards, namely, Croyden, Enterprise, Milton, Morgan, North Morgan, Peterson (or Weber), East and West Porterville and Richville.
  • 1897 - East and West Porterville were amalgamated as the Porterville Ward in 1897
  • 1900 - Enterprise ceased to exist after 1900.
  • 1914 - Slide (Devil’s Slide) Ward was organized in 1914, and is the only ward now in existence which has been added to Morgan Stake since its organization.
  • 1918 - Stoddard Branch (organized in 1918) had but brief existence.
  • 1928 - Mountain Green Ward (organized in 1928).

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

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

Croyden, Milton, Morgan, North Morgan, Peterson, Porterville, Richville and Slide.

Croydon Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 164-165.[2]

Boundaries:

Croydon Ward, Morgan Stake, Morgan Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a string town on Lost Creek. The village of Croydon is near the boundary line between Morgan and Summit counties and is about ten miles east of the town of Morgan (the county seat) and 13 miles northwest of Coalville, Summit Co.

History timeline

  • 1863 - A branch was organized in October.
  • 1877 - At the organization of the Morgan Stake of Zion July 1, 1877, the saints on Lost Creek were organized as the Croydon Ward.

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Milton Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 511-512.[3]

Boundaries:

Milton Ward, Morgan Stake, Morgan Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the villages of Milton and Littleton and other scattered saints residing on Deep Creek or Line Creek between or adjacent to these two settlements.


History timeline

  • 1875 - July, 1875, a regular branch organization was effected.
  • 1877 - When the Morgan Stake was organized July 1, 1877, Milton became a ward

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Morgan Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 534-535 [4]

Boundaries:

Morgan (South Morgan) Ward, Morgan Stake, Morgan Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Morgan City lying south of the Weber River.

History timeline

  • 1877 - When the Morgan Stake was organized July 1, 1877, South Morgan and North Morgan were organized as two bishop’s wards.
  • 1906 - In 1906 the North Morgan and South Morgan wards were amalgamated, known as the Morgan Ward.

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North Morgan Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 589.[5]

Boundaries:

North Morgan Ward, Morgan Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Morgan City, Morgan Co., Utah, lying north of the Weber River.

History timeline

  • 1866 - A Sunday school was commenced at North Morgan.
  • 1877 - When the Morgan Stake of Zion was organized July 1, the saints at North Morgan were organized as a ward.

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Peterson Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 652-653.[6]

Boundaries:

Peterson Ward, Morgan Stake, Morgan Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Peterson and in an area of country comprising the northwest part of Morgan County.

History timeline

  • 1861 - Families arrived in 1861 and a settlement, known as Weber City, came into existence. The ecclesiastical head at Peterson at the beginning of the settlement was under the direction of Bishop of Littleton.
  • 1877 - When the Morgan Stake was organized, the Peterson Ward was organized.

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Porterville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 671-672.[7]

Boundaries:

Porterville Ward, Morgan Stake, Morgan Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing on both sides of East Canyon Creek, in the southwest part of Morgan County. The settlers on the east side of the creek center in a village known as East Porterville, and those on the west side in a similar village known as West Porterville. From 1877 to 1897 these two villages, with their surroundings, existed as two distinct wards.

History timeline

  • 1860 - In the summer of 1860 regular L. D. S. meetings were commenced in private cabins.
  • 1875 - The branch was divided into two branches, namely, East Porterville and West Porterville.
  • 1877 - Both branches were organized as separate bishop’s wards.
  • 1897 - At an important meeting held at East Porterville Aug. 22, East Porterville Ward and West Porterville Ward were again amalgamated into one ward called Porterville Ward.

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Richville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 707.[8]

Boundaries:

Richville Ward, Morgan Stake, Morgan Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a string-town, located on the west side of East Canyon Creek, at the base of the hills about three miles southwest of Morgan.

History timeline

  • The first presiding Elder at Richville acted under the direction of Thomas Jefferson Thurston, who had charge of all the settlements south of the Weber River.
  • 1877 - At the organization of the Morgan Stake, Richville was organized as a regular bishop’s ward.

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Slide Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 798.[9]

Boundaries:

Slide Ward, Morgan Stake, Morgan Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing at Devil’s Slide, a station on the Union Pacific Railroad in the upper Weber Canyon. A peculiar rock formation in the side of the mountain, caused by erosion, gives the name to the location.

History timeline

  • 1914 - The Union Portland Cement Company’s works, established at Devil’s Slide, employ a number of Latter-day Saints who, with their families, reside in the district. For their benefit, on March 29, a ward was organized, called the Slide Ward (omitting the word “Devil”).

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 533-534.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 164-165.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 511-512.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 534-535.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 589.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 652-653.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 671-672.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 707.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 798.

 

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