Beaver Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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Revision as of 15:51, 26 December 2012

Utah Church Records go to Beaver County Church Records go to Beaver Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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).

  • Online through BYU Books. (Free) In the Text search box, type the town or unit name and click Go. Select page numbers (tiny) at the right to see the page.
  • Also available through Ancestry.com ($).

Contents

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.

Obtain the Records

Wards and Branches

Adamsville Ward

Per Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 5-6.
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.

Beaver East and Beaver West Wards

Per Encyclopedic History, p. 50-53[1]
Boundaries:
Beaver East Ward covers all of the town east of Telegraph Street. Beaver West Ward cover 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)

Greenville Ward

Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 304.
Boundaries:


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Manderfield Branch

Per Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 470.
Boundaries


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Milford Ward

Per Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 502-03.
Boundaries:


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Minersville Ward

Per Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 512-513.
Boundaries:


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Newhouse Ward

Per Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 583.
Boundaries:


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North Creek Branch

Per Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 587.
Boundaries:


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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 50-53.