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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.  
 
This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches as of about 1930, a timeline history, and how to obtain the records.  
  
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=== Box Elder Stake  ===
 
=== Box Elder Stake  ===
  
'''Stake Boundaries''' as of about 1930's <br> See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 49-50.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 49-50.</ref><br>  
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'''Stake Boundaries''' as of about 1930's <br> See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 83-84.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 83-84.</ref>  
  
*Area of the County: Northeastern part of Box Elder County  
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*Area of the County: Southeast part of Box Elder County  
*Headquarters in: Garland, UT  
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*Headquarters in: Brigham City, UT  
 
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Northeastern part of [[Box Elder County, Utah]], in Bear River Valley, also called Bear River Flat. Headquarters at Garland, Utah.  
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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.  
  
*North: [[Malad Stake, Idaho Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Malad Stake, Idaho]]  
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*North: to the [[Bear River Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Bear River Stake, Utah]]  
*South: [[Box Elder Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Box Elder Stake, Utah]]  
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*South: to the [[Weber Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Weber Stake, Utah]]  
*East: the Wasatch Mountains  
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*East: to the Wasatch Mountains  
*West: [[Curlew Stake, Idaho LDS Church Wards and Branches|Curlew Stake, Idaho]]
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*West: to the Promontory range of mountains.
  
<br> '''History Timeline up to about 1930'''  
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'''History Timeline up to about 1930'''  
  
 
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*1908 - The Bear River Stake of Zion was created Oct. 11, 1908, by taking the north part of the [[Box Elder Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Box Elder Stake]] and the south part of the [[Malad Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Malad Stake, Utah]], and organizing a new stake.  
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*1855 - Apostle Lorenzo Snow was called to preside over the county in a Church capacity.  
*1908 - Thus at its organization, the new Bear River Stake consisted of ten wards.
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*1877 - Aug. 18, the saints in Box Elder County were organized into a stake of Zion.
  
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=== Obtain the Records  ===
 
=== Obtain the Records  ===
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Bear+River+Stake+Utah church and other records] for Bear River Stake, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Box Elder Stake|corporate|disp=Box Elder Stake}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
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=== Wards and Branches  ===
 
=== Wards and Branches  ===
  
Beaver, Bothwell, Centerdale Branch, Deweyville, East Garland, Elwood, Fielding, Garland, Howell, Penrose, Plymouth, Riverside, Thatcher and Tremonton.  
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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.  
  
==== Beaver Ward ====
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==== Bear River Ward ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 53-54.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 53-54.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 50.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 50.</ref><br>  
  
 
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Beaver Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on a tract of land lying east of Bear River and extending eastward to the summit of the mountains dividing Cache Valley from Bear River Valley; south it extends to the Deweyville Ward and west to Bear River.  
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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'''  
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<br> '''History timeline'''  
  
*1872 - About 1872 the L. D. S. meetings at the Beaver Dam settlement were under the direction of the bishopric of Deweyville.  
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*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.  
*1877 - The Box Elder Stake of Zion was organized in 1877 and the branch at Beaver Dam, was part of the Deweyville Ward.  
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*1867 - The saints in the new settlement were organized as a branch of the Church in May.  
*1892 - Branch was organized into the Beaver Ward.
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*1877 - Aug. 19, when the Bear River City Branch was organized as a bishop’s ward.
  
 
<br> '''Obtain the Records'''  
 
<br> '''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Beaver+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Beaver Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Bear River|corporate|disp=Bear River Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]]. *For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
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==== Bothwell Ward ====
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==== Brigham City Wards ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 79-80.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 79-80.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 86-88.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 86-88.</ref><br>  
  
 
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Bothwell Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, comprises the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Box Elder Co. lying under the Bothwell Canal (Bear River Canal) adjacent to Point Lookout, on the west side of Bear River Valley. The center of the ward is about 12 miles northwest of Bear River City, 23 miles, via Corinne, northwest of Brigham City, and about four miles southwest of Garland, the stake headquarters.
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:*Brigham City 1st Ward
  
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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.
  
*1894 - A branch of the Church was organized June 14, at Point Lookout and given the name of Roweville Branch.
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:*Brigham City 2nd Ward
*1898 - On June 26, the Roweville Branch was organized into a ward named Bothwell.
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'''Obtain the Records'''
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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.
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Bothwell+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Bothwell Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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:*Brigham City 3rd Ward
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
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==== Centerdale Branch  ====
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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.
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 126.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 126.</ref><br>
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:*Brigham City 4th Ward
  
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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.
  
Centerdale Branch, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of a few families of Latter-day Saints residing in the north end of the so-called Blue Creek country and on the ridge separating Blue Valley from the Pocatello Valley lying west of Bear River Valley and originally constituting a part of the Howell Ward.
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:*Brigham City 5th Ward
  
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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.
  
*1914 - The branch was organized in 1914 with a presiding Elder.
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:*Brigham City 6th Ward
 
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'''Obtain the Records'''
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Centerdale+Branch+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Centerdale Branch, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
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==== Deweyville Ward  ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 192-193.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 192-193.</ref><br>
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Deweyville Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Deweyville and adjacent farms at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, about 15 miles north of Brigham City and eight miles southeast of Garland. North the ward extends to Collinston, east to the mountains, south to Honeyville and west to Bear River.  
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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'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1869 - on Aug. 15, the saints in that locality (including those who had located at Hampton’s Bridge) and, in fact, all the saints in Box Elder County living north of these points, were organized as a branch of the Church.  
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*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.  
*1877 - On Aug. 19, the Deweyville Branch was organized as the Deweyville Ward.  
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*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.  
*1892 - In 1892 the Deweyville Ward was divided into two wards, the south part retaining the name of Deweyville, and the north part being organized as a separate ward called Beaver Ward.
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*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,
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Deweyville+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Deweyville Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Brigham City|corporate|disp=Brigham City Wards}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
==== East Garland Ward  ====
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==== Corinne Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 205.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 205.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 158-159.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 158-159.</ref><br>  
  
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East Garland Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a district of country lying between Bear River on the east and Malad River on the west, extending north and south about 2 1/2 miles. The center of the ward is four miles northeast of Garland.  
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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'''  
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<br> '''History timeline'''  
  
*1904 - East Garland is an outgrowth of the Garland Ward and on Feb. 14, the few families residing northeast of Garland, between Malad and Bear River, were organized as a branch of the Garland Ward.  
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*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.  
*1904 - This branch was organized as the East Garland Ward Nov. 20.
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*1914 - On Nov. 22, the saints at Corinne were organized as a ward.
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}East+Garland+Ward church and other records] for East Garland Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Corinne|corporate|disp=Corrine Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
==== Elwood Ward  ====
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==== Harper Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 224.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 224.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 317-318.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 317-318.</ref><br>  
  
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Elwood Ward (formerly Manila), Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Box Elder Co., Utah, which extends north to Garland, east to Bear River, south to Bear River City and west to the Bothwell Ward.  
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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'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1889 - On Sept. 8, the saints, who had settled north of Bear River City, between the two rivers mentioned, were organized as a branch of the Bear River Ward, called Fairview.  
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*Harper Ward was originally known as Call’s Fort and later as the North Ward of the Box Elder Stake.
*1900 - This branch was organized on Dec. 16, as the Manila Ward.
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*1853 - Presiding Elder of the little settlement.  
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*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.
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Elwood+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Elwood Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Harper|corporate|disp=Harper Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]]. *For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
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==== Fielding Ward  ====
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==== Honeyville Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 249.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 249.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 343.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 343.</ref><br>  
  
 
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Fielding Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Box Elder County, Utah, lying north of the Bear River Bridge (formerly Hampton’s Bridge), bounded on the north by Plymouth Ward, on the east by the mountains, on the south by Bear River, which separates it from the Beaver Ward, and on the west by Riverside Ward.  
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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'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1891 - Fielding, thus named in honor of the late Pres. Joseph Fielding Smith, is a continuation of South Plymouth.  
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*1861 - Elder presided over the few saints in Honeyville from the beginning.  
*1908 - Fielding Ward belonged to the Box Elder Stake until 1908, when it became a part of the Bear River Stake.
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*1877 - On Aug. 19, the saints residing in and near Hunsaker’s Mill were organized as a ward named Honeyville.
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Fielding+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Fielding Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Honeyville|corporate|disp=Honeyville Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]]. *For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
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==== Garland Ward  ====
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==== Mantua Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 275-276.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 275-276.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 473.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 473.</ref>  
  
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Garland Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Box Elder County centrally located in Bear River Valley, west of Malad River, extending north and south four miles. Northward the ward extends to Riverside, eastward to Malad River, southward to Tremonton and westward to the mountains. The town of Garland, the headquarters of the Bear River Stake, is situated immediately west of the Malad River, 8 1/2 miles, by nearest road, northwest of Deweyville, 12 miles northwest of Bear River City, and 23 miles by way of Corinne, northwest of Brigham City.
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*1893 - In the fall of 1893, the saints who had settled northwest of Bear River City were organized as a branch of the Church called Sunset.
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*1898 - The Sunset Branch was organized as the Sunset Ward Nov. 15. Later, when the question of a post office was under consideration, the name of Sunset Ward was changed to that of Garland.
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'''Obtain the Records'''
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Garland+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Garland Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
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==== Howell Ward  ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 345.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 345.</ref><br>
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Howell Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Box Elder County, Utah, which is bounded on the north by mountains, or by Centerdale Branch, on the east by the Penrose, Thatcher and Bothwell wards, on the south by the deserts bordering the Great Salt Lake and on the west by mountains. The center of the ward, where the L. D. S. meeting house stands, is about 20 miles northwest of Garland, the stake headquarters, 32 miles northwest of Bear River City and 40 miles northwest of Brigham City.
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*1915 - The first settlers of Latter-day Saints were organized as a ward April 25.
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'''Obtain the Records'''
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Howell+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Howell Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
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==== Penrose Ward  ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 649.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 649.</ref><br>
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Penrose Ward, Bear River Stake, consists of that part of Box Elder County which is bounded on the north by the Thatcher Ward, on the east by swamps and the Bear River City Ward; south it extends to Promontory Point or the Lucin Cut-Off and west to and beyond the mountains which separate Bear River Valley from Curlew Valley. The center of the ward, where the meeting house stands, is Sec. 28, Tp. 11 north of Range 4 west, Salt Lake Meridian, about ten miles southwest of Garland, the stake headquarters.
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*1911 - Penrose Ward is an outgrowth of the Thatcher Ward and organized May 28.
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'''Obtain the Records'''
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Penrose+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Penrose Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
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==== Plymouth Ward  ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 666-667.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 666-667.</ref><br>
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Plymouth Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, formerly Known as “Square Town,” “Pierson,” and “North Plymouth,” consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in or near the village of Plymouth, which is situated near the east bank of the Malad River, 31 miles northwest of Brigham City, Utah, and 25 miles south of Malad City in Idaho.
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*1869 - Plymouth was first settled in 1869 and for a number of years the people belonged to the Portage Ward.
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*1884 - Plymouth Ward was organized Jan. 27.
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'''Obtain the Records'''
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Plymouth+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Plymouth Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
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==== Riverside Ward  ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 712.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 712.</ref><br>
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Riverside Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a tract of country lying on the west side of the Malad River, being a part of the Bear River Flat. It extends north and south about four miles, is bounded on the north by Plymouth Ward, on the east by the Malad River (which separates it from the Fielding Ward), on the south by Garland Ward, and on the west by the mountains. The center of the ward is the village of Riverside, three miles northeast of Garland, 12 miles north of Bear River City, five miles west northwest of Collinston, 24 miles northwest of Brigham City, and 22 miles south of Malad.  
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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'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1894 - on Oct. 14, the Fielding Ward was divided, and all that part lying west of the Malad River was organized as a new ward named Riverside.
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*1863 - In the spring of 1863 about a dozen Danish families were called by the Church authorities to settle in the “Little Valley”.
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*1877 - The saints in “Little Valley” were organized as a ward called Mantua.
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Riverside+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Riverside Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Mantua|corporate|disp=Mantua Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
==== Thatcher Ward  ====
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==== Perry Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 872.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 872.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 651.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 651.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
  
Thatcher Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the west part of the so-called Bear River Flat or Bear River Valley. The ward is bounded on the north by the Bothwell Ward, east by the Tremonton Ward, south by the Penrose Ward, and west by the mountains. The center of the ward, where the meeting house and school house stand, is about 11 miles southwest of Garland, 12 miles northwest of Bear River City, and 22 miles northwest of Brigham City.  
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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'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1896 - A Sunday school was organized in the neighborhood July 5, and a branch, called the West Side Branch of the Bothwell Ward, was also organized.  
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*1854 - President of the branch organized.  
*1902 - This branch was organized in the fall of 1902 as the Thatcher Ward.
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*1877 - Aug. 19, the saints at Three Mile Creek were organized as a ward.
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Thatcher+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Thatcher Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Perry|corporate|disp=Perry Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
==== Tremonton Ward  ====
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==== Willard Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 895.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 895.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 953.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 953.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
  
Tremonton Ward, Bear River Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Bear River Valley which is bounded on the north by the Garland Ward, on the east by Bear River, on the south by Elwood Ward and on the west by the Bothwell and Thatcher wards.  
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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'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1914 - The Tremonton Ward dates back to Dec. 13, when it was organized from the north part of the Elwood Ward,
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*1852 - A branch organization was effected in the infant colony.
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*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.
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Tremonton+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Tremonton Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Willard|corporate|disp=Willard Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  

Latest revision as of 21:00, 20 March 2013

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

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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Contents

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.

Obtain the Records

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.

Obtain the Records

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.

Obtain the Records

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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