East Jordan Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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'''Boundaries:''' ... in the village of Granite, Salt Lake Co., Utah, located at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, 15 miles southeast of the Temple Block, Salt Lake City. 
  
 
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*1850's - Little Cottonwood Canyon was known to the pioneers of Utah soon after their arrival in Salt Lake Valley for its excellent timber, and several saw mills were erected in the canyon in the fifties and sixties.
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*1859 - A stone quarry was established in the canyon in 1859 to furnish granite for the erection of the Salt Lake Temple.
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*1860's - Alta, Silverton, Tannersville, and other mining camps and smelters were established on the hillsides and the mouth of the canyon was used as a camping place for the miners. A town named Granite sprang into existence... a telegraph office was established, stores, saloons, boarding houses and cabins were erected, and as many of the inhabitants belonged to the rougher element much disorder and lawlessness prevailed.
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*1877 - the surrounding country had been settled by Latter-day Saint farmers and a ward was organized July 1, 1877, called Granite Ward.
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**At the time of its organization the ward included the Granite, Butler, Little Cottonwood and Silverton precincts and extended up Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood canyons
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*1882 - About 1882, when most of the mines closed down, the town was deserted.
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*1901 - Granite Ward was divided and the north part organized as the Butler Ward.
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*1900 - Granite Ward belonged to the [[Salt Lake Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Salt Lake Stake]] until 1900
 
*1927 - Granite Ward belonged to [[Jordan Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Jordan Stake]] until 1927
 
*1927 - Granite Ward belonged to [[Jordan Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Jordan Stake]] until 1927
  
 
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*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 {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Granite+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Granite 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]].
  

Revision as of 23:29, 23 January 2013

Utah Church Records go to Salt Lake County Church Records go to East Jordan 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.
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Contents

East Jordan Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 207-208.[1]

  • Area of the County: southeast part of Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Headquarters in: Sandy
  • Boundaries of stake: ... extending northward to Cottonwood Stake, eastward to the Wasatch Mountains, southward to Utah County, Utah, and westward to the Jordan River, or West Jordan Stake.

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.

  • 1927, May 8 - Jordan Stake was divided into two stakes, namely, East Jordan and West Jordan stakes
    • East Jordan Stake was to contain all the wards in the former Jordan Stake lying east of the Jordan River
    • West Jordan Stake all the wards lying west of said river.

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 (1930's)

East Jordan Stake contains the following wards: Butler, Crescent, Draper, East Midvale, Granite, Midvale 1st, Midvale 2nd, Sandy 1st, Sandy 2nd, Sandy 3rd and Union.

Butler Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 102-103.[2]

Boundaries: Village of Butlerville and vicinity, situated in the southeast part of Salt Lake County, near the base of the Wasatch Mountains, about 12 miles south southeast of the Temple Block, Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1901 - an outgrowth of Granite Ward, was organized May 12, 1901, and consists of a farming district.
  • 1927 - Butler Ward belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927

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Crescent Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 163-164.[3]

Boundaries: ... consists of a farming district lying between the towns of Sandy on the north and Draper on the south, in Salt Lake County, Utah. The Crescent meeting house is about 15 miles south of the Temple Block in Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1850's - The early settlers of Crescent belonged to the Draper Ward
  • 1885 - Meetings were held in Dry Creek (also known as Pleasant View) area, under Draper Ward
  • 1896 - Crescent Ward was organized March 22, 1896
  • 1900 - Crescent Ward belonged to Salt Lake Stake until 1900
  • 1927 - Crescent Ward belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927

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Draper Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 197-198.[4]

Boundaries: ... in Draper (a station on the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad) in the southeastern part of Salt Lake County, Utah, about 2 1/2 miles east of the Jordan River and about 20 miles southeast of the Temple Block, Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1849 - Ebenezer Brown and family settled in the area. A branch was organized.
  • 1852 - Area known as South Willow Creek.
  • 1854 - A fort with walls a foot thick and eight feet high was constructed at Draper as a protection against Indians.
  • 1856 - Draper Ward was organized.
  • 1900 - Draper Ward belonged to Salt Lake Stake of Zion until 1900 when it became a part of the Jordan Stake
  • 1927 - Draper Ward belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927

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East Midvale Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 208.[5]

Boundaries: ... a farming district east of the town of Midvale. The ward is bounded on the west by a line running a few rods west of State St., so as to include within the limits of the ward the residents on the west side of State St.

History timeline

  • 1920 - East Midvale Ward was organized Nov. 28, 1920, from the east part of Midvale Ward and the west part of Union Ward
  • 1927 - East Midvale Ward belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927

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Granite Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 297-298.[6]

Boundaries: ... in the village of Granite, Salt Lake Co., Utah, located at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, 15 miles southeast of the Temple Block, Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1850's - Little Cottonwood Canyon was known to the pioneers of Utah soon after their arrival in Salt Lake Valley for its excellent timber, and several saw mills were erected in the canyon in the fifties and sixties.
  • 1859 - A stone quarry was established in the canyon in 1859 to furnish granite for the erection of the Salt Lake Temple.
  • 1860's - Alta, Silverton, Tannersville, and other mining camps and smelters were established on the hillsides and the mouth of the canyon was used as a camping place for the miners. A town named Granite sprang into existence... a telegraph office was established, stores, saloons, boarding houses and cabins were erected, and as many of the inhabitants belonged to the rougher element much disorder and lawlessness prevailed.
  • 1877 - the surrounding country had been settled by Latter-day Saint farmers and a ward was organized July 1, 1877, called Granite Ward.
    • At the time of its organization the ward included the Granite, Butler, Little Cottonwood and Silverton precincts and extended up Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood canyons
  • 1882 - About 1882, when most of the mines closed down, the town was deserted.
  • 1901 - Granite Ward was divided and the north part organized as the Butler Ward.
  • 1900 - Granite Ward belonged to the Salt Lake Stake until 1900
  • 1927 - Granite Ward belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927

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Midvale Wards

1st, Midvale 2nd, 

See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[7]

Boundaries:

History timeline

  • 1927 - The Midvale Wards belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927

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Sandy Wards

Sandy 1st, Sandy 2nd, Sandy 3rd See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[8]

Boundaries:

History timeline

  • 1927 - The Sandy wards belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927

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Union Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[9]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 207-208
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 102-103
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 163-164.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 197-198.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 208.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 297-298.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.