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[[Utah Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Sanpete County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Sanpete County Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Gunnison Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches'''  
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[[Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Sanpete County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Sanpete County Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Gunnison 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.  
 
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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*1900 - From 1900 to 1923 the wards which now constitute Gunnison Stake formed a part of the South Sanpete Stake.  
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*1900 - From 1900 to 1923 the wards which now constitute Gunnison Stake formed a part of the [[South Sanpete Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|South Sanpete, Utah]].  
 
*1923 - South Sanpete Stake was divided, the southwest part becoming Gunnison Stake on May 6.
 
*1923 - South Sanpete Stake was divided, the southwest part becoming Gunnison Stake on May 6.
  
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=== Obtain the Records  ===
 
=== Obtain the Records  ===
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Benson+Stake+Utah church and other records] for Benson Stake, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Gunnison Stake|corporate|disp=Gunnison 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]].
  
 
=== Wards and Branches  ===
 
=== Wards and Branches  ===
  
Amalga, Clarkston, Cornish, Coveville, Lewiston 1st, Lewiston 2nd, Lewiston 3rd, Smithfield 1st, Smithfield 2nd, Smithfield 3rd and Trenton. <br>
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Axtell, Centerfield, Clarion, Fayette, Gunnison, Hamilton and Mayfield.  
  
==== Amalga Ward  ====
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==== Axtell Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 18-19 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 18-19 .</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 38-39 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 38-39 .</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br> Amalga Ward was a farming district surrounding a sugar factory belonging to the Amalgamated Sugar Company, which factory stands on the right, or west bank of Bear River, about three miles west of Smithfield and nine miles southwest of Richmond.  
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'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>  
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Axtell Ward, Gunnison Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district in the extreme southwest part of Sanpete Co. North, the ward extends to the Centerfield Ward, east to the mountains, south to Redmond in the North Sevier Stake and west to the Sevier River. The center of the ward is the village of Axtell, which is a station on the Marysvale branch of the Denver &amp; Rio Grande Western Railroad, eight miles south of Gunnison, and 20 miles southwest of Manti.  
  
 
'''History timeline:'''  
 
'''History timeline:'''  
  
*1918 - On March 10, 1918, the saints at Amalga, who, prior to this, had belonged to the Smithfield 1st and 2nd wards, and Newton and Trenton wards, were organized. Amalga Ward. This name was suggested by the Amalgamated Sugar Company, whose factory activities were the main cause of the ward being organized.
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*1912 - Axtell is an outgrowth of Centerfield and came into existence when the Centerfield Ward was divided, the south part of the same organized into a separate ward called Axtell on June 2.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Amalga+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Amalga Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Axtell|corporate|disp=Axtell 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]].
  
==== Clarkston Ward  ====
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==== Centerfield Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 143.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 143.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 126-127.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 126-127.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br><br> Clarkston Ward is situated near the east base of the chain of mountains which separates Cache Valley from Malad Valley. Clarkston is five miles northwest of Newton, 20 miles northwest of Logan, 15 miles west of Richmond, the stake headquarters, and 90 miles north of Salt Lake City. It is also five miles west of Trenton, the nearest railroad station on the Oregon Short Line. Clarkston is the center of a farming district.  
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'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>  
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Centerfield Ward, Gunnison Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying south of Gunnison. The center of the ward is the town of Centerfield, situated on the main highway two miles south of Gunnison, and 15 miles by nearest road southwest of Manti, the county seat of Sanpete County.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1864 - Clarkston is one of the earliest settlements in Cache Valley, dating back to 1864, when a townsite called Clarkston was surveyed and dedicated.  
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*1897 - Centerfield Ward was organized when Gunnison Ward was divided, the south part organized as a separate ward, Centerfield Ward, on August 29.  
*1864 - The saints were first organized into a branch.  
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*1900 - Centerfield Ward was moved from Sanpete Stake and placed in South Sanpete Stake.  
*1867 - Fall of 1876 the branch (which started in 1864) then became a ward.
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*1923 - Centerfield Ward was moved to Gunnison Stake from South Sanpete Stake.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Clarkston+Ward+(Utah) church and other records] for Clarkston Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Centerfield|corporate|disp=Centerfield 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]].
  
==== Cornish Ward  ====
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==== Clarion Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 159.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 159.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 142-143.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 142-143.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>Cornish Ward consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying immediately south of the boundary line between Utah and Idaho. The center of the ward is a small village on the Oregon Short Line Railroad and is located, 12 miles by wagon road northwest of Richmond, the stake headquarters, and 21 miles by wagon road northwest of Logan.
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'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>  
  
'''History timeline'''  
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Clarion Ward, Gunnison Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying west of the Sevier River and east of the mountains on the west side of the valley. Clarion Ward embraces a narrow strip of land extending north and south for a distance of about seven miles. It extends south to the boundary line between Sanpete and Sevier counties.
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<br>'''History timeline'''  
  
*1907 - The Cornish Ward was organized July 28, 1907, from the north part of Trenton Ward.
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*1911 - The settlement of Clarion was founded by approximately 50 Jewish families in August.
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*1918 - Only three Jewish families remained in Clarion. LDS families had located in the district.
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*1918 - Clarion Branch was organized as part of South Sanpete Stake on June 8.
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*1923 - Clarion Branch became part of Gunnison Stake.
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*1925 - Clarion Ward was organized on August 16.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Cornish+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Cornish Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Clarion|corporate|disp=Clarion 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]].<br>
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].<br>
  
==== Coveville Ward  ====
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==== Fayette Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 162-63.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 162-63.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 247-248.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 247-248.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br><br> Coveville Ward district lies between Richmond, Utah, and Franklin, Idaho, its northern boundary being the line between Utah and Idaho. Eastward the ward extends to the mountains, south to Richmond, and west to Cub River. The center of the ward, where the meeting house stands, is about three miles northeast of Richmond, four miles south of Franklin, three miles south of the state line and 16 miles north of Logan.  
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Fayette Ward, Gunnison Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing within the limits of the Fayette Precinct, on both sides of the Sevier River. North the ward extends to the boundary line between Sanpete and Juab counties, east to the mountains which separate the ward from the Manti and Sterling precincts, south to the Gunnison Ward, and west to Millard County.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1871 - Area settled by Robert Gregory and family.  
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*1861 - Fayette was settled in the spring, but the residents made temporary homes in Gunnison due to Indian troubles.  
*1877 - Organized as a branch.  
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*1862 - Fayette was permanently re-settled.  
*1882 - Organized as a ward on November 28, 1882.
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*1862 - Fayette Branch was organized under the direction of the Gunnison Ward.
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*1866 - Fayette temporarily vacated because of the Black Hawk War.
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*1875 - Part of Fayette, now known as Dover, was settled.
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*1877 - Fayette Ward was organized on July 4.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Coveville+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Coveville Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Fayette|corporate|disp=Fayette 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]].
  
==== Lewiston Wards ====
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==== Gunnison Ward ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 429-431.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 429-431.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 308-309.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 308-309.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
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'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>  
  
*Lewiston 1st Ward, Benson Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northeast part of Lewiston Precinct. The Ward extends northward to the boundary line between Utah and Idaho, east and south to Cub River, and west to Lewiston 2nd and 3rd Wards.
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Gunnison Ward, Gunnison Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Gunnison, which is situated on the Sanpitch River, near the junction of that stream with the Sevier River, 13 miles southwest of Manti, the county seat.  
  
*Lewiston 2nd Ward, Benson Stake, Cache Co., Utah. All the saints in the Lewiston Precinct belonged to the Lewiston Ward until 1907, when the Lewiston Ward was divided into the Lewiston 1st and the Lewiston 2nd Wards.
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*Lewiston 3rd Ward, Benson Stake, Cache co., Utah was organized April 17, 1909, from parts of the Lewiston 1st Ward.
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'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1873 - Organized the Lewiston Branch.  
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*1859 - Gunnison was settled.  
*1887 - Lewiston was organized as a Ward.  
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*1861 - The settlement of Gunnison was made a precinct of Sanpete County on June 3.  
*1907 - Lewiston was divided into two Wards: the Lewiston 1st Ward and the Lewiston 2nd Ward.  
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*1877 - Gunnison Ward was organized.  
*1909 - 1909 Lewiston 3rd Ward was created by the division of Lewiston 1st Ward.
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*1877 - Gunnison Ward is the headquarters of Gunnison Stake.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Lewiston+Ward+Utah church and other records] for the Lewiston Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Gunnison|corporate|disp=Gunnison 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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==== Smithfield Wards ====
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==== Hamilton Ward ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 799-800.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 799-800.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 311.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 311.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:'''<br>  
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'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>  
  
*Smithfield 1st Ward, Benson Stake, consists of that part of the city of Smithfield in Cache County, Utah, lying north of Summit Creek, extending to the mountains on the east, to the Smithfield 3rd Ward on the south, and to the Smithfield 2nd Ward on the west.
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Hamilton Ward, Gunnison Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying between Gunnison and Centerfield. The center of the ward, where a meeting house has recently been built, is about a mile south of the center of Gunnison.  
 
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*Smithfield 2nd Ward, Benson Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of the city of Smithfield, or that part of said city lying south of Summit Creek and west of Main St. Southward the ward extends to Hyde Park and westward to Bear River.
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*Smithfield 3rd Ward, Benson Stake, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the southeast part of the city of Smithfield, Cache Co., Utah. It is separated on the north from the Smithfield 1st Ward by Summit Creek. Eastward it extends to the mountains and Southward to the Hyde Park Ward. The main street of Smithfield separates it from the Smithfield 2nd Ward on the west.
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'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1926 - The Smithfield 3rd Ward came into existence Feb. 21, 1926, when the Smithfield 2nd Ward was divided, and that part of the city of Smithfield lying south of Summit Creek and east of Main St. and 1st West St., and extending to the boundary of Smithfield Precinct on the south and the mountains on the east was organized as the Smithfield 3rd Ward.
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*1923 - Hamilton Ward was organized as an outgrowth of Gunnison and Centerfield on May 27.
*1927 - First meeting held in new chapel, July 18, 1927.
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'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Smithfield+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Smithfield Wards, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Hamilton|corporate|disp=Hamilton 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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==== Trenton Ward  ====
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==== Mayfield Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 885.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 885.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 484-485.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 484-485.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br><br> Trenton Ward, Benson Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district in Cache Valley, Utah. Northward the ward extends to the Cornish Ward, east to Bear River, south to the Newton Ward, and west to the Clarkston Ward.  
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'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>  
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Mayfield Ward, Gunnison Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south central part of Sanpete County, and consists of a farming district of which the town of Mayfield, situated 12 miles southwest of Manti, is the center. It is also eight miles southeast of Gunnison, the headquarters of the Gunnison Stake.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1871 - A Branch of the Church was organized by 1871.  
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*1871 - A company of brethern from Gunnison commenced farming on the north side of Twelve Mile Creek, where North Mayfield now stands.
*1901 - Trenton Ward belonged to the [[Cache Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Cache Stake, Utah]] until 1901, since which it has constituted a part of the Benson Stake.
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*1874 - A Branch of the United Order was organized under the direction of the Gunnison Ward Bishopric. The place was named Mayfield.
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*1875 - Twenty-one men from Ephraim settled on the south side of Twelve Mile Creek and founded what was then South Mayfield.
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*1876 - A temporary branch was organized by the Sevier Stake presidency.  
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*1877 - Mayfield Ward was organized fro Mayfield on the north side of Twelve Mile Creek and New London on the south side, as part of Sanpete Stake, on July 4.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Trenton+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Trenton Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Mayfield|corporate|disp=Mayfield 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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Utah go to Sanpete County Church Records go to Gunnison 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 used for this page: Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.307-308.

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Contents

Gunnison Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 307-308.[1]

  • Headquarters: Gunnison
  • Boundaries of stake:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of Sanpete County, Utah.


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.

  • 1900 - From 1900 to 1923 the wards which now constitute Gunnison Stake formed a part of the South Sanpete, Utah.
  • 1923 - South Sanpete Stake was divided, the southwest part becoming Gunnison Stake on May 6.


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

Axtell, Centerfield, Clarion, Fayette, Gunnison, Hamilton and Mayfield.

Axtell Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 38-39 .[2]

Boundaries:

Axtell Ward, Gunnison Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district in the extreme southwest part of Sanpete Co. North, the ward extends to the Centerfield Ward, east to the mountains, south to Redmond in the North Sevier Stake and west to the Sevier River. The center of the ward is the village of Axtell, which is a station on the Marysvale branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, eight miles south of Gunnison, and 20 miles southwest of Manti.

History timeline:

  • 1912 - Axtell is an outgrowth of Centerfield and came into existence when the Centerfield Ward was divided, the south part of the same organized into a separate ward called Axtell on June 2.

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Centerfield Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 126-127.[3]

Boundaries:

Centerfield Ward, Gunnison Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying south of Gunnison. The center of the ward is the town of Centerfield, situated on the main highway two miles south of Gunnison, and 15 miles by nearest road southwest of Manti, the county seat of Sanpete County.

History timeline

  • 1897 - Centerfield Ward was organized when Gunnison Ward was divided, the south part organized as a separate ward, Centerfield Ward, on August 29.
  • 1900 - Centerfield Ward was moved from Sanpete Stake and placed in South Sanpete Stake.
  • 1923 - Centerfield Ward was moved to Gunnison Stake from South Sanpete Stake.

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Clarion Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 142-143.[4]

Boundaries:

Clarion Ward, Gunnison Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying west of the Sevier River and east of the mountains on the west side of the valley. Clarion Ward embraces a narrow strip of land extending north and south for a distance of about seven miles. It extends south to the boundary line between Sanpete and Sevier counties.


History timeline

  • 1911 - The settlement of Clarion was founded by approximately 50 Jewish families in August.
  • 1918 - Only three Jewish families remained in Clarion. LDS families had located in the district.
  • 1918 - Clarion Branch was organized as part of South Sanpete Stake on June 8.
  • 1923 - Clarion Branch became part of Gunnison Stake.
  • 1925 - Clarion Ward was organized on August 16.

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Fayette Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 247-248.[5]

Boundaries:

Fayette Ward, Gunnison Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing within the limits of the Fayette Precinct, on both sides of the Sevier River. North the ward extends to the boundary line between Sanpete and Juab counties, east to the mountains which separate the ward from the Manti and Sterling precincts, south to the Gunnison Ward, and west to Millard County.

History timeline

  • 1861 - Fayette was settled in the spring, but the residents made temporary homes in Gunnison due to Indian troubles.
  • 1862 - Fayette was permanently re-settled.
  • 1862 - Fayette Branch was organized under the direction of the Gunnison Ward.
  • 1866 - Fayette temporarily vacated because of the Black Hawk War.
  • 1875 - Part of Fayette, now known as Dover, was settled.
  • 1877 - Fayette Ward was organized on July 4.

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Gunnison Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 308-309.[6]

Boundaries:

Gunnison Ward, Gunnison Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Gunnison, which is situated on the Sanpitch River, near the junction of that stream with the Sevier River, 13 miles southwest of Manti, the county seat.


History timeline

  • 1859 - Gunnison was settled.
  • 1861 - The settlement of Gunnison was made a precinct of Sanpete County on June 3.
  • 1877 - Gunnison Ward was organized.
  • 1877 - Gunnison Ward is the headquarters of Gunnison Stake.

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Hamilton Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 311.[7]

Boundaries:

Hamilton Ward, Gunnison Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying between Gunnison and Centerfield. The center of the ward, where a meeting house has recently been built, is about a mile south of the center of Gunnison.

History timeline

  • 1923 - Hamilton Ward was organized as an outgrowth of Gunnison and Centerfield on May 27.

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Mayfield Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 484-485.[8]

Boundaries:

Mayfield Ward, Gunnison Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south central part of Sanpete County, and consists of a farming district of which the town of Mayfield, situated 12 miles southwest of Manti, is the center. It is also eight miles southeast of Gunnison, the headquarters of the Gunnison Stake.

History timeline

  • 1871 - A company of brethern from Gunnison commenced farming on the north side of Twelve Mile Creek, where North Mayfield now stands.
  • 1874 - A Branch of the United Order was organized under the direction of the Gunnison Ward Bishopric. The place was named Mayfield.
  • 1875 - Twenty-one men from Ephraim settled on the south side of Twelve Mile Creek and founded what was then South Mayfield.
  • 1876 - A temporary branch was organized by the Sevier Stake presidency.
  • 1877 - Mayfield Ward was organized fro Mayfield on the north side of Twelve Mile Creek and New London on the south side, as part of Sanpete Stake, on July 4.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 307-308.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 38-39 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 126-127.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 142-143.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 247-248.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 308-309.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 311.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 484-485.

 

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