Moroni Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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*1877 - That part of Sanpete County now included in the Moroni Stake constituted a part of the Sanpete Stake of Zion.
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*1877 - That part of Sanpete County now included in the Moroni Stake constituted a part of the Sanpete Stake of Zion.  
*1901 - That part of Sanpete County included in the Sanpete Stake belonged to the North Sanpete Stake of Zion.
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*1901 - That part of Sanpete County included in the Sanpete Stake belonged to the [[North Sanpete Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|North Sanpete Stake, Utah]] of Zion.  
 
*1929 - North Sanpete Stake was divided on June 16, the west part containing Chester, Fountain Green, Moroni East, Moroni West and Wales Wards was organized as the Moroni Stake of Zion.
 
*1929 - North Sanpete Stake was divided on June 16, the west part containing Chester, Fountain Green, Moroni East, Moroni West and Wales Wards was organized as the Moroni Stake of Zion.
  
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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.Moroni |corporate|disp=Moroni 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  ===
  
Amalga, Clarkston, Cornish, Coveville, Lewiston 1st, Lewiston 2nd, Lewiston 3rd, Smithfield 1st, Smithfield 2nd, Smithfield 3rd and Trenton. <br>  
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Chester, Fountain Green, Moroni East, Moroni West and Wales Wards. <br>  
  
==== Amalga Ward  ====
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==== Chester 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. 134 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 134 .</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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Chester Ward, Moroni Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the farming district (or the Chester Precinct) which occupies a central position in Sanpete Valley, south of Moroni and west of Spring City
  
 
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*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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*1877 - Chester Ward was organized for the saints residing on Canal Creek, between Moroni and Ephraim, when the Sanpete Stake of Zion was reorganized.
  
 
'''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. Chester|corporate|disp=Chester 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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==== Clarkston Ward  ====
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==== Fountain Green Ward  ====
 
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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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'''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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*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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*1864 - The saints were first organized into a branch.
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*1867 - Fall of 1876 the branch (which started in 1864) then became a ward.
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'''Obtain the records'''
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*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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*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
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==== Cornish Ward  ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 260-261.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 260-261.</ref><br>
  
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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'''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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Fountain Green Ward, Moroni Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the precinct of that name, including the town of Fountain Green, which is pleasantly situated on a beautiful creek heading in the Uintah Springs in the north end of the west side of Sanpete Valley. Fountain Green is also a station on a branch of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, seven miles northwest of Moroni, 28 miles north of Manti, the county seat, 15 miles southeast of Nephi, and 106 miles by rail southeast of Salt Lake City.  
  
 
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*1907 - The Cornish Ward was organized July 28, 1907, from the north part of Trenton Ward.
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*1859 - Fountain Green was settled.
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*1860 - Fountain Green settlement was organized as a Branch.
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*1862 - Fountain Green Branch was organized as a ward on May 11.
  
 
'''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. Fountain Green|corporate|disp=Fountain Green 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>
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==== Coveville Ward ====
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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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'''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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*1871 - Area settled by Robert Gregory and family.
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*1877 - Organized as a branch.
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*1882 - Organized as a ward on November 28, 1882.
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*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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*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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==== Moroni Wards  ====
  
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. 539.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 539.</ref><br>  
  
 
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*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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:*Moroni East Ward, Moroni Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Moroni.
  
*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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:*Moroni West Ward, Moroni Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the west part of Moroni with outlying farms, including the little hamlet of Freedom.
 
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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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*1873 - Organized the Lewiston Branch.
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*1920 - Moroni Ward was divided into Moroni East and Moroni West Wards on December 19.  
*1887 - Lewiston was organized as a Ward.
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*1921 - The change took effect on January 1.
*1907 - Lewiston was divided into two Wards: the Lewiston 1st Ward and the Lewiston 2nd Ward.  
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*1909 - 1909 Lewiston 3rd Ward was created by the division of Lewiston 1st Ward.
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'''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. Moroni|corporate|disp=Moroni 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]].
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*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].<br>
  
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==== Wales Ward  ====
  
==== Smithfield Wards  ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 918.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 918.</ref><br>
  
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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Wales Ward, Moroni Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, embraces the little settlement of Wales, situated on the west side of Sanpete Valley, near the base of the mountains, a short distance west of the Sanpitch River. Wales is five miles southwest of Moroni and 18 miles north of Manti, the county seat.
  
*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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*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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*1869 - Wales settled by Welsh people desiring to mine coal.  
 
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*1877 - Wales Ward organized when Sanpete Stake was organized.
*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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*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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*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. Wales|corporate|disp=Wales 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  ====
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 885.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 885.</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.
 
 
'''History timeline'''
 
 
*1871 - A Branch of the Church was organized by 1871.
 
*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.
 
 
'''Obtain the records'''
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Trenton+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Trenton Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
  
 
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Revision as of 17:48, 20 March 2013

Utah Church Records go to Sanpete County Church Records go to Moroni 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.539.

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Contents

Moroni Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 539.[1]

  • Headquarters in:Fountain Green.
  • Boundaries of stake:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the extreme northwest part of Sanpete County


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.

  • 1877 - That part of Sanpete County now included in the Moroni Stake constituted a part of the Sanpete Stake of Zion.
  • 1901 - That part of Sanpete County included in the Sanpete Stake belonged to the North Sanpete Stake, Utah of Zion.
  • 1929 - North Sanpete Stake was divided on June 16, the west part containing Chester, Fountain Green, Moroni East, Moroni West and Wales Wards was organized as the Moroni 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.

Obtain the Records

Wards and Branches

Chester, Fountain Green, Moroni East, Moroni West and Wales Wards.

Chester Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 134 .[2]

Boundaries:

Chester Ward, Moroni Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the farming district (or the Chester Precinct) which occupies a central position in Sanpete Valley, south of Moroni and west of Spring City

History timeline:

  • 1877 - Chester Ward was organized for the saints residing on Canal Creek, between Moroni and Ephraim, when the Sanpete Stake of Zion was reorganized.

Obtain the records

Fountain Green Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 260-261.[3]

Boundaries:

Fountain Green Ward, Moroni Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the precinct of that name, including the town of Fountain Green, which is pleasantly situated on a beautiful creek heading in the Uintah Springs in the north end of the west side of Sanpete Valley. Fountain Green is also a station on a branch of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, seven miles northwest of Moroni, 28 miles north of Manti, the county seat, 15 miles southeast of Nephi, and 106 miles by rail southeast of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1859 - Fountain Green was settled.
  • 1860 - Fountain Green settlement was organized as a Branch.
  • 1862 - Fountain Green Branch was organized as a ward on May 11.

Obtain the records

Moroni Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 539.[4]

Boundaries:

  • Moroni East Ward, Moroni Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Moroni.
  • Moroni West Ward, Moroni Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the west part of Moroni with outlying farms, including the little hamlet of Freedom.

History timeline

  • 1920 - Moroni Ward was divided into Moroni East and Moroni West Wards on December 19.
  • 1921 - The change took effect on January 1.

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Wales Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 918.[5]

Boundaries:

Wales Ward, Moroni Stake, Sanpete County, Utah, embraces the little settlement of Wales, situated on the west side of Sanpete Valley, near the base of the mountains, a short distance west of the Sanpitch River. Wales is five miles southwest of Moroni and 18 miles north of Manti, the county seat.


History timeline

  • 1869 - Wales settled by Welsh people desiring to mine coal.
  • 1877 - Wales Ward organized when Sanpete Stake was organized.

Obtain the records


References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 539.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 134 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 260-261.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 539.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 918.