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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.

Source used for this page: Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.539.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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