Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cemetery Records, Newspaper Accounts, Personal Histories, Letters of John Thomas Geary and Sophia Fryer

Part 2
of "The Geary-Fryer Handcart Legacy"

Cemetery records, Life stories, Newspaper Accounts,
Letters of John Thomas Geary, Sophia Fryer, and daughters.
Compiled by Andrea Lee Conley



Grant Lee finds John Thomas Geary,
Sophia Geary, and Sophia Ann Geary
on Martin-Willie Handcart Company List.



Photo of Eliza Jane Geary



Eliza Jane Geary Life Story by Roxa Keele & Effie Keele



Eliza Jane Geary poem by James H Lee Jr
Salt Lake City, Utah.





Letter of appreciation about pioneer
ancestor Sophia Fryer Geary and photo
of her tombstone in Toquerville, Utah
by descendant Roland Lee of St George, Utah.


Sophia Fryer Geary plot in Toquerville Cemetery, Utah

Grant Lee of Boise, Idaho rejoices over
tombstone ceremony for
John Thomas Geary 15 December 2006
150 years from day Gearys arrived in Great Salt Lake City.





Last of the Willie~Martin Handcart Pioneers of 1856

John Thomas Geary 5 Feb 1823~5 Jan 1867
Sophia Fryer Geary 12 July 1829~27 May 1872
Children:
Sophia Ann Geary 10 June 1853~14 Aug 1934
Thomas Fryer Geary 25 Aug 1854~Jan 1856
Echo Workman Geary 26 Nov 1856~9 May 1936
Eliza Jane Geary 6 April 1859~8 Jan 1931
Leah Fryer Geary 13 Dec 1860~5 Jan 1898
Sarah Annie Geary 29 Feb 1864~21 May 1921

Arrived Great Salt Lake City December 15 1856
Honored 15 December 2006
by
Blaine Nelson Lee Family
150 years



John Thomas Geary Tombstone Laying
December 15 2006
150 year Celebration of
entrance into the Great Salt Lake Valley

Descendants and Spouses
Top Photo: back row-James H Lee Jr, Joyce Lee, Grant Lee
Nellie Lee, Roland Lee, Blaine Lee,
middle row-Betty McMaster, Farol Freeman,
front row- Betty Lee, Andrea Lee Conley

Bottom Photo:Andrea Lee Conley,
Grant Lee, Roland Lee, and Blaine Lee

Celebration Poem for John Thomas Geary
and Sophia Fryer Geary 's arrival in
Salt Lake Valley by James H Lee Junior of Salt Lake City, Utah.





Deseret News 2 January 1867 article
of John T Geary accidental shooting.


Deseret News 9 January 1967 article of
John Thomas Geary recovering from
accidental gunshot wound in Salt Lake City, Utah.



The Union Vedette newspaper article of
John Thomas Geary accidental shooting
January 1867 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Fort Douglas paper 1863-1867.




Salt Lake City, Utah Sexton Report
January 1867 listing accidental
shooting of John Thomas Geary
in Salt Lake City, Utah.




Salt Lake City, Utah Deaths for January, 1867
listing John Thomas Geary death in 14th ward.





John Thomas Geary shot by accident,
buried in Plat D Block 7 Lot 4
Salt Lake City Cemetery, Utah.








Salt Lake City, Utah Cemetery Burial
for John Thomas Geary, mistakingly
labeled John Thomas George!





Salt Lake City, Utah Cemetery Layout
where John Thomas Geary
is buried in Plat D, Bloc 7, Lot 4 .








John Thomas Geary tombstone
placed by Woody and Mike Page
Salt Lake City Cemetery, Utah.




Marie Gardner letter about John Thomas Geary
grave at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, Utah.


22 May 2007 Kaye Nichols letter to
Andrea Conley about John Thomas Geary,
mentions great grandparents Daniel Richey Page and
Sophia Ann Geary Page, grandparents Robert Geary Page
and Dora Halterman, cousin Kenneth "Sunny Bailey."








John Thomas Geary and Sophia Fryer Geary
Family History Meeting
Kenneth R Bailey with 1629 Bible of Gilbert, Arizona
Andrea Lee Conley at home Pleasant Grove, Utah
Kaye Page Nichols and wife of Midway, Utah

29 November 2007 Kaye Nichols letter to Andrea Conley
about John Thomas Geary tombstone, mentions
Vernetta Page Marshall, grand-daughter of
John Page. The Lyre/olive branch motif from seal.





Geary Family Seal Harmony and Peace
Booties knitted by Sophia Fryer Geary as a girl in England
In posssession of Kenneth R Bailey of Gilbert, Arizona




Robert Geary Page letter 6 January 1929
detailing ownership descendency of Geary 1629 Bible
brought across plains to Salt Lake City.


8 June 2007 Kaye Page Nichols letter about large framed
Pioneer photos of John Thomas Geary and Sophia Fryer
Geary once in posession of Garn Page of Parowan,
brother of Vernetta Page Marshall.




Pioneer Portrait of Sophia Fryer Geary 1829-1872
Present location unknown



Pioneer Portrait of John Thomas Geary 1823-1866
Present location unknown



1629 Bible brought across plains to Salt Lake City
by John Thomas Geary and Sophia Fryer Geary,
printed by Thomas and John Buck, printers to the
University of Cambridge
In possession of Kenneth R Bailey Gilbert, Arizona






Information about Geary Family 1629 Bible
John Thomas Geary brought across plains to Utah,
and family seal, depicting a musician's lyre with an
olive branch across it.








Transcript of tape recording made by Reta Page Bailey Bartell
of her conversation with Golda Geary Page Smith
on 27 September 1974 about the Geary family bible
brought across the plains by John Thomas Geary.






Memories of Page's Ranch at Pinto, Utah
1900-1934
by Golda Geary Page Smith
written August 1985
in Farmington, Utah.






Daniel Richey Page Family Photo
Back- Amy Sophia Page, Daniel Richey Page,
Sophia Ann Geary Page, Eva GearyPage
Middle-John Geary Page, Dettie Geary Page, Robert Geary Page,
Front-Golda Geary Page, Daniel Geary Page.






April 22, 1936 letter by Robert Geary Page
about when he and Marion Keele and Effie Keele
visited the Salt Lake City Cemetery to find
John Thomas Geary grave Plat D Block 7 Lot 4.

Notes April 21, 1936 by Robert Geary Page
about Salt Lake City, Utah Cemetery plot
for John Thomas Geary.



25 June 1936 Letter from Robert Geary Page
mentions Francis Marion Keele 's wife Effie Keele
and two children getting baptized in Salt Lake Tabernacle.
Work getting data on burial of John T Geary
in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.





1 May 1858 genealogy of Moses Fryer Family
including Jane Fryer Harrison and
Sophia Fryer and John Thomas Geary.




Transcription of Moses Fryer page of
genealogy written May 1, 1858.

St. James Church
Yarmouth,
Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

Photographed and contributed by Dale Clawson





Headstone of Moses and Elizabeth Fryer
in the
St. James Churchyard Cemetery

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
Photographed and contributed by Dale Clawson

Sacred to the Memory of
Moses Fryer
Born Feb 6, 1786
Died July 6, 1863

Also Eliza his Wife
Born Nov 5, 1796
died July 8, 1871

Fight the good fight
of Faith lay hold
on Eternal Life
I Tim 5:12






Transcription of letter written by John Thomas Geary
from Great Salt Lake City, Utah
13 September 1860 to wife Sophia Fryer Geary.




Original letter from John Thomas Geary
in Great Salt Lake City written to wife
Sophia Fryer Geary 13 September 1860.
Words are written crosswise to utilize
every bit of space on paper to save expense.




Transcription of letter written by
John Thomas Geary in Great Salt Lake City, Utah
22 July 1866 to daughters
Sophia Ann Geary, Echo Geary,
Eliza Jane Geary, and Annie Geary.
In possession of Vernetta Marshall
of Charlottesville, Virginia.












Will of John Thomas Geary
Last Will and Testament of John Thomas Geary

subscribed 10 Sept 1866

formerly of Toquerville, Washington County, Utah now of Great Salt Lake City,

Sent to Effie S. Keele in Oct 1939 by Marion Clawson

grandson of John Thomas Geary's brother-in-law Richard Fryer

Contributed by Charles Martin of Hollister, California





Andrea Lee Conley and Vernetta Page Marshall
Geary descendents collaborating on data and photos




Letter from Sophia Fryer Geary in Toquerville, Utah
dated 16 October 1866
sent to President Brigham Young about a divorce
and received 1 November 1866.
(In possession of Vernetta Marshall
of Charlottsville, Virginia.)





Response by Brigham Young
from the President's Office
to Sophia Fryer Geary of Toquerville, Washington,
Utah 13 November 1866.
(In possession of Vernetta Marshall
of Charlottesville, Virginia.)


Transcribed letter from Sophia Ann Geary Page
from Little Pinto, Utah to Mr. Brown of Parowan
24 July 1882 about her father's will, letters,
and documents. Original in possession of
Kaye Page Nichols of Midway, Utah.







Original letter by Sophia Ann Geary Page
from Little Pinto, Utah to Mr. Brown
24 July 1882 in possession of
Kaye Page Nichols of Midway, Utah.


Transcribed letter from Mrs D Page (Sophia Ann Geary)
at Little Pinto, Iron County, Utah to
John Brown, Esquire of Parowan, Utah dated
13 April 1894 about his letter to her dated August 22, 1882.
Original in possession of Kaye Page Nichols
of Midway, Utah.













Transcribed letter from William Richard Willis
of Taylor, Navajo County, Arizona
to Mrs Sophia (Ann Geary) Page of Little Pinto,
Washington County, Utah post marked
21 December 1914 with a 2 cent stamp,
but written 15 December. Mentions his
children Hyrum Richard Willis, Jennie
Willis and Leo Willis.




Original letter from William Richard Willis
of Taylor, Navajo, Arizona to
to Sophia Ann Geary Page in Little Pinto,
Washington County, Utah 21 December 1914.
Original in possession of Kaye Page Nichols
of Midway, Utah.









Patriarchal Blessing of John Thomas Geary
son of Thomas Geary and Sarah Ann Geary
given by John Young 25 January 1858
in Great Salt Lake City.




Patriarchal Blessing of Sophia Fryer Geary
daughter of Moses Fryer and Eliza Fryer given by
John Young 25 January 1858 in Great Salt Lake City.



Letter from Roland Lee to Andrea Lee Conley
and David Conley detailing property of
John Thomas Geary and Sophia Fryer Geary in
Toquerville, Utah Block 15, Lot 4, T 75 A3A
234 North Ash Creek Drive
as found in the Washington County Deeds.




Data from Roland Lee of St George,
Utah showing record of John Thomas Geary
property in Toquerville, Utah.


Kane County, Utah Deed Book C p554
Estate of John Thomas Geary , deceased. Order
of sale of real estate by Probate clerk 26 August 1880.




Kane County Deed Book C p555

Kane County, Utah Deed Book C Page 578 Kane County, Utah
Order confirming sale of Real Estate of
John T Geary, deceased Lot 4 Block 15,
Toquerville 26 August 1880.




Kane County Deed Book C p 579,
Charles Stapley Jr, administrator of estate
of John T Geary, deceased. 9 October 1880.



Kane County, Utah Deed Book C, p 580
Order to sell whole of the real estate of
John T Geary, deceased, situated in Town of
Toquerville, County of Kane, Territory of Utah for $160.




Kane County Deed Book C p581
Estate of John T Geary deceased
Lot 4 Block15 in Town of Toquerville for $160.




Kane County Deeds Book C p582 filed 9 October 1880
Probate Judge William Bringhurst, County Recorder Martin Slack.

John Thomas Geary Property
in Toquerville, Utah
Block 15 Lot 4
234 North Ash Creek Drive.




Above and below: Centennial map of
Toquerville, Utah showing location of property
of John Thomas Geary and Sophia Fryer
at 234 Ask Creek Drive. Also property of Richard Fryer.







Letter from Kaye Page Nichols June 13, 2009
to Andrea Lee Conley detailing new Geary research
from England parish records.




Elton Geary Ordinance Data
from Parish Records




The Independent Chapel which is occupied by Protestant Dissenters
in Warwickshire, England FHL British Film #0825423
January 1837




Registration Commission Papers 1837 England




Registration Commission Contd.



Baptism Register
among the
Protestant Dissenters
of the
Independent Denomination
of
Athersone in Warwickshire
Page 1-40



Baptisms in Atherstone in the Parish
of Mancetter in the County of Warwick

#365 Frederick Geary
Fourth Child Son of Thomas Geary Farmer of Atterton
in the parish of Witherley son of John Sharman Geary
Farmer of Daddlington Leicestershire and Mary his wife

#366 Elton Geary
Fifth Child Son of Thomas Geary Farmer of Atterton
in the parish of Witherley son of John Sharman Geary
Farmer of Daddlington Leicestershire and Mary his wife




Mother~Sarah Ann daughter of John Elton
Grocer of Leicester and Elizabeth his wife
Frederick Geary born July 8th 1830
Baptized January 6th 1837

Mother~Sarah Ann daughter of John Elton
Grocer of Leicester and Elizabeth his wife.
Elton Geary Born January 9th 1835
Baptized January 6th 1837


Sarah Ann Geary buried June 10th, 1852 age 48, p. 252
#8415 burial in the Highgate Cemetery of Saint James',
in the parish of Saint Pancras, in the County of Middlesex,
in the Year 1852
Abode-44 Duncan Terrace Islington,
& Townside Cottage Belgrave near Leicester


Marriage certificate of Elton Geary and Mary Ford
Marriage by Banns of Elton Geary and Mary Ford solemnized
at The Parish Church in the Parish of St. Luke
in the County of Middlesex
November 12th 1859
Thomas Geary-gentleman-father of Elton
David Ford--father of Mary

1 comment:

  1. Tamra Farr JacksonAugust 26, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Hi, happened on your blog, and found it really well done. I am related to Theresa Ann Revel through her daughter Annie Fryer. Annie Fryer's son, George Albert Clawson is my grandfather. I am trying to research Theresa Ann Revel, and not having a lot of luck! I loved the picture of her, and I think of Annie! Is there any way I could get a copy of that? Please let me know, thanks so much!
    Tamra Farr Jackson
    farrson@gmail.com

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