Legacy of Faith (a genealogy Roll Call)

"We must be sure that the legacy of faith received from the pioneers who came before us is never lost. Let their heroic lives touch our hearts...so the fire of true testimony and unwavering love for the Lord and His Church will blaze brightly within each one of us as it did in our faithful pioneers. Their accomplishments were possible because they knew, as I know, that our Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son,Jesus Christ, restored the gospel of Jesus Christ through the Prophet Joseph Smith and that this Church will continue to roll forth until it fills the whole earth. --Elder M. Russell Ballard.

George Taylor (1838-1926) England
Eliza Nicholls Taylor (1838-1922) England
David Pritchard Thomas (1835-1905) North Wales
Joyce Jones Thomas (1839-1916) North Wales
Richard Peter Jones (1816-1889) North Wales
Eliza Louisa Edwards Jones (1816-1896) Wales
Benjamin Harper, Jr. (1826-1902) England
Elizabeth Phipps Brand Harper (1823-1902) England
Alfred William Harper (1853-1907) England
Henson Walker, Jr. (1820-1904) New York
Mary Green Walker (1838-1906) England
William Henry Green (1809-1878) England
Mary Bennett Green (1799-1874) England
John Pidding Jones (1819-1890) England
Margaret Lee Jones (1821-1900) England
John Lee Jones (1841-1935) England
Rachel Simkins Jones (1845-1906) England
Charles Simkins (1798-1875) England
James Simkins (1823-1897) England

+Jane Kirkbride Simkins (1819-1850) England
William Henry Dover (1836-1904) England
Mary Ann Newcombe Dover (1840-1920) England
Charles Henry Newcombe (1806-1892) England
Mary Ann Black Newcombe (1815-1875) England
David Canfield (1812-1897) New York
Elizabeth Story Depew Canfield (1825-1908) New York
Moroni Canfield (1848-1893) Illinois
Edwin Ruthvin Westover (1824-1878) Ohio
Sarah Jean Burwell Westover(1833-1884) Ohio
Sarah Bleeks Burwell (1802-1853) Pennsylvania
John Shields (1805-1887) Scotland
Isabella Sutherland Shields (1805-1886) Scotland

+died in Missouri on her way to Zion.

 (the following ancestors came to Utah after the transcontinental railroad was completed, nevertheless, they were pioneers in their own right)

Paul/Poul Jens Nielsen (1846-1923) Denmark
Ane Marie Madsdatter/Pedersen Nielsen (1847-1896) Denmark
Ane Kirstine Hansdatter Pedersen (1819-1896) Denmark
Johan Emil Olson (1856-1927) (Sweden)
Maria Charlotta Nilson Olson (1858-1946) Sweden
Erik John Nilson/Nilsson (1829-1893) Sweden
Maria Charlotta Ericksson Nilson/Nilsson (1837-1904) Sweden

"When the real history of mankind is fully disclosed, will it feature the echoes of gunfire or the shaping sound of lullabies? The great armistices made by military men or the peacemaking of women in homes and in neighborhoods? Will what happened in cradles and kitchens prove to be more controlling than what happened in congresses? When the surf of the centuries has made the great pyramids so much sand, the everlasting family will still be standing, because it is a celestial institution, formed outside telestial time." (Ensign. May 1978, pp. 10-11)