Spendlove Sanders Leatham Genealogy
Last revised May 2013
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting, the soul that rises with us-

our life's star, has had elsewhere its setting. And cometh from afar.
Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness,
but trailing clouds of glory do we come from God who is our home.

----William Wordsworth

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Angel's baptism at age 8

Taylor's Baptism Day        Spendlove Leatham Genealogy
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"It is good to look to the past to gain appreciation for the present and perspective for the future...It is good to reflect upon the work of those who labored so hard and gained so little in this world, but out of whose dreams and early plans, so well nurtured, has come a great harvest of which we are the beneficiaries. Their tremendous example can become a compelling motivation for us all, for each of us is a pioneer in his own life, often in his own family..."  
Past President Gordon B. Hinckley of
The Church of Jesus Christ 
of Latter-Day Saints.

John Spendlove,  born 10 August 1816, in Corby, Northampton, England,  joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in March of 1849.   John and his second  wife, Maria Tole, his son John and wife Mary (Davies), and son William (age 18) sailed on the “AMAZON” June 3, 1863 with about 882 Saints.  They arrived at New York harbor July 14, 1863. They took a ship to Albany,  New York, a train to St. Joseph, and then proceeded up the river to Florence, Nebraska. They departed Florence Aug. 6, 1863 with Daniel D. McArthur’s wagon train.  They arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 3, 1863.  His sons, John and William, and hisJohn Jr. Spendlove daughters Emma and Mary Elizabeth settled with him in Virgin, Washington, Utah.  Another son,  Fredrick Alfred settled in Hinckley, Millard, Utah.  More...

John's brother, Joseph , immigrated in 1864 to Littleton, Morgan County, Utah.

Extracts from Joseph's Journal

John's brother, James, emmigrated in 1864, and lived in southern Utah, and Littleton, Morgan, Utah.
Joseph considered his brother, James, as the "Good Samaritan" of their family.  He was always there to lend a hand when needed.  His sisters spoke of him as the trusted one of the family."

John's sister, Ann Victoria, emigrated to Glendale, Kane, Utah. She married Leprelet Joseph Hopkins.

                                Davies My great-grandmother, Mary Davies Spendlove, wife of John Spendlove: "One time I had a few doubts about Joseph Smith, and then I had a dream that I saw him and knew that it was Joseph Smith even through I had never seen him in life.  He came from behind a curtain and he said, ‘You do not know me,' and I said, ‘Yes, I do,' "...more

                                  home, Hurrricane, Utah
John and Mary Davies Spendlove home in Hurricane, Utah

Jackie, Mom, and sister Margaret
at Hurricane Valley, Pioneer Heritage Park
 Nov. 2001

Nettie Ann Sanders, wife of Joseph
                            Walter Spendlove  Joseph Walter Spendlove
My grandmother,
Nettie Ann Sanders

of Virgin, Washington, Utah
 and  my grandfather,
Joseph Walter Spendlove
of Hurricane, Washington, Utah



 St. George

History: Washington County, Utah

History:  Short biographies and pictures of early Spendlove women

Cotton Mill in
                          Washington, Utah

                                    Martin Sanders
Moses Martin Sanders of Barmont, Montgomery, Illinois and  Washington, Utah

Amanda Armstrong Fausett
Amanda Armstrong Fausett
wife of Moses Martin Sanders
of, Irving Township, Montgomery, Illinois

Hulda Charlotte Zabriskie
 Hulda Charlotte Zabriskie

wife of  Joseph Moroni Sanders and
daughter of Lewis Curtis Zabriskie
and Mary Keziah Higbee

Joseph Moroni Sanders
Joseph Moroni Sanders,
b. 25 Dec 1836
Far West, Clay, Missouri

David Sanders,
 father of Moses Martin Sanders,
died 23 Feb. 1815
from injuries received at
The Battle of New Orleans

My family who lived in Nauvoo, Illinois:
Nauvoo Temple, below


Zabriskie, Higbee
Leatham Family:  
Joseph Bates Noble

Isaac Higbee Isaac Higbee:
father of Mary Keziah,
wife of  Lewis Curtis Zabriskie

Isaac Higbee:
First Stake President of Provo, Utah

Henry Zabriskie b. 11 Aug 1788
of, Northampton, (Now Monroe Co.),
Pennsylvania, USA

Family who died at Winter Quarters, Nebraska
Eliza Jane Sanders,
died: 4 April 1847, age four years,
daughter of  Moses Martin Sanders,
and Amanda Armstrong Fausett .

Joseph W. Jones,
died  27 Nov 1851 , age 8 years,
 son of John Pidding Jones,
and Margaret Lee.

Mary Amanda Margaret Zabriskie,
died 9 July  1847, age 6 months,
infant  daughter of Lewis Curtis Zabriskie,
and Mary Keziah Higbee

My Sanders ancestors
from Jamestown, Virginia

John Chew 
Quaker,  probably immigrated in 1607, but returned to England and  came again  to Virginia in 1621 on the "Charitie". John's wife and their family came over about 1623 aboard the "Seaflower"..  He was a member of the House of Burgesses. The original plot for his home is preserved as a shrine (in Jamestown).

Fairfield, Conn

The purchase of Fairfield, Connecticut

My Sanders ancestors
 from Stratford, Connecticut

Joseph Hawley was born in 1603. He  was the
 first town recorder at Stratford, Connecticut.  
He was married to Katherine Birdsey. ...more...

William Judson: original proprietor of Stratford, Connecticut, in 1639, more...

William Beardsley
came from England on the
ship "Planter"  in 1635 when he was 30 years old.  
He was a Deputy from Stratford to the
Connecticut Legislature for eight terms. More....

Nazeing Church On 10th of August 1635, John Curtiss, aged 21, of Nazeing, Essex, England, eldest son of John Curtiss and Elizabeth Hutchins sailed from London, England in the ship "Safety" to Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.  

My Sanders ancestors

       from New Haven, Connecticut

Robert Kitchell  landed at New Haven in 1639,
his wife being Margaret Sheaffe, daughter of
Rev. Edward Sheaffe, of Cranbrooke, Kent, England. They left England
April 20 {26?}, 1639, with a company of Puritan refugees, led by Rev. Henry Whitfield, in the first vessel, The Arabella, that anchored in the
harbor of Quinnipiac, now New Haven, Conn. , more...

Deacon William Peck, my 9th great-grandfather,  was among the signers
of the Compact of New Haven and a
cofounder of New Haven, Conn., more..
Deacon William Peck  is also the 9th great-grandfather of
President George Walker Bush.

My Sanders ancestors
 from Hartford, Connecticut

Richard Risley, comes to the
Massachusetts Bay Colony on the ship
"Griffin" in 1633,  ship
with the Rev. Thomas Hooker. In 1636, the Hooker Company left the Massachusetts Bay Colony and founded Hartford, Connecticut

For more about the Rev Thomas Hooker...

My Sanders ancestors
from Long Island New York

Peter Wright, of Wendling, England, died 1636 at  Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York.  He was a descendent of  Edward III, King of England
Edward III, King of

John Hand -Alice Grandson,
from  Kent, England
died 1660,  East Hampton,
Long Island, New York 
John was one of the original grantees of East Hampton, Long Island, New York.  He owned land in  Tunbridge and Ashford, Kent, England

My Sanders ancestors
 from Massachusetts

Thomas Newhall accompanied the John Winthrop
contingent of 11 ships and 1,700 persons to New England in 1630. They sailed
from Southampton in early spring and landed in June in Salem, Mass. Thomas
settled in Lynn, along with Nicholas Browne, who would become his daughter's father-in-law.

King James Bible
The first copy of the King James Bible known to have been brought into the colonies was carried by John Winthrop to Massachusetts in 1630. 

"THOMAS MINER / MINOR was born in Chew Magna, Somersett County, England. He emigrated aboard the Lyon's Whelp (and not the Arabella as often said) which sailed from Gravesend, England on 25 April 1629, passed Land End on 13 May, and arrived at Naumkeag Harbor (Salem, Massachusetts) on 29 June 1629.... He stayed briefly in Salem and Watertown before moving on to Charlestown, Massachusetts where in 1632 he became a founder of the First Church....  In 1645, he and his wife, Grace PALMER joined John Winthrop Jr. and company in the settlement of New London, CT."...more
Thomas MINER MINOR is the 5th great grandfather of President Ulysses Simpson GRANT.

Nathaniel Woodward Senior: Puritan,
Emigrated from England in 1633 to the Massachusetts Bay Colony with wife Margaret.

My Sanders (Dutch) ancestors
 from New York

Wolphert Gerretse, one of five founders of
New Amsterdam  (New York)
for the Dutch West India Company,  1625

A bit of Dutch History

The immigrant ancestor
of the Haring/Herring family
in New York and New Jersey
was Pieter Jansen Haring
who probably emigrated
with his young son,
Jan Pietersen Haring,
from Hoorn, The Netherlands
to America in the 1630s...more

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'What Is This Thing
That Men Call Death'

What is this thing
That men call death,
This quiet passing in the night?
'Tis not the end, but genesis
Of better worlds and greater light.

O God, touch thou my aching heart,
And calm my troubled,
Haunting fears.
Let hope and faith,
 Transcendent, pure,
Give strength and peace
Beyond my tears.

There is no death,
But only change,
With recompense for vict'ry won.
The gift of him
Who loved all men,
The Son of God,
The Holy One.

- Past President Gordon B. Hinckley

Elizabeth's marriage
                                              at Jordan River Temple
My daughter Liz on her marriage day at the Jordan River Temple

 My Mother's Family:Nellie Melba

William Thomas


Margaret Alice Jones

William Allen and wife, Margaret
                                  Alice Jones

of  Summit, Iron, Utah  

Summit Home

Nellie Melba
Nellie Melba High School Graduation

John Allen of John Allen
Crowland, Lincolnshire, England

Mary Ann Barton, wife of John Allen

Mary Ann Barton
of Southport, Lancashire, England
member of
Martin Handcart Company, 1856

"After pitching our tents we lay down on the ground to get some sleep and rest.  In the night the tents all blew over.  It was all ice and snow where I was laying, and when the tents blew off IHandcart Rescue didn't wake up I was so tired.  One man came and looked at me.  He called some more men over saying, 'I wonder if she is dead?'  He patted me on the head and just then I opened my eyes.  He jumped back.  I tried to raise my head but found that my hair was frozen to the ground.  They chopped the ice all around my hair, and I got up and went over to the fire and melted the large pieces of ice that were clinging to my hair," more...

Joseph Melling Joseph Melling

of Platte Lane, Wigan,
Lancashire,  and
Ashton-in-Willows, Lancashire
Margaret Ward

and wife:  Margaret Ward


Isaac Jones  b. 24 Feb 1771
Mary Pidding
of  Mildenhall, Wiltshire, England

New Australian Cousins located: Eliza Jones and William Bentley Foulds family

John Pidding Jones

John Pidding Jones of   Greenberfield, Yorkshire, England

Blacksmith John Pidding Jones established a small iron foundry in the community of Enoch, just north of Cedar City. His foundry and furnace were in operation for about 20 years. To visit the site still which has some remaining ruins drive north of the intersection of Enoch Road and Midvalley Road about 1 mile. It is located on the right (east) side of Enoch Road just past Ravine Road (5460 North)._


Margaret Lee wife of  John Pidding Jones

b.. 11 Apr 1821
Liverpool,  Lancashire, England

They dug a shallow grave in the snow-covered ground and left her boy in the wilderness...more

Sylvester Frazier Jones

Sylvester Frazier Jones

who settled in
Enoch, Iron, Utah


Enoch, Utah

Susannah MellingMary Alice

Susannah and Mary Alice Melling,

from Millstreet, Wigan
and  Thickness' Row,
Platte Lane, Wigan,
Lancashire, England:

wives of  
Sylvester Frazier Jones

Mary Alice would
always pay her tithing on her chickens, eggs and milk,
and the other produce from her five acres. She always
attended Church and her duties to the Lord. more...


Joseph Lee and Margaret Crosby, mother and father of Margaret Lee


David Whiteside's

Carr Family 

of Lancashire, England

The Treasure of
Park Lane

Park Lane

(Nathaniel Brindle, of Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, England 

grandfather of Margaret Ward)

by Freda Chorlton

History of Park Lane Chapel in Ashton-in-Makerfield
by Rev. G. Fox
First published in 1897: Reprint Details and other resourses.

Alice Brindle Ward, daughter of
                            Nathaniel Brindle
Alice Brindle Ward b. 3 Oct. 1792, daughter of Nathaniel Brindle.

Grandson Vonn 1949
Grandson, b. 2002, on left and  his
Grandfather Vonn, 1949 on the right.

Three Leatham Brothes
The three brothers:
Alexander, William and John Leatham
served as Patriarchs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Ben's Mission  
 Benjamin Leatham

on his mission to New York.

Ben also served as a Patriarch for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Vonn Leatham, Jackie 1976

Vonn  and   Jackie about 1976

My Home,
Mountain Green

Vonn and Jackie Master's
                                  Degree 1998Vonn and Jackie 1998

My Sanders ancestors
 from New Jersey

They wanted to  
create "a city on a hill" or a "holy experiment," whose success would prove that God's plan for his churches could be successfully realized in the American wilderness...."as plantations of religion."....On the occasion of the Church's centennial in 1930, the First Presidency declared: "It was not by chance that the Puritans left their native land and sailed away to the shores of New England, and that others followed later. They were the advance guard of the army of the Lord, [foreordained] to establish the God-given system of government under which we live … and prepare the way for the restoration of the Gospel of Christ."...

The Presense in the Midst

Francis Collins, Quaker, from London, was a follower of George Fox. George FoxHe was imprisoned and  fined for his adherence to his religious principles.  He erected the first Friends' meeting house in Burlington, New Jersey....
George Fox

Thomas Stokes b. 1640  was a Quaker from Lower Stepney, London, England.  He was seized because of his adherence to Quaker doctrines and cast into Newgate Prison in 1665.  Thomas emigrated on the ship "Kent" in 1677  to avoid persecution. More....

Picture of
                                                  Somers' family homeJohn Somers, Quaker,  emigrated 1680/81.  He was a follower of George Fox and a preacher for the Society of Friends.  Hannah Hodgkins, wife of John Somers, was also a preacher for the Society of Friends.  He settled at
Somers Point, Great Egg Harbor,
Atlantic, New Jersey.


Nicholas Stillwell, Quaker, of 
Cape May, New Jersey,
Emigrated 1638

Two brave Stillwell sisters
of the American Revolution

John (Hunting) Smith of Wolverhampton, Staffs., England.  He was a Quaker, and  founder of Smithville, New Jersey

Mutural Trust


Lippencott coat-of-arms

Richard Lippencott:  born 1620, Massachusetts Bay,  New Jersey,  Pennsylvania

Mary Wright, daughter of Peter Wright, wife of Samuel Andrews, was the mother of Mordecai Andrews.  Mordecai Andrews (Quaker) was born  at  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, but then emigrated to Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.

My Sanders ancestors
 from Poland who emigrated to New Jersey
Albrecht Zaborowskij  
The curious name of the man with obscure origins appeared upon the passenger list of D'Vos (The Fox), which arrived in New Amsterdam on August 31, 1662,
 from Prussia."  more......

My Sanders ancestors
from  North Carolina

McKees and  Cunninghams:
Scotch-Irish  Presbyterians

Below:  My daughter Rachel's marriage
at the Salt Lake Temple.Temple

daughters family

Rachel's Family October 2008
girls girls
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