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=== Hyrum Stake  ===
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===  Hyrum Stake  ===
  
'''Stake boundaries''' as of about 1930 <br> See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. xx-xx.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. xx-xx.</ref><br>  
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'''Stake boundaries''' as of about 1930 <br> See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 351.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 351.</ref><br>  
  
 
*Area of the County: South end  
 
*Area of the County: South end  
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*1901 - Hyrum Stake was organized April 30, 1901, from the south part of Cache Stake.  
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*1901 - Hyrum Stake was organized April 30, 1901, from the south part of [[Cache Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Cache Stake, Utah]].  
 
*1901 - Soon after the organization of the Hyrum Stake, the stake was divided into three wards, namely, Hyrum 1st, 2nd and 3rd wards.  
 
*1901 - Soon after the organization of the Hyrum Stake, the stake was divided into three wards, namely, Hyrum 1st, 2nd and 3rd wards.  
 
*1920 - Wellsville 1st and 2nd wards were formed by the division of the Wellsville Ward in 1920.  
 
*1920 - Wellsville 1st and 2nd wards were formed by the division of the Wellsville Ward in 1920.  
 
*1920 - Mount Sterling Ward, originally part of Hyrum Stake, was absorbed by Wellsville 2nd Ward when that ward was organized in 1920, and College Ward was transferred to the Logan Stake.
 
*1920 - Mount Sterling Ward, originally part of Hyrum Stake, was absorbed by Wellsville 2nd Ward when that ward was organized in 1920, and College Ward was transferred to the Logan Stake.
  
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=== Obtain the Records  ===
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=== &nbsp;Obtain the Records  ===
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Hyrum+Stake church and other records] for Hyrum Stake, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Hyrum|corporate|disp=Hyrum 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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==== Avon Ward  ====
 
==== Avon Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. xx-xx.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. xx-xx.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 38-39.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 38-39.</ref><br>
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'''Boundaries:'''<br>  
  
'''Boundaries:'''<br>
 
 
*Avon Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints occupying the extreme south end of Cache Valley, Utah, including the old townsite of Paradise and also scattered settlers residing along the east and south forks of Paradise Creek (also called Muddy Creek or Little Bear River). The center of the ward is about three miles southeast of Paradise, seven miles southeast of Hyrum, 14 miles south of Logan and 72 miles northeast of Salt Lake City.
 
*Avon Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints occupying the extreme south end of Cache Valley, Utah, including the old townsite of Paradise and also scattered settlers residing along the east and south forks of Paradise Creek (also called Muddy Creek or Little Bear River). The center of the ward is about three miles southeast of Paradise, seven miles southeast of Hyrum, 14 miles south of Logan and 72 miles northeast of Salt Lake City.
  
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*1860 - The place was first settled in 1860 under the name of Paradise.  
 
*1860 - The place was first settled in 1860 under the name of Paradise.  
*1868 - On account of Indian troubles the settlers moved three miles down the creek and established the settlement now known as Paradise.
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*1868 - On account of Indian troubles the settlers moved three miles down the creek and established the settlement now known as Paradise.  
*1880 - A few returned later to the old site and these, with others who joined them about 1880, established a new settlement which for a time was called Mineral Point or South Paradise.
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*1880 - A few returned later to the old site and these, with others who joined them about 1880, established a new settlement which for a time was called Mineral Point or South Paradise.  
*1891 - On July 5, 1891, South Paradise was separated from the parent ward (Paradise Ward) and organized as the Avon Ward.
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*1891 - On July 5, 1891, South Paradise was separated from the parent ward (Paradise Ward) and organized as the Avon Ward.  
 
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'''Obtain the Records'''  
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'''Obtain the Records'''
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Avon+Ward church and other records] for Avon Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Avon|corporate|disp=Avon 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]].
  
==== Hyrum Wards  ====
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==== &nbsp;Hyrum Wards  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. xx-xx.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. xx-xx.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 350-351.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 350-351.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
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*Hyrum 1st Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of Hyrum, or that part lying south of 1st South St. and west of 2nd East St.
 
*Hyrum 1st Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of Hyrum, or that part lying south of 1st South St. and west of 2nd East St.
  
*Hyrum 2nd Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Hyrum, or all that part of the city lying east of 2nd East St. The meeting house is a modern brick structure, to which a recreation hall was added in 1924.  
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*Hyrum 2nd Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Hyrum, or all that part of the city lying east of 2nd East St.
  
*Hyrum 3rd Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northwest part of Hyrum, or that part lying north of 1st South St. and west of 2nd East St.  
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*Hyrum 3rd Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northwest part of Hyrum, or that part lying north of 1st South St. and west of 2nd East St.
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
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'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Hyrum+Ward church and other records] for Hyrum Wards, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Hyrum|corporate|disp=Hyrum 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]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
 
==== Mendon Ward  ====
 
==== Mendon Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. xx-xx.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. xx-xx.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 488-489.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 488-489.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br> Mendon is located on the west side of Cache Valley, six miles north of Wellsville, eight miles west of Logan, the county seat, and 87 miles by rail north of Salt Lake City, Utah.
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'''Boundaries:''' <br> Mendon is located on the west side of Cache Valley, six miles north of Wellsville, eight miles west of Logan, the county seat, and 87 miles by rail north of Salt Lake City, Utah.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1857 - Mendon is a town on a branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad and of the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad.
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*1857 - Mendon is a town on a branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad and of the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad.  
*1857 - In 1857, one year after the founding of Wellsville, Alexander B. and Robert Hill took up land and located on the present site of Mendon.
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*1859 - Permanently settled (Mendon) in 1859 when the first settlers built cabins in fort style as a protection against Indians.  
*1859 - Permanently settled (Mendon) in 1859 when the first settlers built cabins in fort style as a protection against Indians.
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*1859 - Dec. 19, 1859 a the Mendon Ward was organized.  
*1859 - Dec. 19, 1859 a the Mendon Ward was organized.
 
 
*1872 - On Dec. 22, 1872, the Utah Northern Railroad was completed to Mendon.
 
*1872 - On Dec. 22, 1872, the Utah Northern Railroad was completed to Mendon.
 
'''Obtain the Records'''
 
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Mendon+Ward church and other records] for Mendon Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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'''Obtain the Records'''
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Mendon|corporate|disp=Mendon 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]].
  
 
==== Millville Ward  ====
 
==== Millville Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. xx-xx.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. xx-xx.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 510-511.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 510-511.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br> Millville Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the little town of Millville, a station on a branch of the Oregon Short Line and the Utah-Idaho Central railroads. Millville is situated in Cache Valley at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, four miles south of Logan, four miles northeast of Hyrum, nine miles northeast of Wellsville, and 66 miles northeast of Salt Lake City.  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br> Millville Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the little town of Millville, a station on a branch of the Oregon Short Line and the Utah-Idaho Central railroads. Millville is situated in Cache Valley at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, four miles south of Logan, four miles northeast of Hyrum, nine miles northeast of Wellsville, and 66 miles northeast of Salt Lake City.  
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'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1855 - Cache Valley was known to trappers at an early day and so named because many of them “cached” their furs at different points there.
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*1855 - Cache Valley was known to trappers at an early day and so named because many of them “cached” their furs at different points there.  
*1859 - In 1859 the actual settlement of this part of Cache Valley took place.
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*1859 - In 1859 the actual settlement of this part of Cache Valley took place.  
*1860 - Branch was organized.
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*1860 - Branch was organized.  
 
*1901 - Millville belonged to Cache Stake of Zion until 1901, when it became part of the Hyrum Stake.  
 
*1901 - Millville belonged to Cache Stake of Zion until 1901, when it became part of the Hyrum Stake.  
 
*1920 - In 1920 the area of Millville Ward was diminished by the organization of a new ward, named Nibley Ward.
 
*1920 - In 1920 the area of Millville Ward was diminished by the organization of a new ward, named Nibley Ward.
  
'''Obtain the Records'''  
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'''Obtain the Records'''
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Millville+Ward church and other records] for Millville Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Millville|corporate|disp=Millville 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]].
  
 
==== Nibley Ward  ====
 
==== Nibley Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. xx-xx.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. xx-xx.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 584.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 584.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br> Nibley Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of a farming community of Latter-day Saints residing in a scattered condition west of Millville.
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'''Boundaries:''' <br> Nibley Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of a farming community of Latter-day Saints residing in a scattered condition west of Millville.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
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*1920 - Nibley Ward was organized Jan. 18, 1920, from that part of the Millville Ward lying on the east side of Blacksmith Fork River.
 
*1920 - Nibley Ward was organized Jan. 18, 1920, from that part of the Millville Ward lying on the east side of Blacksmith Fork River.
  
'''Obtain the Records'''  
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'''Obtain the Records'''
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Nibley+Ward church and other records] for Nibley Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Nibley|corporate|disp=Nibley 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]].
  
 
==== Paradise Ward  ====
 
==== Paradise Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. xx-xx.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. xx-xx.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 636.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 636.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br> Paradise Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah. Paradise is located on the east bank of the Muddy or Little Bear River in the south end of Cache Valley, five miles southeast of Hyrum, the stake headquarters, and 11 miles south of Logan, the county seat.  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br> Paradise Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah. Paradise is located on the east bank of the Muddy or Little Bear River in the south end of Cache Valley, five miles southeast of Hyrum, the stake headquarters, and 11 miles south of Logan, the county seat.  
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'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1860 - A settlement named Paradise was commenced in 1860 on the present site of Avon by a number of people who had formerly belonged to a branch of the Church in Shrewsbury, England.
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*1860 - A settlement named Paradise was commenced in 1860 on the present site of Avon by a number of people who had formerly belonged to a branch of the Church in Shrewsbury, England.  
*1861 - The new town of Paradise absorbed a site originally known as Petersburg.
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*1861 - The new town of Paradise absorbed a site originally known as Petersburg.  
 
*1867 - Location unsafe on account of Indian troubles, they moved about three miles north on to the more open flat in 1867.
 
*1867 - Location unsafe on account of Indian troubles, they moved about three miles north on to the more open flat in 1867.
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Paradise+Ward church and other records] for Paradise Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Paradise|corporate|disp=Paradise 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]].
  
==== Wellsville Wards  ====
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==== &nbsp;Wellsville Wards  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. xx-xx.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. xx-xx.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 935-936.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 935-936.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
 
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*Wellsville is situated in the southwest part of Cache County, nine miles by state highway southwest of Logan, eight miles south of Mendon, and 78 miles by nearest road north of Salt Lake City. Wellsville is in the southwest part of Cache County, nine miles by state highway.
 
*Wellsville is situated in the southwest part of Cache County, nine miles by state highway southwest of Logan, eight miles south of Mendon, and 78 miles by nearest road north of Salt Lake City. Wellsville is in the southwest part of Cache County, nine miles by state highway.
  
*Wellsville 1st Ward, Hyrum Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north part of the city of. Wellsville, Cache Co., Utah, and surrounding country district.  
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*Wellsville 1st Ward, Hyrum Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north part of the city of. Wellsville, Cache Co., Utah, and surrounding country district.
  
 
*Wellsville 2nd Ward, Hyrum Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of the town of Wellsville, Cache Co., Utah, and vicinity.
 
*Wellsville 2nd Ward, Hyrum Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of the town of Wellsville, Cache Co., Utah, and vicinity.
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*Wellsville is the first town founded in Cache Valley and was for some time the only settlement in Cache County.  
 
*Wellsville is the first town founded in Cache Valley and was for some time the only settlement in Cache County.  
 
*1875 - In 1875 a branch of the United Order was organized at Wellsville, which, among other achievements, established a boot and shoe factory.  
 
*1875 - In 1875 a branch of the United Order was organized at Wellsville, which, among other achievements, established a boot and shoe factory.  
*1901 - Wellsville belonged to Cache Stake until 1901, when it became a part of the Hyrum Stake.  
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*1901 - Wellsville belonged to [[Cache Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Cache Stake, Utah]] until 1901, when it became a part of the Hyrum Stake.  
 
*1920 - Wellsville Ward was divided July 18, 1920, into two wards, namely, Wellsville 1st Ward and Wellsville 2nd Ward.
 
*1920 - Wellsville Ward was divided July 18, 1920, into two wards, namely, Wellsville 1st Ward and Wellsville 2nd Ward.
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Wellsville+Ward church and other records] for Wellsville Wards, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Wellsville|corporate|disp=Wellsville 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]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
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Revision as of 14:35, 21 March 2013

Utah Church Records go to Cache County Church Records go to Hyrum Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches around 1930's, a timeline history, and how to obtain the records.

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

  • Online through BYU Books. (Free) In the Text search box, type the town or unit name and click Go. Select page numbers (tiny) at the right to see the page.
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 Hyrum Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 351.[1]

  • Area of the County: South end
  • Headquarters in (town): Hyrum City, Utah
  • Boundaries of stake:
    The Hyrum Stake of Zion consists (1930) of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south end of Cache County, Utah. It embraces ten organized bishop’s wards, namely, Avon, Hyrum 1st, Hyrum 2nd, Hyrum 3rd, Mendon, Millville, Nibley, Paradise, Wellsville 1st and Wellsville 2nd.


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.

  • 1901 - Hyrum Stake was organized April 30, 1901, from the south part of Cache Stake, Utah.
  • 1901 - Soon after the organization of the Hyrum Stake, the stake was divided into three wards, namely, Hyrum 1st, 2nd and 3rd wards.
  • 1920 - Wellsville 1st and 2nd wards were formed by the division of the Wellsville Ward in 1920.
  • 1920 - Mount Sterling Ward, originally part of Hyrum Stake, was absorbed by Wellsville 2nd Ward when that ward was organized in 1920, and College Ward was transferred to the Logan Stake.

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

Avon, Hyrum 1st, Hyrum 2nd, Hyrum 3rd, Mendon, Millville, Nibley, Paradise, Wellsville 1st and Wellsville 2nd.

Avon Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 38-39.[2]

Boundaries:

  • Avon Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints occupying the extreme south end of Cache Valley, Utah, including the old townsite of Paradise and also scattered settlers residing along the east and south forks of Paradise Creek (also called Muddy Creek or Little Bear River). The center of the ward is about three miles southeast of Paradise, seven miles southeast of Hyrum, 14 miles south of Logan and 72 miles northeast of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1860 - The place was first settled in 1860 under the name of Paradise.
  • 1868 - On account of Indian troubles the settlers moved three miles down the creek and established the settlement now known as Paradise.
  • 1880 - A few returned later to the old site and these, with others who joined them about 1880, established a new settlement which for a time was called Mineral Point or South Paradise.
  • 1891 - On July 5, 1891, South Paradise was separated from the parent ward (Paradise Ward) and organized as the Avon Ward.

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 Hyrum Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 350-351.[3]

Boundaries:

  • Hyrum 1st Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of Hyrum, or that part lying south of 1st South St. and west of 2nd East St.
  • Hyrum 2nd Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Hyrum, or all that part of the city lying east of 2nd East St.
  • Hyrum 3rd Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northwest part of Hyrum, or that part lying north of 1st South St. and west of 2nd East St.

History timeline

  • 1901 - Soon after the organization of Hyrum Stake, in 1901, the Hyrum Ward was divided into three wards, namely, the Hyrum 1st, Hyrum 2nd and Hyrum 3rd wards.

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Mendon Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 488-489.[4]

Boundaries:
Mendon is located on the west side of Cache Valley, six miles north of Wellsville, eight miles west of Logan, the county seat, and 87 miles by rail north of Salt Lake City, Utah.

History timeline

  • 1857 - Mendon is a town on a branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad and of the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad.
  • 1859 - Permanently settled (Mendon) in 1859 when the first settlers built cabins in fort style as a protection against Indians.
  • 1859 - Dec. 19, 1859 a the Mendon Ward was organized.
  • 1872 - On Dec. 22, 1872, the Utah Northern Railroad was completed to Mendon.

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Millville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 510-511.[5]

Boundaries:
Millville Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the little town of Millville, a station on a branch of the Oregon Short Line and the Utah-Idaho Central railroads. Millville is situated in Cache Valley at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, four miles south of Logan, four miles northeast of Hyrum, nine miles northeast of Wellsville, and 66 miles northeast of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1855 - Cache Valley was known to trappers at an early day and so named because many of them “cached” their furs at different points there.
  • 1859 - In 1859 the actual settlement of this part of Cache Valley took place.
  • 1860 - Branch was organized.
  • 1901 - Millville belonged to Cache Stake of Zion until 1901, when it became part of the Hyrum Stake.
  • 1920 - In 1920 the area of Millville Ward was diminished by the organization of a new ward, named Nibley Ward.

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Nibley Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 584.[6]

Boundaries:
Nibley Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of a farming community of Latter-day Saints residing in a scattered condition west of Millville.

History timeline

  • 1920 - Nibley Ward was organized Jan. 18, 1920, from that part of the Millville Ward lying on the east side of Blacksmith Fork River.

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Paradise Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 636.[7]

Boundaries:
Paradise Ward, Hyrum Stake, Cache Co., Utah. Paradise is located on the east bank of the Muddy or Little Bear River in the south end of Cache Valley, five miles southeast of Hyrum, the stake headquarters, and 11 miles south of Logan, the county seat.

History timeline

  • 1860 - A settlement named Paradise was commenced in 1860 on the present site of Avon by a number of people who had formerly belonged to a branch of the Church in Shrewsbury, England.
  • 1861 - The new town of Paradise absorbed a site originally known as Petersburg.
  • 1867 - Location unsafe on account of Indian troubles, they moved about three miles north on to the more open flat in 1867.

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 Wellsville Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 935-936.[8]

Boundaries:

  • Wellsville is situated in the southwest part of Cache County, nine miles by state highway southwest of Logan, eight miles south of Mendon, and 78 miles by nearest road north of Salt Lake City. Wellsville is in the southwest part of Cache County, nine miles by state highway.
  • Wellsville 1st Ward, Hyrum Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north part of the city of. Wellsville, Cache Co., Utah, and surrounding country district.
  • Wellsville 2nd Ward, Hyrum Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of the town of Wellsville, Cache Co., Utah, and vicinity.

History timeline

  • 1859 - Wellsville 1st Ward, Cache Co., Utah, is a prosperous town on a branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad and of the Utah Idaho Central Railroad.
  • 1859 - On Nov. 13, 1859, the saints at Maughan’s Fort were organized as the Wellsville Ward.
  • Wellsville is the first town founded in Cache Valley and was for some time the only settlement in Cache County.
  • 1875 - In 1875 a branch of the United Order was organized at Wellsville, which, among other achievements, established a boot and shoe factory.
  • 1901 - Wellsville belonged to Cache Stake, Utah until 1901, when it became a part of the Hyrum Stake.
  • 1920 - Wellsville Ward was divided July 18, 1920, into two wards, namely, Wellsville 1st Ward and Wellsville 2nd Ward.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 351.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 38-39.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 350-351.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 488-489.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 510-511.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 584.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 636.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 935-936.