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[[Utah Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Cache County Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Sharon Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches'''  
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[[Utah Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Utah County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Utah County Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Sharon Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches'''  
  
 
This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches as of about 1930, a timeline history, and how to obtain the records.  
 
This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches as of about 1930, a timeline history, and how to obtain the records.  
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*Area of the County: Sharon Stake embraces the Latter-day Saints residing on both sides of the Provo River and on the so-called Provo Bench, in Utah County, Utah.  
 
*Area of the County: Sharon Stake embraces the Latter-day Saints residing on both sides of the Provo River and on the so-called Provo Bench, in Utah County, Utah.  
*Headquarters in: Timpanogos Ward, the center of which is five miles northwest of Provo and 42 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.
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*Headquarters in: Timpanogos Ward, the center of which is five miles northwest of Provo and 42 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.  
 
*Boundaries of stake:<br>  
 
*Boundaries of stake:<br>  
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**North: It extends to the Timpanogos Stake. <br>
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**South: It extends to the Utah Stake or the north boundary of Provo City.<br>
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**East: It extends to the Wasatch Mountains or the Utah-Wasatch County line.<br>
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**West: It extends to Utah Lake.
  
 
<br> '''History Timeline up to about 1930'''  
 
<br> '''History Timeline up to about 1930'''  
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{{UTChurchLDSBlurb}}  
 
{{UTChurchLDSBlurb}}  
  
*1901 - Until 1901, all the saints in Cache County, Utah belonged to the [[Cache Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Cache Stake, Utah]].
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*1929 - The Utah Stake of Zion was divided and a new stake, embracing the north part of the Utah Stake, was organized into a new stake of Zion named Sharon, on September 15, to include the following wards which had formerly belonged to the Utah Stake: Edgemont, Grand View, Lake View, Pleasant View, Sharon, Timpanogos and Vineyard.  This left in the former Utah Stake the following wards: Provo 1st, Provo 2nd, Provo 3rd, Provo 4th, Provo 5th, Provo 6th, Manavu, Pioneer and Bonneville. The division of the Utah Stake was deemed consistent with the policy of the Church in favor of smaller units.
*1901- That stake was divided so that only the settlements in the central part of the county were continued as the [[Cache Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Cache Stake, Utah]].
 
*1901 - Benson Stake was organized April 30, 1901. Settlements in the north end of the county were organized as the Benson Stake, those in the south end as the [[Hyrum Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Hyrum Stake, Utah]].
 
  
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=== Obtain the Records  ===
 
=== Obtain the Records  ===
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Benson+Stake+Utah church and other records] for Benson Stake, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Sharon|corporate|disp=Sharon 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]].
  
 
=== Wards and Branches  ===
 
=== Wards and Branches  ===
  
Amalga, Clarkston, Cornish, Coveville, Lewiston 1st, Lewiston 2nd, Lewiston 3rd, Smithfield 1st, Smithfield 2nd, Smithfield 3rd and Trenton. <br>  
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Edgemont, Grand View, Lake View, Pleasant View, Sharon, Timpanogos and Vineyard. <br>  
  
==== Amalga Ward  ====
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==== Edgemont Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 18-19 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 18-19 .</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 215-216 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 215-216 .</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br> Amalga Ward was a farming district surrounding a sugar factory belonging to the Amalgamated Sugar Company, which factory stands on the right, or west bank of Bear River, about three miles west of Smithfield and nine miles southwest of Richmond.  
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'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>  
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Edgemont Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, embraces a tract of country lying north of Provo; its location near the mountains suggested the name. It extends west and north to the Provo River and east to the Wasatch Mountains, including some families living in Provo Canyon; south it extends to the Pleasant View Ward of which it originally formed a part.  
  
 
'''History timeline:'''  
 
'''History timeline:'''  
  
*1918 - On March 10, 1918, the saints at Amalga, who, prior to this, had belonged to the Smithfield 1st and 2nd wards, and Newton and Trenton wards, were organized. Amalga Ward. This name was suggested by the Amalgamated Sugar Company, whose factory activities were the main cause of the ward being organized.
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*1926 - The Edgemont Ward was organized on March 28.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Amalga+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Amalga Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Edgemont|corporate|disp=Edgemont 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]].
  
==== Clarkston Ward  ====
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==== Grand View Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 143.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 143.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 294-295.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 294-295.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br><br> Clarkston Ward is situated near the east base of the chain of mountains which separates Cache Valley from Malad Valley. Clarkston is five miles northwest of Newton, 20 miles northwest of Logan, 15 miles west of Richmond, the stake headquarters, and 90 miles north of Salt Lake City. It is also five miles west of Trenton, the nearest railroad station on the Oregon Short Line. Clarkston is the center of a farming district.
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'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>  
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Grand View Ward, Sharon Stake, embraces a tract of country in Utah County, Utah, lying north of the Provo River, or northwest of the center of Provo. It extends northward to the Timpanogos Ward, east and south to the Provo River, which forms the boundary, and west the ward extends to the Lake View Ward, or to the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad track (Orem Line).  
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'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1864 - Clarkston is one of the earliest settlements in Cache Valley, dating back to 1864, when a townsite called Clarkston was surveyed and dedicated.  
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*1912 - Grand View became an independent branch. Previously, it had been a branch of the said ward named Grand View.  
*1864 - The saints were first organized into a branch.
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*1921 - Grand View Ward was organized by taking parts of the Provo 3rd Ward and strips of the Timpanogos and Lake View wards.
*1867 - Fall of 1876 the branch (which started in 1864) then became a ward.
 
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Clarkston+Ward+(Utah) church and other records] for Clarkston Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Grand View|corporate|disp=Grand View 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]].
  
==== Cornish Ward  ====
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==== Lake View Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 159.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 159.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 411-412.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 411-412.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>Cornish Ward consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying immediately south of the boundary line between Utah and Idaho. The center of the ward is a small village on the Oregon Short Line Railroad and is located, 12 miles by wagon road northwest of Richmond, the stake headquarters, and 21 miles by wagon road northwest of Logan.  
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'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>  
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Lake View Ward, Sharon Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying west of Provo, Utah Co., Utah, including a strip of country extending north and south about four miles, and east and west about two miles. Northward the ward extends to the Vineyard Ward, east to the Timpanogos and Grand View wards, south to the Provo River, and west to the Utah Lake. The name Lake View was undoubtedly suggested by the fact that a most excellent view is had from the higher lands in the ward over the Utah Lake and a large portion of the beautiful Utah Valley.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1907 - The Cornish Ward was organized July 28, 1907, from the north part of Trenton Ward.
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*1855 - Area settled at the mouth of the Provo River.
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*1855-1856 - Fish caught at the mouth of the Provo River fed hundreds of people whose crops had been destroyed by grasshoppers.
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*1877 - When the Utah Stake of Zion was reorganized in June, the Provo 5th Ward was organized. Its name was later changed to Lake View Ward.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Cornish+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Cornish Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Lake View|corporate|disp=Lake View 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]].<br>
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*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
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==== Pleasant View Ward  ====
  
==== Coveville Ward  ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 665-666.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 665-666.</ref><br>
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 162-63.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 162-63.</ref><br>
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'''Boundaries:''' <br><br> Pleasant View Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a district of country lying northeast of Provo, in which nearly all the people live in a scattered condition on their respective farms. The ward extends west and north to the Provo River, east to the mountains, representing a strip of country about 1 1/2 miles wide.
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br><br> Coveville Ward district lies between Richmond, Utah, and Franklin, Idaho, its northern boundary being the line between Utah and Idaho. Eastward the ward extends to the mountains, south to Richmond, and west to Cub River. The center of the ward, where the meeting house stands, is about three miles northeast of Richmond, four miles south of Franklin, three miles south of the state line and 16 miles north of Logan.
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'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1871 - Area settled by Robert Gregory and family.  
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*1850 - That part of Utah Valley now included in the Pleasant View Ward was first settled when the early settlers of Provo took up farms as far up the river as the mouth of Provo Canyon.  
*1877 - Organized as a branch.  
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*1852 - Organization of a bishop's ward, originally known as the Provo 5th Ward.
*1882 - Organized as a ward on November 28, 1882.
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*1853 - Provo 5th Ward was disorganized due to Indian troubles.  
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*1891 - The Pleasant View Ward was organized on January 18.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Coveville+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Coveville Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Pleasant View|corporate|disp=Pleasant View 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]].
  
==== Lewiston Wards ====
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==== Sharon Ward ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 429-431.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 429-431.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 790.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 790.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
  
*Lewiston 1st Ward, Benson Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northeast part of Lewiston Precinct. The Ward extends northward to the boundary line between Utah and Idaho, east and south to Cub River, and west to Lewiston 2nd and 3rd Wards.
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Sharon Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on that part of the Provo Bench which extends north to the Windsor Ward in the Timpanogos Stake, east to the Provo River (which separates it from Edgemont Ward), south to the Timpanogos Ward, and west to Vineyard Ward.  
 
 
*Lewiston 2nd Ward, Benson Stake, Cache Co., Utah. All the saints in the Lewiston Precinct belonged to the Lewiston Ward until 1907, when the Lewiston Ward was divided into the Lewiston 1st and the Lewiston 2nd Wards.
 
 
 
*Lewiston 3rd Ward, Benson Stake, Cache co., Utah was organized April 17, 1909, from parts of the Lewiston 1st Ward.
 
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1873 - Organized the Lewiston Branch.
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*1911 -Sharon Ward was organized on November 19, when that part of the Provo Bench, now included in the Sharon Ward, formerly belonged to the Timpanogos Ward, but as the population on the Provo Bench increased, it was deemed advisable to divide the Timpanogos Ward and create a new ward of the north part of the same.
*1887 - Lewiston was organized as a Ward.
 
*1907 - Lewiston was divided into two Wards: the Lewiston 1st Ward and the Lewiston 2nd Ward.
 
*1909 - 1909 Lewiston 3rd Ward was created by the division of Lewiston 1st Ward.
 
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Lewiston+Ward+Utah church and other records] for the Lewiston Wards, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Sharon|corporate|disp=Sharon 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]].
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==== Timpanogos Ward  ====
  
==== Smithfield Wards  ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 877.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 877.</ref><br>  
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 799-800.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 799-800.</ref><br>  
 
  
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br>  
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br>  
  
*Smithfield 1st Ward, Benson Stake, consists of that part of the city of Smithfield in Cache County, Utah, lying north of Summit Creek, extending to the mountains on the east, to the Smithfield 3rd Ward on the south, and to the Smithfield 2nd Ward on the west.
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Timpanogos Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on the Provo Bench, and extends north to the Sharon Ward, east to the Provo River, south about 1 1/2 miles to Grand View Ward, and west to Lake View and Vineyard wards.  
  
*Smithfield 2nd Ward, Benson Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of the city of Smithfield, or that part of said city lying south of Summit Creek and west of Main St. Southward the ward extends to Hyde Park and westward to Bear River.
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*Smithfield 3rd Ward, Benson Stake, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the southeast part of the city of Smithfield, Cache Co., Utah. It is separated on the north from the Smithfield 1st Ward by Summit Creek. Eastward it extends to the mountains and Southward to the Hyde Park Ward. The main street of Smithfield separates it from the Smithfield 2nd Ward on the west.
 
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1926 - The Smithfield 3rd Ward came into existence Feb. 21, 1926, when the Smithfield 2nd Ward was divided, and that part of the city of Smithfield lying south of Summit Creek and east of Main St. and 1st West St., and extending to the boundary of Smithfield Precinct on the south and the mountains on the east was organized as the Smithfield 3rd Ward.  
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*1883 - Provo Bench Branch was organized on September 16, under the direction of the Provo 3rd Ward.  
*1927 - First meeting held in new chapel, July 18, 1927.
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*1885 - Provo Bench Branch was organized into a ward on November 8.The name of the ward was Timpanogos Ward.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Smithfield+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Smithfield Wards, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Timpanogos|corporate|disp=Timpanogos 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]].
  
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==== Vineyard Ward  ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 915.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 915.</ref><br>  
  
==== Trenton Ward  ====
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'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 885.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 885.</ref><br>
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Vineyard Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, includes a farming district bounded on the north by the Windsor Ward of the Timpanogos Stake, east by the Sharon and Timpanogos wards, south by the Lake View Ward, and west by the Utah Lake.  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br><br> Trenton Ward, Benson Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district in Cache Valley, Utah. Northward the ward extends to the Cornish Ward, east to Bear River, south to the Newton Ward, and west to the Clarkston Ward.
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'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1871 - A Branch of the Church was organized by 1871.  
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*1899 - Vineyard Ward was organized on December 24. It was an outgrowth of the Lake View Ward.
*1901 - Trenton Ward belonged to the [[Cache Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Cache Stake, Utah]] until 1901, since which it has constituted a part of the Benson Stake.
 
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Trenton+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Trenton Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Vineyard|corporate|disp=Vineyard 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]].
  
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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.789.

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Sharon Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 789.[1]

  • Area of the County: Sharon Stake embraces the Latter-day Saints residing on both sides of the Provo River and on the so-called Provo Bench, in Utah County, Utah.
  • Headquarters in: Timpanogos Ward, the center of which is five miles northwest of Provo and 42 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.
  • Boundaries of stake:
    • North: It extends to the Timpanogos Stake.
    • South: It extends to the Utah Stake or the north boundary of Provo City.
    • East: It extends to the Wasatch Mountains or the Utah-Wasatch County line.
    • West: It extends to Utah Lake.


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.

  • 1929 - The Utah Stake of Zion was divided and a new stake, embracing the north part of the Utah Stake, was organized into a new stake of Zion named Sharon, on September 15, to include the following wards which had formerly belonged to the Utah Stake: Edgemont, Grand View, Lake View, Pleasant View, Sharon, Timpanogos and Vineyard. This left in the former Utah Stake the following wards: Provo 1st, Provo 2nd, Provo 3rd, Provo 4th, Provo 5th, Provo 6th, Manavu, Pioneer and Bonneville. The division of the Utah Stake was deemed consistent with the policy of the Church in favor of smaller units.


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

Edgemont, Grand View, Lake View, Pleasant View, Sharon, Timpanogos and Vineyard.

Edgemont Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 215-216 .[2]

Boundaries:

Edgemont Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, embraces a tract of country lying north of Provo; its location near the mountains suggested the name. It extends west and north to the Provo River and east to the Wasatch Mountains, including some families living in Provo Canyon; south it extends to the Pleasant View Ward of which it originally formed a part.

History timeline:

  • 1926 - The Edgemont Ward was organized on March 28.

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Grand View Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 294-295.[3]

Boundaries:

Grand View Ward, Sharon Stake, embraces a tract of country in Utah County, Utah, lying north of the Provo River, or northwest of the center of Provo. It extends northward to the Timpanogos Ward, east and south to the Provo River, which forms the boundary, and west the ward extends to the Lake View Ward, or to the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad track (Orem Line).


History timeline

  • 1912 - Grand View became an independent branch. Previously, it had been a branch of the said ward named Grand View.
  • 1921 - Grand View Ward was organized by taking parts of the Provo 3rd Ward and strips of the Timpanogos and Lake View wards.

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Lake View Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 411-412.[4]

Boundaries:

Lake View Ward, Sharon Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying west of Provo, Utah Co., Utah, including a strip of country extending north and south about four miles, and east and west about two miles. Northward the ward extends to the Vineyard Ward, east to the Timpanogos and Grand View wards, south to the Provo River, and west to the Utah Lake. The name Lake View was undoubtedly suggested by the fact that a most excellent view is had from the higher lands in the ward over the Utah Lake and a large portion of the beautiful Utah Valley.

History timeline

  • 1855 - Area settled at the mouth of the Provo River.
  • 1855-1856 - Fish caught at the mouth of the Provo River fed hundreds of people whose crops had been destroyed by grasshoppers.
  • 1877 - When the Utah Stake of Zion was reorganized in June, the Provo 5th Ward was organized. Its name was later changed to Lake View Ward.

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Pleasant View Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 665-666.[5]

Boundaries:

Pleasant View Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a district of country lying northeast of Provo, in which nearly all the people live in a scattered condition on their respective farms. The ward extends west and north to the Provo River, east to the mountains, representing a strip of country about 1 1/2 miles wide.


History timeline

  • 1850 - That part of Utah Valley now included in the Pleasant View Ward was first settled when the early settlers of Provo took up farms as far up the river as the mouth of Provo Canyon.
  • 1852 - Organization of a bishop's ward, originally known as the Provo 5th Ward.
  • 1853 - Provo 5th Ward was disorganized due to Indian troubles.
  • 1891 - The Pleasant View Ward was organized on January 18.

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Sharon Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 790.[6]

Boundaries:

Sharon Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on that part of the Provo Bench which extends north to the Windsor Ward in the Timpanogos Stake, east to the Provo River (which separates it from Edgemont Ward), south to the Timpanogos Ward, and west to Vineyard Ward.

History timeline

  • 1911 -Sharon Ward was organized on November 19, when that part of the Provo Bench, now included in the Sharon Ward, formerly belonged to the Timpanogos Ward, but as the population on the Provo Bench increased, it was deemed advisable to divide the Timpanogos Ward and create a new ward of the north part of the same.

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Timpanogos Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 877.[7]

Boundaries:

Timpanogos Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on the Provo Bench, and extends north to the Sharon Ward, east to the Provo River, south about 1 1/2 miles to Grand View Ward, and west to Lake View and Vineyard wards.


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  • 1883 - Provo Bench Branch was organized on September 16, under the direction of the Provo 3rd Ward.
  • 1885 - Provo Bench Branch was organized into a ward on November 8.The name of the ward was Timpanogos Ward.

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Vineyard Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 915.[8]

Boundaries:

Vineyard Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, includes a farming district bounded on the north by the Windsor Ward of the Timpanogos Stake, east by the Sharon and Timpanogos wards, south by the Lake View Ward, and west by the Utah Lake.


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  • 1899 - Vineyard Ward was organized on December 24. It was an outgrowth of the Lake View Ward.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 789.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 215-216 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 294-295.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 411-412.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 665-666.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 790.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 877.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 915.