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Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Ashley Valley, Uintah Co., Utah, and vicinity. The stake extends to Daggett County, Utah, on the north, to the Utah-Colorado boundary line on the east, to Green River on the south, and to the Roosevelt Stake on the West.  
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Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Ashley Valley, Uintah Co., Utah, and vicinity. The stake extends to Daggett County, Utah, on the north, to the Utah-Colorado boundary line on the east, to Green River on the south, and to the [[Roosevelt Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Roosevelt Stake, Utah]] on the West.  
  
 
<br> '''History Timeline up to about 1930'''  
 
<br> '''History Timeline up to about 1930'''  
  
*1886 - The stake was a part of Wasatch County, Utah, until 1880, and the Latter-day Saints who located in Ashley Valley originally belonged to Wasatch Stake. The jurisdiction of Wasatch Stake was continued until July 11, when the east part of the Wasatch Stake was partially organized as the Uintah Stake.  
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*1886 - The stake was a part of Wasatch County, Utah, until 1880, and the Latter-day Saints who located in Ashley Valley originally belonged to Wasatch Stake. The jurisdiction of [[Wasatch Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches|Wasatch Stake, Utah]] was continued until July 11, when the east part of the Wasatch Stake was partially organized as the Uintah Stake.  
 
*1887 - At a special meeting held May 9, the Uintah Stake was more fully organized.
 
*1887 - At a special meeting held May 9, the Uintah Stake was more fully organized.
  
 
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=== Obtain the Records  ===
 
=== Obtain the Records  ===
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Uintah+Stake church and other records] for Uintah Stake, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Uintah|corporate|disp=Uintah Stake}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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*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  ===
  
Ashley, Davis, Jensen (formerly Jensen), La Point, Maeser (formerly Mill), Naples (formerly Merrill),Tridell, Vernal 1st(formerly Ashley Center, Vernal 2nd.  
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Ashley, Davis, Jensen (formerly Jensen), Lapoint, Maeser (formerly Mill), Naples (formerly Merrill),Tridell, Vernal 1st(formerly Ashley Center, Vernal 2nd.  
  
 
==== Ashley Ward  ====
 
==== Ashley Ward  ====
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'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
  
Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a tract of country comprising a farming district lying northeast of Vernal. The center of the ward is about three miles northeast of Vernal and the ward extends north to Daggett County, Utah, east to the Utah-Colorado boundary line, south to the Vernal 1st Ward and west to the Maeser Ward. It includes the site of the old town of Ashley, once the county seat, but as Vernal progressed the prosperity of Ashley diminished.
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Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a tract of country comprising a farming district lying northeast of Vernal. The center of the ward is about three miles northeast of Vernal and the ward extends north to Daggett County, Utah, east to the Utah-Colorado boundary line, south to the Vernal 1st Ward and west to the Maeser Ward. It includes the site of the old town of Ashley, once the county seat, but as Vernal progressed the prosperity of Ashley diminished.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1915 - On Jan. 24, the Ashley and Union districts were severed from the Vernal 1st Ward and organized as the Ashley Ward  
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*1915 - On Jan. 24, the Ashley and Union districts were severed from the Vernal 1st Ward and organized as the Ashley Ward
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}Ashley+Ward church and other records] for Ashley Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Ashley|corporate|disp=Ashley Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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*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]].
  
 
==== Davis Ward  ====
 
==== Davis Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 305-306.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 305-306.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 175.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 175.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
  
Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in Grouse Creek Valley situated in the extreme northwest corner of Box Elder County, about 150 miles northwest of Ogden. This valley is about 25 miles long from north to south and from two to ten miles wide.  
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Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southeast part of Ashley Valley. North the ward extends to the Naples Ward, east to the Jensen Ward, south to Green River and west to the mountains.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1876 - Grouse Creek as a settlement dates back to 1876 and belonged originally to the Box Elder Stake. In 1895 it became part of the Cassia Stake, was transferred to the Raft River Stake in 1916, and became a part of the North Weber Stake in January, 1928.  
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*1900 - Davis Ward is an outgrowth of Naples Ward. For some time the locality was known as the Pleasant View District, where a Sunday school was organized.  
*1877 - The saints in Grouse Creek Valley were organized as a ward.
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*1912 - On Dec. 17, the Davis Ward was organized.
  
 
<br> '''Obtain the Records'''  
 
<br> '''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Grouse+Creek+Ward church and other records] for Grouse Creek Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Davis|corporate|disp=Davis Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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*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]].
  
 
==== Jensen Ward  ====
 
==== Jensen Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 318-319.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 318-319.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 374-375.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 374-375.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
  
Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying north of Ogden,  
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Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing at and near the junction of Ashley Creek with Green River. It includes settlers living along Green River for about 4 1/2 miles; also families at the mouth of Brush Creek. The center of the ward (where the L. D. S. meeting house stands) is an elevation known as Burns’ Bench, about 2 1/2 miles northeast of the junction of Ashley Creek and Green River and about 15 miles southeast of Vernal.
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1858 - In 1863 the little settlement was organized as a branch of the Church.  
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*1885 - Aug. 23, Riverdale was organized as the Riverdale Branch.
*1877 - In May, Harrisville was organized into a regular bishop’s ward.
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*1887 - On May 9, the branch was organized as the Riverdale Ward.  
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*1894 - On Aug. 7, the Riverdale Ward was divided and the lower part of the same organized as the Jensen Ward and the north part of the Riverdale Ward was organized as the Merrill Ward..
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Harrisville+Ward church and other records] for Harrisville Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Jensen|corporate|disp=Jensen Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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*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]].
  
==== La Point Ward  ====
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==== Lapoint Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 477-478.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 477-478.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 414.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 414.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
  
Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Weber County which is bounded on the north by the Ogden 15th Ward and Slaterville Ward (Mill Creek being the boundary line part of the way), east by the Ogden 10th Ward (the Oregon Short Line tracks being the boundary line), and south to the Ogden River. West the ward extends to the Factory Bridge on the Weber River.  
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Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming settlement scattered along Deep Creek, a tributary of the Uintah River. The meeting house, a brick structure erected in 1930, is about 18 miles southwest of Vernal.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1856 - The saints in the Marriott district were organized as a branch of the Church.
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*1905 - Lapoint, thus named from the southernmost point of a spur of the Uintah Range, was founded as one of the settlements on the Uintah Indian Reservation when that section of country was opened for settlers.  
*1863 - The Marriott District of the Weber Stake was organized.  
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*1916 - On Sept. 10, the Lapoint Ward was organized from a part of the Liberty Ward.
*1877 - On May 28, the Marriott District was organized as a bishop’s ward.
 
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Marriott+Ward church and other records] for Marriott Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Lapoint Ward|corporate|disp=Lapoint Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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*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]].
  
 
==== Maeser Ward  ====
 
==== Maeser Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 608.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 608.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 459.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 459.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
  
consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Ogden city which is bounded on the north by the Ogden River, on the east by Washington Avenue, on the south by 24th St., and west by the Weber River.  
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Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Ashley Valley lying west of Vernal.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1856 - Ogden 3rd Ward dates back to 1856, when Ogden was divided into the Ogden 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th wards.  
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*1880 - An Elder was appointed to preside over the saints in the upper end of Ashley Valley, which included the Mill District, and part of the later Glines Ward.  
*1908 - Ogden 3rd Ward belonged to Weber Stake of Zion until 1908, when it became part of North Weber Stake.
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*1883 - The Mill Ward was organized.
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*1910 - Some time previous to this the name of the Mill Ward had been changed to Maeser.
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Ogden+3rd+Ward church and other records] for Ogden 3rd Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Maeser Ward|corporate|disp=Maeser Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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*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]].
  
 
==== Naples Ward  ====
 
==== Naples Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 610.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 610.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 560.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 560.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:'''  
 
'''Boundaries:'''  
  
Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Ogden city which is bounded on the north by 7th St. (which separates it from the 15th Ward), east by Washington Avenue, south by the Ogden River, and west by the Oregon Short Line Railroad track (or the Marriott Ward).  
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Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Ashley Valley.The Ward Meeting house, completed in 1904, is located about four miles southeast of the Center of Vernal.  
  
'''History timeline'''  
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<br> '''History timeline'''  
  
*1910 - Ogden 10th Ward was organized Feb. 13, from parts of the Ogden 3rd and Lynne wards.
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*1884 - Saints in the south part of Ashley Valley and the district became known as Merrill.
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*1887 - The Merrill Ward was organized.  
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*1909 - Previous to this date the name Merrill Ward was changed to the Naples Ward.
  
 
<br> '''Obtain the Records'''  
 
<br> '''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Ogden+10th+Ward church and other records] for Ogden 10th Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Naples Ward|corporate|disp=Naples Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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*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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==== Tridell Ward  ====
 
==== Tridell Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 611.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 611.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 886.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 886.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
  
Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Ogden city which is bounded on the north by Harrisville and North Ogden, east by Washington Avenue, south by 7th St. (which separates it from the Ogden 10th Ward), and west by Slaterville Ward.  
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Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying adjacent to the White Rocks River, a tributary of the Uintah River. The meeting house, is located about six miles northwest of Lapoint, 25 miles west of Vernal, the stake headquarters, and six miles south of the White Rock Indian Agency.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1924 - Became Ogden 15th Ward Jan. 1, when the name was changed from Lynne to that of Ogden 15th Ward, the boundaries were the same as before.
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*1905 - A district known as the Liberty District, and later as the Liberty Ward, came into existence in 1905, when the Uintah Indian Reservation was thrown open for settlement by white people.
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*1912 - In 1912, that part of the Liberty Ward, which later included the Moffatt and Randlett wards, was transferred to the Glines Ward.
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*1918 - In 1918 a post office was established in the Liberty District, called Tridell, and the name of the Liberty Ward was changed soon afterwards to Tridell.
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Ogden+15th+Ward church and other records] for Ogden 15th Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints. Tridell Ward|corporate|disp=Tridell Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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*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]].
  
==== Vernal 1st Ward ====
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==== Vernal Wards ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 611-612.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 611-612.</ref><br>  
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 912.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 912.</ref><br>  
  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>  
  
Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a tract of country lying immediately west of Weber River. The ward extends to the Weber River on the north and east, to 33rd St. of Ogden city on the south, and to the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad tracks on the west. It contains an area of about a mile and a half square.
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:*Vernal 1st Ward
 
 
<br> '''History timeline'''
 
 
 
*1915 - Ogden 16th Ward is an outgrowth of Wilson Ward. It was organized as a separate ward Jan. 10, and called the West Ogden Ward.
 
*1926 - The name of the West Ogden Ward was changed to the Ogden 16th Ward Oct. 10.
 
  
'''Obtain the Records'''
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Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north part of the city of Vernal, or all that part lying north of Uintah Avenue and vicinity.
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Ogden+16th+Ward church and other records] for Ogden 16th Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
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:*Vernal 2nd Ward
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
  
==== Vernal 2nd Ward  ====
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Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of the city of Vernal, or all that part lying south of Uintah Avenue, and vicinity.
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 659-660.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 659-660.</ref><br>
 
 
 
'''Boundaries:''' <br>
 
 
 
Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Plain City, which, as its name implies, is situated on a plain lying about ten miles northwest of Ogden. The town is situated 1 1/4 miles north of the Weber River, four miles southwest of the Utah Hot Springs, and about four miles from the nearest point of the Great Salt Lake
 
  
 
<br> '''History timeline'''  
 
<br> '''History timeline'''  
  
*1859 - Plain City was settled by Latter-day Saints in 1859, and in May of that year, a branch of the Church was organized.  
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*1909 - The Vernal 1st and 2nd Wards were organized Oct. 29, 1909.  
*1877 - The branch was organized as a ward.
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*1915 - On Jan. 24, the area of Vernal 1st Ward was diminished by the organization of the northern part of the Vernal 1st Ward as the Ashley Ward, Ashley Creek being made the south boundary of the new ward.
  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Plain+City+Ward church and other records] for Plain City Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHL|Saints.Vernal Ward|corporate|disp=Vernal Ward}} church and other records at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*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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=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
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Revision as of 21:38, 22 March 2013

Utah Church Records go to Uintah County Church Records go to Uintah 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). p. 895.

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Uintah Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 895.[1]


  • Headquarters in (town): Vernal, Utah
  • Boundaries of stake:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Ashley Valley, Uintah Co., Utah, and vicinity. The stake extends to Daggett County, Utah, on the north, to the Utah-Colorado boundary line on the east, to Green River on the south, and to the Roosevelt Stake, Utah on the West.


History Timeline up to about 1930

  • 1886 - The stake was a part of Wasatch County, Utah, until 1880, and the Latter-day Saints who located in Ashley Valley originally belonged to Wasatch Stake. The jurisdiction of Wasatch Stake, Utah was continued until July 11, when the east part of the Wasatch Stake was partially organized as the Uintah Stake.
  • 1887 - At a special meeting held May 9, the Uintah Stake was more fully organized.

This timeline (arranged by year) includes events that affected records, record-keeping, and movements of Mormons in this area.


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

Ashley, Davis, Jensen (formerly Jensen), Lapoint, Maeser (formerly Mill), Naples (formerly Merrill),Tridell, Vernal 1st(formerly Ashley Center, Vernal 2nd.

Ashley Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 32-33.[2]

Boundaries:

Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a tract of country comprising a farming district lying northeast of Vernal. The center of the ward is about three miles northeast of Vernal and the ward extends north to Daggett County, Utah, east to the Utah-Colorado boundary line, south to the Vernal 1st Ward and west to the Maeser Ward. It includes the site of the old town of Ashley, once the county seat, but as Vernal progressed the prosperity of Ashley diminished.

History timeline

  • 1915 - On Jan. 24, the Ashley and Union districts were severed from the Vernal 1st Ward and organized as the Ashley Ward

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Davis Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 175.[3]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southeast part of Ashley Valley. North the ward extends to the Naples Ward, east to the Jensen Ward, south to Green River and west to the mountains.

History timeline

  • 1900 - Davis Ward is an outgrowth of Naples Ward. For some time the locality was known as the Pleasant View District, where a Sunday school was organized.
  • 1912 - On Dec. 17, the Davis Ward was organized.


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Jensen Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 374-375.[4]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing at and near the junction of Ashley Creek with Green River. It includes settlers living along Green River for about 4 1/2 miles; also families at the mouth of Brush Creek. The center of the ward (where the L. D. S. meeting house stands) is an elevation known as Burns’ Bench, about 2 1/2 miles northeast of the junction of Ashley Creek and Green River and about 15 miles southeast of Vernal.

History timeline

  • 1885 - Aug. 23, Riverdale was organized as the Riverdale Branch.
  • 1887 - On May 9, the branch was organized as the Riverdale Ward.
  • 1894 - On Aug. 7, the Riverdale Ward was divided and the lower part of the same organized as the Jensen Ward and the north part of the Riverdale Ward was organized as the Merrill Ward..

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Lapoint Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 414.[5]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming settlement scattered along Deep Creek, a tributary of the Uintah River. The meeting house, a brick structure erected in 1930, is about 18 miles southwest of Vernal.

History timeline

  • 1905 - Lapoint, thus named from the southernmost point of a spur of the Uintah Range, was founded as one of the settlements on the Uintah Indian Reservation when that section of country was opened for settlers.
  • 1916 - On Sept. 10, the Lapoint Ward was organized from a part of the Liberty Ward.

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Maeser Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 459.[6]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Ashley Valley lying west of Vernal.

History timeline

  • 1880 - An Elder was appointed to preside over the saints in the upper end of Ashley Valley, which included the Mill District, and part of the later Glines Ward.
  • 1883 - The Mill Ward was organized.
  • 1910 - Some time previous to this the name of the Mill Ward had been changed to Maeser.

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Naples Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 560.[7]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Ashley Valley.The Ward Meeting house, completed in 1904, is located about four miles southeast of the Center of Vernal.


History timeline

  • 1884 - Saints in the south part of Ashley Valley and the district became known as Merrill.
  • 1887 - The Merrill Ward was organized.
  • 1909 - Previous to this date the name Merrill Ward was changed to the Naples Ward.


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Tridell Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 886.[8]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying adjacent to the White Rocks River, a tributary of the Uintah River. The meeting house, is located about six miles northwest of Lapoint, 25 miles west of Vernal, the stake headquarters, and six miles south of the White Rock Indian Agency.

History timeline

  • 1905 - A district known as the Liberty District, and later as the Liberty Ward, came into existence in 1905, when the Uintah Indian Reservation was thrown open for settlement by white people.
  • 1912 - In 1912, that part of the Liberty Ward, which later included the Moffatt and Randlett wards, was transferred to the Glines Ward.
  • 1918 - In 1918 a post office was established in the Liberty District, called Tridell, and the name of the Liberty Ward was changed soon afterwards to Tridell.

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Vernal Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 912.[9]

Boundaries:

  • Vernal 1st Ward

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north part of the city of Vernal, or all that part lying north of Uintah Avenue and vicinity.

  • Vernal 2nd Ward

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of the city of Vernal, or all that part lying south of Uintah Avenue, and vicinity.


History timeline

  • 1909 - The Vernal 1st and 2nd Wards were organized Oct. 29, 1909.
  • 1915 - On Jan. 24, the area of Vernal 1st Ward was diminished by the organization of the northern part of the Vernal 1st Ward as the Ashley Ward, Ashley Creek being made the south boundary of the new ward.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 895.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 32-33.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 175.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 374-375.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 414.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 459.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 560.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 886.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 912.