Uintah Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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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 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 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), La Point, 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. 305-306.[3]

Boundaries:

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.

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.
  • 1877 - The saints in Grouse Creek Valley were organized as a ward.


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Jensen Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 318-319.[4]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying north of Ogden,

History timeline

  • 1858 - In 1863 the little settlement was organized as a branch of the Church.
  • 1877 - In May, Harrisville was organized into a regular bishop’s ward.

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La Point Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 477-478.[5]

Boundaries:

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.

History timeline

  • 1856 - The saints in the Marriott district were organized as a branch of the Church.
  • 1863 - The Marriott District of the Weber Stake was organized.
  • 1877 - On May 28, the Marriott District was organized as a bishop’s ward.

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Maeser Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 608.[6]

Boundaries:

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.

History timeline

  • 1856 - Ogden 3rd Ward dates back to 1856, when Ogden was divided into the Ogden 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th wards.
  • 1908 - Ogden 3rd Ward belonged to Weber Stake of Zion until 1908, when it became part of North Weber Stake.

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Naples Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 610.[7]

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).

History timeline

  • 1910 - Ogden 10th Ward was organized Feb. 13, from parts of the Ogden 3rd and Lynne wards.


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Tridell Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 611.[8]

Boundaries:

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.

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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Vernal 1st Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 611-612.[9]

Boundaries:

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.


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.

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Vernal 2nd Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 659-660.[10]

Boundaries:

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


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.
  • 1877 - The branch was organized as a 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. 305-306.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 318-319.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 477-478.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 608.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 610.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 611.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 611-612.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 659-660.