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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 504, see Ancestry Institution.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 504, see Ancestry Institution.</ref><br>  
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 504, see Ancestry Institution.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 504, see Ancestry Institution.</ref><br>  
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br><br> Located in the south part of the city of Fillmore. .<br><br>  
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'''Boundaries:''' <br><br> Located in the south part of the city of Fillmore. .<br><br>
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1893 - A branch of the Church was organized at Abraham, April 30, 1893, as a part of the Hinckley Ward.
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*1920 - The Fillmore Ward was divided into two wards Nov. 14, 1920, the Fillmore 1st and the Fillmore 2nd Ward.
*1907 - The ward organization was discontinued May 12,1907.  
 
*1909 - On Feb. 2, 1909, the saints at Abraham were organized as a branch of the Hinckley Ward.
 
*1912 - On Dec. 19, 1912, the Abraham Branch was organized as a Bishop’s Ward.
 
 
 
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
 
'''Obtain the Records'''  
  

Revision as of 21:38, 23 January 2013

Utah Church Records go to Millard County Church Records go to Millard 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.
  • Also available through Ancestry.com ($).

Millard Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 504, see Ancestry Institution..[1]

  • Area of the County: Located in the southeast part of Millard County.
  • Headquarters in: Headquarters at Fillmore.
  • Boundaries of stake: The western part of the stake includes a great area of desert country interspersed with mountain ranges. The inhabited part of the stake consists of settlements located in the great Pauvant Valley and in Round Valley.


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.

  • 1912 - All the settlements of the saints in Millard County belonged to the Millard Stake of Zion until Aug. 11, 1912, when the northern part was organized as the Deseret Stake.
  • 1851 - Pauvant Valley, on account of its central position in the then more extensive area of the territory, was decided upon as the most suitable location and by an act approved Oct. 4, 1851, the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah organized Pauvant Valley, at that time a part of Iron County, as a separate county, named Millard. The act provided that the seat of government for the territory should be in a city within the limits of said county and that it should be called Fillmore.
  • 1877 - On July 22, 1877, the saints in Pauvant Valley were organized as the Millard Stake of Zion.
  • 1877 - On July 22, 1877, At that time Millard County had eight settlements, five of which (Fillmore North, Fillmore South, Scipio, Kanosh and Deseret) had already been organized as bishop’s wards, and Meadow Creek, Holden and Oak Creek, which were given ward organizations at the time the stake was organized.

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

Fillmore 1st, Fillmore 2nd, Flowell, Holden, Kanosh, McCornick, Meadow and Scipio.

Fillmore Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 504, see Ancestry Institution.[2]

Boundaries:

Located in the south part of the city of Fillmore. .

History timeline

  • 1920 - The Fillmore Ward was divided into two wards Nov. 14, 1920, the Fillmore 1st and the Fillmore 2nd Ward.

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Delta Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 505.[3]

Boundaries:

  • Delta 1st Ward, Deseret Stake, Millard CO., Utah, is located in the south part of the town of Delta, or that part of said town lying south of Clark St.
  • Delta 2nd Ward, Deseret Stake, Millard CO., Utah, consists of that part of Delta lying north of Clark St.
  • Delta 3nd Ward, Deseret Stake, Millard CO., Utah, consists of the district immediately southeast of the town of Delta.


History timeline

  • 1924 - March 22, 1924, the Delta Ward was divided into two wards, namely, the Delta 1st and 2nd wards.
  • 1918 - Delta 3rd Ward was first organized into a branch of the Church known as South Delta Branch March 24, 1918.

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Deseret Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.505.[4]

Boundaries:

Located in a part of the Pauvant Valley on the Sevier River about 30 miles northeast of the Sevier Lake.

History timeline

  • 1858 - A company of saints was organized for the purpose of settling on the Sevier River.
  • 1868-1874 - Deseret was entirely vacated.
  • 1877 - The saints who were resettling Deseret were organized into a branch of the Church. This branch was organized as a ward July 22, 1877.


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Hinckley Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[5]

Boundaries:
Located in a level, open country, lying northwest of Deseret, it being a part of the Pauvant Valley. The center of the ward is about three miles northwest of Deseret, six miles northwest of Oasis, and five miles southwest of Delta.

History timeline

  • 1891 - On March 21, 1891, the Deseret Ward was divided into three wards, namely, Hinckley on the north and Oasis on the south, the center part of the old Deseret Ward continued with the old name.


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Leamington Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. Not Listed.[6]

Boundaries:

Leamington is 21 miles northeast of Delta and 40 miles southwest of Nephi, Juab Co.

History timeline

  • 1876 - 1876 A branch organization was effected at Leamington, which was named after the city of Leamington in England.

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Lynndyl Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. Not Listed.[7]

Boundaries:

Lynndyl is situated on the Salt Lake & Los Angeles Railroad, on the Sevier River, 17 miles northeast of Delta, 40 miles north of Fillmore, the county seat, and 87 miles southwest of Provo.

History timeline

  • 1912 - Dec. 22, 1912, the saints in Lynndyl and vicinity were organized as a branch of the Church.
  • 1914 - The Lynndyl Branch was organized as a bishop’s ward March 22, 1914.

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Oak City Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. Not Listed.[8]

Boundaries:

Located in a part of Millard County lying 12 miles south of Leamington, 20 miles northwest of Holden, and 12 miles east of Delta, the headquarters of the Deseret Stake.

History timeline

  • 1877 - Oak City was organized as a ward July 22, 1877.

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Oasis Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. Not Listed.[9]

Boundaries:

Located in that part of the great Pauvant Valley which lies on the south side of the Sevier River. The center of the ward is the Oasis Railroad Station on the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad, six miles southwest of Delta, and 35 miles northwest of Fillmore.

History timeline

  • 1891 - March 21, 1891, when Deseret was divided into three wards, the south part of the old Deseret Ward was organized into a separate ward called Oasis.

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Sugarville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. Not Listed.[10]

Boundaries:

Located in the lower Sevier Valley (a part of the great Pauvant Valley) about 12 miles northwest of Delta. Sugarville Ward is located on a spur of the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad. North the Sugarville Ward extends indefinitely into the desert, east to Delta, south to the Sevier River, and west to the Hinckley Ward.

History timeline

  • 1918 - Jan. 1, 1918, The Sugarville Branch of the Sutherland Ward was made an independent branch.
  • 1919 - l June 29, 1919, The Sugarville Branch was organized as a ward.

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Sutherland Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 850.[11]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district of the great Pauvant Valley, situated on the right, or north, side of the Sevier River.

History timeline

  • 1913 - Branch of the Church was organized Jan. 12.
  • 1914 - This branch was organized into a regular bishop’s ward March 22.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 504, see Ancestry Institution.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 504, see Ancestry Institution.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 505.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 505.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. Not Listed.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. Not Listed.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. Not Listed.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. Not Listed.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. Not Listed.
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 850.