Sporte De BRETAGNE was born about 911 in Bretagne, Rennes, France.|
Anna Margaretta BRETT
She was married to George I (Georg Ludwig) King Of ENGLAND [ELECTOR OF HANNOVER].
Adele de BRETUIL was born about 980.
John BREWER [Jr]
He was married to Martha PERKINS on 3 Jun 1689.
She was married to Samuel GRAVES on 17 May 1677.
She was married to Isaac ALLERTON on 22 May 1626 in London, England.
Samuel M. BRICE
She was married to Joseph PEABODY on 26 Oct 1668 in Boxford, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Agnes BRIGGS was born about 1721 in Edinburgh, Mid-Lothian, Scotland.
She was married to Samuel WINSLOW in 1675 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
Mary BRIGGS died post 1824 in Richland Co., Ohio. She was born in Holland.
He was married to Sarah DEXTER on 29 Mar 1730 in Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
Charlotte BRIMLEY Parents: John BRIMLEY and Mary JONES.
Elizabeth BRIMLEY was born on 23 Dec 1789 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England. Parents: John BRIMLEY and Mary SMITH .
George BRIMLEY was born on 31 Aug 1802 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England. Parents: John BRIMLEY and Mary SMITH .
Joel BRIMLEY was born on 5 Apr 1796 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England. Parents: John BRIMLEY and Mary SMITH .
John BRIMLEY died on 4 Jul 1844. Parents: John BRIMLEY and Mary JONES.
He was married to Mary SMITH on 23 Dec 1783 in Cople, Bedsford, England. Children were: Samuel Smith BRIMLEY, John BRIMLEY, Elizabeth BRIMLEY, Joseph BRIMLEY, Sarah BRIMLEY, Joel BRIMLEY, William Smith BRIMLEY, George BRIMLEY, Letty BRIMLEY, Thomas BRIMLEY.
John BRIMLEY was born on 9 Feb 1787 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England. Parents: John BRIMLEY and Mary SMITH .
John BRIMLEY was born about 1728 in Cople, Bedsford, England.
Joseph BRIMLEY was born on 30 Dec 1792 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England. Parents: John BRIMLEY and Mary SMITH .
Letty BRIMLEY was born on 21 Jan 1804 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England. Parents: John BRIMLEY and Mary SMITH .
Samuel Smith BRIMLEY was born on 2 Feb 1785 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England. Parents: John BRIMLEY and Mary SMITH.
Sarah BRIMLEY was born on 30 May 1793 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England. She died on 18 Jun 1862 in Slaterville, Weber Co., Utah.
Sarah Brimley was born 30 May 1793 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England, the second daughter and fourth of nine children of John Brimley and Mary Smith, both of whom had their roots in Bedfordshire.
William and Sarah married on 18 December 1815 in North Crawley. They were the parents of 11 children, eight boys and three girls:
· William Smith (who emigrated to Utah in 1853 and returned on a mission to England in 1884), Amelia, Joel, James and Naomi (who was deserted by her betrothed shortly before the scheduled marriage date and left to rear a young son) were born between 1816 and 1823/4, while the family lived in North Crawley.
· Josiah (who emigrated to America in 1881 with his wife Ellen), Jesse, John Brimley and Tryphenia (who died in England in 1851 at age 19) were born between 1825 and 1832 while the family was living at Cranfield, Buckingham-shire.
· Ezra and Joseph Paul (who died as a young child in England) were born in 1836 and 1839 after the family had moved to Marpole, Cheshire.
Williams profession was that of a butcher. At the time of the 1851 British Census, William and Sarah were living in North Crawley; William, age 56, was working as an agricultural laborer.
Sarah was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in approximately 1844. William and Sarah were received in the Raunds Branch of the church in April 1852 from North Crawley. While in the branch, their son-in-law, Henry Bailey (Amelias husband), baptized or confirmed several of their children; ordained one of their sons a priest; and in 1854 ordained his father-in-law William an elder.
The Reads oldest son, William Smith Read, had joined the L.D.S. Church and emigrated to America in 1853, arriving in New Orleans and traveling up the Mississippi River to St. Louis, where he married and then arrived in Utah on 6 October 1853. Likely encouraged by their sons letters, William and Sarah decided to emigrate.
On 16 April 1856, William, Sarah and a son left England on the steamship Thornton, with 764 Mormons aboard. The group arrived in New York and then traveled west by train through Albany, Buffalo and Chicago, reaching Iowa City on 26 June 1856.
The emigrants from the Thornton have been described thus: "They were not colorfulonly improbable. Looking for the brown and resolute and weather-seasoned among them, you would have seen instead starved cheeks, pale skins, bad teeth, thin chests, all the stigmata of unhealthy work and inadequate diet. One in every ten was past fifty. Most of them, until they were herded from their crowded immigrant ship and loaded into the cars and rushed to the end of the Rock Island Line and dumped at the brink of the West, had never pitched a tent, slept on the round, cooked outdoors, built a campfire. They had not even the rudimentary skills that make frontiersmen. But as it turned out, they had some of the stuff that makes heroes. Mainly Englishmen from the depressed collieries and mill towns." (Stegner)
The group arrived in Iowa late in the season, and the church agents struggled frantically to provide handcarts and supplies. The Fourth Handcart Company was organized from the Thornton passengers under the direction of Captain James G. Willie, a returning missionary: 120 handcarts, 5 wagons, oxen and cows. The company was divided into hundreds, each of which had five round tents (twenty persons to a tent) and one wagon.
The Fourth Company roster included as members "William Reed (62) with family, Sarah Reed (62) (wife) and Joseph (14)." (Hafen, Appendix M)
The company paused at Florence, Nebraska to repair axles on the handcarts, which were constantly breaking. A local newspaper article reported a butcher "dealing out a splendid beef" to the pioneers; perhaps William Read assisted. The leaders were divided whether to winter in Nebraska or to push through. The company continued, leaving Florence on 18 August 1856 and averaging fifteen miles per day.
An unfortunate loss of oxen and cattle in a stampede forced the company to transfer an additional 100 pounds of flour to each handcart and resulted in the loss of use of milk cows and a stop to beef rations. President F.D. Richards, returning from the European Mission, passed the company on his way to Salt Lake and promised to send back supplies "with all possible dispatch."
On 28 September news was received that a party of three had been killed by Cheyennes. Two days later the company camped west of Fort Laramie. By this time deaths in the camp averaged one or so every few days, mostly elderly and infants. The next day, the clerk of the camp made this record:
"Wednesday 1 Oct. . Capt. Willie with some brethren returned to Fort Laramie with the mule team on business. W. Woodward had charge of the company during the day. Rolled about 7 miles and camped on the banks of the river Platte. William Read died coming to camp in a wagonhe was born at North Crawley, Buckinghamshire, England, aged 63. Capt. Willie & the Brethren returned to camp. Some missionaries from Salt Lake passed by our camp & informed us that Brother P.P. Pratt & other missionaries were camped about 4 miles from us up the river."
The following day rations were cut again. (Willie Company Journal)
Sarah Read, age 63, and her son buried husband and father by the side of the trail and continued the trek.
Not far up the Sweetwater River, "the nights, which had gradually been getting colder since the company left Laramie, became very severe. The mountains were mantled nearly to their base in snow. Nearly all suffered more or less at night from cold. Instead of getting up in the morning strong, refreshed, vigorous and prepared for the hardships of another day of toil, the poor Saints were to be seen crawling out from their tents haggard, benumbed and showing an utter lack of that vitality so necessary to our success. Cold weather, scarcity of food, lassitude and fatigue from over-exertion, soon produced their effects. The old and infirm people began to droop, and they no sooner lost spirit and courage than deaths stamp could be traced on their features. At first the deaths occurred slowly and irregularly [as in the case of William Read], but in a few days at more frequent intervals." (Chislett in Hafen)
By 19 October 1856 the Willie Company was pressing on in the midst of snow and a howling wind. The last ration of flour was issued. The next morning four inches to a foot of snow fell. A barrel or two of hard bread was distributed and two broken-down cattle were killed; there were no more supplies until relief from the valley arrived. Captain Willie and another left camp to meet the promised "relief train" that had been sent from the valley.( Chislett in Hafen; and Smith)
On the evening of 20 October, the relief train, coming from the west, had turned off the main trail to find a sheltered place on the Sweetwater River. That night Captain Willie and his companion, "frostbitten and exhausted and riding two worn out animals appeared out of the blizzard with news that their company, east of Rocky Ridge, was in a freezing, starving condition, and would perish unless immediate relief was given." The Willie Company had not eaten for forty-eight hours and were freezing and starving. (Smith)
Three days had passed since Captain Willie had left. Leaders visited "the sick, the widows whose husbands died in serving them [this would included Sarah Read], and the aged who could not help themselves." (Hafen).
"On the evening of the third day (21 October 1856), just as the sun was sinking beautifully behind the distant hills, on an eminence immediately west of the camp, several covered wagons, each drawn by four horses were seen coming towards the company. The news ran through the camp like wildfire, and all who were able to leave their beds turned out en masse to see them. A few minutes brought them sufficiently near to reveal faithful Captain Willie slightly in advance of the train. Shouts of joy rent the air; strong men wept till tears ran freely down their furrowed and sun-burnt cheeks, and little children fairly danced around with gladness." (Chislett in Hafen)
The rescuers were soon dragging in wood from the hills; fires were made and food cooked to allay starvation. Nine more died that first night. However, for the first time in quite a period, the songs of Zion were heard in the camp. "The change seemed almost miraculous, so sudden was it from grave to gay." (Chislett in Hafen) W. H. Kimball and about half the rescue party stayed with the Willie Company and helped it move westward to the Salt Lake Valley. The rest of the party continued east to help the stranded Martin Handcart Company.
President F.D. Richards had arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in early October 1856 and advised President Brigham Young of the dire circumstances of the handcart companies still on the trail. At the Sunday morning session of October general conference, the Prophet Brigham Young stood before the saints and said, "I will now give this people the subject and the text during the conference. It is this. Many of our brethren and sisters are on the plains with handcarts, and probably many are now seven hundred miles from this place, and they must be brought here; we must send assistance to them. The text will be, to get them here. Go and bring in those people now on the plains." (Hafen)
The response for help was immediate. Within days, sixteen good four-mule teams and 27 young men were headed eastward with the first provisions. This included W.H. Kimball, who first reached the Willie Handcart Company.
The Willie Company continued west; those who were unable to walk were allowed to ride in the wagons; progress was slow. Leaders tried to arouse those who had lost physical and mental energy and sunk into apathy. The weather grew colder, and many were badly frozen. A snowstorm with a severe wind followed on the day the company crossed the Rocky Ridge. Stragglers were strung out behind the company. Thirteen more died that night at Willow Creek, a tributary to the Sweetwater. Finally the company crossed South Pass, and the weather moderated. Relief trains from the valley were now being met continuously. From Fort Bridger, the entire company rode, for the first time on the journey. The company arrived in Salt Lake City on 9 November 1856, having lost one-sixth of its number on the journey.
Sarah Read made her way to Ogden, Utah, to the home of her son William Smith Read. She "recovered from her terrible experience and lived in Weber County, doing good and nursing the sick for six years. Her son John lived in Weber County also (he married Mary Slater of Slaterville and had built a cabin at Slaterville." (Payne letter)
On 17 August 1861, Sarah was endowed in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. Apparently she was sealed to her husband at the same time, with her son-in-law, Henry Bailey, acting as proxy for William.
"Sarah decided to visit her son John at Slaterville, which was a distance of eight or nine miles. She walked the entire distance and arrived at Johns home in the evening. Johns wife had baked some potatoes in the open fireplace, and she fixed a supper of baked potatoes for [Sarah], who enjoyed them very much after her long walk. A short time later, Sarah complained of intestinal pains. John and his wife got up to see what they could do for her, but she said Only give me a quilt and let me roll on the floor in front of the fire here, and Ill get good and warm and soon feel better; so go back to bed." They gave her the quilts; after a time, she was so still, [John and his wife] got up to see how she was. She had died when the gastritis had struck her heart." (Payne letter)
Sarah died 18 June 1862 in Slaterville, Weber County, Utah and was buried at Slaterville.
Sarah is our 3rd Great Grandmother Parents: John BRIMLEY and Mary SMITH.
She was married to William M. READ Jr. on 18 Dec 1815 in North Crawley, Buckinghamshire, England. Children were: William Smith READ, Amelia READ, Joel READ, James READ, Naomi READ, Josiah READ, Jesse READ, John Brimley READ, Tryphena READ, Ezra READ, Joseph Paul READ.
Sarah BRIMLEY Parents: John BRIMLEY and Mary JONES.
Shadrick BRIMLEY Parents: John BRIMLEY and Mary JONES.
Thomas BRIMLEY was born on 23 Oct 1807 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England. Parents: John BRIMLEY and Mary SMITH .
William Smith BRIMLEY was born on 30 Sep 1798 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England. Parents: John BRIMLEY and Mary SMITH.
Gilbert "Crispin" de BRIONNE [Count/Eu] was born about 979 in Broinne, France. Parents: Geoffrey Count Of Eu [Count/Brionne] .
He was married to Joanne (Hatch) before 25 Oct 1574 in Selling, Kent, England.
Arviragus King Of BRITAIN died in 74 A.D.. Parents: Cymbeline King Of BRITONS.
Coilus King Of BRITAIN [Old King Cole] died in 170. Parents: Meric (Marius) King Of BRITAIN and Daughter of Prasutagus King\Icenians.
Meric (Marius) King Of BRITAIN died in 125. Parents: Arviragus King Of BRITAIN and Venissa (Genissa) Princess Of ROMAN EMPIRE.
Beli (Heli) King Of BRITONS [The Great] died 72 B.C.. He was born in England. Parents: Manogan and Anna (Cousin to Virgin Mary).
Cymbeline King Of BRITONS died in 17. Parents: Tanuantus (Tenuantius) King Of BRITONS.
He was married. Children were: Arviragus King Of BRITAIN.
Lud King Of BRITONS died in 62 B.C.. Parents: Beli (Heli) King Of BRITONS [The Great].
He was married. Children were: Tanuantus (Tenuantius) King Of BRITONS.
Tanuantus (Tenuantius) King Of BRITONS died in 26 B.C.. Parents: Lud King Of BRITONS.
He was married. Children were: Cymbeline King Of BRITONS.
Emma de BRITTANY was born between 1023 and 1034 in Brittany, France. She was born between 1023 and 1034 in Brittany, France. She died about 1094. She died about 1094. Parents: Alan Earl of Brittany.
Jean V Duke Of BRITTANY
He was married to Mary Princess Of ENGLAND in 1361 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.
John, Duke Of BRITTANY
He was married to Joan De HOLAND in 1366.
Alicia de BRIWERE was born about 1188 in Stoke, Devonshire, England. Parents: William de BRIWERE and Beatrice de VAUX.
Grace (Gracia) de BRIWERE was born about 1186 in Bramber, Sussex, England. She died in 1223. Parents: William de BRIWERE and Beatrice de VAUX.
Henry de BRIWERE was born about 1115 in Stoke, Devonshire, England.
He was married. Children were: William de BRIWERE.
Isabel de BRIWERE was born about 1184 in Stoke, Devonshire, England. She died in 1233. Parents: William de BRIWERE and Beatrice de VAUX.
Joan de BRIWERE was born about 1190 in Stoke, Devonshire, England. Parents: William de BRIWERE and Beatrice de VAUX.
Margaret de BRIWERE was born about 1186 in Stoke, Devonshire, England. She died in 1237. Parents: William de BRIWERE and Beatrice de VAUX.
Richard de BRIWERE was born about 1175 in Stoke, Devonshire, England. He died in 1215. Parents: William de BRIWERE and Beatrice de VAUX.
William de BRIWERE was born about 1145 in Stoke, Devonshire, England. He died in 1226 in Devonshire, England. Parents: Henry de BRIWERE .
William de BRIWERE was born about 1178 in Stoke, Devonshire, England. He died in 1232. Parents: William de BRIWERE and Beatrice de VAUX.
Josie Smith BROADHEAD