Henry H. Boley

11 Oct 1823 - 15 Jun 1876

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Henry H. Boley

11 Oct 1823 - 15 Jun 1876
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Biography Henry Hart Boley - Came to Utah 1849 - Written by Granddaughter Edith Boley Jones - Historian of Adams Camp - Daughters of Utah Pioneers - Utah County, American Fork Henry Hart Boley was born at Berks, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The son of Henry and Barbara Hart Boley. Henry’s Parents c

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Henry H. Boley


American Fork Cemetery

601-699 Alpine Hwy
American Fork, Utah, Utah
United States



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Henry Boley - Barbara Ann Harts
Henry Harts Boley - Betsy Arsena Davis, Son of American Revolution Pennsylvania Dutch - Pioneer


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Biography Henry Hart Boley

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Biography Henry Hart Boley - Came to Utah 1849 - Written by Granddaughter Edith Boley Jones - Historian of Adams Camp - Daughters of Utah Pioneers - Utah County, American Fork Henry Hart Boley was born at Berks, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The son of Henry and Barbara Hart Boley. Henry’s Parents came to Pennsylvania from Berlin, Germany. Henry Hart married Betsy Arsena Davis, daughter of Isaac and Edith Richards Davis. The Davis family came to Pennsylvania from Peter Grove, Salem, New York. They joined the Latter day Saint Church and were among the first saints to start for the Valleys of the Mountains. The Boley’s settled in Nauvoo with the saints. They built a home and owned a small farm at Nauvoo. Henry was always on had to help the Prophet and assist when any trouble arose. This is a quotation taken from Joseph the Prophet’s journals. “Tuesday, December 19, 1843, under this date at one p.m. I was present when the Legion paraded near the temple, we were inspected by the officers and instructed to prepare themselves with arms and ammunition and to hold themselves in readiness for a moment’s notice. I, Brother Henry H. Boley was shot severely under the arm by the accidental discharge of my own gun.” When the Saints were driven out of Nauvoo, Henry and his wife came to Utah in the company of G. A. Smith. Brother Boley was chosen as Captain of the teams. Fifty teams and two or three hundred oxen, steers and cows. On August 5, he gave a report of a stampede. There are few who can realize the danger of such a thing. Picture yourselves two or three hundred head of frightened oxen, steers and cows running bellowing, roaring, foaming, and mad and furious, the ground shaking beneath their feet like an earthquake, chains rattling, yokes breaking, horns flying. And the loud cries of the guard, “Everyone in camp turn out.” Horses were mounted and in the darkness of the night, through high grass, mud and mire, pursued the bellowing and furious herd, leaving the women and children frightened. With a very few guards with rifles to guard the camp. After a few hours perhaps the cattle will begin to weary and settle down. And if luck and good fortune attends, the horsemen will herd them and drive them back to camp. Except those that swim the rivers. The terrors of a stampede are not so soon forgotten. Good chains and ropes to tie up would prevent all this. This is a part of a prayer offered by Henry after the stampede as written is: “ I close by saying, may peace and the blessings of heaven attend you all, and let your prayers ascend to heavens throne for our welfare, and not only us but all the camps. May we all meet in the Valley of the Mountains of Joseph is the prayer of your brethren in Christ. Amen.” Sunday, October 28, George A Smith called upon President Young. In the morning having arrived the previous evening and informed President Young that the emigrants under his direction, with Henry H. Boley as Captain of teams were at the mouth of Emigration canyon and invited him to go out to meet them. President Young and George A. Smith met the company and returned to Salt Lake City with the company. Henry H. Boley owned the block of fourth east and third South. They built a humble small log home on this block. They were chosen to come to American Fork to settle and help build this city. I turned my home and land at Salt Lake City to Brother Callahan for a wagon team, a cow, a plow, a sack of flour, and some potatoes. Then started for American Fork to build another home and take up land to farm. The log home that is known as the Logie Home was their first home in American Fork. Later they built a home in the south part of town. After building this home the D. A. G. Railroad track was constructed a few feet from the house cutting one corner off the lot. The Boley family were very kind and willing to share their home with the more unfortunate. They were very good friends with the Indians. Mother Boley took and an Indian child to rear as her own. The mother was ill and later died. The child didn’t live many years. Mrs. Boley mourned the loss of this boy as she would her own. They were the proud parents of twelve children, six boys and six girls. Eleven of this family lived to marry and have families. Edwin died at the age of one year. Henry H. Boley died June 19, 1876 of lingering affects of the gun wound inflicted while standing guard at the Temple of Nauvoo.

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Henry H. Boley was born on 11 Oct 1823
Henry H. Boley was 8 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Henry H. Boley was 17 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
Henry H. Boley was 36 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
Henry H. Boley was 39 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Henry H. Boley died on 15 Jun 1876 at the age of 52
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