BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN PARIS BOYLE
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John Paris Boyle was born 4 August 1861 in Payson, Utah, Utah Territory to Henry Green and Elizabeth Shumate Ballard Boyle.
His grandparents, Phillip Larkin and Elizabeth Shumate Ballard were married on 7 November 1822 in Harrison, Kentucky. They had eleven children. Their first four children were born in Harrison. Sarah Ann “Sally” was born 1 February 1824; Lucinda was born 13 April 1826; and twins Barbara Elenor and Julia Newton were born 5 September 1830. They joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1832. By 1834 they were living in Vermilion, Edgar, Illinois where William Batson was born on 3 March 1834.
They went with the Saints to Missouri where her mother Elizabeth Shumate was born on 1 January 1837 in Lafayette, Missouri. From there they moved to Hauns Mill,Caldwell County, Missouri. Lydia S. was born 30 October 1838. Julia and Lucinda both died at Hauns Mill. Julia died on 20 February 1839 and Lucinda died on 26 February 1839.
It must have been so sorrowful for their family at that time; and then to be driven out and left to walk in the dead of winter all the way to Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. Nancy Hanson was born in October 1840 in Hancock Township and died 25 May 1853. Philip was born 15 August 1843 in Nauvoo, Hancock,Illinois. Yet again they were driven from Nauvoo in 1846. James Sullivan was born on 12 September 1848 in Council Bluffs,Pottawattamie, Iowa. Nesbit was born in 1852 in Iowa. Their oldest daughter, Sally died in May 1852 at Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie,Iowa.
The family finally came west with an Unknown Company in 1856. Phillip was 53; Elizabeth was 49;young Elizabeth was 18; Susan and Philip were 12; James was 8;and Nesbit was 4.
His mother Elizabeth was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 12 March 1858 at the age of 21. Her parents were married on 24 February 1859 in Payson, Utah, Utah Territory. They were later sealed in the Endowment House on 22 March 1862. Her father, Henry was born on 7 March 1824 in Tazewell, Tazewell, Virginia to John and Jane Porter Taylor Boyle. He was baptized into the Church on 20 November 1843 at the age of 19. He served a mission for about a year from Virginia in 1845. He received his endowments on 17 January 1846 in the Nauvoo Temple, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois at the age of 21.
As the Saints started west, his father, Henry joined the Mormon Battalion as a private in Company C in July 1846 and marched all the way to San Diego, California. Here-enlisted and served another eight months. He formed a company,the Henry G. Boyle Company on 21 March 1848 departing from San Diego, California with 35 men and one woman. They traveled north to Chino and San Bernardino over Cajon Pass following the old Spanish trail via Las Vegas until just north of Cedar City where they proceeded to Salt Lake City. On 31 March they arrived at William’s Ranch and they visited Los Angeles where they purchased their animals and outfits. On 12 April 1848 they started for Salt Lake with Porter Rockwell as their guide. They had one wagon, 136 mules and horses. They arrived at the old fort Salt Lake Valley on the 5 June 1848. It was the first wagon to ever pass through that route.
He married Keziah Donnell Holladay on6 September 1849 in Great Salt Lake City, Deseret. She was 14 years old. They had two children, William Henry born 19 February 1851 in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory. Henry was called to San Bernardino,California by the Church to help settle that part of the country. Louisa Mariah born 28 February 1852 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California. Keziah died on 29 November 1853 of Typhus Fever in San Bernardino County, California. She was buried on 30 November 1853 in San Bernardino. She was only 19 years old.
His parents had nine children, two girls and eight boys, all born in Payson, Utah, Utah Territory. Elmira Huntsman was born 3 December 1859; John Paris was born 4 August 1861; James Henry was born in 1862 and died the same day;Phillip Ballard was born 19 September 1863; Florence Elizabeth was born 29 September 1870; Samuel Harvey was born 4 November 1874;Sidney Patten was born 15 July 1879; and Walter Leo was born in December 1880.
His father served seven missions to the Southern States in 1867, 1869, 1875, 1876, and 1880. He served a total of 14 missions for the Church.
He had two other wives, Arabella McKinley, married on 20 September 1865. They had ten children. He married Martha Francis Taylor on 9 September 1869 and they had seven children.
In 1881 the whole family was together and it would continue for six years. The government arrested Henry on charges of unlawful cohabitation and he was sentenced to six months in prison and fined $100. In 1890 they moved to Arizona because of Henry’s failing health. Arabella went with him but Elizabeth and Martha remained in Payson.
John was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 4 August 1869 at the age of eight. He married Mary Lucretia Pace on 20 May 1888 in Utah County,Utah Territory at the age of 26.
Mary was born 26 December 1863 in Payson, Utah, Utah Territory to Warren Sidney and Mary Jane Fairbanks Pace. She was baptized into the Church on 4 September 1873 at the age of nine. She was 24 years old when they married.
Her father had joined the Church on 14 April 1839 at the age of 27. He served as Captain of the 1st Infantry in Nauvoo, Illinois. He served with the Mormon Battalion Company E leaving on 16 July 1846 at the age of 35.
Her family came to Utah Territory with the James Pace Company in 1850. They departed on 11 June 1850 with 252 individuals and 100 wagons in the company which began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs). James was 38; Lucinda was 44; William Byram was 18;Mary Ann was 14; Warren Sidney was 12; Martha Elmina was 10; Margaret Angeline was 7; and Amanda Lucinda was an infant.
Her father was elected Captain of a hundred. The first few weeks they had a lot of cases of cholera. Her 18 year old brother William Byram told of an experience as a teenage boy on the trail: “In the Black Hills, I was appointed hunter for the camp, and spent most of my time supplying Buffalo, and Antelope for the hungry, and had many thrilling experiences during the season, one, which I will mention. While the company was laying over Sunday in the Black Hills,Alex Sessions and myself made it up the previous night to go out and kill an antelope before breakfast.
Sunday was a day of rest, when the grass was good, and the camp generally layed over and held meeting, and we should have stayed, but our boy zeal was too great, so we went off by daybreak and tramped over hill and dale until about 10 o'clock without getting even a shot at anything. At last we gave up and started for camp, Passing near some Currant brush in a ravine, we thought it probable we would find water to drink, turned in that direction and got water. On starting back I saw a fresh bear track in the sand and said to Alex: "We had better get out of here", when a large grizzley bear jumped off the cliff above us and landed within 6 feet of where we stood. Not caring for any bear meat just at that time, we took to the trail and by a stupendous effort beat him running some 50 yards. Though I had the satisfaction of punching him in the head several times, with my gun, as evidenced by the blood and hair afterwards found.” They arrived in the Salt Lake valley between 20-23 September 1850.
Her family settled in Payson, Utah, Utah Territory. The settlement was named after her grandfather, James Pace Jr. Mary was the third child of six, three boys and three girls, all born in Payson, Utah,Utah Territory.
Mary grew up in Payson. After graduation from high school, she attended Brigham Young Academy and became a teacher. She began teaching school in Payson in 1882 or 1883.
John, by this time, was a foreman of the Lowell Ranch in western Colorado. He would make annual trips back to Payson to visit his mother. He finally met her and they were married on 25 May 1888. Their honeymoon was back to Colorado. They caught the train to Grand Junction and then went on horseback to the ranch which took three days. They had one child, Elmer Pace born 25 March 1889 in Silly Park, Colorado. Within a year they returned to Payson.
The next four children were born in Payson. Clarence Sidney was born 30 November 1891; Beula was born 20 October 1893; and Grace was born 29 June 1896.
They moved to a new town that John’s friend Jesse Knight was creating in the Tintic Mining District in Juab. The town call Knightsville was where Mary and John built a six room, frame house in the new town. Ralph G. was born 7 March 1901 in Knightsville and John Keith was born 29 October 1905 in Eureka, Juab, Utah. Mary quit teaching around 1905.
His father, Henry died on 8 September 1902 in Pima, Graham Arizona at the age of 78. He was buried on 10 September 1902 in Glenbar, Graham,Arizona. Of the 43 years she had been married to him, 35 of those years were without him. She raised her seven children, lost two to early deaths, and managed the farm.
The family moved to Provo around 1920. His mother, Elizabeth died on 26 January 1920 in Payson, Utah, Utah at the age of 83 and was buried on 28 January 1920 in the Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah.
Mary and John were sealed in the Salt Lake temple on 18 May 1926. He was 64 and she was 62.
Just a few years later, John died on 10 February 1935 in Salt Lake City,Salt Lake, Utah at the age of 73. He was buried on 13 February 1935 in Provo, Utah. Utah.
Mary lived with several of her children before she died on 8 March 1948 at the age of 84. She was buried on 11 March 1948 in Provo, Utah, Utah.