This biography begins with the history of James Fackrell, Sr., in North Petherton, Somerset, England, who came to the United States as part of the British Army in the War of 1812. The main focus of the history is the life and family of David Bancroft Fackrell, who was born to James and Amy Crumb Fackrell in 1820, in Grafton, Vermont. This history describes his adventures as he moved west where he was reunited with his family in Bountiful, Utah, in 1850. He settled in West Bountiful, Utah, where he farmed, married Susannah Sumner and Hannah Proctor, and began raising two families. In 1868 he was called to the Muddy Mission in what is now southern Nevada, a location described by Brigham Young as a "God-forsaken place." From there he went to Long Valley, Utah, where he was one of the leaders in the Orderville United Order, the most successful of Brigham Young's United Orders. After the breakup of the Order, he farmed in the Orderville area until 1897, and then homesteaded in Riverside, Idaho, along with other members of his family. He died in his 89th year in 1909.
Part 1 of the book provides a history of David Bancroft Fackrell and his families;
Part 2 contains brief biographies of 15 of his children;
Part 3 contains a 21-page Fackrell family chronology and copies of original documents, including David's handwritten Family Record, his will, and five family patriarchal blessings.
The book contains extensive footnotes, a bibliography, a detailed index, and more than 120 photographs, diagrams, and illustrations.
This book was originally published in 1999.
There are currently 95 copies available for purchase.
Orders for copies of this book at $30 per copy should be sent to:
Lois F. Worlton at 2231 E. 3980 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84124.
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