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From my family history file, It is recorded that John Topham was born 7 Nov 1800 in Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England while Jane Thornton was born on June 3, 1805 in Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire (sp?) England. At least Jane, with several of her children was a convert to the Mormon religion and came to Nauvoo, Illinois in the early 1840's. I do not have any record that John Topham (senior) ever converted to the Mormon religion, although he did end up in Utah. My records show that they had eleven children. I am decended from John Topham (born 1825 in Honeydon, Bedfordshire, England), who settled with his wife Betsy Baker in Paragonah, Utah. John Topham (Senior) died Jan 9, 1884 in the Millcreek area of Salt Lake County, UT while Jane Thornton Topham died on the 25th of August 1887 in Provo, Utah. They had children living in each of these locations. I would be interested in getting more information on William Topham, his life and descendants as it appears he decided not to make the trek out to Utah with other members of his family. I hope this information is useful to you.