What's New on the Jarvis Family Website?

  • 07 October 2016: Because Google discontinued PicasaWeb, the images previously stored there have been moved to Dropbox. .
  • 20 January 2015: Added Memoirs of Josephine Jarvis Milne Hamblin and Life of Edwin O. Hamblin. Added and cleaned up references & links to these stories.

  • 28 December 2014: Added Life Story by Josephine Jarvis Milne Hamblin. Also in Misc. area added links into Josephine's story for Ann Prior's stories of London and an account of George Jarvis in St. George making wine for the church.

  • 22 October 2013: Indented great granchildren in the grandchildren page and added a hit counter to the main page. A link to Margaret Overson's book George Jarvis and Joseph George De Friez Genealogy has also been added.

  • 11 October 2013: Added a 1911 picture of George & Ann, modified the page about Pres. Snow's tithing promise, added a copy of a page from Ann's diary mentioning that day, corrected several minor typos in various places, and changed the color of visited links.

  • 08 April 2013: Added stories and pictures for Emmaline Jarvis Cottam and Thomas Punter cottam.

  • 08 March 2013: Updated the letters between Annie Jarvis Webb and Joseph Thomas Wilkinson, Jr. written just prior to their marriage and their immediate departure for the Tahitian mission.

  • 12 December 2012: Added the life story of Lee Taylor Jarvis.

  • 07 August 2012: Added new information about George Jarvis' middle name to the genealogy page.

  • 05 August 2012: Added new charts and downloadable files to the genealogy page.

  • 06 May 2012: Added the diary of Eleanor Cannon Woodbury, first wife of George Frederick Jarvis and did miscellaneous cleanup.

  • 08 April 2012: Added A story of the life of Roseinia Sylvester Jarvis, second wife of George Frederick Jarvis. Finished the reformatting of the pages so that wherever possible the page formats are similar.

  • 02 April 2012: Added a copy of George Frederick Jarvis's unlawful cohabitation (polygamy) court file to the George Frederick Jarvis album on the family PicasaWeb site. Added a transcript of an oral history of Nina Jarvis to the grandchildren page.

  • 09 March 2012: As you have certainly noticed by now, the color scheme of the web site has been changed. Also, there are formatting changes in process which hopefully will make the various pages easier to read and more user friendly.

  • 21 August 2011: In the Children page added a page for Mary Forsyth, wife of Brigham and in the Grandchildren page added an oral history of Joseph DeFriez, son of Samuel Walter. The Mary Forsyth Jarvis material is taken from Ellen Raye Cottam Brown's book "Biographies and Autobiographies of Heber Charles and Asineth Jarvis Cottam and Their Ancestors". Used with permission.

  • 20 July 2011: Under the miscellaneous George and Ann page, added a link to a table of contents for The Journal of Ann Prior Jarvis, Book C and a long page describing how Brigham Jarvis brought a good supply of drinking water to St George. In the Children page added a page of Brigham Jarvis' life story. The Brigham Jarvis material is taken from Ellen Raye Cottam Brown's book "Biographies and Autobiographies of Heber Charles and Asineth Jarvis Cottam and Their Ancestors". Used with permission.

  • 17 June 2011: Under the miscellaneous George and Ann page, added a page of articles about the St. George Temple.

  • 13 June 2011: Added an autobiography of George Jarvis and information about Haslar Royal Naval Hospital, where George was treated after losing the use of his eye.

  • 09 June 2011: Large map of Pioneer St. George has been added to the main history page.

  • 22 May 2011: A short life story of George Edmund Miles, husband of Josephine Jarvis, has been added to the children's history page.

  • 17 April 2011: An account of Pres. Snow's 1899 tithing visit to St. George has been added to the George and Ann Misc. page.

  • 13 April 2011: Addition of a copy of the plat of pioneer St. George showing the Jarvis family lot. Also additions to the story of Nephi Jarvis, son of Samuel Walter.

  • 31 March 2011: Addition of a page with a chart of the George and ann Prior Jarvis family, their children and grandchildren. Includes links to pages where they are featured plus an alphabetical listing of those links.

  • 26 March 2011: Major redesign of the George and Ann Histories page and the Children Histories page. Several new histories added. Many minor tweaks to improve the looks and HTML coding of many stories.

  • 28 February 2011: Cleaned up old, lousy coding on all web pages. Added interesting links to stories page.

  • 23 February 2011: Added histories of William H., Ruth Wilson, and Ella Wall Jarvis to the grandchildren page.

  • 10 February 2011: Started adding Picasaweb slide shows where appropriate in the site.

  • 09 December 2010: Added a whole new section under the main history page to cover the trip from England to SLC. Several documents and items of information from the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database have been added.

  • 28 September 2010: Updated the link to the material on Brigham Young and Mary Forsyth Jarvis in Ellen Raye Cottam Brown's book. Converted the story of the life of John Taylor Jarvis to HTML and deleted a duplicate Paragraph in Eleanor Jarvis Seegmiller's story of Ann Prior Jarvis

  • 14 September 2010: Replaced the original HTML coding of Eleanor Seegmiller's copy of Ann Prior's telling her own story. The original version was created using MSWord to generate HTML and therefore was not formatted like most of the other pages. The new, hand coded HTML allows matching the other pages.

  • 05 September 2010: Added a Miscellaneous George and Ann Prior Jarvis family page as a repository for documents and pictures that don't fit neatly into one of the existing pages. Initially, the page dontains an obituary of George's mother, two letters from Ann's mother and an account of the St. George Temple dedication.

  • 28 August 2010: Completed uploading all the pages of the Journal of Ann Prior Jarvis, Book C to the Picasaweb site ( http://picasaweb.google.com/jarvisfamilyweb#). This has not only Ann's journal but copies of the Patriarchal Blessings of many of the family.

    The first 10 pages of the LDS Family Record Journal kept by Victoria Josephine Prior Jarvis Miles, a daughter of George and Ann Prior Jarvis have also been uploaded to the Picasaweb site.

    References to documentation of the sealing of George Jarvis and Mary Webb have been added to the genealogy page

    There has also been a fair anount of cleanup of wording in several places in the web site.

  • 08 November 2009: Until now, the only stories that I've been able to add to this web site have been of George and Ann's descendants. I'm certain that many stories worth telling can be found in the lives of the ancestors of the women and men that the Jarvises married. The new addition to the "Stories" page is one such-- and more will be welcomed. Why this story? There were many ox and hand cart pioneers, but how many of us can claim a relative--even if somewhat distant--that came as part of Johnston's army?

  • 14 July 2009: Added links to the Picasa site where full size, full resolution (or resolution at least as good as that originally submitted) photos may be found and downloaded.

  • 06 July 2009: Reformatted the George and Ann Prior Jarvis page. On the reunion page, added link to the Picasa site where Sandra Raymond Jarvis has posted her pictures of the June reunion.

  • 30 Jun. 2009: Added photo of St George in the East, London, Middlesex England, where Ann Prior was Christened on 31 October, 1831. Submitted by Daniel Reynolds.

  • 28 Jun. 2009: There has been a major redesign. Many new photos and histories have been added. The two major pages: the George and Ann page and the Children of George and Ann page have been redesigned to include relevant pictures and photos. As a result the photo page has been omitted.

  • 01 Jun. 2009: Motel information was added to the Missouri Reunion information page.

  • 05 Apr. 2009: Links to "Biographies and Autobiographies of Heber Charles and Asineth Jarvis Cottam and Their Ancestors" by Ellen Raye Cottam Brown have been added to the "Histories and Journals" page and the "Children's Histories" page. A story of how Brigham Young Jarvis lost his boots on the trek west has been added to the stories page. In addition, some minor changes have been made to the Genealogy page.

    Additional information on the "Reunion in Missouri" has been added to the reunion page. There is more to be added as time permits

  • 05 Jun. 2008: Some explanatory material was added to the genealogy page and some cleanup was done on many other pages

  • 20 Feb. 2008: Members of the Samuel Walter and Frances Godfrey Defriez Jarvis and the Charles Godfrey Defriez and Margaret Jarvis lines will be interested in the pictures of the Joseph George Defriez family that have been added. The pictures include those of Frances Godfrey Defriez, who married Samuel Walter Jarvis, and Charles Godfrey Defriez, who was adopted by George and Ann Prior Jarvis and married Margeret Jarvis.
    The Joseph George Defriez family information in the PAF file has been updated.

  • 13 Feb. 2008: The Life Story of John Taylor Jarvis, son of George Fredrick Jarvis and Grandson of George and Ann Prior Jarvis has been added. A Picture of William Jarvis, youngest child of George and Ann Prior Jarvis, who was killed by lightning at age 7 1/2 has also been added.

  • 4 Dec. 2007: The existing pedigree chart has been replaced and Ancestry and Descendant Charts have been added. The existing PAF backup file has been replaced with one that includes the grandchildren of George and Ann, their spouses, and ancestors. Due to space limitations, the GEDCOM file has been omitted.

  • 8 Sept. 2007: Some new grandchildren's history entries have been added. There have also been changes to the layout and colors of the site.

  • 7-8 July 2007: Some new stories and grandchildren's history entries, a site index, and a photo showing George Jarvis's scaffolding on the partially completed St.George Temple have been added. There has also been some cleanup and re-organization of the site.

  • 17 June 2007: Five new grandchildren's history entries have been added. The organization of the histories pages has been cleaned up.

  • 13 June 2007: An autobiography of David Milne, husband of Ann Catherine Jarvis Milne has been added. The sidebar links have been cleaned up and the last two items on the Journals and Histories page have finally been re-formatted.

  • 19-20 May 2007: Many new photos and a time line for Southern Utah have been added. An additional life story of and by Ann Catherine Jarvis Milne has been found and added.

  • 22-30 Apr. 2007: All of the primary pages and most of the document pages on the site have been re-formatted (again). The remaining two document pages will be updated as time permits.
    Two new items have been aded to the histories page.
    The October reunion in Mesa has been tentatively changed to a Phoenix location.

  • 18 Feb. 2007: Memories and histories of some of Samuel Walter Jarvis' children have been added.

  • 03 Feb. 2007: Three additional photos have been added and the photos page has been redone.

  • 02 Feb. 2007: Three more photos were added. All of the pages and all but two of the documents have been re-formatted..

  • 18 Jan. 2007: The pages on this site are being re-formatted for pleasanter viewing and to conform with current browser standards. Thank you for your patience while this in happening.

  • 15 Jan. 2007: The maps page has changed.

  • 09 Jan. 2007: The first submitted pictures were added.