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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.