LFA Newsletter Volume 35, Issue 2 (September 2008)
1283 Logan Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
|Volume: 35 Issue: 2||Date: September 2008|
2008 Livingston Family Reunion - "I've Been Workin' On the Railroad"
The Iron Trail to the Golden Spike Railroad Reunion
What better place to celebrate the Pacific Railroad, and the role our ancestors played in it, than Ogden, Utah.http://cprr.org/Museum/Stewart-Iron_Trail.html.
Saturday, June 14, at sunrise found a mist over Pineview with the smell of a cedar fire drifting through the campsite. Blaine and the board members started cooking breakfast and campers came out of their tents and the parking lot filled up with hungry Livingstons. After breakfast Enid conducted the Business Meeting where three Livingstons were elected to the Board. Ross Livingston, who has served for many years on the Board and maintains our family website, was re-elected along with two new Board members, Dennis Davis and David Cook. Many thanks to Ted Livingston and Lynne Herring for their years of dedicated service. Following the Business Meeting, we drove to the railroad museum in Ogden to learn more about the Pacific Railroad and what it took to build it.
The railroad was completed in 1869. Today the great iron horses roll across Utah celebrating what our ancestors were part of so many years ago.
Thanks Stott and Ann for planning another great reunion and to all the Board for their help and support.
Reunion pictures can be found at http://livingstonfamily.org/cpg/.
Black Jacket Found A women's soft black jacket (NorthCrest brand) was found at the reunion. If it is yours, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org; or 801-484-2678.
2009 Livingston Family Reunion Date Announced
Reserve June 20, 2009 on your calendar for the 2009 Livingston Reunion. We are currently working on arranging a place and planning activities for the reunion. Stay tuned for further details in our January Newsletter.
Family History Research Report
We are continuing to verify that temple work has been completed for our Livingston Ancestors, their children, grandchildren and the spouses of those who are deceased. We are using the PAF Insight program to search the IGI (International Genealogical Index) at http://familysearch.org/ to verify this information. We are looking for people who would like to be the representative of their line that would be interested in helping us gather histories and photos or in helping us with verifying that the temple work has been done. We would love to be able to have someone (more than one would be even better) represent the descendants of the following people:
| James Campbell Livingston |
|Janet Livingston||Orson Agustus Despain|
|James Campbell Livingston Jr.||Phebe Ann Chapman|
|Sarah Francis Chapman||Dennis Davis|
|Archibald George Livingston||Temperance Lucinda Gillespie|
|Robert Widdison Livingston||Lena Hetta Major|
|Charles Campbell Livingston||Julia Ann Olsen Sellers|
|Charlotte Delta Cole|
|Ana Louise Neve|
|Hannah Livingston||Jacob Wamsley Smith|
| James Campbell Livingston |
|Thomas Widdison Livingston||Eliza Jane Henderson|
|Agnes Livingston||Charles Lauson Crawford|
| James Campbell Livingston |
Annie Elizabeth Muir
|John Muir Livingston||Annette Dale Taylor|
|James Alma Livingston||Neckoline “Leana” Mikkelsen|
|Bertha Mae Livingston||George Arthur Johnson|
|Annie Livingston||Ebbie LeRoy Lee|
|Arthur George Ott|
|Wallace Muir Livingston||Ida Gaynell Downs|
| Charles Livingston |
|Elizabeth Livingston||Thomas Battersby Child|
|Christina Livingston||Charles Kammerle|
|Catherine Livingston||James Solomon|
| Charles Livingston |
|Charles Livingston||Eliza Lavina Smith|
|Ellen Livingston||Enoch Smith|
|Daniel Harrocks Livingston||Annie Manette Armstrong|
|Archibald Livingston||May Reed|
|Priscilla Livingston||Frank Evans|
|Grace Livingston||John Alma Ovard|
|Isadora Morris Livingston||Lawrence Earl Petersen|
|Hazel Livingston||Duncan Angus Maxwell|
|Clarence Livingston||Ethel Paxman|
| Isabella Livingston |
|Samuel Livingston Aiken||Johanna Florence McCarthy|
|James William Aiken||Sofia Henderson|
|Charles Henry Aiken||Mary Goodmansen|
|Sarah Jane Aiken||Daniel T. Thomander|
|Joseph Hyrum Aiken||Elizabeth Elmira Allred|
|Lorenzo Wilson Aiken||Mary Jane Neilsen|
| Archibald Livingston |
|Archibald Livingston||Eleanor Willden Burt|
|Jean Livingston||George Peter Winsness|
|John Livingston||Edna Frome|
|Elizabeth Livingston||John Acomb|
|Van Dusen Spalding|
| William Livingston |
|William Dick Livingston||Annie Boletta Anderson|| Nancy Law, |
|Archibald Dick Livingston||Lily May Munk|
|John Dick Livingston||Stella Ann Lessey|
|Annie Livingston||James Aagard|
|Lillie May Livingston||James Frank Robertson|
|Jean Bain Livingston||David Wallard Cook|
|Joseph Franklin Livingston||Mercie Ella Ivory|
|David Ray Livingston||Grace Ernestine Hansen|
|Abram Livingston||Mary Etta Gardner|
|Ellen Christine Livingston||William Lester Cook|
|Heber Livingston||Mary Jane Oldroyd|
|Isabella Livingston||Edwin Lorin Merriam|
The Livingston Family Board has opened for discussion the idea of taking a guided tour to Scotland to visit our ancestral home. If any of you have any interest in doing this, please contact Dennis Davis at email@example.com, 626-335-7819, or P.O. Box 815, Glendora, CA 91740. If there's enough interest we will proceed with initial planning.
Dues are due. Thank you for helping us keep this organization going. We very carefully spend the money we get from dues for reunion and newsletter expenses. We suggest $20 per family per year. More or less is gladly accepted. You can mail your dues to:
Livingston Family Association
1283 Logan Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
Remember donations are tax deductible The Livingston Family Association has received approval from the Internal Revenue Service for tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the code. This means that contributions to our organization are deductible under section 170 of the Code. We are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.
In other words, contributions of all types to the Livingston Family Association are officially tax deductible (consult with your accountant for specific details).
Livingston Family Descendancy Project
We have reached a milestone that we have worked for several years to accomplish. All the individual birth and marriage data contained in the 1808 Archibald Livingston “green” book, that was printed in 1980, has been entered into our electronic PAF database. Many other names have been added that have been sent in via the descendancy submittal charts. Many thanks to all of you who have sent them in. Our database now has over 7,700 names and over 2,250 marriages in it.
We want to continue to receive the birth and marriage data for those that have taken place since 1980. Please continue to use the descendancy submittal charts, available on our website (MS Word or PDF) or from the newsletter and SEND THEM IN!!! You parents – please get your married kids to send their family information to me.
I am seeking volunteer representatives from each of the family lines (James, Charles, Isabella, Archibald, and William) who would assist me in reaching out to our younger families by making personal phone calls and encouraging them to submit their descendancy information. If you will help, please contact me (see below). You can help me with close relatives that you know with their contact information, and I can help you with contact information of individuals you may not know but who are in your line. Wouldn’t it be great to increase our database to over 8,500 names by next year’s reunion? LET’S DO IT!!
- Blaine T Livingston
- 655 Greystone Way
- Tooele, UT 84074
Thanks again for helping us with this important project.
The Board has also talked about the desire to include more information about our wonderful ancestors on the Livingston website. At this time there are 9 articles about people on the website. As a board, we have each committed to write or find a story about someone from our line within the next three months. We hope that, you too, will be interested in helping us make the website more exciting and informative.
If you have a story that is not in the Archibald Livingston Book, we would love to have it to include on the website. You may either email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a copy to Dana Rogers, 829 S 325 W, Orem, UT 84058 and we will put it on the website. If you have photos that you would like included, please send them also. We will be posting one story/history/photo a month until we run out of things to post. These histories will be posted in the People category.
Colorado Livingston's History
The Livingstons Settle in Craig by Stott Cook
Pioneer stories of the Livingston's usually begin in Scotland and deal with the 300 years the family was indentured to the Lords to work in the coal mines. With the country ending the practice of indenturement and two Mormon missionaries sent to England ending up in Scotland, the Livingston conversions and migration to this country begins. Usually the focus is on Christina (also known as Granny Livingston) and family and the six years it took her to get from Scotland to Liverpool, England. Getting on a boat and spending six weeks on the ocean before landing in New Orleans was a struggle. Ferrying up the Mississippi and crossing the plains to the Salt Lake Valley would test the will of the hardiest of people. We celebrate the family settling in the Valley, working at the temple quarry and on the Pacific railroad. Sometimes the stories end when Brigham Young sent them to Birch Creek. However, pioneer stories continued long after that with each family. So it was with the family of William and Lillias Dick Livingston.
Many family members ended up on the Western slope of Colorado employed in the livestock business. The open country found there was perfect for raising sheep, high mountains for summer range and lowland for winter range.
Joe Livingston led the migration to Colorado during the 1940's with headquarters at the Motherwell Ranch (name comes from a city in Scotland). A man with much initiative and great ingenuity, there was nothing he wouldn't tackle. In the early years of his marriage Joe worked in the coal mines, but when given a chance, he established himself as a sheepman. He began in Sanpete County, but in the early twenties moved his outfit to Weber Canyon around Chalk Creek and Coalville. Seeing opportunity in Craig, Colorado, Joe sold and resettled, eventually running around 20,000 sheep in the surrounding area. He was instrumental in establishing many of his nephews and family members in the sheep business in Colorado.
Joe and the extended Livingston family that settled in Western Colorado were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. From a humble Sunday School meeting at the Motherwell Ranch to two stakes, the story of their success in the livestock business was equaled by the growth of the church. Joe and the family that followed were an important part of the growth of the church. Like the pioneers before them, the families all faced hardships. Weather, finances, sickness, death, and divorce tested them. But, living in the small country towns, the Colorado mountains, the growth of the church, all helped overshadow the hardships. The Colorado Livingstons wrote a great story!
Read the exciting story of the Livingstons of Craig, Colorado in its entirety on our website.
Livingston Family Board
The current board of directors of the Livingston Family Association is as follows:
|Stott Cook||Reunion Co-Chair||2009|
|Blaine Livingston||Descendancy Chair||2009|
|Ann Macdonald||Reunion Co-Chair||2009|
|Charlene Clark||Chairperson, Newsletter & Mailing List||2010|
|Dana Rogers||Ancestry Co-Chair||2010|
|Dennis Davis||Ancestry Co-Chair||2011|
|David Cook||Vice Chairperson||2011|
Contact us at 801-484-2678 (Enid's) or email us all at email@example.com. Please use this family resource for family-related business only.
© 2008 Livingston Family Association
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