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Family of Moroni Rees

Family of Moroni Rees

Ian M. Spencer (View posts)
Posted: 4 Nov 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rees, Phillips
Seeking descendants of David REES (LDS president of Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales), who was born at Nantyglo, Monmouthshire in 1819. He married Mary Ann PHILLIPS, daughter of Richard PHILLIPS, a cordwainer of Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, but originally from Welshpool, Montgomeryshire. The marriage occurred at Bedwellty, Monmouthshire in 1839, and four children followed, namely Ellen (1842-1907), Susannah (1846-1853), Moroni(1848-1931), and Emily (1851-????).
I am a descendant of Ellen's second husband, who as wife of William ROPER (1836-1905), THEN of John MORGAN (c1828-1901), remained in Wales (Rhondda & Pontypridd), when the rest of her family emigrated.
David REES disappeared, and may have died in Pennsylvania in ABOUT 1876. His wife Mary Ann PHILLIPS married John Duggan GIBBS at Salt Lake City endowment house in 1869, and was buried at Portage, Utah in 1886.
Moroni REES (a poet and pioneer) lived at Cherry Creek, Idaho, but died in Salt Lake and is buried at Ogden.
His sister Susannah REES drowned aged 7 in Wales before the family emigrated.
Emily REES, the youngest sister of Moroni and Ellen, emigrated and lived in Utah, where she married Wil. T. Jones at the endowment House, Salt Lake City, in 1866.
I am seeking online descendants of above, also of David REES's brother Thomas REES(E) of Provo, who married Hagar PUGH (and died in Juab County in 1873), and of their brother ISAAC. An elder brother Abel Rees, was buried at Blaina Church, Monmouthshire, in 1865, and their sister Ellen Rees, wife of Thomas JONES lived at Trevethin, Monmouthshire. All were children of Isaac Rees of LLanfihangel RhosyCorn, Carmarthenshire and Gwenllian Hoskins, the natural daughter of James HOSKIN and the widow Tydfil DAVID, formerly JONES, of LLangynidr, Breconshire.

Re: Family of Moroni Rees

Posted: 24 Jun 2013 12:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Friend,
Not able to help with your enquiry unfortunately. Should like to ask if that Christian name was the correct name or a nick name - "moroni"- seems very unusual and unlike any other. I'm both an English and Welsh speaker and familiar with most popular names. Might be worth checking,
Kind Regards,
B Roberts
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