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Jarvis Johnson (1829 to 1898)

(Contributed by the Thomas Tolman Family Organization. The following excerpt is taken from Benjamin Hewitt Tolman: Brother, Pioneer, Husband, Father by Dawnine T Mills Johnson, First Edition, 2014, pages 6-1 to 6-8). [Author’s Note: All of the histories of Jarvis...

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Sarah Jane Angell (1834-1869)

(Contributed by the Thomas Tolman Family Organization. The following excerpt is taken from Benjamin Hewitt Tolman: Brother, Pioneer, Husband, Father by Dawnine T Mills Johnson, First Edition, 2014, pages 2-1 to 2-20). [Author’s Note: In order to accurately share Sarah...

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Benjamin Hewitt Tolman appears to his brother in a dream

Benjamin Hewitt Tolman married Sarah Jane Angell on 2 January 1851 in Salt Lake before the Endowment House was built, so they were not sealed for eternity. Benjamin died on December 14, 1857, at the age of 28, leaving Sarah Jane Angell Tolman, his young wife and three...

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Benjamin Hewitt Tolman (1829-1857)

(Contributed by the Thomas Tolman Family Organization. The following excerpt is taken from Benjamin Hewitt Tolman: Brother, Pioneer, Husband, Father by Dawnine T Mills Johnson, First Edition, 2014, pages 1-1 to 1-21). Birth, Family and Early Life BENJAMIN HEWITT...

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A Brief History of the Life of Judson Tolman

The heritage of Judson Tolnan is deeply rooted in the history of this great land of ours. His forebearers were a part of the colonization of New England. They fought in the struggle for American independence. The Tolman family were enthusiastic participants in the...

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A Short Sketch of the Life of Judson Tolman

Written by himself then hand written by Cerissa Sessions Thompson Judson Tolman son of Nathan and Sarah Hewitt Tolman was born July 14, 1826.  Kennebeck, Maine.  He married Sarah L Holbrook January 12, 1846.  They came to Utah September 20, 1846 in Brigham Young’s...

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Judson Tolman’s Death

It was on the evening of July 6, 1916 that Judson Tolman died at his home on the east bench in Bountiful, just one week prior to his ninetieth birthday. His death was the result of natural causes. A copy of his obituary is reprinted below, and reads as follows:...

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Origins of the Tolman Family Genealogical Organization

One evening, following a meeting of the Executive Committee at the Tolman Family Genealogical Center in Bountiful, as I was attempting to complete my research on the life of Judson Tolman, I found a most treasured old volume, entitled "Minute Book of the Tolman Family...

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Judson Tolman, the Patriarch

When we consider the dual roles of patriarch that Judson Tolman filled, we should differentiate between, and consider both roles—first, that of patriarch to his eternal families, and second, that which is an ordained, ecclesiastical role of serving the saints in the...

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Judson Tolman, the Missionary

In 1877, Judson received his own "Box B" letter. Box B was the Post Office Box identification from which mission calls emanated from the First Presidency. Large numbers of male members of the Church were called via Box B letters to serve as missionaries. Judson's call...

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