The Tolman’s First Christmas in Tooele

The Tolman’s First Christmas in Tooele

The following information is from the pen of the late James Dunn and was published in the Tooele Transcript of December 26, 1903 “When the children of Tooele awoke on Christmas morning in 1849, not a toy was in all the land, not even a stick of candy or an apple was...

Tooele Library Pioneer Memorial

Dedicated in October 2000, this monument’s purpose is to celebrate and honor the men, women and children who came across the plains prior to 1869 and settled in Tooele.  The monument features 800-plus names of the original pioneers and is located at 200 West and...

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...
A daughter’s memories of Judson Tolman and Zibiah Jane Stoker

A daughter’s memories of Judson Tolman and Zibiah Jane Stoker

Martha Ann Tolman Thurgood recorded some wonderful detail about her life and relationship to her parents, Judson and Zibiah Jane: I was born 1 Jan. 1870 at Bountiful, Davis, Co., Utah in a two room adobe house a daughter of Judson Tolman and Zibiah Stoker. My mother,...
A Brief History of the Life of Judson Tolman

A Brief History of the Life of Judson Tolman

The heritage of Judson Tolman 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...
A Short Sketch of the Life of Judson Tolman

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...
Judson Tolman’s Death

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:...
Origins of the Tolman Family Genealogical Organization

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...
Judson Tolman, the Patriarch

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...
Judson Tolman, the Missionary

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 Tolman and the City of Bountiful

Judson Tolman and the City of Bountiful

In 1854, Judson moved his family to Bountiful. They probably lived temporarily with Judge Holbrook’s family while their first permanent residence was being built. By that time, their children numbered four—Nancy Jane, born 4 February 1848; Judson Adonirum, born...
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