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Thomas Huskinson Giles Journal

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Source: biography by Cora McDonald Wathen

Apparently William was born out of wedlock to Ann GILES and kept her surname.

Note: There was no marriage of John Paling (William’s biological father) and Ann Giles. Ann worked for the noble John Paling. Ann gave son William her maiden name of Giles as she was not married. Elizabeth Giles, Ann Giles’ sister, also had a son, Thomas Giles, while working for Paling. Not being married to Paling, Elizabeth gave Thomas her maiden name of Giles.

Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers, volume 2

Name: William Giles
Birth Date: 01 Jan 1797
Birth Place: (Great) Gonerby , near Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK
Death Date: 07 Dec 1874
Death Place: Heber, Utah
Arrival: 15 Aug 1856
Spouse: Sarah Huskinson
Marriage Date: 1820
Marriage Place: of Bridgeford, England
Spouse’s Death Date: 05 Sep 1867
Spouse’s Death Place: Provo, Utah
Married 2nd: Mary Ann Day . Died: 5 Dec 1874 , Heber, Utah

William and his family were baptized in 1840 . He and his sons were brick masons by trade. As they were preparing to leave for America in 1854 , a message came to William saying they had to be in Liverpool in 24 hours as the ship would sail. They sent the children on ahead saying they would quickly follow. The ship sailed without them and some others, but a smaller ship soon followed and brought the rest of the saints to the ship. There were some problems upon their arrival but soon they were able to leave for the Valley and arrived in 1856 . Some of their family remained in Quincy, Illinois, to find employment while the others went on to Burlington, Iowa . In two years they all came together and started west. Upon their arrival in the Valley, they moved on to Provo . By 1874, he had moved to Heber City, where he died. Children of 1st wife:Thomas , b. 6 Aug 1821 . Md. 1st, Susanna Moore . Md. 2nd, Jane Taylor .George , b. 19 May 1823 , Md. Mary Greenwood . Elizabeth , b. 11 Apr 1826. Md. Thomas Rasband . Ann , b. 28 Sep 1828 . D. 24 Sep 1835 . John , b.26 Jun 1831 . Md. Elizabeth Giles . Mary , b. 13 Apr 1833 . Md. John Crook . Fredrick , b. 3 Mar 1835 . Md. 1st, Mary Ann Moulton . Md. 2nd,Maria Sharp . Md. 3rd, Hannah Roberts . Emily Ann , b. 6 Jan 1837 . Md.James Carlile . Keziah , b. 20 May 1840 . Md. Charles Negus Carroll .William , b. 26 Mar 1843 . Md. Christiana Carlile . Ralph Carlile

William married Sarah Huskinson, daughter of Thomas Huskinson and Elizabeth Peck, in 1820 in Nottingham, England. (Sarah Huskinson was born on 13 Apr 1800 in East Bridgeford, Nottinghamshire, England, christened on 20 Apr 1800 in East Bridgeford, Nottinghamshire, England, died on 5 Sep 1857 in Provo, Utah, UT and was buried on 7 Sep 1857 in Provo, Utah, UT.)

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