A black and white image of a house near trees

(Number 3 on the 1958 Highland map - 10133 N. 6730 W.)

Ann Overend Preece

Ann was born February 21, 1830, in Sutton-on-Craven, England to James and Mary Woodyard Overend. Ann was the second wife of John Preece whom she married January 26, 1856. They had six children: Albert, Nephi, Marguerite, Louisa, Oliver, and Joseph Henry. She lived on the homestead of her son Albert, a 160-acre parcel directly south of Heber Preece (Number 3 on the 1958 Highland map) who was the son of her husband's first wife. The 1880 census showed her living there with 2 of her sons, Nephi and Joseph, ages 21 and 11. but her husband was not listed nor was Albert. She also appears on the 1880 census in Salt Lake City living in the household with her husband, as "wife 2", his other wife, three of their children and four of her children: Albert-22, Louisa-16, Oliver-14, and Joseph-12. The 1900 census shows her living in Salt Lake City as married head of household with her son, Albert, aged 42.

She died February 17, 1904, in Salt Lake City and is buried in the Salt Lake Cemetery.

Albert Preece document

10 Jon and Paul Jonsson, Smeeds

(Number 10 on the 1958 Highland map - 10480 N. 6660 W.)

John Heber Jr & Isadora Jameson Beck Preece

John was born May 12, 1850, in Salt Lake City to John Heber and his first wife, Elizabeth Jenkins Preece. His parents had crossed the plains in 1848 with the Heber C. Kimball company. He was living on his 160-acre homestead west of Sawyer's (Number 10? on the 1958 Highland map) in 1880 and his homestead was perfected in August of 1883. By 1889 he was married to Isadora Jameson, who was divorced from his neighbor, Peter Beck (q.v.), and they were living in Provo. Isadora was born May 19, 1855, in Provo, Utah. They had six children: John Heber, Dora Elizabeth, Alma, Lottie May, Avelena P, and Mary. He died May 22, 1903, and she died October 17, 1919, in Vernal and they are buried in the Rock Point Cemetery in Maeser, Utah.

Isidora jameson PreeceJohn Heber Preece

John Heber Preece document

Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society

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