Fun Utah Facts

The name Utah comes from the Native American Ute Tribe and means people of the mountain. Utah has five national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef. Utah has seven national monuments: Cedar Breaks, Natural Bridges, Dinosaur, Rainbow Bridge, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Timpanogos Cave and Hovenweep. Utah has six national forests: Ashley, Dixie, Fishlake, Manti-Lasal, Uinta, and Wasatch-Cache. Utah has two national recreational areas: Flaming Gorge and Glen Canyon. Utah covers 84,900 square miles of land and is ranked 11th largest state. The Great Salt Lake, which is about 75 miles long and 35 miles wide, covers more than a million acres. Of the 50 states, Utah has the youngest population; one of the highest birth rates; the second lowest death rate; the heathiest population; the hightest literacy rate; the highest percent of high school graduates; and the highest number of people with a college education.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Spooky ( lookin ) Ancestors

The pictures were giving to dad by his Aunt Margaret Cotter. I hope all (greats)
are true and correct, but cannot be held accountable. Pa helped count. Also this post would not be possible without the "FANTABULOUS" christmas gift from Ben & Shelly. A SCANNER !!!! Also My formating scatters - not sure why, and sorry for that in advance.

Ezra Tuttle - Charity's husband born, 1762. Sea captain then Methodist Minister after a great storm at sea. (Aunt Margaret writes) I see hell fire and brimstone in his eyes! ( I write ) Fascinating . He does not look nice or forgiving. He is dads great, great, great, great, great, great, grandfather. ( 5 times removed )( give or take a great ). I think.

Charity Tuttle - maiden name was Smith - daughter of "Whig John" Smith of Long Island. The British used to steal his cattle. Charity was born 1764 and is the daughter of Lucretice(?) Delphine Johnson Burton.

Asa Allen - maternal grandfather of John E. Burton. Dads great, great grandfather. He was a farmer near New Hartford New York. He killed hogs each Nov. for great grandpa John Burton. He took many a "nip" of whiskey at Jern (?) Dobies Tavern.
03 a nip ?

Susannah Parker Allen - maternal grandmother of John E. Burton. Wife of Asa, born in Conningsby Lincolnshire England.


  1. I am liking that you have a scanner , that is cool stuff. And even though I have seen these pics before it is still interesting.

    P.S I love the usage of Fantabulous!

  2. And I loved "give or take a great"! LOL

    Love it babs. Love that you have a scanner and can put all of these pictures on your blog. I think the history of our ancestors is fascinating!

    Formatting on blogger has made me crazy at times!!

  3. Thanks so much for posting the picture's of Rev. Ezra Tuttle and Charity Smith. I am a descendent of there son Ebenezer B. Tuttle who married Rebecca Ketchum. And there son John F. Tuttle who married Mary Gillman were my grandmother's parents.
    I have the photo's of there headstones if you are interested.

  4. Thanks for posting the pictures of Rev. Ezra Tuttle and Charity Smith. I never thought I would see them.
    I descend from there son Ebenezer Burill Tuttle and Charity Smith. There son John F. Tuttle and Mary Gillman were the parents of my grandmother.