Tapestry, A Story of Two Pioneer Women, by Dawnell Hatton Griffin

Posted on July 15, 2016 by Dennis Watkins

This book was originally published in 1989, and has long been out of print, now it has been revised and is once again available.  Darnell Griffin has given us a marvelous history of two pioneer women.  Most histories concentrate on the men from the past, now we get an invitation into the lives of two pioneer women.  This history includes information about the families of Sheffield, Tindell, Moore, Morrey, Hatton, Robison, Miller and Lang.  

In the introduction Darnell states: "In writing this book, I wanted to focus on the history of my pioneer grandmothers who married multiple times and had interpersonal relationships with more than one husband. They are representative of many of their counterparts experiencing marriage, widowhood, divorces and polygamous marriages. They married for love and for convenience, managed blended families, and worked inside and outside of the house as a matter of necessity".

What was it like to be a Mormon pioneer woman in the 19th century in Utah?  I suggest that you read and enjoy this wonderful history.

Kiss The Babies For Me: A Story of an Allred Family by Dawnell Hatton Griffin

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Dennis Watkins

Exemplar Press is excited to offer the history of Ephraim Lafayette Allred and Harriet Matilda Brunson in a book titled “Kiss The Babies For Me: A Story of an Allred Family”. Dawnell Hatton Griffin has done a marvelous job in writing and compiling this collection of original journals with over 155 photos and numerous documents. This book was originally published in 1989 and has been re-scanned with additional genealogy sheets and bound in rich blue hard binding.

Ephraim was recorded as the first male child born in Ephraim Fort, Utah. His father is Reuben Warren Allred. His wife Harriet was the granddaughter of Seymour Brunson. Seymour is mentioned in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Doctrine and Covenants section 124 verse 132.

Ephraim and Harriet were married in the Saint George Temple just eight months after its dedication. They lived in a number of central towns of Utah. They include: Chester, Sanpete County, Deseret, Millard County, Hinckley, and Ferron, Emery County, Utah.

Dawnell has collected stories on seven of the thirteen children. We learn about Louis Ephraim Allred, Amanda Adaline Allred Edwards, Thomas Lorenzo Allred, Harriet Cynthia Allred Olson, Altania Ann Allred Olson, Juston Peter Allred and the twin child Clement Allred.

If you are a descendant of Ephraim Allred, or just a Utah history fan, this is a great book to read.

Logan, Utah A One Hundred Fifty Year History

Posted on April 11, 2016 by Dennis Watkins

We are celebrating the sixth year since the publication of this great history of Logan.  There have been a few smaller histories printed about this great city, but none compares to this book.  Kenneth Godfrey  has covered the history from the founding to a look to the future.  Kenneth talks about the founding families, William Preston, The Thatcher sons, Henry Ballard, James Ellis, Joel Ricks, Barney Stanford, D.W. Davis, Abe Caldwell John E. Jones, Benjamin Williams, Tabitha Ricks, Josiah Hendricks, Joe Leishman, Israel Clark, John B. Thatcher, W.B. Preston, Ralph Smith, Lemuel Mallory, George Watson, Charles Cowley, James Myler, William Steele, George L. Forseth, James Dennis and Big Morgan Evans.  It is amazing how many of these names still have connection to Logan or Utah.  If you live in Logan or have family from Cache Valley you will enjoy reading this great history.  I like the chapter telling the story of the Great Depression as it impacted those living in Logan.  Much of Kenneth's information comes from the pages of The Herald Journal newspaper articles.  When you read his book you can picture the events that shaped this great city.  Thanks Kenneth for your great book.

Providence And Her People Volume 1974

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Dennis Watkins

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Changes are coming to Exemplar Press

Posted on March 10, 2016 by Larin Lind

We are in the process of making some changes to Exemplar Press. We are going to change how the website looks a little and update the content.

We have a couple of new books that we have printed that we will be offering online for purchase.

If you have book printing needs please contact us for help.


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