||j being the greater portion... Cholera broke out before we got fairly-started and nearly all of the passengers and boat crew were the subjects of that pestilential influence.. We lost 58 by death and remains were buried on the banks as we cane along......Arrived at Council Point ( Council Bluff) 16 May at night and landed the next day." Mary Williams Parry, in a sense, has no beginning and no ending. No record of her death was made; nor where she, and so many other cholera victims, were buried. ' John Parry Sr., as a member of the wagon trainfrpm Council Bluff to Salt Lake Valley, had one wagon, six oxen, two cows, one dog and two pistols. The company arrived in the Valley Oct. 18^9, most going to the west bank of the Jordan River. John Sr. is listed by himself in the 1850 Greater Salt Lake census, but it is difficult to determine what area he is living in. About two years later he married a widow Patty Sessions (well known lady of the pioneer period) . There were no children born to this marriage. In April, 185^ he married a Welsh spinster (32) who was half his age and by her had the well known Joseph Hyrum Parry and four other children, ( According to the journal of Patty Sessions, John did not inform her of the impending third marriage). This is the family that does the PARRY " Collection" of genealogy. By then,the children of John and Mary were adults with their own families and hence one generation further on the way from the Patriarch John Sr. In eulogizing John Parry many extravagant claims are made in his behalf, " He was the originator of the choir that became,later known as that Tabernacle Choir, He is said to have introduced the growing of lucerne,or alphalfa to Utah,.He had a wonderful singing voiee and was well versed in languages. He built many stone houses in Salt Lake and Davis Counties, He was a lover of flowers and trees, and a gardner by nature. He married a sister of Brigham Young's and was ordained a member of the High Council of the Salt Lake Stake in 1852. " John Parry died in January of 1868 at 79 years of age. He and his third wife Harriet and children are grouped in the Welsh Pioneers of the 15th and 16th wards of Salt Lake, according to Vol.ill of HEART THROBS OF THE WEST. John And Mary Williams Parry's Family The first son Bernard may not have joined the Saints. He died a 32 year old batchelor in Ruthin, Denbighshire. The first daughter Elizabeth died whan she was 12 years old.Mary,the second daughter married John Williams and stayed in Newmarket, living with her in-laws at Ochr y Gop farm until they emigrated to Utah in 1856. The third daughter died a spinster, age 29, in Birkenhead, England, while the parents were living there. John, the second son, is the journal writer, and joined the Mormons with his parents, but remained behind to emigrate later with John and Mary Parry Williams. The third son, William, and a fourth son, Caleb, joined the Mormons at the same time as their parents, staying near them even though Caleb was married. 9hey all left Wales together in 18^9. REFERENCES Original parish registers of Newmarket Bishop's Transcripts at National Lib. Of Wales at Abersystwytb Edward's Manuscript Copy 1926 Of Newmarket Registers, Nat'l Lib.Wales Endowment House Records. British Mission Records, Liverpool Conference Journal of John Parry, L.D.S. Church Historical Dept. 1850 and I860 census of Greater Salt Lake Steam Boating On The Mississippi Mold Parish Records: Film National Lib. of Wales Joseph Hyrum Parry's original records, Cemetary Inscriptions of Newmarket ( at the site ) The Welsh In America.Conway Expectations Westward, Taylor " The Welsh In Utah " Heart Throbs Of The West, Vol.11 Flintshire Registers for All Parishes Marriage Bonds and Allegations, St. Asaph Diocese Tithe Map of Newmarket parish, 18*44-^5, Nat «1 Lib. of Wales " The Welsh Mormons" The Welsh Review- David Williams Many Thanks to Ruth Smith Morris who did this research.