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John Hacking was born in Preston Lancashire England, September 16, 1835. His father died when he was four years old leaving a widow and four young children in poor circumstances. In the year 1839 the family received the gospel, and the next year the mother married John Fisher. When John S. Hacking was six years old he wound spools for his grandfather who was a weaver and when he was seven years old he worked in the cotton mill. When 11 years old, he was selected from among 360 boys to run the first self-propelled spinning machine ever made. The family emigrated to America in 1849 and reached Utah in 1851 placing first in the American Fork. John S. Hacking traveled extensively and lived for short periods in various parts of the United States. At St. Louis he married Jane Clark, May 16, 1856. In September of that year the young couple settled in Cedar Fort, which was their home thereafter. Source: Vernal Express dated August 10, 1917.
Above: John S. Hacking residence .
John Drysdale, an early pioneer of Cedar Fort, died at his home in that place April 4 1912 . Mr. Drysdale was born Oct. 10, 1837. He came to Utah in 1853. He crossed the ocean in the ship Elvira Owen in a company of emigrants in charge of Elder John R. Winder. He went to California in 1854, where he remained during the winter, coming back the next summer when Johnson's army came to Utah. He located first at Bountiful and later moved to Clearfield.
He was in the Tintic war and took part in the skirmish in which George and Washburn Carson were killed. Soon after this episode he located in Cedar Fort, where he had lived until his death. He married Emma Clark July 8, 1861, and to them were born nine children, six of whom, and his widow, survive him. He had been a prominent citizen and took part in many religious and secular affairs in the community. Source :Deseret News 15 May 1912 .
Above: John Drysdales residence
James Clark is the son of Jane Beck and Abram or Abraham Clark. He married Elizabeth Pearson December 26, 1829 in Burton In Kendall, England. They have six children: John Clark, James Pearson Clark, Thomas Clark, Jane Clark, Alice Clark and Emma Clark Drysdale.
James Clark died at Cedar Fort, Utah County, June 30th, 1881, of general debility and lung disease, James Clark, aged seventy five years, 2 months, twenty seven days. Born at Clawthrope, Westmoreland, England, April 3rd, 1806; baptized September 4th, 1839; crossed the plains 1856; worked on the Salt Lake Temple as stone mason.
He leaves his wife, three children, twenty two grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren to mourn his loss. It is the first death we have had here for almost three years.
Source : -History of John Sampson Hacking and Jane Clark Hacking, by Lola Hacking Fowlke
Below James Pearson Clark residence
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