Julia Ardena or Ardence Hales

Female 1842 - 1919  (77 years)


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  • Name Julia Ardena or Ardence Hales 
    Born 17 Jul 1842  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Nov 1919  Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 26 Nov 1919  Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I158  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2014 

    Father Charles Henry Hales,   b. 17 Jun 1817, Rainham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1889, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Julia Ann Lockwood,   b. 10 Aug 1824, Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1903, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1839  Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jacob Mica Truman,   b. 30 Aug 1825, Niagara, Niagra, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1881, Truman Ranch, Vejo, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1857  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Williams Berry,   b. 17 Dec 1822, Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1890, Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1858  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Isabelle Hales,   b. 2 Jul 1868, Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1927, Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Foster]
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 James Robert Rickards,   b. 2 Dec 1846, Sprigg, Adams, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1931, Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1894  , , Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Censuses:
      1850 US: Dist. 14, Decatur, Iowa, p. 326b, dwellings 39-42, 30 Oct 1850; note there are only about 16 pages of census for this area versus 188 for Pottawattamie County; also note that the families of George, Charles, Henry, Stephen Hales and their mother Mary Ann Thompson were all neighbors - Mary Ann's husband had died in 1846 and she remarried to William Thompson; she dies herself in about 6 months:
      Dwelling 39:
      William Thompson, 46, farmer, Scotland.
      Mary A., 51, Eng.
      Daniel 17, farmer, Canada.
      David 19, farmer, Scotland.
      William, 15, Canada.
      Maria, 12, MO.
      Orville, 9, Ill.
      Dwelling 40:
      George Hales, 28, printer, Eng.
      Sarah A., 27, NY.
      Mary A., 6.
      Harriett, 4, Iowa.
      Dwelling 41:
      Charles Hales, 33, bricklayer, Eng.
      Julia A., 26, NY.
      Eliza A., 9, IL.
      Julia A., 8, IL.
      George G., 6, IL.
      Mary J. 4, IL.
      Charles H., 2, IL.
      Henry H. Hales, 21, farmer, Eng.
      Eliza A., 20, PA.
      Dwelling 42:
      Stephen Hales, 30, stonecutter, Eng.
      Eveline, 20, VT.
      Stephen, 1, IA.

      Censuses:
      1870 US: Kanarah, Kane, Utah, 18 Jul 1870:
      Family 4, (note that John Berry was polygamous with two wives - Julia being the second. Also note that the girl with Julia is actually Julia's niece from her brother Charles Henry Hales):
      John Berry, 47, farmer, TN.
      Jane, 39, MS.
      John M., 16, UT.
      Mary I., 14, UT.
      William W., 12, UT.
      Nancy A., 10, UT.
      James F., 9, UT.
      Cynthia L., 7, UT.
      Eliza E., 5, UT.
      Robert A., 3, UT.
      Joseph S., 1, UT.
      Family #5:
      Julia Berry, 27, keeping house, IL.
      Sarah I. Berry, 2, UT.

      1880 US: Kanara, Kane, Utah, NA film T9-1336, p. 424d (Sarah I. is Sarah Isabelle Hales, the daughter of Charles Henry Hales and Sarah Ellen Hunt making her the niece of Julia Ardence (Hales) Berry, Charles Hales sister. Apparently, when Sarah's mother Sarah Hunt died in 1868, the several month old Sarah Isabelle was adopted by her aunt Julia and her husband John Berry. This also explains how Sarah Isabelle met her husband George Davis in Kanara whereas Charles Henry Hales and his family lived elsewhere in southern Utah.]
      John W. Berry, farmer, M, 58, TN, VA, - .
      Jane E., keeping house, wife, M, 49, IN, - , - .
      John M., stock raiser, son, S, 26, UT, TN, IN.
      Nancy A., At home, dau, S, 21, UT, TN, IN.
      James T., Works on farm, S, 19, UT, TN, IN.
      Thurza E., At home, dau., 15, UT, TN, IN.
      Joseph S., Works on farm, S, 10, UT, TN, IN.
      George A., S, 6, UT, TN, IN.
      Julia A., At home, wife, M, 37, IL, Eng, NY.
      Sarah I., At home, dau, S, 11, UT, Eng, IN.

      1900 US: Cedar City, Iron, Utah, p. 257a:
      James Rickards, Nov 1847, 52, m. 6 years, OH Maryland OH, engineering.
      Julia, wife, Jul 1842, 57, m. 6 years, 3 total children all living, IL Eng NY.
      Julia, dau., Apr 1883, 17, S, UT OH IL.
      2. Some records use variations of her middle name including Ardence or Ordinia. Her burial record gives name as Julia Ardena.

      BIOGRAPHY:
      1. In the execution of father's last will and testament, this individual shown as living at Kanarra, Iron, Utah on 22 Jun 1889.

      BIRTH:
      1. Father's autobiography gives birth in June of 1842.

      2. Per Burial Index cited below.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. The book "Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude" by the daughters of Utah Pioneers has a biography of Catherine Maxwell Truman, Jacob Truman's first wife: "...Upon her arrival in the valley, she learned that a Mr. Gaddis, the man who had helped pay her way to Utah with the intention of marrying her when she arrived, already had a wife. Elizabeth said, 'I will be the second wife to no man!' Elizabeth later met Jacob Mica Truman, from New York. They were married three months later on Dec. 21, 1856 with Brigham Young officiating. Although she said she would not be a second wife, that was exactly what she was. Jacob had married Elizabeth Boyce on April 19, 1849, and was living in South Cottonwood... Catherine and Elizabeth were able to build a good relationship. Often indeed, did Catherine's fiery temper have the upper hand. Some felt sorry for the gentler Elizabeth, but can remember well their mutual anger when their husband brought home a third wife, Julia, on June 14, 1857. They made him see his error, and soon the new Mrs. Truman left..."

      2. From the website www.softcom.net/users/paulandsteph/jmt/elizabethshistory.html 8 Dec 2002 in the biography of Catherine Maxwell, one of Jacob Truman's wives: "...Often indeed did her fiery scotch temper have the upper hand. Many of the neighbors felt sorry for the gentle Elizabeth Boyce, Jacob Truman's first wife. But well do they remember the mutual anger at Jacob when he brought home a third wife, Julia Ardena Hales, whom he had married 14 Jun 1857. Together they made him see the error in bringing Julia there as she did not fit in with them. Alice Hunt Jones, a granddaughter of Rhoda Maria, relates the following incident: 'I will just have to relate a little incident told to me by a granddaughter of Catherine's (Libby Terry). One morning Aunt Katie (as she was more commonly known) was getting ready to go milk the cows, she had her little brass milk bucket in her hand ready to go, when Julia said to her, 'I slept with Jacob last night, but all you slept with was little Jacob.' At that Aunt Katie threw the bucket at Julia's head, but Julia ducked in time to miss it.' Julia finally left and divorced Jacob..."

      DEATH:
      1. Per website ; "Cemetery/Death Indexes (1852-1996) in Washington County, Utah," compiled by Wesley W. Craig, Ph.D: No record shown.

      2. Utah State Historical Society Burials Database online: Julia Ardena Rickards, b. 17 Jul 1842 in England [error, should be IL], d. 2 Nov 1919 due to pneumonia, bur. at Cedar City Cemetery D-25-02-05.

      3. Death Certificate found on Family Tree accessed 11 Jun 2013.

      BURIAL:
      1. Per Burial Index cited above.

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. 18 Dec 2002 website .

      2. Nauvoo LDS Land and Records Office research file (copy in my possession as of 2 Jun 2007 and also partially viewable at www.earlylds.com). Includes family group sheet and Susan Black's entry in her book "Early LDS Members."