Ed. Note: William Augustus Bringhurst Sr. didn’t live in Highland but many of his descendants did and this is their story:
William Augustus Sr. had three wives: Selinda Dolby Palmer, Susanna Adams Steele and Mary Janet Stapley. He had 25 children, 10 with Selinda, eight with Susanna and seven with Mary.
Three sons lived in Highland; William A Jr., son of Selinda, Joseph Alma, son of Susanna and Samuel, son of Mary. One daughter, Eleanor, daughter of Susanna, married Benjamin Christopher Grainger (q.v.), brother of the wife of William A Jr., and they lived in Highland.
Two daughters, Laura Selinda and Mary Elizabeth, both daughters of Susanna, married two Duffins, Richard and his nephew Brigham Fielding Jr. (q.v.), both of whom lived in Highland. Finally, Clara, daughter of William A. Jr., married Lawrence Spilsbury Kleinman who also owned property in Highland.
Joseph Alma and Adaline M. Hardy Bringhurst: Joseph Alma Bringhurst was born October 10, 1873, in Toquerville, Utah Territory to William Augustus Bringhurst and his second wife, Susannah Adams Steele. He married Adeline M. Hardy on June 20, 1896. She was born October 13, 1872, in Silver City, Juab County, Utah Territory to Augustus Poor and Elizabeth Ann Capener Hardy. They had five children: Hortense, Evelyn, Eugene, Estella and Elizabeth. He died July 31, 1949, in Taylorsville, Utah and she died September 4, 1910, in Lehi. They are buried in the Lehi City Cemetery.
Samuel and Erma Stout Bringhurst: Samuel was born December 24, 1892, in Toquerville, Utah Territory to William Augustus Bringhurst Sr. and his third wife, Mary Janet Stapley. Samuel served in the 305 Infantry, 77th Combat Division from May 25, 1918, to May 22, 1919, spending some of that time in France.
Erma was born April 15, 1908, in Hurricane, Utah to Alfred Fisk and Dora Martha Hull Stout. Samuel and Erma were married on October 4, 1927, and they had six children: Deon, Lorna, Merelyn, Sandra, Dora Karen and Alfred.
They lived most of their lived in Southern Utah where he operated a General Store for 25 years and was Postmaster of Toquerville for 27 years. Samuel died September 27, 1976, in St. George, Utah. Erma died May 19, 1957, in Toquerville and they are buried in the Toquerville City Cemetery.
William Augustus Jr. And Martha Ann Grainger Bringhurst: William Jr. was born September 29, 1863, in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory to William Augustus Bringhurst Sr. and his first wife, Selinda Dolby Palmer. He married Martha Ann Grainger - sister to Benjamin Grainger (q.v.) on March 31, 1886. Martha was born January 29, 1866, in Plain City, Utah Territory to Christopher and Sarah Emma Salkield Grainger. They had twelve children: William Walter, Archie William, Clara, Benjamin, Selinda, Laura, Louise Grainger, Elden, Gilbert, Ethel, Josephine and Marie.
He apparently lived in #5, taking care of the property for Rufus Stice. On the 1913 tax records he owned 20 acres further south which he sold to Lawrence Spilsbury Kleinman and Mary C Matson in 1914. In 1920 they were living in Salt Lake City and in 1930 had moved to Tyhee, Idaho. William died July 22, 1936, in Pocatello, Idaho and is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery there. Martha died May 14, 1955, and is buried beside him.
HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland
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