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Samuel A. and Leila Burden Eastman:  Samuel was born in Ashburton, Plymouth, England May 24, 1860, to Samuel and Agnes Cook Eastman.  Leila was born March 9, 1862, in Davenport, Plymouth, England to George and Eliza Stephens Burden.  They were married in 1881 and came to the U. S. in 1885 and arrived in Highland in 1891.  They had eight children: Samuel George, Alonzo Heber, Ida Leila, Rubin Byron, Quimorah, Augusta, Clarence Orlando and Ogretta.  Augusta died shortly after birth.
On March 13, 1892, Samuel was sustained as Presiding Elder of the Branch - the first Church organization in Highland, and on June 26 was sustained as Sunday School Superintendent with James J. Bolin as first counselor and Richey Harkness as second counselor.  In Aug, 1893, there was a Branch reorganization and Hyrum Healey was chosen as the Presiding Elder but Samuel was continued as Sunday School Superintendent and retained that position until August 11, 1895. 
When the first Sunday School was held on July 3, 1892, Samuel and his three oldest children are listed as attendees.  By 1900 they were living in Herriman and by 1910 they were divorced.  Samuel married Hedwig Reidel March 1, 1912.  Leila died February 28, 1922, in Herriman and is buried in the Herriman Cemetery.  Samuel died September 30, 1953, in Salt Lake City and is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Hyrum T. and Margaret Elzetta Adams Edmunds:  Hyrum was born January 24, 1867, in Iowa City, Iowa to John and Mary Ann Lord Edmunds.  Margaret was born May 8, 1869, in American Fork, Utah Territory to Joshua and Maud Mary Logan Adams, the first of his three wives.  They were married February 2, 1890, in American Fork and had nine children: Wilford, Mary Ellen, Maymie, Florence Irene, Hyrum, Clyde, Katie L., Margaret E., and Vera L. 
They were living in Highland at the 1900 census and in 1910 were in Bennion, Utah and in 1920 and 1930 were in Salt Lake City.  Margaret died December 27, 1951, in West Jordan and Hyrum died June 20, 1956, in Midvale.  They are buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Salt Lake City.

Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society

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