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Samuel 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 on 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 SS 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.

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

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