Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People

Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People
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January 12, 2010

Fielding, Amos Hyrum and Ellen Agnes Hobbs

The family of Amos Hyrum and Ellen Fielding

Back row, L to R: Hyrum William, Thomas Amos, Joseph Oliver, John Melvin. Middle row: George Walter, Ellen Agnes, Amos Hyrum. Front row: Alice Constance, Mary Jane, and Franklin Down. Not pictured are Ellen Delcena, Myrtle, Delia, and Leonard. The date was 1889. They were from Parowan.

The Fielding family was a Hole in the Rock pioneer family, who did not receive a land grant at Bluff and continued up river to Montezuma. They settled there near the Harriman family. Ellen Fielding was a full sister to Sarah Elizabeth Hobbs Harriman.

The Fielding family arrived at Fort Montezuma in the spring of 1880. Hyrum was thirty-two and Ellen was twenty-six.  They brought four children with them; Hyrum William, age eight, Thomas Amos, six, Joseph Oliver, four, and Ellen Delcena, two. Just days after arriving at Montezuma, on September 13, Ellen delivered a baby in the wagon box, and named him John Melvin. They hadn’t had time to build a cabin.

Ellen’s brother, George Hobbs helped them get settled. He probably helped them put up a cabin before he left the area. The Fielding family remained at Fort Montezuma approximately two years. They moved to the Mancos, Colorado area sometime prior to May of 1882. They lived out the rest of their lives in Webber, south of Mancos.
Hyrum was born 18 SEP 1848, Wrightington, Eccleston, Lancaster, England.  He married Ellen Agnes Hobbs 28 JUN 1871, Parowan, Iron, Utah  Genealogy records  He died 1906, Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado and was buried there.
Ellen Agnes died SEP 1899, Mancos, Montezuma, Colorado and is buried there.
A younger child Franklin Downs Fielding was born 13 NOV 1887, Mancos, Montezuma, Colorado
Children on the trek: Hyrum William, ( May be the one who married Maybell Ophelia HAMMOND 06 DEC 1892, Mancos, Montezuma, Colorado)
Thomas Amos: SURN: Fielding Born: 15 Aug 1874 in Parowan, Iron, Utah, USA
Died: 1 Apr 1947 in Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
Buried: in Orem, Utah, Utah, USA
Baptised LDS: 7 Sep 1884
Notes: Joseph Oliver, Ellen Delcena (b. 11 AUG 1878,), John Melvin
For additional details contact Ron McDonald at: fortmontezuma@yahoo.com

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