Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People

Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People
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January 5, 2010

Robb, Adam Franklin and Sarah Permelia Holyoak

Parents of Adam: William and Helen Bell Robb were born in Scotland and moved to Australia, in 1847. Their son Adam Franklyn Robb was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 12 Oct.1855. After joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the family sailed on the ship Lucas to San Bernardino, California arriving on 25 Nov.1857. This was about the same time as the Mountain Meadow Massacre had occurred, they were not very welcome in California so they hurried on to Paragonah, Iron, Utah. William and Helen had eleven children.

Sarah Permelia Holyoak's parents were William Holyoak, and Sarah Wilkins were both born in England and after joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came Utah and settled Parowan. They also had eleven children. Sarah Permelia was born in Parowan, Iron, Utah on 29 Mar.1858. She married Adam Franklyn Robb on 10 Feb. 1875 in Paragonah. Their son Alburtis Robb was born 7 Feb. 1876 in Parowan, son William Heber was born 5 June 1877 in Paragonah.
   They homesteaded in Weber Canyon south of Mancos, Colorado in the early 1880s. Two more children are born to Adam and Sarah: Franklyn Adam was born 10 July 1881, and Sarah Alice was born 9 Feb.1884. Adam farmed and raised sheep. Adam and Sarah later divorced.  Wedding photo of Franklyn below, 1905. (photo courtesy Rad Robb)

 Sarah later married Solomon Wardell and they settled in Cowley, Big Horn, Wyoming. I think Alburtis and William Heber move with her to Wyoming, I know Sarah Alice did because she marries Solomon Wardell’s son by his first wife.  This photo is of Franklyn's wedding to Mary Taylor 29 April 1905 in Parowan.  The woman next to the groom is Sarah Holyoak Robb Wardell.  (Thanks to Helen Robb Thatcher for this new information)

Adam is mentioned in Miller's book, p 210

Children on trek: Albertus (1875-1963) and William Heber (1877-1958). 
More information needed!

1 comment:

Georgia said...

William Heber Robb did travel to Wyoming with Sarah and Solomon. He married Clara Minnie Simmons. He purchased a ranch just West of Cowley and there lived his life as did four of his sons. William Heber is buried in the Cowley Cemetery next to his wife Clara Minnie, and sons Clifton, Kenneth, Clair and Walter (and his wife Delilah Mae Asay). Sarah is also buried in the Cowley Cemetery.

Albertus did not travel to Wyoming. He was living in Ely Nevada in 1909 as reported in the Deseret News Feb 15, 1909. Albertus is buried in Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah.