Wendell Lewis Mercer's Family:
Father: Dale E. Mercer of Cozad, Nebraska
Mother: Zola Ione Wells of Goodland, Kansas
We have a considerable amount of written family history and stories along with considerable research by family members. We are anxious to share and accept information with others. Much of our data is UNVERIFIED since it is primarily through word of mouth.
Great grandparents on father's side are Mercer, Ballard, Hughes, and Archer. We have little information on the Ballards and the Archers. In addition, we have some rough spots in the Mercer and Hughes lines.
Great grandparents on mother's side are: Wells, Palmer, Miller and Hansen. We have little information on the Millers who emigrated from Denmark in mid 1800s.
Valoie Sleight Rippon's Family:
Father: Frank Elvin Rippon of Coalville, UT
Mother: Nellie Mildred Sleight of Lanark, Bear Lake CO, ID
Great grandparents on fathers side are: Rippon, Wright, Jones, and Ritchins.
Great grand parents on mother's side are: Sleight and Kelsey. Lacking information from mother's grandmother Peterson and beyond.
A 456 page book has been published, "They Came From England - The Wrights of Coalville, Utah - 1860-1972" by Norma Jean Wright (Mrs. Kenneth H. Trietsch). This book describes the genealogy of approximatly 2000 forbears of Joseph Wright(1807-1884)and Martha Rippon Wright(1810-1894)who migrated from Yorkshire, England to Coalville, Utah between 1860 and 1874. Those desiring information from the book may contact me at: ValoieM@home.com or write at our above address.