After being pardoned and released from prison, James came to Utah to work in
the mines in the Tintic mining district in Juab County. There he met a young
widow, Mary Ann Olive Warthen Davis. They were
married on 27 November 1873 in Silver City, Juab County, Utah. He was a
36 year old bachelor, and she was 24 years old, with a four-year-old daughter
from her previous marriage. Mary Ann had been born 23 March 1849 in Kanesville,
Pottawattamie County, Iowa; the daughter of Mormon pioneers Joseph Warthen
(1811-1852) and Lutitia Shearer (1822-1903).
She had married the first time at age 19 to William Walker Davis, 22
November 1868; he passed away less than a year later, 31 Oct 1869.
Their daughter, Susan Lutitia Davis ("Aunt Lu"), had been born in August
1869 to Mary Ann and her first husband, so James F. Shuler
raised Lu as his stepdaughter.
JAMES FAYETTE SHULER
RICHARD EMANUEL ("Manny") SHULER, b. 25 August 1874 in one of the mining towns of Tintic District, Utah. Manny never married. He worked in the mines, and also later worked as a ranch hand. He died 28 March 1909 in Moapa Valley, Nevada, at the age of 34. He was found dead in the desert where his horse had fallen on him. PHEBE JANE SHULER, b. 14 March 1876 at Silver City, married CHILLIAN FAY PACKARD in 1897, had six children: ORA PACKARD CLYDE (married George Dewey Clyde, who later became Governor of Utah) FAE PACKARD GOTTFREDSON JESSIE PACKARD CONDIE CHILLIAN MAX PACKARD REX SHULER PACKARD COE PACKARD DURRANT STRAW Aunt Phebe died 24 Dec 1968 in Springville, at age 92. MARY SUNBEAM SHULER, b. 18 April 1878 near the Sunbeam mine at Tintic District, married HENRY FAIRBANKS Jr. in 1899, had three children: JENNIE FAIRBANKS MADGE FAIRBANKS BYRON EARL FAIRBANKS They lived in Payson, in Alberta, Canada, and later had a homestead in Duchesne County, Utah. Following Henry's death in 1918, Aunt Mary lived in Payson. She married George Wesley SEABURY in 1921, but had no more children. "Aunt Mary, although she had no grandchildren of her own, always acted as grandmother to all her nieces and nephews and their children. She was one of the sweetest dispositioned women that ever lived." She died of cancer 26 June 1948 in Payson, at age 71. MIRANDA ("Aunt Ran") SHULER, b. 5 August 1880 at Tintic District, married AMMON NEBEKER, Jr. in 1904, had two children: LEE SHULER NEBEKER RUTH NEBEKER In 1908 they moved to the Conner Basin (Nebeker) Ranch in Daggett County, Utah, near the Wyoming border. Ammon NEBEKER Jr. ranched here with his father and his brother Vaughn. They lived there until 1951, when Ammon retired and they moved into Green River, Wyoming. Aunt Ran died 9 Jan 1972 at the age of 91. Lee Shuler Nebeker was an attorney in Green River. WILLIAM ALBERT ("Willy") SHULER, b. 22 September 1882 at Tintic District. He was dragged and kicked by a horse early in the summer of 1893, when he was 10 years old, and died about a month later, on 22 July 1893, in Tintic, Utah. He is buried in Payson. GEORGE SHULER, b. 15 Dec 1884 at Tintic District, married ESTHER ADELINE BARNEY in 1906, had 8 children: GOLDA SHULER ANDERSON RUTHERFORD FAY BARNEY SHULER FLOYD GEORGE SHULER EDITH PEARL SHULER LARSEN JAMES HENRY (J.H. or "Tub") SHULER DETA SHULER CRABB MORGAN HELEN SHULER BECKSTROM ELAINE SHULER VEST George farmed and later became a mechanic, working for his brother DAVE and other automobile dealers. He died of cancer 25 Nov 1957 in Payson, at age 72. (His sons Fay and Floyd Shuler had no children, but his third son, J.H., had two boys: JIMMY DEAN SHULER GORDON LeROY SHULER These are the only ones besides David Shuler's descendants to carry on the Shuler name from James Fayette Shuler's family. DAVID SHULER, b. 16 December 1887 in Payson, Utah, married DORA MAY WIGHTMAN (1890-1918) in 1909. She was the daughter of Joseph Wightman (1848-1930) and Emily Johnson (1853-1926). They had three sons: HOWARD WAYNE SHULER MARVEL DAVID SHULER KEITH JACK ("Bish") SHULER Dora May died in the flu epidemic in 1918, and then Dave married Erma Nell WIGHTMAN Gardner(1897-1988), who was his first wife's niece (daughter of Dora May's brother Charles Philo Wightman). Erma was a young widow who had also lost her spouse in the flu epidemic. She had two daughters by this earlier marriage: HELEN GARDNER GERALDINE GARDNER Erma and Dave had two sons after they were married: RUSSELL PHILO SHULER STERLING HAL SHULER
JAMES SHULER FAMILY -- NEAR THEIR HOME IN PAYSON