Wallsburg, Wasatch County, Utah
WALLSBURG was founded in 1862. It is located
in a beautiful little valley near the top of Provo Canyon, in Wasatch
No. 66 ERECTED JULY 24,1936 WALLSBURG FORT This monument stands 62 feet south, 2 feet east of the center of the fort built in 1862 by William M. Wall and the pioneers of Wallsburg. 20 families lived in the fort which was 400 feet square. This valley, known to the Indians as Little Warm Valley, was later called Round Valley and finally Wallsburg, honoring its founder. Wallsburg Ward Aaronic Priesthood and Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association
ROBERT WILSON GLENN I 1813 - Robert Wilson Glenn was born in Surry County, North Carolina, a son of Thomas Glenn (1773-1847) and Ann Speer Glenn (1781-1860). 1850 - Robert Wilson Glenn joined the LDS Church. 1852 - Robert Wilson Glenn was called to go to Manti, to found the first grist mill there. 1853 - Robert Wilson Glenn married Sarah Angeline Williams. All of their children were born in Manti. 1863 - Robert Wilson Glenn went to Sevier County, Utah and helped lay out the town of Richfield. 1864 - Robert Wilson Glenn founded the town of Glenwood (near Richfield) and lived there until Indian troubles forced everyone in the area to move out. 1867 - Robert Wilson Glenn and his family moved out of Sevier County because of Indian hostilities. They relocated in Heber City. 1871 - Robert Wilson Glenn and his family moved to Wallsburg. 1873 - Robert Wilson Glenn died of pneumonia in Wallsburg at age 60, and was buried there. SARAH ANGELINE WILLIAMS GLENN 1837 - Sarah Angeline Williams was born in Logan County, Illinois, a daughter of John Williams (1808-1844) and Marcy Jane Lucas Williams (1812-1896). 1849 - Sarah Angeline Williams came to Utah with her mother, her siblings, and her step-father Henry Barney. 1851 - Sarah Angeline Williams moved with her family to Manti. 1853 - Sarah Angeline Williams met and married Robert Wilson Glenn. She was not quite 16 years old. He was 40. 1914 - Sarah Angeline Williams Glenn died in Wallsburg at age 76. She had been a widow for 41 years. She was buried in the Wallsburg cemetery next to her husband. EPHRAIM MECHAM 1808 - Ephraim Mecham was born in Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire, a son of Joshua Mecham (1773-1846) and Permelia Chapman Mecham (1777-1866). 1828 - Ephraim Mecham married Polly Derby. 1837 - Ephraim and Polly Mecham joined the LDS Church. Four children had been born to them before this time. 1839 - Ephraim and Polly Mecham settled in Iowa, across the river from Nauvoo. Six children were born to them here. 1853 - Ephraim and Polly, with six surviving children, came to Utah. They settled in Lehi, where two more children were born. 1862 - Moved to Weber County for a time, then back to the Provo area, where they finally settled in Wallsburg, near the top of Provo canyon. 1891 - Ephraim Mecham died in Wallsburg, at age 83. Buried in Wallsburg cemetery. POLLY DERBY MECHAM 1813 - Polly Derby was born in Grafton County, New Hampshire, a daughter of John Derby (1789-1874) and Sarah Currier (1788-1813). 1828 - Polly Derby married Ephraim Mecham. 1898 - Polly Derby Mecham died in Wallsburg, at age 85. Buried in Wallsburg cemetery. Other pioneer ancestors (related to the Wallsburg settlers) also came to Utah, but settled in other communities. MARCY JANE LUCAS WILLIAMS BARNEY, mother of Sarah Angeline Williams 1812 - Marcy Jane Lucas was born in Clinton County, Iowa a daughter of Thomas Lucas (1788-1831) and Sarah Hoblit (1794-1859). 1849 - Marcy Jane Lucas Williams Barney came to Utah with her children and her second husband (Henry Barney). 1851 - Williams/Barney family moved to Manti. 1853 - Williams/Barney family moved farther south, most of them settling in Iron County and Garfield County. 1896 - Marcy died in Escalante, Garfield County, Utah, and is buried there. She had been staying there with one of her daughters. PERMELIA CHAPMAN MECHAM, mother of Ephraim Mecham 1777 - Permelia Chapman was born in Connecticut, a daughter of Samuel Chapman (1741-1817) and Hannah Fox (1755-1844). 1850 - Permelia Chapman Mecham came to Utah, traveling with friends. Other members of her family came during the next few years. 1866 - Permelia Chapman Mecham died in Heber City, at the age of 89. The location of her burial is unknown. Another (the husband of Permelia Chapman Mecham and father of Ephraim Mecham), had joined the church in the early days, but had died before coming to Utah. JOSHUA MECHAM, father of Ephraim Mecham 1773 - Joshua Mecham was born in Canaan, New Hampshire. 1837 - Joshua Mecham and other family members joined the LDS church. 1845 - Joshua and Permelia Mecham were endowed in the Nauvoo temple. 1846 - Joshua Mecham died at Bonaparte, Van Buren County, Iowa. This was along the Mormon Trail, just west of Lee County.
OLD WALLSBURG SCHOOL -- BUILT IN 1904