Family History Library

12:57 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Genealogist Connects Leicestershire to the Greenwells of Ogden

The village of Dunton Bassett, England is the ancestral home of the Greenwells of Ogden

  Descendants of a big pioneer family that came to Utah in the 1850’s are gathering Thursday to meet with a British genealogist.  Peter Cousins  comes from Leicestershire in the English Midlands.  His research on a British industrialist named Orson Wright led him to the Greenwell family, whose forebears joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 1850’s and emigrated to Utah.

In just a few days in Utah, Cousins says he’s met dozens of people descended from Ambrose Greenwell, who had five wives and forty children.

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