WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
LOCATIONLeeds, UT 84746
HISTORYThis home was build in early 1885, probably by John Wilkinson. John lived there with his family until his death in 1895.
Around 1895, Marion E. Paris purchased the home from the Wilkinson family and raised a large family there.
Henry Alpheus Jolley moved to Dixie for health reasons. He landed in Leeds in 1910 and soon acquired the house from Marion Paris. Mr. Jolley died June 24, 1935, but his wife remained in the house until September 25, 1947.
Many families have occupied the home since 1947.
BIOGRAPHYJohn Wilkinson came from England in August 1884 and arrived in Leeds in early 1885. His uncle, Charles Wilkinson, lived in Leeds. John was a stone mason and made tombstones for Leeds and the surrounding areas. As a stone mason, he may have built this house. He died September 21, 1895 at the age of 46 and was buried in the Cedar City cemetery.
Marion E. Paris TBD
REFERENCESWilma Cox Beal, "Leeds Historical Event in Bits & Pieces", pp. 17-18.