Smith & Alice Heap





Alice Parker was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England on October 3, 1823.

Smith Heap was born in Habergham Eaves Lancashire, England on November 15 or 16, 1825.

Smith was baptized and confirmed a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 15, 1840.

Alice joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1841.

Smith and Alice were married in 1846. Their first born, Thomas, was born in Accrington, Lancashire, England
and when he was two years old, they set sail for America aboard the ship "Argo". Alice was pregnant with their
second child. They landed in New Orleans, Louisiana in March of 1850 and settled in St. Louis, Missouri. In
August of 1850, Alice gave birth to Martha Ann, but in November, their son, Thomas, died. Six more children
were born to them in St. Louis.

Sometime in 1862 or 1863, the Heap family journeyed to the Great Salt Lake where Alice's brothers, Robert and
William, and her sister, Martha, awaited them.

They were among those that were called for the Muddy River Mission on April 26, 1865. They helped settle
St. Joseph. Times were very hard and food was scarce. Their son, Nephi, died from illness February 22, 1866.

Their oldest daughter, Martha Ann, was planning to marry in Overton where the church was headquartered.
Tragedy struck as the family wagon was swept away in the Virgin River on May 2, 1866. Three of the children
drowned: Sarah Elizabeth, Eliza, and John.

They then returned to the St. George area for a few years. A son, Robert Parker Heap, was born there in 1867
and daughter, Mary Jane, married there in 1870.

The Heaps then moved to Minersville in Beaver County where Smith had a small farm. Their daughter Alice
Marie married Judge Franklin Richard Clayton in Minersville in 1874. Before 1880, they had relocated to
Monroe in Sevier County where they also farmed.

Alice became ill and went to St. George so her sister could care for her. Alice died in St. George on April 22,
1882 and was buried in Plot A_J_180_4 of the St. George City Cemetery.

Smith married Marie Kirstine Nielsen in 1882. They divorced on May 10, 1893.

On August 11, 1890, Smith married Sarah May Mathew in Salt Lake City. Sarah was born in Ireland in 1824
and died in Salt Lake City on August 2, 1902. They divorced in 1893.

Smith died in Salt Lake City on February 11, 1899 and was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.


Smith's Parents and Siblings:
    William Heap
    Mary Smith Heap
        Richard Heap
        Elizabeth Heap
        Margaret Heap
        Smith Heap
        Ann Heap

(xx/xx/1791-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married xx/xx/1817)
(xx/xx/1820-7/19/1879)   (married Ellen Bradshaw)
(9/9/1822-xx/xx/1899)   (married Frederick Peter Ionn and James Heap)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(11/15or16/1825-2/11/1899)   (married Alice Parker and Sarah May)
(1/7/1826-12/25/1889)   (married Benjamin Stanworth)

Alice's Parents and Siblings:
    Thomas Parker
    Martha Pollard Parker
        Robert Parker
        William Parker
        Alice Parker
        Martha Parker

(xx/xx/xxxx-11/20/1854)   (married 12/26/1819)
(3/29/1820-2/24/1901)   (married Ann Ruth Hartley and Jensine Madsen)
(5/30/1821-11/27/1905)   (married Mary Ann Child)
(10/3/1823-4/22/1882)   (married Smith Heap)
(3/25/1825-1/13/1910)   (married John Proctor)

Smith & Alice's Family:
    Smith Heap
    Alice Parker Heap
        Thomas Heap
        Martha Ann Heap
        Mary Jane Heap
        Alice Marie Heap
        Sarah Elizabeth Heap
        Nephi Heap
        Eliza Heap
        John Heap
        Robert Parker Heap

(11/15or16/1825-2/11/1899)   (married 11/1/1846)
(8/13/1850-1/13/1821)   (married Chresten Andersen)
(5/23/1852-4/24/1914)   (married Joseph Smith Worthen)
(9/30/1854-2/6/1902)   (married Franklin R. Clayton)
(5/14/1867-xx/xx/>1880)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)




Article about the 2/22/1866 river crossing acciddent

FamilySearch entry for Smith Heap

Find-A-Grave entry for Smith Heap

FamilySearch entry for Alice Parker

Find-A-Grave entry for Alice Parker Heap

Newspaper notice about Smith Heap seeking a free license to sell temperance drinks
The Salt Lake Tribune, June 18, 1890, Page 5

Newspaper announcement of the issuing of a marriage license to Smith Heap and Sarah May
The Salt Lake Herald, August 12, 1891, Page 8

Newspaper article: "A Peck O' Trouble, The Woes of a Man Who Married Unwisely"
The Salt Lake Herald, December 1, 1892, Page 8 (Also see Page 6)

Newspaper announcement of the granting of a divorce for Smith Heap & Mary Ann Heap
The Salt Lake Herald, May 10, 1893, Page 5

Newspaper announcement of the issuing again of a marriage license to Smith Heap and Sarah May
The Salt Lake Herald, July 14, 1893, Page 8

Newspaper notice about kids stealing from Smith Heap's fruit stand on East Temple Street
Deseret Evening News, November 20, 1897, Page 2

Newspaper death notice for Mary Jane Heap Worthen
Washington County News, April 30, 1914, Page 1

Newspaper announcement/obituary for Martha Heap Andersen
The Richfield Reaper, January 20, 1921, Page 11