The Russell Family
An historical and photographic perspective

James C. Livingston Residence, Salt Lake City, Utah, c. 1880

James C. Livingston Residence in Birch Creek, near Fountain Green, Utah c. 1887

James Campbell Livingston on far right with two unidentified children and his wife Agnes Widdison (daughter of Janet Russell and Thomas Widdison).

House built in Birch Creek, Sanpete, Utah, by James Campbell Livingston Sr. about 1887. The house was was referred to as the finest in the valley and very elegantly furnished. Peacocks roamed about the yard, beautiful flowers bloomed and were well cared for. There was a pond on the property, used to store water for irrigating the crops, garden, shrubs, and trees. Ducks made the pond their home, as did polliwogs, frogs, and salamanders. In the winter, blocks of ice were cut from this pond and stored in a small ice house. The ice would last well into the summer. James is seated on the porch at the right, with his left arm on the rail. His right arm having been blown off by an accidental dynamite explosion while cutting granite at the stone quarry in Little Cottonwood Canyon to be used in the building of the Salt Lake Temple. - Dennis Davis

1880 United States Federal Census - Great Salt Lake City
Janet Russell's daughter Agnes with her family

Name: Jas. C. Livingston
Age: 49
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1880: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Agnes Livingston
[Annie Livingston] 
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Occupation: Supt Of Quarry
Household Members:
Name Age
Jas. C. Livingston 49
Agnes Livingston 47
Thomas Livingston 17
Robert Livingston 14
Charles Livingston 12
Agnes Livingston 16
Hannah Livingston 9
Annie Livingston 26
John Livingston 6

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: 1337; Family History Film: 1255337; Page: 163A; Enumeration District: 050; Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Description: This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parentsí place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.

 

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