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Started by Medeek, October 07, 2023, 02:50:14 PM

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I've started a new podcast where I will be discussing things other than my plugins.  I just posted my first episode:

Arguably this first episode probably is not of much interest to many of you, unless you are of the LDS faith or know me on a more personal level.  Most of my extended family and many friends are active members in the "Church" so whether I like it or not the Mormon Church is still very much a part of my life and a part of my family history (going back five generations).  Of course my wife and I and our children are not active members in the Church anymore, it is too hard to live a lie, so to speak.  However we do respect the religious choices that our family and friends make in remaining with the Church and whatever level of activity they choose to participate at.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.


I'm also a bit of genealogy buff and it is very interesting for me to see how deep my own Mormon roots are.  My namesake is Isaac Nathaniel Workman (1862-1925).  He is my great-great grandfather:

He is the son of Jacob Lindsay Workman and Rebecca Willard Turner.  Rebecca was the third (polygamous) wife of Jacob:

I found this little gem buried at the bottom of the story at the link above:

"When the Mormons left Nauvoo Jacob was a captain of ten in Lorenzo Snow's company. Somewhere along the way one of his sons became ill, laid down by the roadside and was left behind. When it was discovered that the boy was missing John Doyle Lee unhitched a team and gave him a horse to ride in his search. He found he boy lying in the open prairie, returned the horse and wept with joy."

So it would seem that Jacob probably knew John D. Lee quite well.  As it turns out my wife (Cynthia) is a direct descendant of John D. Lee, (through Samuel G. Lee -  So I guess me and my wife's descendants were friends long before we ever came along.
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.


On the Wilkerson side I have Thomas and his son William.

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They came to Utah with the Robert Wimmer Company in 1852:

My direct lineage to these early Mormon pioneers is the following:

My father:  Richard C. Wilkerson

My Grandfather:  Woodford Workman Wilkerson (1916 - 2013)

My Great Grandfather:  Joseph Benjamin Wilkerson (1872 - 1941)

My Great-Great Grandfather:  William Wilkerson (1828 - 1906)

My Great-Great-Great Grandfather:  Thomas Wilkerson (1797 - 1882)
Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.


I am also a direct descendant of Edson Whipple (1805-1894) who had six polygamous wives and helped start the Mormon colonies in Colonia Juarez Mexico.

I am descended through his sixth wife:  Mary Ann Quinney (1832-1910)

She was quite a bit younger than him and instead of following Edson to Mexico she divorced him and stayed in Provo, Utah.  

Nathaniel P. Wilkerson, P.E.