John Chugg1

#22504, b. 19 March 1819, d. 11 January 1903

Individual's Timeline

Birth19 March 1819John Chugg1
Christening9 April 1820John Chugg2,3
Marriage4 September 1844John Chugg1
Marriage of Daughter4 July 1864Eliza Chugg1
Death of Father25 March 1866Philip Chugg4,5
Marriage of Son21 November 1870George William Chugg1
Marriage of Son13 March 1871John Henry Chugg1
Death19 August 1872Elizabeth (Betsy) Lovering1
Marriage of Daughter27 April 1874Mary Elizabeth Chugg1
Marriage19 October 1874John Chugg1
Death of MotherFebruary 1879Joanna Stanbury6
Marriage of Daughter23 January 1882Jane Chugg1
Marriage of Son23 January 1901Moroni Chugg
Death11 January 1903John Chugg1

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: John was a coal labourer.
  • Note: One person had allocated John to a different birth place and subsequent family - this does not change any of our ancestors as we branch off earlier in the tree.

    Name: John Chugg
    Age: 22
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1819
    Gender: Male
    Where born: Devon, England

    Civil Parish: Heanton Punchardon
    Hundred: Braunton
    County/Island: Devon
    Country: England

    Street address:

    Occupation: View Image

    Registration district: Barnstaple
    Sub registration district: Braunton
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    James Chugg 10
    John Chugg 22
    Joseph Chugg 45
    Kitty Chugg 20.
  • (Witness) History: He witnessed FARR WEST CITY
    Farr West City, a city of the third class, is located on the north end of Weber County. It is bordered on the east by Pleasant View and by Harrisville, on the south by Slaterville, and on the west by Plain City, and was first settled by Mormon pioneers. In 1858 Joseph Taylor settled in the area that later became Farr West. In 1868 the area was included as a part of Harrisville when a precinct was organized. On 30 November 1890 western Harrisville was organized into a separate LDS ward and given the name Farr West in honor of Lorin Farr, former president of the Weber LDS stake, and Chauncy W. West, who had served as presiding bishop of Weber County.

    The earliest settlers engaged in agriculture for their livelihood, and it received a great boost when the sugar beet industry was introduced in 1898. In 1923 further benefits were available to farmers when the Utah Packing Corporation installed a pea viner to help process field-grown peas.

    Early settlers had to be quite self-sufficient. They primarily raised hay and grain and kept a few farm animals for work and for food. As the population grew, some farmers furnished milk and butter to customers in the city. Later, farmers branched into dairy or poultry operations to augment family income; a few raised cash crops like onions, tomatoes, and potatoes. Since World War II, most of the local small farms have gone out of business and only a few large farms specializing in dairy or beef production remain in operation. In the early 1990s, only one farm raised garden fruits and vegetables on a commercial basis. Irrigation for farming is still obtained through the western Irrigation Company Canal, constructed in 1858 and enlarged in 1884. The Willard Bay Canal, constructed through Farr West in 1965, may in time serve part of the community.

    Education has always assumed a vital role in community life. The first frame school building in western Harrisville was built in 1872. It was replaced in 1880 with a new red brick schoolhouse. In 1914 a yellow brick school building was erected in the center of town. Through the consolidation of area schools, this building was taken out of service in 1938. In 1941 the Walquist Elementary School began serving the public and in 1950 was converted to a junior high school. The new Farr West Elementary School began operation in the northwestern part of the community in 1983.

    The first LDS church building was completed in 1891, serving as the center of church and community activities for fifty-three years until it was destroyed by fire in 1944. Other LDS chapels were constructed in 1926 and in 1981.

    The growth of services in the community has significantly affected life in Farr West. In 1900 the first post office was established in Farr West. Rural free mail delivery began in 1905. Also in 1905, phone service was brought into the community. Electricity was made available on 29 May 1916. The Farr West Sewer Improvement District was established on 4 January 1968. Natural gas was brought into the community in August 1958. Bona Vista Water Improvement District provided culinary water in 1958; Pine View Water Systems brought a secondary water system to the area in 1982.

    The earliest business in Farr West was built in 1862. It was called the Prairie House, and was a tavern that primarily served travelers who were on their way to the gold mines in Montana. In 1869 the Union Pacific Railroad laid a line through the eastern part of Farr West, a line later called the Ogden Shoreline. In 1874 William Rawson opened the first general merchandise store in the town. For many years, new businesses remained in operation only a relatively short time. Only in recent years have more permanent business activities become established. At the end of 1992 the city had issued licenses to sixty-one business, which range in size from the large Smith and Edwards variety story to small businesses operating from home sites.

    Road improvements have had a significant impact on community development. The earliest unimproved roads were dusty in dry weather and filled with ruts and difficult to traverse in bad weather. Applying gravel to the roads improved their condition markedly, but asphalt and concrete were not used in local roads until around 1930 (the year West Harrisville Road was paved). in 1858.

Census details

Children of John Chugg and Elizabeth (Betsy) Lovering

Child of John Chugg and Hannah Lee


  1. Website ( "LOVERING family tree (Owner: spacegirl1975)."
  2. Find my past web sites, online or, Parish Record Collection - Baptism Record
    Surname:      Chugg
    Forenames:      John
    Father's Forename:      Philip
    Mother's Forename:      Johanna
    Father's Occupation:      Husbandman
    Year:      1820
    Month:      Apr
    Day:      9
    Abode:      West Down
    Parish:      West Down
    Town Or City:      
    County:      Devon
    Record source:      Devon Baptisms - Transcripts
    Data provider:      Devon Family History Society.
  3. Parish register entries 1813-1837 printed index, by unknown, printout of burials supplied by DFHS - as d/of of John and Jane.
  4. Free parish registers, online,      Glamorganshire
    Place     Llandaff
    Church     Parish Church
    BurialDate     30 Mar 1866
    Forename     Philip
    Surname     CHUGG
    Age     88
    Abode     Canton
    FileNumber     20186.
  5. Website ( "A quote from a message posted on ancestry -
    """I have received a certified copy of the death certificate of Philip Chugg, the father of Elizabeth Chugg Harris b. 1821. The certificate indicates that Philip Chugg died at 62 Wellington Street, Canton, Cardiff, Wales. The informant is James Harris, same address. Philip died of senilis certified. The age for Philip is given as 88 years, a mistake of about 13 years in age. I have seen several postings by other researchers indicating a death in 1859, which appears to be in error.""" - posted by echo92 in 2005."
  6. Website ( "Jacobs family tree (Owner: AJ1966)."
  7. Utah State History, online, Burial Information: CHUGG, JOHN

    Birth:     3/19/1819
    Death:     1/11/1903
    Burial:     1/11/1903
    Place of Birth:     ENG.
    Place of Death:     FARR WEST, UT
    Grave Location:     Ogden City Cemetery , E-5-31-4E
    CHUGG, PHILLIP (Father).     
  8. International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  9. International Genealogical Index (IGI), 1880 census.