Bluff in San Juan County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Parley R. & Ency Camilla (Bayles) Butt
Accepting an assignment in the spring of 1887, the Butts, along with several other families, moved 40-50 miles north to the Blue Mountains, where they helped settle the Verdue and Monticello.
On a cold, windy night in October 1897, Ency was chilled and shivering. After popping corn for their seven children, Ency retired early. She remarked that she was grateful for her new sewing machine and her thoughtful children. Tragically, Ency died that night while in labor with her eighth child. The baby also died-unborn. Ency was 33.
One year after Ency's death, Parley married Edith Bayles, Ency's sister. Parley was a cattleman and merchant. He also served as county attorney, sheriff, and school trustee. He died in 1940 at the age of 78.
Location. 37° 17.013′ N, 109° 33.174′ W. Marker is in Bluff, Utah, in San Juan County. Click for map. Marker is on
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Barton's Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Josephine Catherine Chatterley Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); The Co-op Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Kumen Jones Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Jens House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The San Juan Mission (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hobbs Wash (approx. 6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bluff.
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