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Bluff in San Juan County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Parley R. & Ency Camilla (Bayles) Butt

 
 
Parley R. & Ency Camilla (Bayles) Butt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
1. Parley R. & Ency Camilla (Bayles) Butt Marker
Inscription. In 1879, at age 17, Parley R. Butt was one of 26 men who scouted possible routes for the San Juan Mission and established Montezuma Fort. A few months later, he traveled with the main group of pioneers as they blazed the Hole-in-the-Rock road. In 1881 he went back to Parowan, Utah to marry Ency Camilla Bayles. Parley and Ency returned to the Bluff Fort, where they began their family.

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
Parley R. & Ency Camilla (Bayles) Butt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
2. Parley R. & Ency Camilla (Bayles) Butt Marker
the grounds of the Bluff Fort Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 East Black Locust Avenue, Bluff UT 84512, United States of America.
 
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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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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