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.
Topics. This Exploration • Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1897.
Location. 37° 17.013′ N, 109° 33.174′ W. Marker is in Bluff, Utah, in San Juan County. Marker is on the grounds of the Bluff Fort Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 East Black Locust Avenue, Bluff UT 84512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); Replica of the Bluff Meetinghouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Kumen Jones Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jens House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluff.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.