Entries by Jeff Westover

A Ghost Story of Murder

My 9th great grandfather on my maternal line is a man named Thomas Cornell. He was born on 21 October 1627 in Saffron Walden, England. He was the 4th of 13 children of Thomas and Rebecca Cornell. The Cornells emigrated to Boston when Thomas was just 11 years old and settled in Boston, where his […]

Poke ‘Em in the Leg

Sandy and I had the chance to visit Manti this week for the temple open house. When the renovation work was announced a couple of years ago being able to see the Manti Temple before rededication quickly became a bucket list item. But something unexpected happened to me on this visit to Manti. It reminded […]

Circles of Friends and Family

In April of 2021 we took a road trip to Southern Utah. It would be my Dad’s final road trip, an exploration of family history. It was his desire to connect the names and dates on the family tree to places – places even that he was familiar with from his first years growing up […]