Charles and Susannah Warren Hutchings of Winsham, Somerset, England, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1848. Their son, Joseph Thomas emigrated to Utah in 1876 and Susannah in the early 1880’s with her 3 daughters, Charles had died in 1878.
Joseph Thomas, his wife, Marinda and children, Joseph Nephi (my grandfather), Florence and Charles moved from Salt Lake City in 1886 to South Jordan, Utah.
Joseph Nephi Hutchings went on a mission to Great Britain in 1902. While here he met Elizabeth Annie Bird. He soon fell in love and proposed, Elizabeth accepted. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple January of 1905 shortly after Joseph returned home from his mission and also resided in South Jordan. They had eight children: Theodore, twin girls who died at birth, Imri, Theron, Brian, Stanley, and my father, Calvin Bird Hutchings.
Calvin met Margaret while attending BYU in Provo where Margaret lived. They married the 28 December 1944, during the turbulent years of WW2. They had seven children: Karen, Clark, Kenny, Jeff, Jenny, Joseph and Julie.
Joseph Nephi Hutchings and Elizabeth Annie Bird got married in January 1905. A little more than 10 months later, their oldest child Theodore Nephi was born. Afterward, they had two twin girls, Marinda Ethel and Louise Alice, who didn’t live more than a few hours. Five healthy sons followed: Imri Joseph, Theron Bird, Brian La Mar, Stanley Arthur, and Calvin Bird (Grandpa Hutchings).