Durung recent family history research I have discovered that a James Glade born
in Yarcombe,Devon,England in 1831 played in the Nauvoo Legion Band and Salt Lake
Municipal Band during the 1860's.He was married to a Mary Dyer of
Burrington,Somerset,England who is one of my ancestors.She sadly died in
childbirth travelling across the plains of Nebraska at Florence on her way to
Utah.If there are any other details available regarding his time in Salt Lake
City I would appreciate hearing from anyone.RegardsTerry Dyer
Thank you for the article. As you might guess, I am also a descendant (2nd great
grandson) of William Pitt. Our little branch of the family tree (Moroni William,
James Melvin) has all been blessed with musical abilities as well-- I feel
certain that Brother Joseph, or Brigham Young, or someone back then layed their
hands on Grandpa's head and blessed him that music would always be an important
legacy of his posterity.
Thank you for your article. I am a descendant of James Standing who played in
the band. He was the secretary for a time. He play when Willim Pitt was the
leader. Music is very important in our family too and I am thankful for that.
I enjoyed this story very much. I knew William Pitt's grandson Kim and his
family in Yuba City CA. Kim is very talented musically too!
Thank you for your article. I am a direct descendant of William Pitt and we have
named our son, William Pitt Meisinger, after him. The legacy established by
William Pitt and the Nauvoo Brass Band is greatly respected in our family and
music continues to be of utmost importance in our lives. We hope this legacy
will have a positive influence on our son, and that he will be able to build
upon the example of his namesake.-