James Munro Pyper was born 14 July 1847 in St. Louis, Missouri to John Pyper and Madeline Gardner Pyper. James Munro Pyper married Mary Ann Barton who was born 16 Aug 1848 in Dover, England. Their first child was Mary Alice and she died 9 months later. One of my relatives said that she had fallen out of the wagon when traveling from Nephi, Utah to Fairview, Utah. My grandmothers father was their child, John Barton Pyper. Mary Ann Barton Pyper died 25 March 1879 from complications with her sixth pregnancy. James Munro Pyper then later married Nancy Jane Caldwell 29 June 1879. She bore nine children with James. James took his second family to Alberta, Canada where he died 22 July 1902 at the age of 55. It was said that a tree fell on him in Canada at Taylor Ranch(Tayorville) where he and Nancy Jane had settled.