|name||Henry Tingey, Sr.|
|birth_date||November 18, 1819|
|death_date||Interwiki: Death date and age 1891021418191118++|
|resting_place||Brigham City Cemetery|
Henry Tingey, Sr. and his father James owned a wholesale garden business in England. They also grew and sold seeds. When Henry was 20 years old, he met and married Ann Young. In 1849, they heard about the Mormon religion from missionaries and were baptized the same year.
When Henry told his parents he and his wife wanted to emigrate to Utah, they offered him a sizable amount of money and promised to set him up in his own business if he would remain in England. He declined. Henry, Ann and their two children left for America on the sailboat Ditton on Nov. 9, 1849. They were on the water 45 days as they had to depend on the wind for power. When they reached New Orleans, they spent three days on a sandbar before they could dock. Before the Tingey family settled in Brigham City, they lived in St. Louis, Missouri, and then Bountiful, Utah.
Henry was a member of the Mormon Militia and was away from home a lot because of problems with the United State Army, a religious sect known as Morrisites, and a few Indians.
In 1875, Henry was asked to work on the church’s Co-op farm in Brigham City. He also went to nearby Washakie to lay out farms and instruct the Indians on farming.