Joseph Rowbury (1827-1881) of Stoke Prior married Lydia Dunn (1835-1907) of Dudley, Worc. at Sedgley, Staffs in 1852. They settled in Dudley and raised their family there. The couple were converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) faith and Joseph was very active in the local branch meeting. In 1873, Joseph emigrated to the USA and settled in Utah. Lydia followed in 1875 with some of their children.