Remembering My Parents with Love and Appreciation

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
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Title Remembering My Parents with Love and Appreciation
Description As the springtime and summer arrived, it was necessary to till the soil and plant crops. This tells us something about the land and conditions also The work was slow and very difficult for the sagebrush and rabbitbrush were six feet high and so thick the men could hardly get through them. Now. someone we know and love arrived, into this area, and in a dugout, a dear baby boy was born His father and mother were Peter and Mary Jolley Oldroyd. This beautiful little boy was given the name of his mother's father. John Jolley Oldroyd He was born on August 9, 1865 He had a very humble beginning, and things weren't easy for his parents, for the Indian trouble had grown worse. The pioneers had very little peace because the Indians were troublesome Some of them camped near Glenwood and went to the families every day begging for food Young Black Hawk was the leader. The Black Hawk War started February 9, 1865 These were very trying times for the settlers, and because of the Indians, many families moved to other towns, especially where there were forts for protection The Oldroyds moved to Fountain Green where there was a fort. Sometime we will go to that part of town and see where the fort was built. The nest home our new baby had-we will call him by name, or father, or grandfather, as you know him today- was in a wagon box in the fort. As he grew up, his parents built a log house, and his mother, our Grandmother Oldroyd, lived part of the time at the foot of West Mountain, where she proved up on the land so it could become hers She had a wonderful garden and orchard. She now had two sons, John J and Thomas J and as they grew older, they became a great help to her The boys learned to work at an early age They had chores to do, chickens to feed, eggs to gather, all the chores of Pioneer folks. They helped to raise grain and sheep. Grandmother soaked the straw and made their hats. The wool from the sheep was for clothing and bedding From a very humble beginning and very little schooling, my father achieved much and was very successful in all he undertook to do He fell in love with a beautiful girl, Mary Ann Morgan, daughter of Thomas and Fanny Vizard Morgan She was bom December 23, 1866, in Fountain Green She was always a religious girl, attended Church, loved the Gospel and her home. Their courting days took them, with friends, to home parties, dances, sleigh-riding, and all the pleasures of that day. Both the Oldroyds and the Morgans were Pioneers who came to America from England for their religion My father and mother wanted to be married in the L D S Temple The one open at the time was the Logan Temple, quite a distance away They went by horse and buggy to Nephi, and from there, on the train to Logan, taking them two days There they were married and sealed, February 4, 1886, and came back to Fountain Green to make their home It was a log house of two rooms and a small room called a shanty, I think they said They both worked hard with the chores of that day 10
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326306
Reference URL