Isaac Behunin - Ephraim's First Settler

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 11
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1979
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Isaac Behunin - Ephraim's First Settler
Description matters regarding irrigation, ditches, etc. He was intelligent enough to see chat tine and the Indians would be limiting factors In the upcoming settlement-Early in the spring of 1851, the six-member Behunin family moved seven miles northeast of the Manti settlement to Pine Creek. Center and First North Streets. Isaac hauled hla belongings down west course, and unyoked his oxen. Here the family was Joined by the two elder boys from Provo (1851). A temporary camp was made by digging lrtto the nine foot high eddy bank and making a long triangular shelf dugout for cupboard and sleeping quarters, four feet above the eddy floor. The excavated dirt was used to raise the adjacent floor about two feet. stock when not being worked or herded. This was accomplished by constructing two fences from bank to bank across the 60 to 100-foot creek channel. A one-pole fence was built along the steep channel With the family located in this temporary camp and with a yard to hold the livestock, Isaac and his too grown sons devoted their full time to grubbing brush, plowing, and seeding the virgin soil, plus 311 other necessary acts to assure grain and produce to supply food for the family. It was probably the middle of June before they finished the planting and turned their attention from the crops expected to This was accomplished by building a log wall on the south and west sides of their present shelter. This formed a rectangular room 30 x Id feet. A more water-proof roof wae next added. The the creek channel. After the new housing was finished, the men spent most of their spare time grubbing and burning brush in preparation for the plowing of more land. Isaac s desire for a farm on Fine Creek was not in conformity with church rules, nor did it have any sanction from the Manti some other person would "beat hin to it." Be vas a rancher before By summer of 1853, the Behunin farm consisted of 40 acres. During August of that year, Henry Green and his family cane by and expressed a desire to settle. Isaac told them there was only enough water for the Behunin farm and Green was advised to proceed Co Ttanti. -19-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323122
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