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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
ARK ark:/87278/s66w9876
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323200
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66w9876

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Title Isaac Behunin - Ephraim's First Settler
Description ISAAC BEHUNIN: EPHRAIM'S FIRST SETTLER John K, Olsen Ephraim, Utah My IIig has covered sore than eighty years experience in this Sanpete area, and during that time T have known Ephraim and its Isaac Behunin, Ephraim's first settler. He was born October 20, 1803, on a large farm in Oswego County, New York. About 1824, he married Maribah Martin, a life-long friend who lived on a neighboring farm. To them were born five the family moved to Kirtland, Ohio, where their child, William Moroni was born and Maribah, his wife, died (1634). Near Christmas tine that saae year Isaac married Elmina Tyler, another friend of the family. To this union were born ten children, eight before them after 1861. The Behunin family uith five children reached the Salt Lake Valley in September, just In time to leave with the first group of pioneers to Sanpete (October 28, 1849). Upon reaching Provo, Isaac Martin and William Moroni stopped there and two years later they came to Ephraim. The other members of the family included Isaac, the father; his vife, Elmina; Nancy Maribah, born February 8, 1840, in Rancock, Illinois! Stephen Mosiah, born May 13, 1843t in Hanvor, Bluffs, Iowa. The youngest daughter, Almina, was born at Manti, Septemher 30, 1850. in 1849, Informed Isaac that "Pine Creek had more water and the location was better for a settlement than any other place in the Sanpete Valley."1 The Huntington conversation caused the ex-New Yorker to have on Pine Creek. In this state of mind, Isaac probably visited Pine Creek several times during 1850 and made definite plans as to where to put his house or dugout, just what land he would farm, and other -18-
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Identifier 031_Isaac Behunin - Ephraim's First Settler.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323121
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66w9876/323121