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
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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 Mt * Pleasant and Spring City were settled in the sunder of 1852. in accordance with accepted L.D.S, standards. In 1853, for they resided during the fall and winter of 1853-54. Every burnable A number of important decisions were made that winter at Manti regarding the future of Sanpete Valley. Early In 1854, Isaac prob- good standing in the Church¦ His was a conflict of church rules and land rules, as the Homestead Law was not written until 1862. There were no land offices in Utah until 1868. Records show that the Sanpete County Court granted Isaac Behunin the use of the waters of Pine Creek for mill purposes. Incidently, Fort Ephraim became the fourth settlement the L.D.S. Church purchased before a bought from a member of the said church. irrigation ditch to the Behunin farm on Pine Creek and named it settled there in 18SI. On June }f 1854, the Ephraim Pcecinct was organized, claiming Creek on the south east of the Sanpitch River. Plans for future Ephraim followed Brigham Young's modification of the Plat of the City of Zion as used in Salt Lake. During the years of 1854 and 1855, Fort Ephraim was enlarged were the only settlements in Sanpete Valley until 1859, when Mt. Pleasant and Spring City were resettled. Fairview, Moroni, and fountain Green were also settled that year. rights on Fine Creek were transferred to Bernard Snow of Manti. Isaac, his son, and Snow built the first flour mill on Pine Creek at 510 East, 4th South, in Ephraim. Tommy Thorpe operated the mill for many years. The first houses were built by Peter Madsen, Henry Thompson, and Henry Beal. Early in 1861, the Isaac Behunin family, consisting of Isaac, and Almlna, age 11, moved to Sprlngdale. Isaac acquired a farm in the (now) Zion's National Park. In 1872 he sold out for 200 bushels of corn and moved to Mt. Carmel, where he died in 1881. There have been no known Behunins in Ephraim since 1861. -20-
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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
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