Claim Jumpers

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
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 323735
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Title Claim Jumpers
Description My sister and I were not permitted to attend, but we we could see tfie ceremony from outs i oe the house without being discovered. The circumstances were most extraordinary. The couple had made a trip to Manti to be married. At the County Courthouse they had stated their intentions, answered all the questions asked by the attending official, signed on the proper lines, paid the assessed fee, and received a very official marriage license. They assumed this fulfilled the r*c?Quiremen*s for niarr1 a ge, so they returned to Mountainvi 11 e and set up housekeeping. Several weeks later they discussed their trip to Manti with a friend, who explained that a marriage license did not make them man and wife, but a ceremony was needed to make their marriage legal. They were shocked into immediate action. So they arranged for my father to marry themt which he dow. We assume they lived happily ever after. 5ource: Personal recollection of the author and his sister CLAIM JUMPERS John K. 01 sen Ephraim, Utah Non-Professional Division Second Place Senior Anecdote The Tuesday that Gobblefield was all gobbled up (claimed), Ole Miller hired "Charley Buck" Jensen. They had taken the plow, gone out to the graveyard and had plowed a furrow around about twenty five acres of land immediately north-northwest of the now Pioneer Cemetery. -8-
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Identifier 022_Claim Jumpers.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323630
Reference URL