Mary Prayer, John Henry Heard a Voice

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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
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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 Mary Prayer, John Henry Heard a Voice
Description ning toward him, tears streaming down her smiling face. "The Indians......" "Yes, I know." The rest was lost in an embrace that after almost five years of marriage said so much more than mere words could. It was good week before Mary and John Henry pieced together both sides of their story. Morning brought the Indians headed toward Ft. Hambleton. Because of their small numbers, the settlers decided it would be better to go to Alfred's settlement, On August 22nd, the Indians attacked Alfred's settlement and stole all of the livestock except for a few calves which had been in the corral. The men formed a posse and started after the band of Indians. As they neared the Indians, the Indians turned and headed toward the settle- The people sent to Manti Fort for help. They were evacuated to Manti for the winter. When Mary and John Henry finally found time to compare notes, the sawmill they had worked so hard to start was gone, as was their wagon. All of the lumber was burned, the livestock had been run off or killed by the Indians and most of their household items had also been stolen by the warring band. They were left with almost nothing-except each other and the children. But they felt blessed. John Henry Owen Wilcox lived to be almost 86 years old, Mary Young Wilcox lived to be 98 years old. They were married 67 years and reared 11 children, four sons and seven daughters. Fifty-six of these years and nine of these children came after Mary prayed and John Henry heard a voice. Source: A sketch of the life of John Henry Owen Wilcox -26-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323690
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