Mary Thorpe Beal

Update item information
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
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL

Page Metadata

Title Mary Thorpe Beal
Description February, 1854, they once again packed their few belongings in a wagon and started on the slow, wet, miserable journey to Manti. Joseph Morris became discouraged and disillusioned when they arrived in Manti and he saw the pn" vat ions and hardships they would still have to suffer. He begged Mary to return to England with him where he knew he would be able to care for her. But she had come too far, through too much, and had too much faith to leave; so she refused. His poor health, that crippled Mary, the delicate health of baby Eliza and the harsh life ahead of them strained his faith so much that he abandoned his wife and baby, and went to Ogden where he founded t.hp sch 1 ^m^tic mor ris 11 p Church and committ ed other rebellious acts until her was excommunicated from the Mormon Church. Mary had no other choice but to divorce him. In 1850 Henry Allen Beal, his father and two brothers had been sent from Salt Lake to Manti, and now Henry was as asked to help settle Ephraim. He helped construct a fort with walls seven feet high enclosing about an acre-and-a-half of ground to protect the people and their livestock from pendence Day in Ephraim. Mary Thorpe, age 27, and Henry Allen Beal, age 19, became the first couple to be married in the Fort, and made their home in the second adobe and rock house built inside the Fort. In 1855 the fort was enlarged to enclose almost seventeen acres. Hardships continued to plague them. The first year frost killed their crops; in 1856 grasshoppers devoured their crops until they were forced to eat roots and pig weed. In 1857, were sealed to each other. Later, in 1888, the four children born to her and Joseoh Morn s were sealed to Henry and Mary in the Manti Temple. In 1860, as danger from the Indians subsided somewhat, Henry built the second home in Ephraim outside the fort on afterwards the people had to be on guard against Indian raids. On April 9. 1865. the Black Hawk War was provoked and great precautions had to be mantained to guard against the Indians. Even with the Indian warning system they had organized, it was not enough. On October 17, Chief Black Hawk led his Utes on a raid and stole the town's herd of cattle. Seven Ephraim people were massacred that day, among them Mary -83-
Format application/pdf
Identifier 097_Mary Thorpe Beal.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323693
Reference URL