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Isaac Morley

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
Type Image
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc

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Title Isaac Morley
Description only sever, survived, but his eldest daughter married Heber G. Kimball, Spencer V. Kimball's grandfather. Isaac helped "build the Nauvoo Temple'* as he had helped build the Kirtland Temple. He left Nauvoo with Brigham Young in 184?. He was at the head of several hundred people on this exodus, too. Lucy, his beloved wife, became ill at Winter Quarters; and because Isaac knew she needed rest, he offered to stay and build and plant for those left behind. His one great desire had "been to reach the valley with Brigham; but for the love of his wife, and those suffering and staying behind, he stayed to do much for their comfort. Lucy died here and is buried with others in a cojnmon, but very uncommon grave, because the ground was frozen so hard ar.d the Indians Isaac had been a Captain in the war of 1812 and was organized and disciplined. Biographies describe Me as a man of keen insight. Obedience to authority, and courage to face hardship and hard work. He always exorted his brethren to diligence, faithfulness and good works. He made many trips back along the torturous trail, helping and blessing and encouraging faltering ones.5 Just as he had done when he was building a home for the Prophet Joseph, he built shelters here. While building the home for Joseph and Bsma (on land he gave them, and with his own timber and other materials), he fed them all, even those helping build this home. The Prophet's family lived in it for six or seven years in comparative peace and safety. He did all this and more for those coming behind the first company. "Push On, Pull On, Push Westward'" was his motto. He was a Stake President in Salt Lake Valley, which he reached in early 1848. He was a Patriarch almost all his adult life. He did endowment work on Ensign Peak "before the Endowment House In Salt Lake City was finished.6 In the fall of 1849 he was again called to leave all he had "built7 about him. At the Prophet Brigham's request he lead families to the first settlement to be established south of Fort Provo.2 This territory, now known as Sanpete County, then included Sevier, Millard, Juab and some other areas. Isaac was called to "be the Stake President over all thie area. Isaac named this first settlement "Manti," after the city "Manti" in the Book of Mormon. Isaac accepted this call as he had all others, gladly and without complaints. He was so kind, unassuming and gentle in his manner that all who loved him, red-man and white-man alike, called him 'Father Morley.1 His task was not an easy one; some of his own people tried to rebel and settle elsewhere* Isaac replied each time they nade -8-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324291
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc/324291