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The Year was 1853

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1991
Type Text
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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 324501
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8

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Title The Year was 1853
Description HONORABLE MENTCON HISTORICAL ESSAY THE YEAR WAS 1853 Lois T. Kribs 195 East 100 South Manti, Utah 84642 This day in August had been almost unbearably hot. The dust from the wagons going before had seemed to rise in the air a few feet, then settle down on them, making breathing ruts in the trail seemed deeper making the movement of the wagon more pronounced to Sarah. Sarah was about to have a baby. She knew about the baby shortly before they set sail February 20, 1853, bound for America. James was very concerned about her, especially since he had lost his first learning the craft of carpentry from his father after their deaths, but he still felt a sense of great loss. In 1849 at his home in Water Eaton, Burkinghamshire, England, he was approached by missionaries of a new religion called "Mormonism" and was baptized February 27, 1850, into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This move was not looked upon kindly by his family, so he began to spend more and more time with the other "saints" in this area. At one of these gatherings he met Sarah Chadwick. Sarah was looked upon as a spinster. Even though she was age 40 when she and James were married, May 5, 1850, she was still as spry and active as his 29 years. Sarah's family had not been convinced of the thruthfulness of "Mormonism," so she also was alone in her faith. Now that she and James were married, their one thought was to immigrate to America. By February 1853 they had enough money to book passage on the ship International. Almost everyone in the section of the ship they were assigned were Mormons on their way to Utah. A few weeks out of London there were many tense hours when the ship sprung a leak. The crew was able to make repairs sufficient to enable them to make port in New Orleans. Years later they heard from 40
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324490
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8/324490