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Pioneer of Pettyville

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1993
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6nz85tx
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324626
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx

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Title Pioneer of Pettyville
Description WILLUMGEORGE PETTY PIONEER OF PETTYVILLE Rose Mclff Senior Division Third Place Short Story Pettyville, a ghost town of Sanpete County located one and one-third miles west and south of Sterling, was named after William George Petty, original Sanpete pioneer of 1849, who was bom September 3, 1831, in Henry. Tennessee and died February 15, 1921, in Emery, Utah. George's son William Arthur had some things to say about his father: "George was Albert's eldest and greatest son. Greater because he was a pioneer most of his life. He lived twenty years longer than his brothers. He was a servant of the public. He had a greater posterity. He was a leader of church and state." When George was four years old, his father joined the church. At the age of eight, George endured the persecutions with his family as they were driven from Far West, Missouri. When George was between nine and fourteen years old, his family lived in Nauvoo, where he attended church and school and also helped make wagons and guns with his father. George was taken ill when his family was living in Nauvoo. His parents carried him into (he temple on a quilt where he was baptized for his health, after which he was able to walk out by himself. George was a drummer boy in the Nauvoo Martial Band, under Major Duzzett. He was acquainted with the Prophet. He saw Joseph Smith on foot, also riding a favorite horse. He saw him wrestle and jump with the young men of Nauvoo. Many times George listened to powerful sermons by the great men of the church. He witnessed the mobocrats againsl his people, persecution and destruction, and finally the murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. From all this. George received a burning testimony of his faith, which remained with him as a beacon light, and was the foundation of inspiration during his public career. He was a good speaker. George spent his sixteenth birthday in Winter Quarters. Then he helped the Petty family move to Great Salt Lake Valley. At the age of eighteen, he was called a Nauvoo pioneer in Sanpete 21
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324587
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx/324587