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A Home at Last, The Big House

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1988
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s68p5xng
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325053
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68p5xng

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Title A Home at Last, The Big House
Description home and a country where they could live and practice their religion in peace. The Cox family had their possessions in wagons with seven yolk of oxen and cows. They were beset by all the troubles of such travel at that time. By the time they had gone a hundred miles, thirteen of the band had died of cholera, and on August 8th, Emeline gave birth to a daughter, who added to the problems, but survived. They arrived in Manti three years their home for nine years, during which time Lydia, and the family quarried rock and built The Big House. When it was completed it was the biggest and best house in Manti. It still is lived in and is c al 1 @cl the Polygamy House. Children a no grandchildren of Cox remembered it as a house of harmony and industry, with a loving father, mother, "aunts" and children of all ages. Each wife had her own kitchen, sort of. Jemima' s and Cordelia' s were in the same room, led outside. North of the steps was a window with nine small panes. Under this window Cordelia had a table and stove; Jemima' s table and stove stood on the opposite wall. Daylight for this large room came through the nine-paned wi ndow. A candl e or a pine knot in the provided night-time light, or sometimes there shank of a button and placed in a saucer of grease. For a time, when the house was first built, the fireplace had provided the only stove for both families. A loom used by both women stood in the center of the room. The other two wives shared similar accomodations. Each wife and her children had. an apartment which was respected by all others in the house. One of the daughters later stated that the home was "a blessi ng in sunshine, an anchor in storm. n
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324932
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68p5xng/324932