Welcome Chapman

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1989
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Welcome Chapman
Description could not sway Welcome and Amelia in their decision, they supplied them with two wagons, two yoke of oxen, bedding, utensils and extra food and clothing. "It was indeed a sad parting. Amelia felt she was leaving her dear ones forever and it was sof she never saw them again." Shortly after the Chapmans had joined the saints, and had established a comfortable hone, violence broke out against the Mormons and they were given but a few hours to vacate their homes, which i/ere to be burned. It was in August of 18J8 that the crusade against the Saints in Missouri began. Amelia was expecting a baby in three months. . . It seemed they had been reduced to one lone horse, nanied Dolly. . , What had become of the two prairie scooners and two yoke of oxen, we don't know. Welcome took a chest of clothing the first two trips. On the third trip he took the baby Amelia in his arm3 and a three and a half-year-old Eosetta and two pillows behind him on the horse. As Welcome left this third time, he said to his wife: 'I'll come back and get you next time, Amelia. In the meantime you can pack the rest of the things and I'll see if I can get some way to take them away before dark. The mob won't start anything before dark.' "The road led through dense woods part of the way and as Welcome was returning from the third trip in the late afternoon, the sunshine was almost shut out by the thick growth of trees, making it almost like twilight. About a mile from their home he saw a strange object coming toward him down the winding road; because of its queer shape he could not make out what it was. Bears were not unknown to those woods at that time, but it seemed too topheavy for a bear; besides a bear would scarcely be so bold as to remain in the open road within plain sight of a horseman approaching. As he drew nearer, Welcome could see that it was a woman with a heavy burden on her back. He urged his tired horse on to investigate and give aid and presently was shockingly surprised to discover that it was his own wife, Amelia, carrying her precious feather bed. Sliding quickly 113
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325975
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