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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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325980
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Title Welcome Chapman
Description from his horse Welcome exclaimed: 'Oh, "other Amelia, why have you done this? Are you trying to kill yourself?' Amelia answered, 'Why Welcome, you surely didn't think I was going to let those old nobocrats have my best feather bed, did you, with me going to be sick in three months? It seemed like you were gone so long this time and I was afraid the mob would come before you could get all the things away, and I knew we couldn't both ride old Dolly and take the feather bed.'" Welcome expressed his anxiety that she might not go full time before her baby was bom, due to this terrible circumstance. However, she went her full time, and when the baby boy was born they named him Joseph Smith Chapman, after the Prophet Joseph Smith. He was born at Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri, on 17 November 1838, in the midst of plundering and scenes of severe hardship and persecution. The Haun's Mill Massacre had occured on 30 October 1838. It was interesting to note that this Joseph Smith Chapman was just four days younger than the son of Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith, born 1? EovembeT 1838 in Far V/est, Missouri, who was known throughout his life as Joseph P. Smith. It is supposed that the two young boys were well acquainted. 3oth were nine years old when they crossed the plains to Utah, and arrived in Salt Lake Valley with Brigham Young's Company on 23 September 1838. Many years later in Pine Top, Arizona, Joseph F. Smith spoke warmly of his memories of Welcome Chapman. "The Chapmans eventually settled in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. Welcome worked at his trade, stone-cutting and masonry, and when the construction of the Temple was commenced in April 1841, he worked on it." Three sons were born to Welcome and Amelia in Hauvoo. They were Hyrum, Benjamin and Levi. 3enjamin died when he was about three months old. "They had established a comfortable home in beautiful Nauvoo, where they were enjoying their friends and neighbors, but they were not to enjoy these fine things for long. Again mobs of violent men descended upon Nauvoo (and) in 114
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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 325976
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