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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
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325980
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t

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Title Welcome Chapman
Description I846 the inhabitants were forced to leave their beautiful city and homes, taking as much as possible of their moveable belongings, and crossed the Mississippi into Iowa. The Chapmans settled at first at Garden Grove, Iowa, but must have soon located at Winter Quarters, since their daughter Fidelia was born in Winter Quarters in October. While there, they made preparations for the long journey across the plains. The Chapmans then had six children, and had lost three in death. They were outfitted for the journey with two ox teams, two covered wagons, a milk cow, grain for seed, and for grinding, beans, garden seeds, cooking utensils, bedding, clothing and a loom for weaving cloth, which Amelia could use with skill. They had managed somehow to hold onto a few precious articles through all the mobbings and moving. Welcome still had a black broadcloth suit and high silk hat, which was the pride of his heart and which was reserved to be worn on very special occasions. Amelia still had her priceless linen, her white wedding gown, her block taffeta dress with a tiny black bonnet to wear on special occasions, when Welcome donned his high silk hat and broadcloth suit. They arrived in Salt Lake Valley in the fall of 1848, and were able to share some of their supplies with those who were already in the valley, keeping only enough for their own needs and seed for the next spring. Another son, who was named Welcome Chapman, Jr., was born in Salt Lake Yalley on 2 October 1849. Amelia's loom was soon put to good use, weaving linsey-woolsey cloth, which was needed badly by the whole community. Clothing had to be made in the homes with needle and thread, even the boys trousers, jackets, caps, hats and women's bonnets. Winter caps and jackets were often made of fur and animal skins. The Chapman girls learned to card and spin wool and to sew. They also did most of the housework while their mother worked at her loom. Most of the women and girls owned calico sunbonnet3, fitted with stiff slate 115
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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 325977
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t/325977