Heritage Happenings

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 01
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1969
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s67p8wh3
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 326017
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3

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Title Heritage Happenings
Description I stood at each one with bowed head and with reverence, knowing that these of my own and many others would not pass this way again, but were a living presence to me and had traveled every mile at my side! My little, three times great grandmother tells of leaving her first home and her last! They carved this last living space from the thick forest and defended it and guarded it many times. She was left with small children to fight alone while my grandfather Isaac fought in the War of 1812. Many times as she stirred an outside fire to separate ashes to make lye so she could make soap, wild animals gathered at the clearing to watch and wait, her only companions besides her children for many miles. Isaac and family were very well established and very successful farmers, as were his people before him. They cleared much land of forests and also had a prospering coopering business, which was brought here by one of my earliest Morley progenitors from England, and who were taxpayers here in America in 1732. Many times in the angry mobs burned all his grain and other crops. Much of his wealth was given for the building of God's kingdom in those early days. This included some very choice land that he gave when commanded to by the Lord through revelation. He was on a mission at this time and rebelled just a little. The rebuke the Lord gave him is in the Doctrine and Covenants and also tells how he repented of his rebellious thoughts and gave all again and remained faithful to the end. The other man involved did not do so and was rebuked, he rebelled and had to leave the Church. So, for his obedience and trust in the Lord, he was blessed with many responsible positions and much posterity, and for this I am very grateful! His valiant and willing work and support brought him the privilege of helping to build three temples. His temple apron, used in both the Nauvoo and Kirtland Temples is on display at our own Manti Temple, which he was also privileged to help gather funds for. How easy we have it today as far as financing the Church is concerned and in many other ways, too. I give thanks, humbly, every time I am blessed by going to the Temple to help with the records and salvation of some of these valiant ones. Can 1 do less? Can any of us fail those who in their generosity brought their love for the Gospel here to the valleys of these beautiful safe mountains to bless us with their faith, courage and 23
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Identifier 027_Heritage Happenings.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326007
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3/326007