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He Was Quite a Man

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s60863fm
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title He Was Quite a Man
Description election was the first to be held under the constitution of the State of Deseret on 3 March 1862 The next morning his first wife, Margaret, took a fit and fell down in a feather bed and smothered to death The day after. Elisha started to Provo to bury her He sent word to their three married children in Provo. Richard. Mary and Sarah, to meet him. but the roads were washed out and the snow was so deep that they could not come It's interesting that the family could not make it halfway but he made the trip by himself. He could have buried Margaret at North Bend, but I imagine that they had decided that they wanted to be buried in Provo so that's what he struggled to honor He arrived at Nole Guyman's 6 March 1862 and stayed all night, then went on to Provo and buried Margaret. He stayed until the ninth and then started home He records on 12 March 1862, "At home looking over things and giving the girls some presents " Elisha hired Adella Cox to teach summer school on 19 August 1862 . On 24 August 1862 he gave the people terms of the school and encouraged them to send their children. On 25 August 1862 his son Joseph was baptized Elisha recorded eighteen baptisms and confirmations and seven blessings on that day Life went on as usual from August until March of the next year, at which time his son Richard, who lived in Provo, had been in Sanpete looking over the area He liked North Bend and had decided to move there On 3 March 1863 Richard went back to Provo to get his family They arrived at Elisha's on 13 March 1863. Richard's wife was dissatisfied and returned to Provo five days later My great-grandmother, Mary Melinda. daughter of Elisha and Sarah Ann, was bom on 23 March 1863 and blessed on 19 April 1863 On 19 May Elisha and Sarah and the five youngest children went to Provo to visit his married children and their families. This entry looks so simple in the journal, but it was a two-day journey each way by horse and wagon. Also, it was quite possible that this was the first trip to the city for most or all of the children. This had to have been a very special trip and took a lot of preparation It must have been beautiful in the middle of May and children and mother with shining eyes A message came to Elisha on 14 September 1863 that his son Elisha in Provo had been hurt by a log falling on his head and rupturing a blood vessel in his breast. Elisha went to Provo, immediately, at three o' clock, to be with his son He could stay only for one day but returned on 29 September 1863 with his brother James and they ordained his injured son an Elder in the church On 12 October 1863 his son Elisha remained helpless and could not move his left arm or leg. His face and eyes were very much deformed. 73
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Identifier 083_He Was Quite a Man.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326262
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326262