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Joseph Burton Made a Difference

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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
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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 Joseph Burton Made a Difference
Description Under the leadership of a mission leader, Edward Martin, they began their trip on the ship Horizon in 1856 Three months later they were in Iowa, anxious to begin their trip across the plains to Utah There were delays in getting handcarts to Florence, Nebraska, where the major trip was to begin There were delays and it was August 27th when it was voted that in spite of the lateness, the anxious emigrants would begin their journey Because of the lateness of leaving and the early snows and difficulties on the way. it would be three months before they would arrive in Utah, the last day of November. 1856 They would experience cold, snow and blizzards About one-fourth of the five hundred seventy-five of the original group would have died from sickness, starvation or told One event on the trip that Eliza handled efficiently was the crossing of the Platt River It had to be waded Eliza tied the handcart and Martha to a tree, then waded across with Joseph When across she tied Joseph to another tree, waded back, brought Martha across and tied her to the tree with Joseph, and then made the third trip to get the handcart The company was snow-bound as they entered the Rocky Mountains Brigham Young sent rescue wagons to bring them on to Zion where they arrived November 30. 1856 The Burtons, and others of the company were sent to Pleasant Grove and finally to Mount Pleasant to Eliza Cusworth Burton Staker help complete the settlements in Sanpete County It was in Mount Pleasant that the Burton family lived and grew up It was while in Pleasant Grove that Brigham Young introduced Eliza to Nathaniel Staker Eliza had been a widow since her husband died in England when he was but twenty-four years old The families grew Eliza, now Staker, had four living children The Staker children and Joseph Frend and Martha grew up together Joseph Frend met and married Burton married George Reynolds All six of the children of Eliza married and had large families They were all raised in Mount Pleasant Joseph and Nancy had fourteen children, eight of whom grew to maturity In 1991 a roll call of the descendants of Joseph and Nancy revealed about six hundred descendants The family of Martha and George Reynolds became a large one Each of the Staker four also had large families All in all. the descendants of Eliza would number in the thousands 64
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326271
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326271