John Van Cott

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
Format application/pdf
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 326508
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Title John Van Cott
Description second child. They bought and developed land around New York City and prospered. Now we drop down several generations to John's parents, Losee and his wife Lovina Pratt Van Cott. (Lovina was a sister of Jared Pratt, father of Parley P. and Orson.) The Van Cats name was now anglicized to Van Cott. Losee and Lovina settled in upstate New York where they bought a farm. Despite Losee's poor health, the family prospered, but Losee died on June 14, 1824, leaving John, ten, as the only male member of the family, with two sisters and his mother, Lovina. Eventually John met Lucy Sackett of nearby Stephentown, New York, and on September 15, 1835, they were married, and Lucy moved into the home of the Van Cotts. John and his family had been exposed to the Mormon religion through Parley P. Pratt (nephew of Lovina), but it had not gone much further than that. With the prosperity the Van Cotts enjoyed, life was comparatively easy In later years John often said that it was their prosperity and good life that made it easy not to join the Mormon church. They believed, but just didn't make an effort Eventually Parley had the pleasure of baptizing his cousin John, John's wife Lucy, and his mother Lovina into the Mormon church. Shortly, John and his family had a great desire to move closer to the body of the church, now in Nauvoo. Before leaving for Nauvoo, he finalized the sale of their beautiful farm and settled all claims with his two sisters. In July of 1845, Parley, returning to Nauvoo from a trip back east, brought with him John, his mother Lovina, and their two children, Martha and Mary. 16
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326435
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