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Adelia Belinda Cox Sidwell

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
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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 326649
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82

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Title Adelia Belinda Cox Sidwell
Description ADELIA BELINDA COX SIDWELL Ruth D. Scow Honorable Mention Non Professional Personal Recollection In reading Manti's Song of a Century. I came upon many stories of early Manti history written by Adella B. Sidwell. As a young girl, I remember going with my friends Ellis and LaFae Sidwell to Grandma Sidwell's home to listen to her stories of long ago. She was bom December 2, 1841, in Lima, Illinois, a small settlement near Nauvoo. When she was only three years old, she remembered the mob burning the entire settlement of Lima They were forced to flee to Nauvoo for protection. Then once again she and her family were driven from their home at gun point and forced to leave that beautiful city. Her stories included accounts of living along the banks of the Mississippi River with insufficient clothing, a lack of food, sickness and death until they could organize themselves to begin the trek west. She tells of walking across the Pottawatamie Indian lands and how kindly they were treated because the tribe understood their suffering . They crossed the plains in 1847 with the Charles C. Rich company, arriving in the Salt Lake Valley October 3, 1847. Not yet six years old, she tells about crossing the Platte River when she and some friends discovered some pretty stones, but their fathers refused to take rocks to haul in their wagons. Later they learned these stones were moss agates and were valuable. The winter of 1847-48 was spent in Salt Lake. With early spring, her father planted crops north of the settlement in an area known as Sessions Settlement, now Bountiful. They remained in this area long enough to raise two crops, and even though she was only six years of age, she helped save the crops from destruction by the hordes 32
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326551
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326551