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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Adelia Belinda Cox Sidwell
Description of crickets Her father made a wooden paddle she used several hours a day smashing crickets In the autumn of 1849 they were called to go south to the valley of the Sanpitch Indians They arrived in the Sanpitch Valley, in the settlement now known as Manti on November 19, 1849. From the time they received the call, it took them one month to arrive in Sanpitch from Salt Lake The following May she assisted in killing the hosts of rattlesnakes slithering from the rocky hillsides Her parents remained in Manti a little over !en years, during which time she was a robust, active girl with an appetite for books She made it a point when she read a bit of news or history to look up the area in her geography book or map She was very inquisitive, always asking questions such as what actions were produced by each part of the earth's surface She exhibited so much intelligence that a family offered her room and board in Salt Lake in order that she might attend school in that area Her father objected to the plan, what he termed a "waste of time," but her mother insisted that she be allowed to have the opportunity to develop mentally Others came to her support and finally he consented On a supply trip to Salt Lake, he took her along in the wagon behind his ox team There she attended school for six whole weeks, not long, but long enough to teach her how to study and learn how to teach. Putting both gifts to practice she became a successful teacher before the age of sixteen In I860, moving with her parents to Fairview, she taught school until 1864. During this time she engineered entertainment for her ward, organized dramatic clubs, wrote plays, and memorized many of Shakespeare's and Sir Walter Scott's works She married George Sidwell of Nephi on April 13, 1864. He operated a sawmill east of Ephraim, so they made their home in Manti where they became the parents of nine children. 33
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326552
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