Faith in Every Footstep

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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 Faith in Every Footstep
Description to go to a polling place to vote. This was a great service, as well as an exciting ride, because most Mantians did not usually have an occasion to ride in this most special of all hacks. -Lever. W.H. History of Sanpete and Emery Counties - Odgen, Utah 1898 -Salt Lake Tribune Sunday, February 5. 1956 p A-17 -Tape recorded by Ed K. Tooth. July 15, 1977 FAITH IN EVERY FOOTSTEP Virginia K. Nielson Second Place Non professional Historical Essay Ten handcart companies that were church-sponsored crossed the plains to reach Salt Lake City from 1856 to 1860. The ninth company was led by Captain Daniel Robinson. My paternal grand-mother, Ann Elizabeth Jones, then eleven years of age, with her mother and siblings, was a member of that party. In the Endowment House, on December 27, 1869, nine years following Ann's arrival in the valley, she married John Kirkman, who, as an eight-year-old, with his family, had been a member of the 1856 ill-fated Martin Handcart Company. John and Ann Kirkman are my grand-parents; their son, Laurence Gomer Kirkman, is my father. Neither of these dear grandparents ever spoke of their difficult 1300 mile journey, even though we enjoyed a close, loving relationship. We were completely unaware that Grandmother Kirkman had reached the valley via the handcart route until a list of familiar Jones family names was discovered in a handcart history book. It included quite complete records of all ten companies, and the names of Ann Elizabeth Jones, her brother Gomer Jones (my father was named for him), and other family names are on the 1860 Daniel Robinson company roster. 24
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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 326559
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