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Footsteps to Zion

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6qr4v82
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 Footsteps to Zion
Description family (Ann Elizabeth Jones) They reached the valley with success, and a recorded comment from one of the travelers was that the handcart method would be used for many years to come. That was not to be, for the handcart plan was discontinued in 1860. If these three companies had been the last of that season, all would have been well, but, during July additional Saints arrived unexpectedly from England A great demand for ships sailing to American ports, had created a scarcity that caused a delay in the Church leaders' abilities to obtain proper transportation for those anxiously waiting to leave The packet [sailing] ships, Thornton and Horizon were finally chartered and departed from England near the end of May. Iowa City was totally unprepared to meet the needs of these new arrivals. There was no seasoned wood nor material for tents. The necessary supplies were hastily assembled, and men and women worked tirelessly, building handcarts and sewing tents This situation created almost three months' delay in the company's departure, causing them to meet with disaster. Two companies were formed, one, under Captain James Willie, the other with Captain Edward Martin. My great-grandparents, Robert and Mary Lawson Kirkman. and their six young sons were part of the Martin Company Their son. John Kirkman. who is my paternal grandfather and eight years old at that time, recorded a poignant account of that tragic journey: Robert Kirkman was born 1 January 1821 and Mary Lawson on 26 February 1823 in Lancashire, England. They were among the early converts to the church and, after their conversion, belonging to the same branch, formed an acquaintance, which ripened into love, and were married 1 January 1845. When they left England on 25 May 1856, they were the 59
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Identifier 069_Footsteps to Zion.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326564
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326564