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Strong Convictions - The Snow Family

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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 Strong Convictions - The Snow Family
Description The Snow's were eager students of the new-found gospel. Each Sunday, Gardner and son James, went to the Kirtland Temple to hear new commandments, which included the Word of Wisdom and Reproach for Obedience. James was chosen as a member of the Third Quorum. Patriarchal blessings were given to Gardner and James by First Patriarch Joseph Smith, Sr. This blessing is in James' own book which I, Rose Mclff, have. At Far West, Gardner and Sarah H. lost their last child to mob violence. He had been left in the dirt and rocks, a grave could not be made. Later, a monument was built with his name and left at ADAM-ONDI-AHMAN James and Eliza Carter Snow lost their baby girl in the same place the next day as a result of violence. At Isaac Morley's Camp, Illinois, the Relief Society was organized, with Lucy Morley as President, Sarah Hastings Snow as First Counselor, and Sister White as Second Counselor They knew the first thing to do was to gather pieces of cloth and get a quilt made; there was such a great need. A fund for the Temple was started, $0.01 a week. In this camp, there was a lot going on. James was always careful to keep records of everything - blessings, people's death, and matching the next of kin, graves seen to and so forth. The year 1844 brought the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. During the year 1846, there were 300 graves at Winter Quarters. The mobs kept the Saints from harvesting their crops. President John Taylor, as he went past the homes and tents, heard music coming from the homes and said, "The Lord of Israel is with us " Going ahead were Erastus Snow and Orson Pratt, entering the Salt Lake Valley on July 1, 1847. On July 24, Brigham Young and Saints gazed at the extended valley with an expression of satisfaction: "THIS IS THE PLACE." They did find the place for their weary feet. "The Predictions of Joseph Smith would be realized." 30
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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 326621
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326621