Thomas Morgan, Man of Faith and Courage

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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 Thomas Morgan, Man of Faith and Courage
Description new and strange land, yes. The Promise Land. I can imagine and almost hear my grandfather and the other people singing, "Come, come ye saints, no toil nor labor fear-but with joy wend your way." The company arrived in Salt Lake City, October 24, 1855. Having traveled by sea and land since November, they were looking forward to a little log cabin they could call HOME, to the privilege of working, planning, planting, harvesting, and building, to the opportunity of learning more about their new religion and following their leaders and their Father in Heaven. They were a thankful, strong, loving people' The Morgans were sent to Santaquin to settle; the Colemans and Smiths were sent to Tooele. The Morgans and the Vizards were all baptized in England, but on arriving in Utah, President Brigham Young advised the Saints to be re-baptized because of many records having been lost. My grandparents, Thomas and Fanny Morgan, had been a part of all the groups traveling together. What of them now? As I studied their histories in the group of travelers, 1 learned to know more about these two people, dear to me. They built their log cabin, they tilled the soil, they attended their Church, they gave birth to two children, Thomas J, and George Morgan, while living in Santaquin. In 1860, a daughter was born in Moroni, where the family had moved due to Indian troubles. Her name was Eliza. The real home for the family came next, in Fountain Green, "Our mountain home so dear," where five children were born, one of them being my mother, Mary Ann Morgan (Oldroyd). Their fine home, for that time, still stands, with a stone marker over the front door reading, "ERECTED 1875, by T. Morgan- It is now owned by Merline Morgan, wife of the late Vurl Morgan, the grandson of Thomas and Fanny Morgan. 67
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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 326638
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