A Time to Be Born

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
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Language eng
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Title A Time to Be Born
Description A Time To Be Born Lois T. Kribs Non Professional Second Place Historical Essay Research can be interesting, surprising and rewarding. When 1 read the Messenger, vol. 3- No. 14., printed January 10,1896.1 found my Great-great uncle William Taylor Reid was a speaker at the Tabernacle on January 6, 1896, at the meeting celebrating Utah's admittance to the United States as the 45th state. William was the younger brother of my great-grandfather, John Patrick Reid. Their uncle. William Reid, brought the message of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to the family in Belfast, Ireland, in 1844. Of Scottish descent. William Taylor Reid was bom on 21 July 1830 in Ballylesson, Down, Ireland. He died 28 February 1904 in Manti. Utah. His father. John Reid, was a gardener, and William was trained in the same occupation. He was baptized a Latter-Day Saint January 9. 1848, in Belfast. On December 3 of that same year, he married Jane McEwan in Edinburgh. Scotland. They were both earnest workers in their new religion. William presided over the Edinburgh conference part of 1861 and 1862. William and Jane emigrated to Utah in 1862. From Florence, on the Missouri River. William drove an ox team to Salt Lake City. They came with a group of Saints led by Captain John R. Murdock. The Reid family located first to Provo, where William taught school the first winter. He also taught school in Springville. Payson, Spring Lake Villa and Richfield. He engaged in farming at the same time in these various communities. He held the commission of Major in the Black Hawk War in the Sevier County Militia. William moved his family to Manti in November, 1867. where he was appointed to the offices of County Clerk, Recorder and County Superintendent of Schools. He held these positions for 16 years. In 1877 he was appointed Bishop of the Manti North Ward, President of the Manti Co-operative Mercantile Institution in 1876. and Land Attorney in 1883. Bishop Reid is said to have been an active hard worker, a man of large experience, unusual sound judgment, thorough in all business 56
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326665
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