A Grand Daughter Remembers

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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
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Grand Daughter Remembers
Description Across the border in El Paso, they were welcomed to the safely of a fenced - in refugee camp with tents for shelter. A milk truck came through camp each morning so the children could have milk with the parched com for breakfast Matty turned her eyes northward, back to Utah. They had fled the valley of Deseret, in persecution, several years before. Now they would return to begin their lives over again. A Train to freedom. Courtesy June B. Jensen A Grand Daughter Remembers Ina S. Morgan Non Professional Honorable Mention Short Story John H. Seely was the son of Justus Wellington and Clarissa Jane Wilcox Seely. His father, along with his family, had joined the LDS Church in Upper Canada, where Parley P. Pratt had been called to labor on a mission in 1836. John Taylor was converted at that time, and the Justus Azel Seely family members were baptized on February 15, 1837. Part of the family left Canada for Missouri, eventually settling in Iowa, across the Mississippi River from Nauvoo. Justus Wellington and Clarissa Jane Wilcox were married March 10, 1842 in Nashville. Lee County, Iowa. They started west in 1846 with their three children, spent the winter of 1846-47 in Pigeon Grove near Omaha, Nebraska, and arrived in Salt Lake City September 29, 1847, with the John Taylor Company. In March, 1851, Justus Wellington and Clarissa Jane decided to join his brother, David, and go to San Bernadino to help make a settlement there. By now they had five children. Three more children were born in San Bemadino, including my grandfather, John Henry Seely. 94
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326689
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