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An Introduction for RootsTech participants for the Sons of Utah Pioneers

An Introduction for RootsTech participants for the Sons of Utah Pioneers

https://youtu.be/AVDY570zS-k Larry Gibson, the 2022 National President of the Sons of Utah Pioneers introduces SUP to RootsTech participants, and others who share our love for preserving our pioneer heritage and values.  After watching his introduction, we invite you to also watch the presentation below. https://youtu.be/fDqwsFkbUpI Kyle Anderson, a Chapter President explains how the spokes to the “Wagon Wheel” introduce users to the Sons of Utah Pioneers resources.  Here are the links to the spokes that Kyle discusses: Pioneer Monuments Overland Trails Pioneer Stories World-Wide Pioneer Chapter Pioneer Magazine


We invite anybody interested in remembering and honoring our shared pioneer past to visit and explore our site.

This site’s stories, essays, histories, and pioneer sites are all open to the public.


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Our Mission:

  • Come to know our fathers, and turn our hearts to them.
  • Preserve the memory and heritage of the early pioneers of the Utah Territory and the western U.S.
  • Honor present-day pioneers worldwide who exemplify these same qualities of character.
  • Teach these same qualities to the youth who will be tomorrow’s pioneers.

Pioneer Stories

MELLOR Jr., James: Inspirational Story

MELLOR Jr., James: Inspirational Story

Jul 2, 2022

At the age of eight, with his entire family (father, James Mellor Sr.(37), mother, Mary Ann Payne (36); sister, Louise (15); sister, Elizabeth (14); sister, Mary Ann (10); brother, William…

JACKSON, Elizabeth Horrocks: Handcart Pioneer of 1856

JACKSON, Elizabeth Horrocks: Handcart Pioneer of 1856

Aug 9, 2022

Elizabeth Horrocks was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England on August 5, 1826. She is the daughter of Edward Horrocks and Alice Houghton. Elizabeth was the oldest of 11 children, and…

NIELSEN, Ane: A Self Sufficient Pioneer

NIELSEN, Ane: A Self Sufficient Pioneer

Mar 7, 2022

Ane Kirstine Nielsen (1844-1928) Ane Kirsten Nielsen was the second child of Christian Sorensen Nielsen and Karen or Caroline Eskildsen. She had a sister, Maren, who…

HAMBLIN, Jacob: Peacemaker

Jan 30, 2018

Jacob Hamblin was born 6 April 1819 in Ashtabula County, Ohio. His parents were farmers, and he learned to farm as a youth. In 1836 his family moved to Wisconsin…

ANDERSON, Editha Morgan

ANDERSON, Editha Morgan

Nov 20, 2020

Frontier Teacher Single women are overlooked in most L.D.S. history where the typical narrative is family centric, features male leaders, and dwells on the exceptional. There is ample pathos, nonetheless,…

BEESLEY, Ebenezer

Aug 26, 2022

This article originally appeared in Vol.50, No.1 (2003) of Pioneer Magazine. by Janet Peterson Ebenezer Beesley was born in Bicester, Oxfordshire, England, on December 14, 1840, the fourth child of…

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