PETERSON, Charles Sreeve

Mr. Powell, tried to persuade him to give up his faith or otherwise he would have to surrender his work position. He flatly told him no, as to deny his knowledge that he had received would be the greater sin. In his words, “I knew it would be a great sacrifice to me to give up my employment and the comfortable home which I appreciated so much, but to give up the principles which I had received and which I knew to be true would be a far greater sacrifice, and of the two I would choose the lesser … no position, wealth or earthly honor could move me from my convictions and purposes at that time…”

KENDALL, Elizabeth Clements

While the wagon train was stopped one day for a rest Elizabeth and her girlfriend had taken their knitting and gone down alongside the creek to set in the sun. They looked up from their chattering and laughter to see an Indian watching them. Then he disappeared. Upon their return to camp, the Indian was in consultation with Captain Zebriski. Then later the Captain reported to Elizabeth their conversation. The Indian, attracted to Elizabeth had said to the Captain, “Heap wino squaw, she knit socks, me want her.”

HUGHES, Henry – The Man from Mendon

https://www.familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/5192094?cid=mem_copy by Thomas G. Alexander  Henry Hughes was born to Robert Hughes, born 1785, died 1845, and Martha Read born 1786, died 1857 in Mold, Flintshire, North wales on Christmas day in 1825. At the age of nine he began working in a coal mine near Mold. At age twelve he was trapped with other […]

AVERETT, Elisha – A Pioneer and His Fife

HE WOULD MAGNIFY HIS MASONARY GIFTS AND TALENTS. ORSON HYDE CALLED ELISHA TO SETTLE DIXIE AND HIS FAMILY ANSWERED THE CALL AND WOULD CONTINUE TO FOLLOW & MOVE WHERE HE WAS NEEDED…. ELISHA AND TWIN ELIJAH WORKED IN CONSTRUCTING ST. GEORGE, MANTI, AND SALT LAKE TEMPLES AND WERE ALSO INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING COVE FORT, KANAB FORT, DIXIE COTTON MILL (IN WASHINGTON, UT.), PIPE SPRING FORT,ARIZONA, HEBER TABERNACLE, AND MANY OTHER HISTORICAL SITES.

RICHARDSON, Shadrach Montgomery

HISTORY OF SHADRACH MONTGOMERY RICHARDSON   written April 1926 by Ivy Richardson Francom, Daughter   Shadrach Montgomery Richardson was born in Keg Creek, Pottawattamie County, Iowa March 11, 1848, is the son of Shadrach Richardson and Lavina Stewart.   He came to Utah with his parents and one brother Willshire arriving at Payson, Utah in September, 1852, his […]

HAGGERTY, Lucinda Catherine

  LUCINDA CATHERINE HAGGERTY AYERS PETTY Compiled by Lila B. Badger, a great granddaughter. Great grandma, Lucinda Catherine Haggerty, and her twin sister Malinda were born 29 Jan 1816 in Branchville, Sussex, New Jersey. They were the 6th and 7th children born to John S. Haggerty and his wife, Catherine Welch. One little sister, Mary […]

KIRKHAM, George

KIRKHAM, George “Uncle Sam’s Hotel”: The Utah Penitentiary  By Melvin L. Bashore  Where I first met you Brother,  Was in the Utah Pen.  Where I hope that you nor me,  Will never meet again. 1   Over eight hundred men were sentenced to terms in the United States Penitentiary at Salt Lake City. The dilapidated […]

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