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    • Houses, Edward Parry

    • Cedar City (Iron County, Utah)--Buildings; Dwellings
    • "This house was built by Welch immigrant, Edward Parry, who had crossed the plains with the Stevens hand-cart company and had been sent to Cedar City to assist the efforts of the Deseret Iron Company. A fine, two-story structure, the home had a...
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    • HOMER DUNCAN Biography 1815 - 1906 Homer ~ " n c a n was born January 1 9 , 1815, to John Duncan and Betsy Taylor Putnam in Barnet, Caledonia County. Vermont. In 1841. he married Asenath M . Banker in New York State, by whom he had thirteen...
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    • FRANCIS WEBSTER Biography 1830 - 1906 Francis Wehster was horn February 8, 1830, in Sutor, near Wymondham, County of Norfolk, England. He was baptized into the L.D.S. Church in April 1848. and left England for Sydney, New South Wales. Australia, J...
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    • ROBERT W . HEYBORNE Biography 1845 - 1907 Robert W . Heyborne was born in Killkenny. Ireland, in 1845. When he was very young his parents took him with them to Australia where his father died, leaving his mother with six children to raise. They...
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    • HENRY LEIGH Biography 1843, - 1920 Henry Leigh was horn December 31, 1843, in Llanelly, South Wales, the son of Samuel and Ann Davis Leigh. He emigrated to America with his family, February 1849, on the ship Buna Vista, with 250 saints on board,...
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    • JOHN VARLEY ADAMS Biography 1832 - 1919 John Varley Adams was born August 17, 1832, in Rounds, North Hamptonshire, England, the son of Thomas and Rebecca Varley Adams. He was t h e fifth son of eleven children. John was p u t to work early in life...
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    • Henry worked in the store with the idea of saving his earnings, not to be a merchant, but to travel to America to be with other Mormons. Jeter Clinton was in charge of organizing the 402 Saints who boarded the ship Argo. They left England Jan. 10,...
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    • beautifid new land. They passed along great swamps of cypress trees which were nonexistent in England. Finally they reached their destination, New Orleans, which was the portal through which most immigrants going west entered. Upon arrival, one of...
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    • years before.I9The city of Winter Quarters (now Omaha, Nebraska), where some of the people from Nauvoo settled, was across the Missouri River on the west bank. Weakened by the long trek, the Inhabitants were plagued by disease but were still able...
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    • the same ship as Henry, was Captain of the first company. The last company left on July 4, and took until sometime in October to reach Salt Lake City. It was unwise to leave Kanesville any later because of bad weather that late in the season. There...
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    • saving weeks in travel and the hard labor of blazing a new trail. They had in mind the moving of the people who would come after them. The route they chose was somewhat shorter than the other trail, with a better grade. Further, the greater part of...
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    • dangerous. No less dangerous was the task of removing the yokes fiom the impatient creatures and of the unloosing the chains. The romance of being out in the wilds was terribly chilled by an inclement sky. A few days of drizzling rain tried the...
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    • plains was so well organized that many of the prior problems had been solved and some diarists described the trip as a rather enjoyable event. Henry Lunt's company reached the Great Salt ~ a k valley on e August 28, 1850." After traveling through a...
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    • creeks out of the canyons, widens to encompass an area of good farmland, then tapers off and disappears in the desert gorges and mesas that stretch westward. With the advent of spring, the snow banks melt and disappear, and the mountainsides become...
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    • The roads were much better and were kept in better repair as they got closer to Salt Lake City. The company reached Payson on Thursday, March 3 1, where the Lunts went to see Brother Daniels, a man who had crossed the plains in Henry's company. His...
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    • Wednesday, April 6 : Myself and Ellen witnessed the laying of the comer stones of the foundation of the temple. There were more than five thousand saints present. To see the order and hear the music and see the troops of soldiers with their flags...
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    • which were organized on the ship. There were 539 Scandinavian Saints out of a total of 575 passengers on board. Henry was often invited to eat with Captain Decan in his cabin. The voyage from London to Philadelphia was made in five weeks. They...
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    • Next day, June 18, 1857, twenty-five brethren from Utah arrived in St. Louis on missions to the i e States, Europe, and Afiica. They reported f others who had not arrived in St. Louis. The whole of them had crossed the plains with handcarts and...
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    • some fifty other brethren and sisters for Salt Lake Valley. There were nineteen wagons in the company, all ox teams. I had two yokes of cattle and one wagon and three passengers with their luggage and provisions. The passengers were Sister Sinclair...

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