John Welch IV's grandfather
Isaac Sorensen was a Danish pioneer and musician. His biography can be found online here and here. He was once jailed erroneously on a murder charge!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Gayle Wells' great-great-grandmother
Agnes Calkin was an amazing woman: she was both a doctor who spoke Indian languages and a proper British lady. She left behind marital enigmas: as a teenager she married a missionary as his plural wife, as a young mother she divorced another man.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Gayle Wells' great-great-grandfather
|close up of Ebenezer with Elder Cannon|
Ebenezer was a musical pioneer poet from Scotland who fathered a large posterity. We have several photos of him, and his journal is available at the Church History Library if you get special permission to view the microfilm (since he was a bishop, it contains confidential information--that's what they told me, anyway). Read on to see some great photos from his time in jail!
Gayle Wells' great-grandfather
Miles was a Welsh pioneer whose generous nature has been inherited by his descendants. He was a close personal friend to Brigham Young, and emulated his chin-curtain beard style. I love the story of his first wife crossing the plains...