John Welch's great-great-grandmother
Martha Billington is another pioneer who died "before [her] journey's through."
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Anna Hatch Cramer's grandfather
William Ira Hatch was the son and grandson of pioneers on both sides, named after his two pioneer grandfathers William Thompson and Ira Hatch. Both his father and father-in-law served in the Mormon Battalion.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Nita Welch's great-great-grandmother
Clarissa Eastman has been a quest--I was thrilled last June to find the original of the only picture I'd seen of her, which was a lousy xerox--her portrait hangs high up on the wall at the Franklin, Idaho DUP Museum. Then this fall, I discovered her husband's journal in the Church History archives and her testimony is written at the end.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
John Welch IV's great-grandfather
Harry Shaw was an English bookkeeper, so new to the frontier experience that it was said he didn't know which end of the cattle to place a yoke on. He ran a saloon until called in to the bishopric.