A Scottish pioneer who didn't like Utah and went back home!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Unita Welch's great-great-grandfather; Lorenzo Hill Hatch's father-in-law
I was so thrilled to find a typewritten copy of James' journal on microfilm at the Church History Library a year ago! Reading it made him come alive for me.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
|Constitutional signer from Delaware|
Jacob Broom was born in Delaware, the son of James and Esther Willis Broom. Jacob and his wife Rachel raised eight children. His mother was a Quaker by birth, and due to these religious convictions, Jacob did not fight in the Revolutionary War. However, he was a surveyor, and drew the map used by George Washington in the Battle of Brandywine. Jacob served in the Delaware state legislature and was one of the youngest delegates at the Constitutional Convention. He signed the Constitution, and we admired his signature at the National Archives. You can see a letter he wrote here. His granddaughter Rachel was a Mormon pioneer.
I would give him a fancy new pen!