Sunday, July 22, 2018

About the Age of Nine

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What did Lovina Steele Barrus do at about the age of nine?
a.                   Received her endowment in the Nauvoo Temple
b.                  Crossed the plains as an orphan with a younger brother
c.                   Married in the Endowment House
d.                  Crossed the south-western desert with the Mormon Battalion
Yesterday’s answer:
A.                   A wagon rut grave
From the life of Isabella Lambert Ayrton:   Isabella was born in England in 1800. In the Spring of 1856, Isabella, her son, her married daughter, and daughter’s family left England on the ship “Horizon.” The rest of her family remained in England.
They joined the Hodgett and Hunt wagon train.
Near Devils Gate, Wyoming, Isabella took sick and died where Willow Creek crosses the trail. She was buried in what was called a “wagon rut grave.”

International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, (Publishers Press, 1998), 1:

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