Friday, September 6, 2019

Gleaning the Fields

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During the 1860s, why did Hannah Collard glean the wheat fields?
a.                  To feed her family
b.                  To donate the wheat to the church
c.                   To feed the Natives
d.                  To fund the primary
Yesterday’s answer:
B   She followed Brigham Young, he followed Sidney Rigdon
From the life of Aida (Ada) Winchell Clements:   Aida (Ada) Winchell was born in New York. She was married to Albert Clements, January, 1821.
They were living in Fort Ann, New York, when Albert brought home a book and told her of a minister, Sidney Rigdon, preaching the gospel the way Jesus intended it to be taught. The book was the Book of Mormon. They believe, were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and moved with their children to Florence, Ohio, to be near the Saints.
When the Prophet and his brother were martyred, and the mantle of the Church fell upon Brigham Young, Albert could not see it and continued to follow Sidney Rigdon. Ada cast her lot with the Saints and Brigham Young, and brought her children across the Plains in the Warren Snow Company, arriving in Salt Lake, October 9, 1852.
Though she loved Albert, she applied for divorce and it was granted. They lived their separate ways and had separate ideas on Religion.
Her son, Albert Nephi, made a trip back east to visit his father. He told his father that he would eventually see the light and want to come back to his family, and that he would be welcome.
Years later Albert wrote that he was now ready to join his family, so the children got their parents together. Albert was happily welcomed by Ada and all family members. They went to Salt Lake and were sealed in the Endowment House.
They lived the rest of their lives in Springville, Utah. Ada was married to three other men the years that they were divorced, and Albert had married twice. Names of these husbands and wives are unknown.
Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Daughters of Utah Pioneers: (International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers: 1998), 1: 616.

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