Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Marion N Davidson p 4

Marion was born in 1899 in Fairview, Sanpete county, Utah at the home of his grandfather Peter Niels Hansen the same house his Mother was born in. He was raised in Mt. Pleasant, where the family was, In 1910, the family moved to Bridger Valley, Wyoming. the ranch was near Mt. View, Fort Bridger, and Urie. There was not a hight school in Bridger Valley so his schooling ended when he finshed the eighth grade. One year when Marions job was to herd the sheep in the foothills of the Uintah Mountains, he had been inthe hills most of the summer, he had to come down to the valley for some reason, his horse went lame and so he had to walk the last 5 or 6 miles. His younger brother Amber was in the area on horse back and could see this Man with long hair walking toward him and shouting to him and waving at him; but not knowing who the man was Amber kept about two blocks away all the way home to the ranch. Amber was certainly embarassed that he had made his older brother walk so far when he could have given Marion a ride home.

Inez Elizabeth Hollingshead p 5

Inez was born in 1909, on the Buffolo ranch, e miles East of Lyman, Wyoming. As There wasn't much irrigated land East of their place, and there were no school buses then, her dad would take the children in to school in a wagon or in a sleigh in the winter. One day when he went to town to pick up the children after school, he went up to Inez and asked if she was ready to go. She looked at him and asked "who are you?" She didn't recognize her dad; He had always had a large mustache and had shaved it off that day.

Amasa Davidson p 6

Amasa Davidson was born in 1863 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. The next year the family moved to a farm on Birch Creek in Sanpete County.
When Amasa was about 3 years old, he would take his bowl of bread and milk outside to eat it. His mother wondered about this and sent his older sister to see what was going on. She saw him sitting on a low rock feeding a snake with his spoon. If he didn't give the sanke the food soon enough, the snake would stick its tounge in the bowl of milk. Amasa would hit the snake on the head with his spoon and then continue taking a spoonful of bread and milk and then giving one to the snake. Amasa ate his bread and milk in the house after that.

Anne Elizabeth Hansen p 7

Anne was born in Fairview, Sanpete county, Utah, in 1873. At that time, there were still problems with the Indians carrying children away. One evening about dusk, as she was going to her sister's house, she saw the Indians skulking toward her, she was alone and knew they were unfriendly. She was prompted to crawl under a bridge and hide until they tired of looking for her and went on their way.

Abraham Hollingshead p 8

"Abe" Hollingshead was born in his fathers flour mill in Minerstown, Utah, and worked in his father's flour mill or saw mill as he grew up. After they moved to the Bufflao ranch in Lyman, Wyoming and was dowsing for water when deciding where to dig a well, an old indian told him if he would dig right under a very large ant bed nearby that he would find plenty of water. They found water about 3o feet down, past hard clay and shale, it was the best water in the area. Most of the wells in the area had alkaline water.

Hannah Burdett Rollins, "Birdie"

Abraham and "Birdie" both were born and raised in Minersville, Utah. They were married in 1896 and lived in the Minersville area for four years.
In 1902, they moved to Lyman, Wyoming, they had a ranch east of Lyman, the buffalo ranch. Their children had lots of adventures and experiences on the ranch. Birdie was one of the last living members of a Utah Pioneer.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Hans Christian Davidson p 10

We are not certain how much distance there was between the Army supply unit and the mormon wagon train.
Some journals say an army unit was traveling close enought that the young boys of the mormon camp would ride in the army wagons during the day and that the soldiers would hire men and boys from the mormon grout to do chores for the soldiers and to tend the army mules.

Anna Maria Jensen p 11

When the Davidson' s left Denmark, they were under considerable financial and social stress.
It seems that it took all their available resources to get away from Denmark, travel to England and to pay their passage to America. Captian Iversen was very kind to help the Davidson's get to Utah

Peter Niels Hansen p12

Peter Niels Hansen, born in June of 1833, came to America in 1856 with his mother Inger Peterson and four sisters. His father had died 3 years before. They traveled from Iowa to Winter Quarters with the 5th Handcard company, the Martin Handcart Company. At winter Quarters the mother Inger Peterson and older sister Christine, died; leaving Peter with the 3 younger sisters. He followed the counsel to not try to go on to Utah with the children that fall. They came to Utah the following year; and the children stayed with various families. Peter went to Sanpete County.

Marie Jensen, p 13

Marie Jensen came to America as the companion to an Older lady, who paid the expense of trip for both of them. The older lady died on the voyage and the Ship's Captan sent her remaining funds back to Europe. Marie was left alone without funds. She and another young lady made their way to where the pioneer compies were organized. There she met Peter Neils Hansen who had been called on a mission to take his wagon and team to help emmigrating Mormons get to Utah.

Nelson Stoyell Hollingshead p14

Nelson Stoyell Hollingshead was born 22 Sept. 1824, in York West, Canada. He moved with his Parents to Misouri, and then to Nauvoo, Illinois.
He came to Utah in 1847. He learned to a millwright and worked on Mills in Parowan, Salt Lake City, Parowan, Panguitch, & Minersville. He married Elizabeth Evans 29 June 1861. One of their sons is Abrahm Hollingshead p. 8

Elizabeth Evans p 15

Elizabeth Evans came to America in April and May of 1856, with her Father and Mother and family on a sailing ship, the Samuel Curling, which sailed from Liverpool, England to Boston Massachusetts. They traveled by train from Boston to Iowa City Iowa. They were members of the third Handcart Companty, often called the Welsh Companay, or the Bunker Company as Edward Bunker was the leader of the company.

Her Father Abraham Evans became seriously ill and died at the Crossing of the Green River in Wyoming. She later married Nelson Stoyle Hollingshead, they lived in Minersville, Utah. One of her sons is Abraham Hollingshead, of p. 8

James Henry Rollins p 16

James Henry Rollins had a most interesting and varied life; his father died when James was very young, he lived in Kirtland Ohio, Independence and Far West, Misouri; he was imprisoned during the Missouri persecutions, persecuted by his own brother in law, lived in Nauvoo, Illinois; traveled across the plains to Utah, Lived in Salt Lake City, San Bernadino, Calilfornia, Minersville, Utah, and Bridger Valley Wyoming. He married Hannah Hulme just before going to California, and one thier children was Hannah Burdett Rollins

Hannah Hulme p 17

Hanna Hulme was born in Duckinfield, Cheshire, England on 24th of November, 1834. When she was 14, she came to America with her Father William Hulme and sister Alice, age 15. The sailed on the ship Hartley to the New Orleans harbor. Because of the treachery of one member of the company, her Father, who was the leader of the company, was detained and sent by to England. Hannah and Alice were left alone. They traveled to Fort Hall in Idaho, with a Blair family who were going to Oregon. There arrangements were made to go to Salt Lake City. She went to work for James Henry Rollins and later married him just before the family went to San Bernadino, California. The later lived in Minersville, Utah. One of her daughters is Hanna Burdette Rollins, page 9

Caroline & Mary Eizabeth Rollins p 18

Caroline and Mary Elizabeth Rollins & the Book of Commandments

This color book gives the family and ancestors of Marion N Davidson and Inez Elizabeth Hollingshead