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Fine Art: Martin Handcart Company

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Fine Arts-Bread of Life

Bread of Life

by Julie Rogers
Amy Britwell Loader gave birth to four sons and nine daughters at the estate of Sir Henry Lambert in England, where her husband, James, had worked as foreman and head gardener for 35 years. When the family joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, James was fired from his job as a more

Fine Arts-Bringing Them Home

Bringing Them Home

by Julie Rogers
Ann Walmsley Greenhalgh Openshaw was 50 years old when she traveled the plains by handcart with her husband, five of her children and a daughter-in-law. Too weak and tired to continue one day she fell behind the company. As night was drawing nigh she heard a voice saying, "Ann, get up and go on." more

Fine Arts-Cookies In Her Pocket

Cookies In Her Pocket

by Julie Rogers
Margaret Alice McBride was only three years old when she came with her parents and four siblings in the Martin Handcart Company to more

Fine Arts-Hope


by Julie Rogers
Ellen Parkinson was 5 years old, the sixth of 9 living children of John and Ellen Smalley Parkinson, when she traveled with her family in the Martin Handcart Company. In 1837, John and Ellen were among the first converts to the Church in Preston, England. John had served a full-time mission there from more

Fine Arts-I'll Never Let Go

I'll Never Let Go

by Julie Rogers
Elizabeth Simpson Haigh Bradshaw was born into a family of wealth. Although she was orphaned at age nine, she continued to be raised as a child of privilege. By the time Elizabeth was 48 years old, she had been widowed twice, had five living children and had longed to emigrate to Zion for 16 years. Although her brothers tried to persuade her to remain in England, promising to care for her and educate her children, she turned to them and said, "I am going to Zion." more

Fine Arts-In Tune

In Tune

by Julie Rogers
Fine Arts-Look to God and Live

Look to God and Live

by Julie Rogers
Ann Elizabeth and Francis Webster left Liverpool in May of 1856. They had been married only 5 months and were expecting their first baby. Knowing this they chose to cross the plains by handcart and gave the rest of their considerable wealth to the Church Perpetual Emigration Fund to assist more

Fine Arts-Not the End

Not the End

by Julie Rogers
Sarah Ann Haigh was the oldest daughter of Elizabeth Simpson Haigh Bradshaw. At nineteen years of age, she traveled to Zion with her twice-widowed mother; brothers, Samuel Haigh, Richard Paul Bradshaw and Robert Hall Bradshaw; and sister, Isabella Jane more

Fine Arts-Orphans


by Julie Rogers
William and Sarah Ann Barlow Ashton brought their four daughters, Betsy (11), Sarah Ellen (7), Mary (4) and Elizabeth Ann (2), from England in 1856 with the Martin Handcart Company, leaving behind the grave site of another little daughter, Esther, who had died in more

Fine Arts-The North Wind

The North Wind

by Julie Rogers
On October 19, 1856, the Martin Handcart Company made their final crossing of the N. Platte River as the first winter storm descended on them. more

Fine Arts-The Rescuer

The Rescuer

by Julie Rogers
Stephen Wells Taylor, age 21, was among the first group of rescuers to answer Brigham Young's first public call to bring the late 1856 immigrants in to the Salt Lake Valley. more

Fine Arts-The River Was Wide

The River Was Wide

by Julie Rogers
George Padley was among those who carried others across the icy North Platte River on Oct. 19, 1856. His sweetheart and fiance, Sarah Ann Franks, was one that George took great care to look after and assist in every way. George had also taken his turn staying up nights guarding the more

Fine Arts-The Vault of Heaven

The Vault of Heaven

by Julie Rogers
Elizabeth Horrocks Jackson left a good journal record of her experiences in traveling with the Martin Handcart Company with her husband, their three little children, and her more

Fine Arts-We'll All Pull Together

We'll All Pull Together

by Julie Rogers
Charlotte Mee, age 20, and Betsy Mee, age 14, traveled to Zion with the Martin Handcart Company. They were headed for Nephi, Utah, where their married sister, Sarah Mee Wright, had immigrated previously. The girls' father had died in 1845 and their mother in 1848, so the girls had all worked very hard to accomplish their more

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