Women of the Mormon Battalion

Women of the Mormon Battalion (HM9EK)

Location: San Diego, CA 92103 San Diego County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 45.563', W 117° 11.519'

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Mormon women were anxious to reach the glorious West and any means offered seemed an answer to prayer to help them on their way. When it was learned four laundresses would be allowed each of the five companies, the wives of the soldiers made application and twenty were chosen. Men who could meet the expenses were permitted to take their families. Hence nearly eighty women and children accompanied the Battalion. They endured the hardships of the journey knowing hunger and thirst. Four wives, Susan M. Davis, Lydia Hunter, Phoebe D. B. Brown, and Melissa B. Coray traveled the entire distance arriving in San Diego 29 January 1847. Mrs. Hunter gave birth to a son April 20, 1847, the first L.D.S. child born in San Diego. She died two weeks later.

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Mary Brown, One Child
Eunice Brown, Five Children
Mary Button, Four Children
Celia Hunt, Six Children
Sarah Higgins, Five Children
Fanny Huntington, Four Children
Malinda Kelly, One Child
Sarah Kelly, One Child
Martha Sharp, One Child
Elizabeth Shelton, Five Children
Catherine Steele, One Child
Albina Williams, Three Children
[Column 1]
Ruth Abbott, Susan Adams, Aliza Allred, Elzari Allred, Jane Boscoe, Harriet Brown, Agnes Brown, Phoebe Brown, Jane Hanks, [??] Hess

[Column 2]
Mary Ann Hiaons, Phoebe Merrill, Ellen Nease, Caroline Sargent, Rebecca Smith, Caroline Sessions, Sarah Shure, Sophia Tubbs, Isabelle Wilkis
HM NumberHM9EK
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series, and the More Than Words series.
Marker Number257
Year Placed1959
Placed BySan Diego County, Calif
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 12:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 482017 N 3624628
Decimal Degrees32.75938333, -117.19198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.563', W 117° 11.519'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 33.78" N, 117° 11' 31.14" W
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Area Code(s)619, 858, 760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4461 Taylor St, San Diego CA 92103, US
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