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Margaret Kennedy Dana
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Birth: Apr. 1, 1807
Washington County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1850
Missouri, USA

Daughter of Sybil Cannon and Alexander Kennedy.

Married a Mr. Lusk and had one daughter before his death.

First wife of Charles Root Dana; they married in Lowville, Lewis, New York about 1827 and had two more daughters and four sons.

She died of cholera while crossing the Great Plain enroute to Utah Territory.

They were traveling with a company of Latter-day Saint pioneers led by Captain James Pace.

Her husband had recorded the circumstances of her death in his daily journal. His details described the approximate hour and that the location was 24 miles west of where they had crossed the Missouri River, three miles below the mouth of the Platt River, 3 days prior. (Bethlehem ferry was 18 miles downriver from Kanesville on the Missouri.)

Her grave tablet, made of wood, was inscribed with a knife by her husband, and stood the test of time long enough to be recorded by a passing pioneer sister who later saw it on the trail.
Family links: 
  Charles Root Dana (1802 - 1868)
  Charles Dana (1832 - 1901)*
  George Carlos Dana (1842 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Adieu, beloved Margaret, adieu -
reluctant I leave you behind,
but duty compels me to go,
because of this wilderness land.
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Mormon Pioneer Trail
Maintained by: dfcluff
Originally Created by: history4sure
Record added: Nov 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62097977

- history4sure
 Added: Nov. 24, 2010

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