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Joseph Orson Allred
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1862
Centerville District
Alameda County
California, USA
Death: Oct., 1862
Elko County
Nevada, USA

Son of William Lafayette Allred and Sarah Jane Wilcox Allred Austin

Quina A. Wolfe, (Birdie), in her history of her mother said, "Sarah Jane had given birth to two sons in Centerville, California, Samuel Parley, July 3, 1860, and Joseph Orson, September 2, 1862. For very grave reasons, Sarah Jane had separated from William L. Alred. Her action was later sustained by the authorities of the Church. As soon as she could travel after the birth of Joseph Orson, she and Malinda went home to their parents (late fall of 1862). Sarah Jane, while enroute, lost her baby. He was buried by the roadside near Murphy Springs, Nevada. Her grief was so intense she felt she could not go on and leave him. She got out of the wagon, refusing to go on with the company. She knelt on her baby's grave and wept and prayed for strength to bear the ordeal, which at the moment seemed impossible. While thus in agony of the spirit she received an enduring testimony of the resurrection. While in the attitude of agony and prayer, a voice called her name saying, ‘You shall have your darling child, just as you laid him down.' And then her baby seemingly sprang into her arms and said, ‘Loves Mama.' After this she was willing to continue her journey, for faith and peace had come into her heart and she believed to the end of her life this promise would be literally fulfilled."

The girls were glad to reach Cedar Fort and the comforting arms of their family.

page 15 of Born of Nobel Heritage by LaVerne Hacking,


Information about Murphy Hot Springs, Owyhee, Idaho, United States:

Nestled just on the north side of the Nevada-Idaho border, in the middle of miles and miles of rather unremarkable Bruneau Desert flats, lies a small gorge carved out of the desert by the East Fork of the Jarbridge River. The Gorge cradles a lovely little canyon with a healthy Cottonwood filled stream bed and the small (very small) settlement known as Murphy Hot Springs. The hillside above the village is the source of the purest artesian water found anywhere around. This perpetually flowing water exits at a steaming 149° F and makes its way down into the river below.

The spring was first discovered by the native Indians who roamed the area in search of game and shelter. The first acknowledged proprietor of the Hot Springs was a young lady named Kittie Wilkins, whose father filed a squatter's rights claim on the land in 1885. Kittie Wilkins was a lady of some repute in her time. She was educated first at St. Vincent's Academy in Walla Walla, Washington, and later at the Convent of Notre Dame in San Jose, California. Moving with her family to the Southern Idaho area in the early 1880's, she was able to indulge in her love for horses. She eventually became known as a master horse trader, and her fame stretched across international borders. She was commonly referred to as the "Horse Queen of Idaho," and ran as many as 700 to 800 horses at a time. Kittie cleaned up the spring and made a small pool in which it collected. She was able to divert some of the cool river water to create a refreshing spot for the weary ranch hands and cowboys who managed the horses and other concerns of her father's ranch. The spring became known as "Kittie's Hot Hole," and cowboys and ranchers from miles around soon became regulars at the site.

In the early 1900's, the springs fell into the hands of a Patrick Murphy, who developed a small resort on the property and renamed it "Murphy Hot Spring." Mr. Murphy is long since gone, but the name lives on. The next owner was Harry Showalter, who stumbled upon the hot spring one day after taking a wrong turn during a fishing trip. He ended up 70 miles from his original destination, but what he found impressed him so much he bought the place. He developed a small resort with a few very basic cabins and amenities. He built a large swimming pool to contain the water, and some simple changing rooms around the edge so visitors could stop by and take a quick dip. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Lafayette Allred (1833 - 1915)
  Sarah Jane Wilcox Austin (1841 - 1931)
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Parley Allred (1860 - 1879)*
  Joseph Orson Allred (1862 - 1862)
  Newton Francis Austin (1867 - 1910)**
  Augustus Edwin Austin (1869 - 1930)**
  Martha Quina Austin Woolf (1872 - 1966)**
  Theodore Hugh Austin (1874 - 1953)**
  James Boyd Austin (1875 - 1934)**
  John McCaslin Austin (1880 - 1891)**
  David Dewitt Austin (1882 - 1913)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Buried along trail near Murphy Springs in Elko County, Nevada
 
Created by: Eileen Lentz
Record added: May 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90599806
 


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 Added: Apr. 16, 2014
 
 
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