|Birth: ||Mar. 26, 1827|
|Death: ||Aug. 26, 1905|
Elizabeth was living in Pottawottamie, Iowa, with her mother Martha Harris Pugh and numerous other members of the LDS church from 1850 - 1852. She left Pottawottamie with the Benjamin Gardner Pioneer Company in 1852. There were 241 individuals and 45 wagons when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa. Due to the size of the company, the wagons started leaving on June 2nd and the last wagon left on June 10th. Family stories say that Elizabeth walked across the plains with everything she owned wrapped in a cloth and hanging from a pole that she carried over her shoulder.
After the first few weeks of the journey, there was a cholera outbreak in the wagon train and almost every wagon had sick and dying people in them. One journal says that "for miles and miles could be seen almost countless newly-made graves." A little over half way into the journey, they started to lose cattle from various diseases and had great difficulty continuing on. Many used cows instead of oxen, so the progress was slow. They arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory September 24 – 27, 1852.
Her mother isn't listed on any of the pioneer lists, but is shown as traveling in 1852 in an unknown company. Not all of the names are accounted for in this wagon train (there were 241 people and only 170 names of known travelers), but since she and Elizabeth were living together, it's assumed that Martha was traveling with her in this company.
Three of Elizabeth's sisters were known to have traveled to Utah as pioneers. There's a mix-up on her sister Jane, as she was listed as Jane Alexander Pugh on this wagon train, but also as Jane Pugh Alexander in the Isaac M Stewart Company (she didn't marry until December 1852). Elizabeth had two other sisters that traveled in the 1852 Isaac M Stewart Company, Susan Pugh Bright (traveling with her children and mother-in-law) and Annie Pugh Welker (traveling with her husband, children, and many in-laws).
After their marriage, John and Elizabeth lived in the Utah Territory – Alpine (1854), Draper (1856), Alpine (1858 to after 1863), Richmond (1865), Summit Creek (1867 – 1869), Adamsville (1871-1875), and Richfield (1877).
They were living in Oxford, Oneida County, Idaho, Utah Territory in 1880. Elizebeth contracted tuberculosis there in about 1885. She suffered with it for 20 years before her death in 1905.
After John died, Elizabeth was lovingly cared for by her daughter Nancy, who lived in Vernal. Elizabeth is buried near her brother-in-law Dennis Wilson Winn and his wife Margaret Bateman Winn. Her death certificate says that her father's name was David, which is an error as his name was Daniel.
In addition to the children listed below, she had a son named Isaac Stuart Winn who was born in 1863 and died in 1927.
John Winn (1824 - 1899)
John McCaslin Winn (1854 - 1928)*
Elizabeth Artinza Winn Waters (1856 - 1918)*
Martha Jane Winn Nebeker (1858 - 1893)*
Joseph Ephriam Winn (1859 - 1924)*
Nancy Melinda Winn Winn (1861 - 1907)*
Charles Alma Winn (1865 - 1932)*
Melissia Ann Winn Wilkinson (1867 - 1947)*
Francis Shannon Winn (1869 - 1929)*
Vernal Memorial Park
Maintained by: AJ
Originally Created by: Burnt Almond Fudge
Record added: Jun 03, 2009
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