Research is being done for this child - because there is a marker for her/him, I am searching for the family.
Many more "unknowns" are interred here, alongside my grandmother; though they dwell in higher places, they deserve to be identified.
Those who were encamped here dreamed of the safety of a home for their families. Some did not realize that dream, as they perished before reaching a safe destination at the Valley of the Great Salt Lake in Utah Territory.
This hallowed ground is sacred, and like unto the various individual prairie graves I continually search to find, it needs to be historically identified.
"WE'LL MEET AGAIN"
A blanket wraps your tiny form,
As if it's presence can make you warm.
We cannot stop our freezing tears,
Nor think of future, empty years.
Nor even take the time to grieve,
For we must surely take our leave.
The handcarts slowly move along;
We, among the tattered throng.
We trudge along, behind the carts;
Choking sobs, with broken hearts.
Blinding sleet now numbs our pain;
Our only hope, "We'll meet again".
~~~~~~~~Shirleen C. Farley 2011
Pioneer Burial Ground
Plot: Unknown Mormon Child Marker Site
Created by: history4sure
Record added: Sep 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76868336