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Mary Curtis Reed
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- Cori H
 Added: Mar. 24, 2014
relationship to me stepdaughter of wife of husband of sister-in-law of 1st great grand nephew of wife of brother-in-law of 1st great grand aunt of wife of 1st cousin 5x removed
- Michael J. Lanni
 Added: Oct. 7, 2013
Delia Deliverence Byam was married to Tillison Reed. After his death she married Nahum Curtis and become to the step mother to his children. Delia's daughter Fidelia Reed that married Andrew Colton was my ggg grandmother. I would be happy to share the family info. that I have collected the last 35 yrs.
- Donna Brockish
 Added: Mar. 6, 2012
SKETCH WRITTEN BY MARY CURTIS REEDA little sketch of my life written for my Children and Grandchildren to read when I am gone. I commenced to write in this book when I was 66 years old. I was baptized the 14th day of March, 1833, before I was 12 years old, with three of my brothers, Lyman, Moses, andJoseph. My sister, father, and mother were baptized before.A few months after I was baptized by Almon Bathrick, confirmed by Samuel Bent, some Elders came and spoke onthe gifts of the Gospel and it bore very heavily on my mind. I began to intercede with my heavenly Father for the gift of tongues, which I received a short time after and have enjoyed the spirit and blessings of it a great deal, as also have a great many others,My brother Lyman and sister Sophronia went to Missouri with Zion's Camp, and my father and family with several others went the next year, or it was the year they settled in Caldwell County. Eight miles from Far West my father built a good two-room log house. My sister, Sophronia, taught school which I attended.Mother died and was buried the day before the word came for father and three oldest boys to go and guard thebrethren from the mob.The Prophet sent word to gather together in places he should appoint, to take their grain where it would be safe.My father's house and that settlement was the place for those near by, so the floor was covered with beds. All the young men were gone, but few old men were left, but there was a goodly number of women and children. I well remember the night of the surrender and of the Haun's Mill Massacre for some of the young men slipped away and came home. It gave us a great scare.The next day our neighbor, a Missourian, that lived a mile away, came in and told us what the mob told him they had done. They asked about our settlement, but he directed them on the other road. Told them there was no one at our place but a few women and children. A man by the name of Levi Jackman was living at my father'splace. We had heard our leaders had said we would be safe there, but he could not be satisfied. He was scarcely able to ride but he had his son get the wagon ready. He got into it, went to Far West and saw the Prophet Joseph. When he asked him if we would be safe in that place, hesaid, "Yes. That we would not be disturbed, but be wise, and for the men not to be seen around." Soon after Father got home, he fitted up a team and teamster and sent them with a load to the river. While they were gone he was fixing to take his family and two of the poor families that were with him. I think we started the first ofFebruary. It was very cold and muddy. We walked most of the time. It seemed almost impossible to get along. At last we came to the river (Mississippi). We crossed it and camped a little way from Quincy, for two weeks while the team went back again to assist others that had to have help. Father went to Nauvoo, then called Commerce. It was a very sickly place; had been deserted by those that had lived there. It was supposed that we as a people would die off, and bythat means they would get us out of their way. We did not die as they wished; but as a people, and as Saints of God, we grew in number. Saints moved in and there was a templebuilt. My father married a widowed sister by the name of Delia Reed. She had seven children. We all thought a great deal of our mother, as for about two years we had been deprived of one. She was a good mother to us. My sister was the oldest of us. She taught school. My oldest brother was already married to Charlotte Alvord in Clay County. My next older brother, Moses, was married to Aurelia Jackman.My sister, Sophronia, and cousin, Aurelia Curtis Houghton (also her husband) who went in Zion's Camp to Missouri, came to us in Caldwell County. Before the trouble commenced, father and his brother, Jacob, rented a farm near Warsaw, and raised our bread. Father was married there, as also Moses, and our stepmother's oldest daughter to Andrew Colton.My uncle, Jacob, died there. Our uncle, Jeremiah, came and lived in one room. The boys worked on the turn-pike or road that was made from Warsaw.The girls also worked out at a very low rate, but when we could do anything, we were glad to get what we needed, as one can imagine shoes and clothes must be pretty well worn out after so long a journey through the mud. It was about two miles to the place where Nauvoo was to be built. Father, with some of the boys, would go to where he was building his house. He finished it, dug a well, and wemoved in the fall. His lot was half a mile north of the temple block. I think the temple was commenced the next summer after we moved to Nauvoo.They held their meetings in a grove near the river (Mississippi). It was about a mile and a half from Father's.When they commenced work on the temple, they built a bowery to meet in. That is where they met most of the time, at the Prophet Joseph's death, because the time and means was spent in building the temple. For that was most essential for us at that time. The work on the Lord's house was push... (her writings end abruptly)"She (Mary) concluded her last days doing temple work.* * * On Thursday, she attended fast meeting in the Logan Temple, where four persons who were formerly membersof the Michigan branch, were present. Returning home from this meeting she was taken with a paralytic stroke which caused her death, Thursday May 3rd, 1888."
- JJ
 Added: Feb. 24, 2012

- Rene Saenz-Tanner
 Added: Jul. 16, 2011
Rest in Peace in the Eternal Light of Christ.
- God Bless .💕Sandra💕.
 Added: Aug. 10, 2009

- SMSmith
 Added: Feb. 17, 2008

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