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Matilda Haws
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Birth: Oct. 31, 1826
Wayne County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1849
Utah, USA

Fort Utah (40.235366, -111694495)
Fort Field Cemetery
Geneva Rd & Center Street

In 1849, John Sommer Higbee was sent to Provo by Brigham Young to find a suitable place to settle a colony on the Provo River. Two weeks after his report, thirty-one families consisting of about fifty people made the three-day trip to the south side of the Provo River. On April 3rd of the same year, these settlers began a stockade known as Fort Utah, but the name was soon changed to Fort Field.

Eight people died that first year. Cemetery records disclose that George and Matilda Haws, Harriet Turner, and William Dayton were four of the eight. They were buried in the FIRST Fort Field graveyard which was located on the Williams farm located on the West side of Geneva Road at Lake View. There is a Daughters of Utah Pioneers Marker near these burial grounds.

Also recorded is the death of Joseph Higbee on February 9, 1850. He was "behind a log with his companion, it being so very quiet he raised his head to look about and was shot through the neck" (from Diary of Epsy Jane Williams Pace). He was the only living son of Isaac Higbee, a Bishop in Nauvoo and Salt Lake. This occurred during a battle with Indians where several people were wounded.
(courtesy of Provo City Library)

Later, bodies were removed to Temple Hill Cemetery and to Provo City Cemetery established in 1853. George W is buried in the Provo City Cemetery.

Marlin J. Haws
 
 
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 Parents:
  Gilberth Haws (1801 - 1877)
  Hannah Whitcomb Haws (1806 - 1880)
 
 Siblings:
  Caroline Haws Barney (1825 - 1853)*
  Matilda Haws (1826 - 1849)
  Lucinda Haws Holdaway (1828 - 1917)*
  Eliza Haws Holdaway (1830 - 1855)*
  Francis Marion Haws (1831 - 1914)*
  Amos W Haws (1833 - 1888)*
  Amos Whitcomb Haws (1833 - 1888)*
  William Wallace Haws (1835 - 1895)*
  Albert W. Haws (1837 - 1912)*
  Caleb Willmon Haws (1838 - 1871)*
  George Washington Haws (1841 - 1921)*
  Emma Smith Haws York (1843 - 1917)*
  Mary Olive Haws York (1845 - 1920)*
  John Madison Haws (1847 - 1916)*
  Gilbert Oliver Haws (1849 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Original Pioneer Burial relocated from Fort Field Cemetery which was located on Geneva Road near Fort Utah Park
 
Burial:
Provo City Cemetery
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Leena Rogers
Record added: Mar 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49915159
Matilda Haws
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Matilda Haws died of spinal disease several years before her sister, Carolyn, died of the same disease. Matilda was the first person to die (4 Jun 1949) while at Fort Utah. She was reburied at Provo's Pioneer Cemetery.
- Sunflower Lady
 Added: Oct. 19, 2010

- Ann Tomerlin
 Added: Apr. 18, 2005
 
 
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