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 Mary Jane <I>Green</I> Nash

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Mary Jane Green Nash

  • Birth 3 Sep 1848 Burke, Franklin County, New York, USA
  • Death 29 Sep 1917 Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 10075629

She was my great-grandmother. Her widowed mother sent her to live with her brother, George Fraughton, and his family. When she was five years old, they moved to Utah as pioneers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She walked most of the way from New York to Utah...much of it barefoot. They arrived August 3, 1854, one month before her 6th birthday.

She married James Nash on January 4, 1865 in Heber, Utah. They had fifteen children.

She and James helped in the construction of the Salt Lake LDS Temple. When the foundation was finished, the Saints held a celebration dance and she is said to have danced with the Prophet Brigham Young and James danced with each of the prophet's wives.

The prophet sent them to the Cannonville area to settle it and they gave up a prosperous farm to do so. They and their posterity were given a special blessing by President Young for doing so.

She passed away when my grandfather, her son, was on his mission to the Southern states. My Mom always regretted not having had the opportunity to know her. When Mom died, some of us had the same thought--now she finally gets to meet her Grandma Nash!

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  • Created by: A Marine Daughter
  • Added: 13 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10075629
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Jane Green Nash (3 Sep 1848–29 Sep 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10075629, citing Vernal Memorial Park, Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by A Marine Daughter (contributor 46506165) .