Julia Josephine Spencer Snow was born in New York City to Matthias Spencer, a hatter, and Amelia Brown, a tailoress. She moved with her family to St. Louis, Nauvoo Illinois, then Salt Lake City in 1850. In 1856, at the age of 19, Julia became the fourth wife of Erastus Snow with whom she had six children.
She went to Southern Utah when her husband was called to found St. George and preside over the Cotton Mission. For a year she lived at Pine Valley then lived for some time in a log cabin on Main Street in St. George. At length she moved to a nicer home in St. George where she lived for the remainder of her life. She had little desire to travel but did occasionally accompany her husband on his many trips.
She was an excellent seamstress and an engaging hostess who made many friends. She was intelligent and widely read with a good sense of humor.
These are her six children:
Edward Hunter Snow, 1865-1932
William Spencer Snow, 1867-1892
Amelia S. Snow, 1871-1886
Joseph Smith Snow, 1873-1937
Mary Brown Snow, 1875-1893
Maude Rosamund Snow, 1879-1939
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