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Prudence <I>Marks</I> Miles

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Prudence Marks Miles

Birth
Pawlet, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death
9 Feb 1852 (aged 56)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Add to Map
Plot
Plot C-4-23
Memorial ID
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Daughter of Cornwell Marks and Sarah Goodrich

Spouse of Joseph Prescott Married 9 Aug 1814 Divorced
Children: Gustavis Adolphus Prescott

Spouse of Samuel Miles Married 19 May 1825
Children: Samuel Miles, William Marks Miles, Sarah Symons Alexander, and Orson Pratt Miles

Prudence was a widow when she crossed the plains, her second husband having died. Samuel Miles was called in the early days of the church on a mission to England. They had no word of him after he left for his mission until three months later when his trunks were sent home by the Transport Company with the information that he had taken sick, died and was buried at sea. while on his mission. {Samuel Jr. records that his father Samuel Sr. died in St. Louis, Missouri December 22, 1847.} The Saints were going west to the Great Salt Lake Valley. Prudence wanted to go and wanted all her family to go with her. Her son William Marks Miles was her youngest child (I'm just typing this as a see it. But I see two younger children. Noted by Camille Barker), twenty one years of age. He was a bar-tender in a saloon, and made a good wage. He couldn't decide to give up his job and go but thought he should stay and send the family money to help them over the hard times they were sure to have. But his mother wanted him to go and he felt so uncertain and anxious over it, that he thought of it all the time and prayed about it. He said that one day he was walking across a field with his head lowered feeling very depressed and uncertain when a white dove lit so close to his feet it astonished him and then it flew directly west. He felt that it had been sent as an answer to his prayer. He came west with his mother. He was one of the stalwart young men called by Brigham Young to go back to assist other companies to cross the plains and made the torturous journey three times.
NO HEADSTONE

Daughter of Cornwell Marks and Sarah Goodrich

Spouse of Joseph Prescott Married 9 Aug 1814 Divorced
Children: Gustavis Adolphus Prescott

Spouse of Samuel Miles Married 19 May 1825
Children: Samuel Miles, William Marks Miles, Sarah Symons Alexander, and Orson Pratt Miles

Prudence was a widow when she crossed the plains, her second husband having died. Samuel Miles was called in the early days of the church on a mission to England. They had no word of him after he left for his mission until three months later when his trunks were sent home by the Transport Company with the information that he had taken sick, died and was buried at sea. while on his mission. {Samuel Jr. records that his father Samuel Sr. died in St. Louis, Missouri December 22, 1847.} The Saints were going west to the Great Salt Lake Valley. Prudence wanted to go and wanted all her family to go with her. Her son William Marks Miles was her youngest child (I'm just typing this as a see it. But I see two younger children. Noted by Camille Barker), twenty one years of age. He was a bar-tender in a saloon, and made a good wage. He couldn't decide to give up his job and go but thought he should stay and send the family money to help them over the hard times they were sure to have. But his mother wanted him to go and he felt so uncertain and anxious over it, that he thought of it all the time and prayed about it. He said that one day he was walking across a field with his head lowered feeling very depressed and uncertain when a white dove lit so close to his feet it astonished him and then it flew directly west. He felt that it had been sent as an answer to his prayer. He came west with his mother. He was one of the stalwart young men called by Brigham Young to go back to assist other companies to cross the plains and made the torturous journey three times.


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