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 Armelia Caroline <I>Mangum</I> Bigler

Armelia Caroline Mangum Bigler

Birth
Pickensville, Pickens County, Alabama, USA
Death 15 Dec 1916 (aged 82)
Garland, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Burial Fielding, Box Elder County, Utah, USA
Plot Block 3 Lot 29 Plot 3
Memorial ID 5041516 · View Source
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"I Armelia Caroline Mangum Bigler was born March 21, 1834 at Pickens Co Alabama. I moved from there with my parents Sarah Adair and Wm Mangum at he age of seven to the state of Mississippi, Itawamba County and in December 1845 was baptised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints... We started to Nauvoo about the 15th of Jan 1846 and arrived the 20th of March the same year. We stayed there one week and crossed the Mississippi River and traveled west. We sometimes camped a month at one place. We arrived at Mount Pisgah the day that Father Huntington was buried. ...and my baby brother were buried close to him a few days later. We stayed there 4 ½ years and then moved to Council Bluffs. There we remained through the winter and moved to a settlement on the(?) River. We stayed there the next winter and there I became acquainted with my future husband Jacob G. Bigler... In June of the same year we crossed the Missouri River and started across the plains for Salt Lake City. On June 28 my youngest sister died of cholera age one year 8 months. There we left her lonely little grave. We traveled 15 days and my mother died. We had to bury her and many others without a coffin. We dressed them in their best and put a strip of tree bark under them and another over them and made a deep grave to protect the bodies from the wolves.

Mother had died from cholera, was taken sick at night and buried before nine O'clock the next morning. She left three children, myself, a sister 13 yrs older and my eleven year old brother. We arrived in Salt Lake City on Sept 23, 1852..."



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  • Created by: Beeswax
  • Added: 21 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5041516
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Armelia Caroline Mangum Bigler (21 Mar 1834–15 Dec 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5041516, citing Fielding City Cemetery, Fielding, Box Elder County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Beeswax (contributor 9432652) .