Through Bonds of Love: In the Shadow of the Mountain Meadows Massacre

 
9780966447118: Through Bonds of Love: In the Shadow of the Mountain Meadows Massacre

The author's grandmother, known as Priscilla, was a surviving child of Mountain Meadows Massacre who was kept in Utah and raised as a Mormon in Cedar City, Utah. Philip Klingensmith and his third wife, Betsy Cattlke, raised her as their own child. John Urie, the author's grandfather who left a wealthy home in Scotland to join the LDS Church, settles in Cedar City to live among the Mormons. After watching Priscilla grow into a woman he took her into wedlock as his third wife. The story, based on the history of the times, is about companion wives living in harmony. Excerpts from letters to and from John Urie and Priscilla reveals a bond of love. Many letters from John were written while he was in hiding from the marshals because he had more than one wife. Other letters were written while he was serving missions in Scotland. The chapter telling about the massacre contains unpublished documentation pertaining to the tragedy. One source was found within the walls of an old house 114 years after the incident.

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Anna Jean Backus
Published by Orem, UT: AJB Publishing (1998)
ISBN 10: 0966447115 ISBN 13: 9780966447118
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