Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Waltons, Arthur and Martha from Mexico, Maine, arrive in the Salt Lake Valley in 1851. Part 4.

Susan’s sister and brother-in-law, Martha Walton and Arthur Walton, arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, with their family, in 1851. Martha died at her home in Bountiful in the Spring of 1853. She was 55 years old.

In 1854, Arthur married Rebecca Huff Mitchell, an 1852 Sulado steamboat disaster survivor.
She'd lost her husband and three of her four children. Arthur met Rebecca while she was working in Woods Cross, Utah, and he had a threshing job there.

(To be continued.)

Picture from LofWH, pg 53.

1 comment:

  1. A documentary; "Fire & Redemption, the Explosion of the Steamboat Saluda" can be seen at this link: