Covered Wagon Women: Diaries & Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849 - Vol. 1

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born son in the place of rest for the saints even in the city of our God I have come more than one thousand miles to do it since it was spoken


EPILOGUE: RECORD OF BIRTHS

Patty Sessions' Record of Births, June 25 to December 14, 1847. She had left two pages of the diary blank immediately preceding the section we have reproduced. She filled these pages in gradually as the births took place.

I Patty Session delivered Sylvira wife of Samuel Turnbow of a daughter name Margarett Ann born June 25 9 oclock P M

I also delivered Laura A wife of James B Shaw of a daughter name

Laura Almira born June 29 9 oclock A M

I also delivered Elizabeth wife of Robert D Covington of a son name Robert L born August the 1-15 minutes past 8 oclock P M

I also delivered Lucy L wife of John Van Cott of a son name

Losee born August 23 half past 12 oclock P M

I also delivered Harriet Page wife of Lorenzo Dow Young of a son born Sept 26 7 oclock P M the first male born in this valley

I Patty Sessions delivered Sally Ann wife of James Brinkerhoff of a son name Levi born Nov 5 8 oclock A M 1847

I also delivered Elizabeth M wife of Simeon T Huffacre of a son name David L born Nov 6 half past 12 oclock P M 1847

I also delivered Ann wife of Daniel M Thomas of a daughter name

Nancy C born Nov 6 half past 1 oclock P M 1847

I also delivered of a daughter Mary wife of James Brown name

Mary Eliza born Nov 8 half past 12 A M 1847

I also delivered Lydia Ordelia C Elen wife of Gilbert Hunt of a daughter name Mary Elen'born Nov 17 2 oclock A M 1847

I also delivered Dorcas A wife of Joseph C Kingsbery of a daughter name Bathsheba born Nov 19 7 oclock A M 1847

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