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Polly Emiline BLODGETT

Female 1832 - 1911  (78 years)


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  • Name Polly Emiline BLODGETT 
    Born 1 Dec 1832  Bath,Grafton,New Hampsire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Aug 1911 
    Notes 
    • Polly came frm a long line of New England ancestors. her family was among the first to joing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in May, 1832.

      Polly was five years old at the time her mother died. Her father remarried on year later. They moved around with the Saints from Nauvoo to Iowa, than Illinois. Back to Iowa. In the summer of 1850 they left to cross the plains. Polly was eighteen years old at this time and walked on foot all the way across the plains. She fell in love with James Barker and they were married in Ogden, Utah.

      Polly taught her daughters to card the wool from their sheep and spin it inot yarn on their spinning wheel. She made her perserves and soap in kettles over a fire in the yard during the summer. Polly became known as a doctor among the early settlers and Indians. She seemed to have a special talent for caring for the sick with herbs and setting bones. When her children were no longer small, Polly went to Salt Lake City and stuidied under doctor Ellis Reynolds shipp to be a midwife. She recived her license to practice Obstetrics on June 5, 1893. She was seventy years old before she retired from this work. Polly once recived twenty-five acres of land as a gift because she taught a man's daughter how to sew men's trousers. She was active in the Church. serving several years as a counselor in the Relief Society Organization. Polly passed away at the age of seventy-nine.
    Person ID I30451968  Hill Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2000 

    Family James BARKER,   b. 7 Apr 1827 
    Married 2 Mar 1851  Ogden,Weber Co.,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Hyrum BARKER,   b. 9 Mar 1852
     2. Mary Ann BARKER,   b. 24 Dec 1853
     3. Frederick George BARKER,   b. 23 Dec 1855
     4. Newman Henry BARKER,   b. 27 Jan 1858
     5. Sarah Jane BARKER,   b. 13 Jul 1860
     6. Sally Ann BARKER,   b. 20 Apr 1863
     7. Polly Emiline BARKER,   b. 14 Feb 1865
     8. Joseph BARKER,   b. 20 Oct 1867
     9. Harriet Louisa BARKER,   b. 29 Jun 1870
     10. Lyman BARKER,   b. 15 Mar 1872
     11. Horace Alonzo BARKER,   b. 1 Apr 1875
    Family ID F14613208  Group Sheet