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Joseph Smith Black (1836 – 1910) Making a Home in Deseret, Utah

Making a Home in Deseret Utah Early in the spring of 1875. Gilbert Webb commenced the construction of a dam across the Sevier River at a place which was known as Deseret. In March my brother William and I went over to look at the place, found tanning facilities very extensive and concluded to move […]

The Black Family, Brigham Young’s Colonizers

  After leaving Nauvoo, the family stayed in Kanesville Iowa, Now known as Council Bluffs, until the spring of 1850 when they started for Salt Lake, arriving in Sep­tember.  They left Salt Lake the first of November traveling to Manti, Sanpete, Utah, which was a journey of 16 days.  The family built a stone home in […]

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