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About Andrew Purley Shumway
"...Shumway, Andrew Purley – (6th Ten) Born Feb. 20, 1833, in Millbury, Mass., to Charles and Julia Ann Hooker Shumway. His parents were baptized in 1840, and the family moved to Nauvoo, where the lived until the 1846 expulsion. His father was chosen as captain of Fifty. At Winter Quarters, his mother died. That spring when his father prepared to leave for the trek west, Andrew burst into tears and said that because his mother had just died, it was more than he could bear to be left alone. His father received permission from Brigham Young to take the 13-year-old youth along, although they were both sick at the start of the journey. After being on the trail a while, Andrew and his father became well. He caught mountain fever near the Big Sandy Creek in Wyoming but was healed when administered to by Brigham Young. After arriving in Salt Lake Valley, he and his father returned to Winter Quarters and came back west the following season. In 1856 he was called on a mission to England but returned prematurely because of the troubles with Johnston's army. He married Amanda S. Graham in 1859 and moved to Mendon, Cache Co., Utah. He died in Franklin, Oneida Co., Idaho, on June 12, 1909, at age 76..."