Ann Mariah Call (Bowen) (1834 - 1924)

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Birthplace: Betheny, Genesee, New York, United States
Death: Died in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
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About Ann Mariah Call (Bowen)

Mariah (Ann Maria) Bowen's father died in Pottawattomie Iowa near Council Bluffs in 1847 and she came across the prairie with her father less family in 1849 to Salt Lake City Utah when she was 15. She drove an ox wagon over 1,000 miles to get there and was already known as a plucky, hard working woman by the time she turned 16. She was introduced to Anson Call by Brigham Young at a General Conference around April 1 1851 and they were married by Brigham Young about two weeks later (April 15, 1851) as Anson's second wife. Mariah and Anson were the town builders, road builders etc. as she accompanied him on most of his expeditions away from Bountiful including, Fillmore, Parowan, Call's Fort (9 miles above Brigham City), Carson Valley in Nevada, Callville on the Colorado river in Arizona and others. She and Anson had seven children that are born in many of the different settlements Anson and her were called on to establish. She and Anson were divorced in 1867 after some disagreements. [See: "Anson Call and The Rocky Mountain Prophecy", by Gwen Marler Barney, Call Publishing, ISBN 0-9721527-0-9; for more on her life.]

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Ann Call's Timeline

1834
January 3, 1834
Betheny, Genesee, New York, United States
1851
April 15, 1851
Age 17
Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,UT
April 15, 1851
Age 17
1852
July 27, 1852
Age 18
1854
July 2, 1854
Age 20
1856
February 14, 1856
Age 22
1858
June 16, 1858
Age 24
1863
October 20, 1863
Age 29
Bountiful, Davis, Utah, USA
1866
April 8, 1866
Age 32
1924
July 26, 1924
Age 90
Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States