Christina Muir

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Christina Muir (Howie)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Craighall, Coylton, South Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Howie and Jane (Jean) BLACKWOOD
Wife of William Geddes Lindsay and George Muir
Mother of Robert Lindsay; William Lindsay; James Lindsay; Samuel Lindsay; George Lindsay and 6 others
Sister of Anne HOWIE; George Howie; John Howie; Jane HOWIE; William Howie and 2 others

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About Christina Muir

She worked as a dairy maid in her early teens. She married William Lindsay in 1844, and they joined the Mormon Church in 1848, which caused her family to disown her.

Christina never gave up hope and by means of the Church Emigration Fund was able to bring her family to Utah arriving September 21, 1862. She came directly to Heber, Utah, traveling across the plains by ox team.

In the fall of 1863, Christina married George Muir and became a polygamous wife. George set up two homes, one for each wife, side by side in Heber.

George set up two homes, one for each wife, side by side in Heber. In 1885 George and Christina took up a homestead of 80 acres in Center Creek. They lived on it to prove title. Most of this time George was away working either for the Union Pacific Railroad or in coal mines, so most of the providing of this homestead can be credited to Christina.

Christina was a very independent woman and made much of the living for her entire family. She took in sewing, worked in the fields and acted as a midwife for the Heber Valley for many years.

(http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36788610)

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Christina Muir's Timeline

1823
July 3, 1823
Coylton, South Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1844
July 19, 1844
Age 21
Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1845
April 19, 1845
Age 21
Gatehead, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1847
February 11, 1847
Age 23
Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, UK
1849
February 17, 1849
Age 25
Hudson Bridge, Ayrshire, Scotland
1851
March 3, 1851
Age 27
March 3, 1851
Age 27
1853
April 14, 1853
Age 29
1855
July 11, 1855
Age 32
UK
1858
November 14, 1858
Age 35
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, UK