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About Jessamine Ellizabeth Pomeroy
"...Jessamine Routledge was born in London to Isaac and Martha Routledge. They had a lovely home and were quite well do. There were six children when the mother died in child birth. Jessamine and a girl friend heard the Mormon elders singing in the streets. They stopped to listen and attended some of their meetings. She felt the truth of their teachings and, much to the disapproval of her family, she asked to be baptized. er father died and she decided to go to America with the Saints. She left England on the ship Horizon in May, 1856.
They landed in Boston in June and proceeded to Iowa city. Each one was outfitted with a 'handcart. Jessamine was n the last handcart company to leave that year, the ill-fated Martin Company. The Saints voted to leave, even though it was late in the season. Snow and bad weather caught them in the high country. The rations became low and weariness, hunger, sickness, and death plagued them. Jessamine lost her shoes in crossing a stream, but was fortunate in finding another pair. Her pretty clothes and belongings were worthless to her. The party was finally rescued and taken to Salt Lake City.
Jessamine was a very pretty girl with wavy brown hair and dark brown eyes. She was rather small and had a quick wit. After she had been in the valley over a year she married Francis Pomeroy.
Irene's children loved "Aunt Jessie" and she always had cookies and goodies for them..."
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