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Lydia Seamons

Birthplace: All Saints, South Elmham, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henery Seamons and Mary Seamons
Sister of Mary Thurston; Rachel Hancey; Henry Seamons, Jr; Lucy Hancer; Eliza Seamons and 2 others

Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About Lydia Seamons

Lydia was 18 years old when she was aboard the ship CARAVAN, with several other family members : parents Henry and Mary Seamons sister Mary and her husband James Thurston sister Rachel Seamons and husband James Hancey sister Lucy and husband John Reynolds Hancer my brother Samuel King Seamons two more sisters, Jemima Seamons Eliza Seamons. ------------------------------

A Trail excerpt follows from Lydia Seamons Crowther :

We then did not leave Omaha until the following June, coming in Captain William [Franklin] Brown’s company. There we were organized by President Joseph Young, there being 15 wagons in the company. There was also a hand cart company came through the summer we did.

They would have starved had it had not been for our company consan [constantly] helping them. My mother gave bacon and flour from our suplies. Our outfit consisted of 2 yoke of oxen[,] 2 cows[,] a wagon and provisions. Also some house-hold articles. I was then 18 years of age and I walked most of the 2,000 miles across the plains.

When we we started my health was very poor. And people told my mother that I would never live to my journeys end. But my mother said she will! And when we reached Salt Lake City—my cheeks were like roses. We left my oldest brother Henry on the Weber River, where he settled We came through Parleys Canon [Canyon] entering Salt Lake valley August 30, 1860 as the sun was just setting.

Lydia was in the Franklin Brown Wagon Company beginning on 9 June 1860. She turned 19, almost 3 weeks after their 4 Sept 1860 arrival in the Salt Lake Valley.

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Lydia Seamons's Timeline

October 23, 1841
All Saints, South Elmham, Suffolk, England
May 19, 1917
Age 75
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
May 21, 1917
Age 75
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States