Lyman Curtis (1812 - 1898) MP

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Birthplace: New Salem, Franklin, MA
Death: Died in Salem, Utah, UT
Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About Lyman Curtis

"...Curtis, Lyman – (13th Ten) Born Jan. 21, 1812, in New Salem, Mass., to Nahum and Millicent Waite Curtis. He was baptized March 14, 1833, and the following year married Charlotte Alvord. He and his father and brothers helped build the Kirtland Temple. In 1834, he became part of Zion's Camp, and later endured persecution in Missouri and Illinois. A hunter on the Pioneer trek, he became part of the advance company that entered the valley July 22, 1847. It is said he built a large fire of sagebrush that evening that was visible to the others who were still in the canyon. He returned to Winter Quarters that fall, traveling with six pounds of flour and one horse between him and Levi Jackman, his traveling companion. He started back west in 1850 and en route, on the Nebraska plains, his wife gave birth to their ninth child. They arrived in October and lived in an abode home the first year. The following yar, the family moved to Santa Clara, Utah, where he was charged to build a canal from the Little Muddy River near Moapa, Nev. After completing the task, he helped build a canal from the Santa Clara River to below St. George. He served a five-year mission among the Indians and returned to what was called Pond Town, near Spanish Fork, Utah. Later, many people settled in the area, and they eventually changed the name of Pond Town to Salem, Curtis' hometown in Massachusetts in his honor. He died in Salem, Utah Co., Utah, Aug. 5, 1898, at age 86..."

SOURCE: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58061/Biographies-of-the-original-1847-pioneer-company.html

This link has an online family group record with several attached photographs of the immediate family:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~crapomyrn/Mathews/f128.htm

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Lyman Curtis's Timeline

1812
January 21, 1812
New Salem, Franklin, MA
1815
February 23, 1815
Age 3
New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts
1833
March 14, 1833
Age 21
1834
1834
Age 21
Clay County, MO
1835
July 12, 1835
Age 23
Liberty, Clay, MO
1837
July 12, 1837
Age 25
Quincy, Adams, IL
1839
March 28, 1839
Age 27
Quincy, Adams, IL
1840
May 16, 1840
Age 28
Nauvoo, Hancock, IL
1842
February 29, 1842
Age 30
Nauvoo, Hancock, IL
1844
December 9, 1844
Age 32
La Crosse, WI, USA