Sarah "Sally" Call (Tiffany) (1790 - 1856)

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Birthplace: Franklin, VT, USA
Death: Died in Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Managed by: Pamela Kay Derby
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About Sarah "Sally" Call (Tiffany)

Sally (Sarah) Tiffany was born on November 27, 1790 to Christopher Tiffany and Rebecca (Rebeckah) Ellis in Fletcher or Cambridge, Franklin County, Vermont.

Sally's father, Christopher, was said to be a German immigrant, but very little is known of her history. Her father was a Baptist minister and she lived a sheltered life. Her family owned a great deal of property and she knew very little of hardships until after she married her husband Cyril Call.

As Sally grew she began to attend the small school in their community. When she got older her school teacher, who was also a farmer, was Cyril Call. He was five years older than she was. They fell in love and were married in Cambridge, Vermont on April 6, 1806. At the time of their marriage, Sally was 15 years old and Cyril was 20. They were married by Cyril's father, Joseph Call, also a Baptist minister, who served under General George Washington.

Joseph Call's father was John Call. He served at Quebec, under General Wolf during the French and English War of 1759. The father of John Call was James Call, a soldier during the French and King Williams War of 1689.

Sally and Cyril began their life together in Fletcher, Vermont. The happy couple stayed busy trying to provide the necessities of life for their growing family, which at that time consisted of sons Harvey, Anson and Salmon. Harvey was born September 6, 1808, Anson was born May 13, 1810,and Salmon was born July 27, 1812. Sally was not a robust woman and had to manage their family alone while Cyril served time fighting in the War of 1812. It was at this time that their son, Salmon passed away. Their daughters, Samantha, born November 15, 1814, and Fanny, born May 11, 1816 were also born in Vermont.

After Cyril's release from the war, sometime in 1817, they moved their family to Guanga County, Ohio where they acquired some homestead land. They began to develop the land into farm ground and made this their new home. Their daughter Lucina was born in Ohio on September 29, 1819. At this time, Guanga County Ohio was sparsely settled. Later, the city of Kirtland was built in this county, which was later called Lake County. Their home was just outside of Kirtland.

The next 15 years brought many good times and much hard work to the Call family. It also brought seven more children. Josiah Howe born August 12, 1822, Mary born February 21, 1824, Sonora Roseline born December 29, 1826, Sarah born December 19, 1828, Malissa born March 29, 1830, and twins Homer and Omer born January 9, 1834. Sally worked very hard to feed, clothe and educate her family. Their large family burdened them greatly financially. Sally had 13 children, eleven of whom came to Utah. Harvey Call, her eldest child, died at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in May of 1849 and Salmon died in 1813.

Cyril first met the elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and heard their teachings in 1830. Cyril was baptized in October of 1830 by Elder John Murdock. He was the first of his family to join the Church. Sally, however was not fully in sympathy with her husband's beliefs. She did join the Church May 21, 1835.

These were difficult times with all of the religious unrest and intolerance. They moved from town to town, from Madison, Lake County Ohio to join the Saints in Kirtland and on to Missouri, suffering many trials and privations. They then moved to Hancock County where their home was burned and their property destroyed by the mobs while Sally and the children kept hidden in the cornfields. After their home was destroyed, Cyril and Sally gathered their few remaining belongings and mo ved on to Nauvoo.

Cyril and Sally along with sons Omer and Homer (aged 16) and daughter Sonora Roseline Call Dustin (age 23), her husband Fornatus Fortunatus Dustin (age 24) and their sons Fornatus Andrew (age 3) and Oscar Cyril (age 1) traveled to Salt Lake City Utah in the Warren Foote Company (wagon train) of 1850.

"Sally, the anxious mother guided and encouraged her sons and daughters to work and promote colonizing in the west. She remembered that in 1843, Joseph Smith, told her that her children would go to the Rocky Mountains and would assist in building cities from one end of the country to the other. This prophecy was fulfilled and her offspring, children and children's children have been western colonizers. Our grandmother died March 16, 1856. History records that they built their home in Bountiful in 1854. They founded Call's Fort in Box Elder County, Pioneered Millard County, Fillmore, Parowan Valley and Carson Valley and Tooele. In 1864 a warehouse was built at Callsville at the head of the Colorado River (by Anson Call) where Boulder Dam is now built. This one mother is responxsible for the birth of 13 children and a posterity of hundreds of grandchildren and that they have colonized and built homes from Canada to Mexico."

I am grateful to be a descendant of such a woman.

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Sarah "Sally" Call's Timeline

1790
November 27, 1790
Franklin, VT, USA
1806
April 6, 1806
Age 15
Cambridge,Franklin,Vermont,USA
1808
September 6, 1808
Age 17
Fletcher, Franklin, Vermont, United States
1810
May 13, 1810
Age 19
Fletcher, Franklin, Vermont, USA
1812
July 27, 1812
Age 21
Fletcher, Franklin, Vermont, USA
1814
November 15, 1814
Age 23
Fairflax, Franklin, Vermont, United States
1815
May 11, 1815
Age 24
Fairfax, Franklin, Vermont, USA
1819
September 29, 1819
Age 28
Madison, OH, USA
1821
August 12, 1821
Age 30
Madison,Geauga,OH
1824
February 21, 1824
Age 33
Madison, Geauga, Ohio