Sarah Priscilla Hamblin (Leavitt) (1841 - 1927)

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Birthplace: Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
Death: Died in Alpine, Apache County, Arizona, United States
Cause of death: Old age
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
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About Sarah Priscilla Hamblin (Leavitt)

Sarah Priscilla (Leavitt) Hamblin (1841 - 1927) - daughter of Jeremiah Leavitt (1796 - 1846) and Sarah Sturdevant (1798 - 1878), Sarah was born 8 May 1841 at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois; she died at the age of 86 on 23 July 1927 at Alpine, Apache County, Arizona; she was buried 25 July 1927 at Alpine City Cemetery. She married Jacob Vernon Hamblin, Sr (1818 - 1886) on 11 September 1857 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory.

Children of Jacob and Sarah Hamblin

  1. Sarah Olive Hamblin (1858 - 1919)
  2. Melissa Hamblin (1861 - 1933)
  3. Lucy Hamblin (1863 - 1871)
  4. Jacob Vernon Hamblin (1865 - 1939)
  5. Ella Ann Hamblin (1867 - 1947)
  6. Mary Elizabeth Hamblin (1872 - 1959)
  7. Clara Melvina Hamblin (1875 - 1959)
  8. Dudley Jabez Hamblin (1880 - 1958)
  9. Susan Hamblin (born 1883) - adopted Native American child
  10. Don Carlos Hamblin (1884 - 1941)

* THE THREE LEAVITT/HAMBLIN SISTERS' DAY *

WHEREAS, three young daughters of Jeremiah and Sarah Sturtevant Leavitt, after having left their home in Hatley, Quebec, Canada, crossed the Great Plains, and became pioneers of the American West; and

WHEREAS, Mary Amelia Leavitt, Betsey Jane Leavitt, and Sarah Priscilla Leavitt participated in the founding of such communities as Tooele, Wellsville, Santa Clara, Gunlock, Hebron, Kanab and Pareah in Utah, and Clover Valley, in Nevada; and

WHEREAS, in company with their husbands, William Haynes Hamblin and his brother Jacob Hamblin, they responded to their missionary call from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they left the security of home and extended family, migrating to eastern Arizona, where they founded settlements in Alpine, Eager, and Nutrioso, and their children were instrumental in settling Pima, Lebanon and Safford; and

WHEREAS, left alone through death and continual absence of their husbands, the three sisters trudged on alone, rearing large families and establishing farms and generally aiding in the welfare of the people of the whole area. These women became homemakers in the wilderness, producing food, growing cotton, raising cattle and sheep, weaving clothing, serving as midwives, nurses, and teachers. They contributed to the common good in their newly formed communities; and

WHEREAS, their children and their children's children became the rank and file of the citizenry of the State of Arizona, making significant contributions since the days of its early development; and

WHEREAS, a large number of direct descendants and the descendants of their siblings have come together to remember the nobility of these three remarkable women; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that they should be honored for their individual and collective contributions to the early history of these western states, particularly Arizona;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Janet Napolitano, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby proclaim July 27, 2007 as

  • THE THREE LEAVITT/HAMBLIN SISTERS' DAY *

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona

Janet Napolitano G O V E R N O R

DONE at the Capitol in Phoenex on this ninth day of July in the year Two Thousand and Seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Two Hundred and Thirty-second.

ATTEST:

Janice K. Brewer Secretary of State

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Sarah Priscilla Hamblin's Timeline

1841
May 8, 1841
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
1857
September 11, 1857
Age 16
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
1858
1858
Age 16
1861
1861
Age 19
1862
October 4, 1862
Age 21
1863
1863
Age 21
1865
March 21, 1865
Age 23
Santa Clara, Washington, Utah, United States
1867
1867
Age 25
1872
1872
Age 30
1875
1875
Age 33