Burnetta Alphin

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Burnetta Alphin (Collings)

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Clark, Indiana, United States
Death: July 27, 1871 (52)
Pine Valley, Washington County, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: Pine Valley, Washington County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Benjamin Collings and Pheobe Collings
Wife of Israel Dodge Allphin
Mother of Benjamin Sheldon Allphin; John Henry Allphin; Joshua Horton Alphin; Martha Jane Allphin; Ransom William Allphin and 8 others
Sister of Cynthia Ann Richey and Mary Landon

Managed by: Anna Mae Krish
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About Burnetta Alphin

Daughter of Benjamin Collings and Phoebe Broady.

Married Israel Dodge Allphin, 5 Sep 1833, Payson, Adams, Illinois

Children - Benjamin Sheldon Allphin, Emily Mary Allphin, Joshua Horton Allphin, John Henry Allphin, Jasper Allphin, Burnetta Allphin, Martha Jane Allphin, Ransom William Allphin, Sarah Eliza Allphin, Israel Dodge Allphin.

History - Some of the children were born in Illinois, but later moved to Walker County, Texas, where other children were born and grew up.

In 1857 they started for Salt Lake City in company with John Henry Moody, a Brother Collins, a Brother Dameron and others.

After many trials and hardships they reached Salt Lake Valley in 1858. The same year Israel married Susan E. Dameron Coldiron as a plural wife whose husband, William Coldiron, had died crossing the plains. She had two children by her first marriage.

Israel and his two families lived for several years in Salt Lake, but was later called to settle the Dixie Country, as it was called. He moved his families to Pine Valley, Utah in 1862. A saw mill was built on the Santa Clara Creek where he was employed and to which place he moved his families.

One night after all the camp had retired, a cloud burst caused a flood in the narrow valley. Hearing the terrible roar of the coming flood Israel helped his first family to safety, then rushed to the rescue of his other family. He was carrying a small child and his wife was carrying the baby. The other children were following when the flood overtook them. Israel, making the child safe, rushed back to save the others.

In the meantime a loose log from the floating house had knocked the baby from Susan's arms. It floated down the stream as did the other children and were drowned. Israel rescued his wife, Susan, from the floating log. The next day two children were found and several days later the other two were found hanging from the tops of some tall trees. All were buried in the same grave in Pine Valley.

Following this incident Burnetta, Israel's first wife, moved to Salt Lake City and lived a time with a married son. When Israel had built two good homes in Pine Valley, Burnetta returned. The two families lived for several years in Pine Valley until Burnetta's death in 1871.

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Burnetta Alphin's Timeline

November 27, 1818
Clark, Indiana, United States
Age 12
Illinois, United States
January 28, 1835
Age 16
Payson Township, Adams County, Illinois, United States
October 28, 1837
Age 18
Payson Township, Adams County, Illinois, United States
January 16, 1841
Age 22
Payson Township, Adams County, Illinois, United States
March 3, 1844
Age 25
Payson Township, Adams County, Illinois, United States
July 12, 1847
Age 28
Walker, Texas, United States
Age 29
Walker, Texas, United States
May 6, 1850
Age 31
Madison County, Texas, United States