Edwin Sobieski Little

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Edwin Sobieski Little

Birthdate: (30)
Birthplace: Aurelius, Cayuga, NY, United States
Death: March 18, 1846 (30)
Richardsons Point, Lees, IA
Immediate Family:

Son of James Little and Susannah Susan Pettingill
Husband of Harriet Amelia Little
Father of George Edwin Little
Brother of Eliza Little; Feramorz Little and James Amasa Little
Half brother of Charles Henry Oliphant; William Lacy Stilson and Cornelia Ann Stilson

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About Edwin Sobieski Little

Edwin, a nephew of Brigham Young, was helping Brigham get across the Mississippi River during his exodus from Nauvoo. They waited until after midnight to cross on the ice. The last wagon to cross that morning fell through the ice. In freeing the wagon from the river, Edwin had to get in the water, and became soaked. He got sick from this soaking in the freezing water and never recovered. He died a few weeks later.

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Edwin Sobieski Little's Timeline

January 22, 1816
Aurelius, Cayuga, NY, United States
August 6, 1844
Age 28
March 18, 1846
Age 30
Richardsons Point, Lees, IA