Margaret Duffin

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Margaret Duffin (Gledhill)

Birthplace: Crompton, Lncshr, England
Death: Died in Kansas City, Missouri
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Gledhill and Sarah Gledhill
Wife of James Duffin
Mother of Richard Duffin; Anna Duffin; Edward Duffin; Mary Ann Duffin; Isaac Duffin and 6 others
Sister of James Gledhill and Edward Gledhill

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About Margaret Duffin

The following link to Family shows information about "Margaret Peggy Dufin & Family, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Abraham O. Smoot Company, 1852, Information and Trail Excerpts, 1852, Compiled by Cheryl Garrison":

Additional Information included the following History or Story About Margaret Gledhill, Treasures of Pioneer History...Volume 4, Mormon Village, Gunnison, 1859:

Maria Hawley was the first president of the Relief Society; Sarah Copley was the community nurse and midwife. Margaret Gledhill Duffin, a pioneer of the early fifties, had been sent by President Brigham Young from Salt Lake to Centerville, to Springville, to Moroni, to the frontier towns of Monroe and Glenwood and, then back to Gunnison, where she spent her time teaching the incoming settlers the "know how" of pioneer life. She showed them how to make soap, dip wicks in tallow to make candies, to card, roll and spin wool and knit it into stockings and other articles of clothing. She taught them to make dyes from dogwood, sage, rabbit brush and poke berry; and how to plait wheat straws to be made into hats. She taught them how to make slatted and starched sun bonnets and, when their dresses became faded and sunburned, she showed them how to turn them. When they were gone too far for further wear, how they could be torn into strips and woven into carpets or braided into rugs. She taught them to make salt rising bread and many other things that made the daily life of a pioneer family possible.

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Margaret Duffin's Timeline

June 14, 1796
Crompton, Lncshr, England
October 15, 1820
Age 24
Shaw, Lancashire, England
May 12, 1822
Age 25
Clough-Oldham, Lancashire, England
February 3, 1823
Age 26
Shaw, Lancs, England
March 14, 1825
Age 28
Shaw, Lancs, England
December 31, 1826
Age 30
August 16, 1829
Age 33
Shaw, Lancs, England;
March 10, 1832
Age 35
Shaw, Lancs, England
October 14, 1833
Age 37
Llangynwyd, Glann, Wales