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About Mercy Ann Virgin
Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868
Horton D. Haight Company (1862) Age at Departure: Infant
Perpetual Emigrating Fund
A young man by the name of Ephraim Barton took great interest in the baby-Mercy Ann and carried her in his arms almost continuously, but the weather and exposure proved too much for the little one, and she died on October 6, 1862, and the young man died the same night. Mary Ann was so sick that she did not realize that her baby (Mercy Ann) had passed away. A hymn was sung and a prayer offered. Ephraim Barton and the baby (Mercy Ann) were placed in a blanket and buried together in a crude grave. He had the baby in his arm. A fire was lighted over the grave to keep animals away and the grave was covered with rocks and the company moved on. This was near the Utah Wyoming border.