Mercy Ann Virgin

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Mercy Ann Virgin

Birthplace: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Death: October 6, 1862 (9 months)
Along the trail, near the Utah Wyoming border, United States
Place of Burial: near the Utah Wyoming border
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Thompston Virgin and Mary Ann Virgin
Sister of Amos Moses Virgin; Heber George Thompston Virgin and Nephi Charles Virgin, Sr

Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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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.

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Mercy Ann Virgin's Timeline

December 20, 1861
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
October 6, 1862
near the Utah Wyoming border, United States
near the Utah Wyoming border