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About Nathaniel Fairbanks
"...Fairbanks, Nathaniel – (10th Ten) Born at Queensbury, Washington, Co., N.Y., on May 10, 1823, to Joseph and Polly White Fairbanks. He completed a two-year apprenticeship as a stonecutter before he was baptized Aug. 28, 1843. He moved to Nauvoo in 1844. On the trek west when the company stopped at a bluff near Chimney Rock, Neb., Fairbanks was bitten by a rattlesnake. He soon began to feel extreme pain and his leg was bound in tobacco leaves and turpentine. He was given a blessing and suffered a great deal but eventually recovered. After reaching the Salt Lake Valley, he returned part way to Winter Quarters, but met his brother Jonathan en route with the Daniel Spencer Company, and he returned with them to the Salt Lake Valley. In 1853, he was driving a herd of cattle from Salt Lake to Sacramento Calif., when he was thrown from a mule and drowned while crossing a river near Sacramento, at about age 30..."