Sarah Priscilla Hamblin

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Sarah Priscilla Hamblin (Leavitt)

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
Death: July 23, 1927 (86)
Alpine, Apache County, Arizona, United States (Old age)
Place of Burial: Alpine, Utah County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jeremiah Leavitt and Sarah Leavitt
Wife of Jacob Vernon Hamblin, Sr.
Mother of Sarah Olive Hamblin; Melissa Priscilla Hamblin; Lucy Hamblin; Jacob Vernon Hamblin, Jr; Ella Ann Hamblin and 6 others
Sister of Mary Ann Leavitt; Clarissa Colton; Louisa Jones; Jeremiah Leavitt; Lydia Snow and 8 others

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About Sarah Priscilla Hamblin

Sarah Priscilla (Leavitt) Hamblin (1841 - 1927) - daughter of Jeremiah Leavitt (1796 - 1846) and Sarah Sturdevant (1798 - 1878), Sarah was born 8 May 1841 at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois; she died at the age of 86 on 23 July 1927 at Alpine, Apache County, Arizona; she was buried 25 July 1927 at Alpine City Cemetery. She married Jacob Vernon Hamblin, Sr (1818 - 1886) on 11 September 1857 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory.

Children of Jacob and Sarah Hamblin

  1. Sarah Olive Hamblin (1858 - 1919)
  2. Melissa Hamblin (1861 - 1933)
  3. Lucy Hamblin (1863 - 1871)
  4. Jacob Vernon Hamblin (1865 - 1939)
  5. Ella Ann Hamblin (1867 - 1947)
  6. Mary Elizabeth Hamblin (1872 - 1959)
  7. Clara Melvina Hamblin (1875 - 1959)
  8. Dudley Jabez Hamblin (1880 - 1958)
  9. Susan Hamblin (born 1883) - adopted Native American child
  10. Don Carlos Hamblin (1884 - 1941)


WHEREAS, three young daughters of Jeremiah and Sarah Sturtevant Leavitt, after having left their home in Hatley, Quebec, Canada, crossed the Great Plains, and became pioneers of the American West; and

WHEREAS, Mary Amelia Leavitt, Betsey Jane Leavitt, and Sarah Priscilla Leavitt participated in the founding of such communities as Tooele, Wellsville, Santa Clara, Gunlock, Hebron, Kanab and Pareah in Utah, and Clover Valley, in Nevada; and

WHEREAS, in company with their husbands, William Haynes Hamblin and his brother Jacob Hamblin, they responded to their missionary call from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they left the security of home and extended family, migrating to eastern Arizona, where they founded settlements in Alpine, Eager, and Nutrioso, and their children were instrumental in settling Pima, Lebanon and Safford; and

WHEREAS, left alone through death and continual absence of their husbands, the three sisters trudged on alone, rearing large families and establishing farms and generally aiding in the welfare of the people of the whole area. These women became homemakers in the wilderness, producing food, growing cotton, raising cattle and sheep, weaving clothing, serving as midwives, nurses, and teachers. They contributed to the common good in their newly formed communities; and

WHEREAS, their children and their children's children became the rank and file of the citizenry of the State of Arizona, making significant contributions since the days of its early development; and

WHEREAS, a large number of direct descendants and the descendants of their siblings have come together to remember the nobility of these three remarkable women; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that they should be honored for their individual and collective contributions to the early history of these western states, particularly Arizona;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Janet Napolitano, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby proclaim July 27, 2007 as


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona

Janet Napolitano G O V E R N O R

DONE at the Capitol in Phoenex on this ninth day of July in the year Two Thousand and Seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Two Hundred and Thirty-second.


Janice K. Brewer Secretary of State


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Sarah Priscilla Hamblin's Timeline

May 8, 1841
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
October 15, 1858
Age 17
Santa Clara, Washington County, Utah, United States
April 22, 1860
Age 18
Santa Clara, Washington County, Utah, United States
October 4, 1862
Age 21
Age 21
March 21, 1865
Age 23
Santa Clara, Washington, Utah, United States
June 11, 1867
Age 26
Santa Clara, Washington County, Utah, United States
Age 25
Age 30