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William Flint and Mary Jane Goodridge Histories

William Flint and Mary Jane Goodridge Histories

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1U8!rOl!r CII"WILLUII'
:rLIllfJ.ll])
Jan
JAJIlI,-GOQl)llIDGB
7.LIIIf.
Pioneers
to
Utah
1n
1MB
and
1880.
B;y
liu~
L.
W.
Simmerman
-_
grand-d8l1ghte:r.
Nestled
1n
the
w11d
but
fertile
'fall
e;r
1n Spafford,
Onondaga
County.
New
York.
was
12>.e
P1'8J1i'11roas
farm
h=e
of
Joaiah
and
AIm
Woodward
Flint.
One
of
their
sons
waB
William
l'lint.
IlI7
grandfather.
lie
was
born
.Tenuary
2B,
IB14
to
thue
sturdy
pioneers
from
New
England
stock.
And,
as
their
lIloestors
-
both
the
Wood
wards and
the
Flints
were
among
the
first
to
help
baild
up
New
England,
so
the;r
too,
had
goneon
west
in
a new
seotion
to
meke
their
heme.
At
that
time, 1n
the
'
state
of
New
York,
there
wer"
many
tribes
of
Indians,
Balle
of
them
stUl
rat.her
hostile
at
times.
The
II'Unts,
like
their
ancestors
who
were
1mmierants
in
1638
-
they
too
knew
the hardShips
of
pioneering
a new
land
aDd
with
never-failing
ooursee,
the;r
made
their
heme
in
the
o ...
trel
part
of
New
York
state.
,
William
l'lint
was
an
expert
farmer
and
loved
to
work
in
the
soil.
lhenhe
was
a young _
he
waa
oelled
to
act
aa
over-seer
on
the
Garb1t
farm
nsarb;,.
lie
had
al.ght
men
working
with
him.
On
this
farm
near
the
house
where
the
hired
IDEm
lived,
wss a
large
stone
wash-dish.
This
was
plaoed
there
for
the
men
to
wash
in
as
the;,
ollme
in
from
the
fields.
Willian
Flint
Was'
the
only
mM
who
could
lift
the
stone
dish
elone.
He
was known
for
men;r
miles
for hisgreat strength.
Later
W11liam
had
a
large
farm
of
his
own. About
this
tims,
he heard
'the
Gospel
message
an!.
in
1847
was
baptised
a member
of
12>.e
church
b;,
Elder
WID.
lI;vde.
When
he
told
his
parEmts
of
the
mw
light
he
had
received,
he
was
oonfidentthey
too,
would be
as
exultant
as
he.
However,
he
was
met
with
great
di
sappointment
for they
were
not
in
favor
of
MormoniBlll.
Ii
.
was
told
to
f'ive up
this
fooliBh
idea
and
1f
so,
all
would
be
fOrgiven.
If
not
he
was
never
to
return
home
agB1n.
William
Flint
had
heard
the
glorious
gospel
messaee and had
the
fai
til
aDd
assurance
that
this
waS
the
true
churoh
and
he
saorif10ed
a
great
deel
to
remain
true
to
his
oonviotions.l'or several
months
he
was
I?resldi,.,
Elder
DYer
a
group
of
members
In
that
vlo1n1t;,.
IIIId
later
went
with the
main body
of
the
Saints.
On
lIBy
26.
1848,
he
began
the
10nl<
journey
aoross
the
plains
from
Winter
Quarters.
lie was
tell,
handsome and
unman-iad
an!.
no
doubt
many
of
the
young
girle
would
have
llked
to
have
him
notice
them,
but
he
....
a8
intent
onthe
work
to
be
done.
lie
drove
an
ox
team
for
Joseph
F.
Smi
th's
mother
from
Winter
Quarters to
three
forks
of
the
Sweetwat~r
in
Wyoming, and
than
was
sent
baak
to help
other
immigrants.
George
Terry
was
sent
baak
w1th
him~
(It
might
be
interesting to
state
hel'e
that
Joseph
11'.
Smith
was
onl;, 10
years
old
at
this
time,
and
his
:father
was
dead,
80
1t
was a
rather
diffiOlllt
trip
for
his
widowed
mother,
aDdmy
erand:father
was
happy
that
he
oould
assist
them on
thls
long
trip.)
On
the
nEQ[t
trip
from
Winter
Quarters,
he drove
a tellD
for
lIeb8:r
C.
Clnbell
and
thi8
oomp~
along
with
Beber
C.
Ximball and
Br1ghamYoung
an-ived
In
the
valls;r
September
16,
1848,
so
1I'1111am
J'lint
had
been
tr
...
lng
constantlyfor
almost
four
months.
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copy.
rnmte
ava.'!.1brtt
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peo
e
0
p1an
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t
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ftmB
..
he
w
.
811
cput
fGZllUlr.
Be
ho1petl
to
41£
the
~eatlO1l
dltehe8
flIId
_ale
all
o
..
the
olt7.
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"ee
1111..,..
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to
14111d
a hlllp'1l8
h8DA
wbeZ'8'W8Z'
11.884.&.
8114
...
alwq8
Jr1Il4
8DI
tJooae;h~
of
cthlln.
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DtlT»r
4U
1ID7th1tle
epeotecll1u,
bot
hia
"r.ttraeo lUll
faith
ana
~ea411ne80
mado
other.
ballW
anti
he
hn4
....,
frl&n4a.
Beoanee
of
hie
llfta
:tal
th.
lie
..
alle
d
oft""
all
thrOll8h
hie
Ufe
to
a&!dn1e
tez
to
the
81011:.
~.
JaIl
_
Jelllt.Dall'a4Y1N1l
to
an
.ana4.
III
hi.
I!IIJl
qdat
'IIq
lie
_
wel
t1na
tor'
tiia
gal
of
1110
boaaa
for
_
of
thtl g1Z'la
110
tar
IIe4
appealed
to
h1IIl
o.
for
ae
matrSmozq
...
ooDOarlla4,
8114
ao
tor
two
7e8l'8
be
414
all
11.0
could
to
bel.p
bolld
llP
Sal
t
LIIlm
and
41d
hie
part
1Il
the
ohveh
ae
well.
-Oot
lloYea
Sa
a
IIntenoaa
:e,y.
hi.
1000ere
_
lIerfOD,· for
4urtDg
this
tSlDe
1IQ
1IaoIt
ill
lo1uIanberg.
""Deatar
C_t7,
llaaellehuetta.
a
tan~
'7
tile
_8
of
Goodrtc1ge bed
hc.ar4
the gospol'
IlI'/I!I88£o.
011.
_
&1.
1860
........
Jl
And
iellolope
Gardrulr
Goo4Z'14go
lltarted
boll
theu
IIGIIe
ill
LlIIIeDb&Z'8.
~ao"l18ett8
for
the
10118
tl'1p
oor_
1ll00000ta1a
nlld
plalll,
tJlroaiOItios
and
1'1T8rtJ
to
Utah
for
tile
l181ce
of
tile
Gospel.,
BeIl.JlJfJlll1.
lJoodr14go _
born
in
LUlI.enbol'£:.
IlfU1oaeh118ette.
october
3.
17114,
and
ienOlop"
liMde1l.
Cardner
Goodr14go ....s
born
1Il
HOpk:I.Aton.
1Iiorcoator
Counts'.
:ZSSSBGhn""Us.
ftlq like
thoir
e~eeto:ra
~
had
,ear8
beforo
fQQBht
for
tbodr
religions
,freedom
had
nOB
reeolTod
_
Inspiration
aII4
hope
1Il
the
~o8pal
sad
"8l1.tad
to
be
whenl
tba,
coold
lbe
thelr
rel1g1on
to
tm
fullest.
JD
the
Goo4r148_
tam1l.1'
re
lIix
laogJI.t
...
alii
088
_
~
1188
the
n:"f::::
!he
olleat
of
tllees
laaeht.n
-
liIU7
Jau.
IIora
I!UIe
JD
_0"
to
llelp
OIlt
!Ill
the
to04
badget.
the,
took
alaiif!'
their
lint
OOtr.One
0848110
thea
lIW1Ilf!'illf!'aloDg
111
two
WIII!!_
nth
1dIat:
'aloaglDfl:s
tile,
ooold
take
and
the
pUell.t
0""
trIllsSlle
alang
IIoh1ll4.
tled
to
the
1I8g'0Il
drawn
117
the
o:r;
toam.
ft.el
..
era witb
iUfo;l
Wcodraff'.
COlll(>ll!l7.
with
Lecmard
ii.
Bar47
811
thelr
oaptalll.
from WlIlter
lluartera
OIl
w.s
t.
OIl
tbe
Hh
.t
JulI'.
l8ISO.
the,
reached
the
Platte
HlTerwheN
l!aQ'
IDe,
CIoo4rUgeI
lIel'
:fatlWir
BenJ_lIl.
aDd
'brotber
Geo1'£ll
.t.~
wore
bapUsea
1>7
i'1
ford
QllClnft.
_
the
otIIer
members
.f
the
r"",l1,
baYing
a1rea47 baan
beptl&ed
....,
~
trwe
..
_
t._
all.
the
...,.
alii
ller
elater
Burtet
.Aml,.
'Iroft.
hor
..
~.
!!!Ie
trip
pzvI'ed
to
be
allDoat
_0
IIIlah
tor
tbe
:fathar.
lIGnfM1D
...
he
waa
ill
moat
of
the
1IB7'
8t.pa4aa
Of
tile
ann
te_
GIl
the
plaina
ware
T81"7
o_n.
!lie
t
__
ated
of
f1'CD
tID
to
fin
Job
of
oxell.
aa4
tllera
wore
ottea
tIdr
V
or
forll'
1I880D8
trnelllnc
tOE'etbar,
!he
stampedell
U811&11I'
atarte4
without
a
m_et"a
wern1ne.
the
cattle
I'UIl1l1ne 1Il
all
41reo-
tlO11.8,
1'IlDn1ne
0\'81'
8II¥OII.O
WhO
happened
to
be
111.
tile
sq.
Darlng
_
a_pede.
Wilford
WOodruff.
ran
1Il
tho midst
of
lt
""are8oued
hia
,,11'0
and
oth81'11.
1JruI7
wore
1113UZ'ed.
but
nOlle
kUled.,
 
.'
_..",
made
awn:m:o
thrc!J('Ih
t::J
C(,,"-<-
~
••
Of
tho
'ntamatfontl
SC'r,i~~y
C<:"'-, .... -
-.
.
,
..
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.....
. .
UTAH
PI!)Nrn,$
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wia
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bar
q
a
..
tJuooaIIl
ea4
117
ao
·401!lu.
IIIie
"11&]184
wUllod
111Jft7.
lIAl7
lane
ee14
illat
tlleae
lIbo
ha4
_I'
Wltne._
..
atampede.
ooal4l>'t
lIIeI;1De
the
te~
bl
.
oantuslon
_ 48.Z!f!ar
there......
&ftQ'
.....
JIezIleh1pe.
WeeJa-4_
ea4
4~
tile
0...,..."
anmA
at
8A1t
lieb
CUI'.
00U1Ier
U.
l.IIU"'_
alIIoa'
fl.,.
_aut
.JDoe
tbt7
l1li4
10ft
tlletr
JaGiIe
111
/ltle88CMB'tIfts.
'
80eIl
~ter
itieJz
8ft1val
111
tile
..
Ue7.
Mar7
leu
JIOf;l0e4 a
t.U
UoaI
-
wtIo
.~
to
100II:
11_
hIr
wOIIld
be
pratt¥
lIloa"
aD&
tileD _
411iJ'
thaI' met.
It
a_4
a
OMII
of
lOVel
at
first
81ght
rol'
both
of
them.
:tor
he
t11U'ell'
l1kad tho
pl
eBll8llt
1lIIl1l·a
lmd
tile
fieahln
.
blaolt
OE08
o:r
;z"...,
"11"_
'!ho
701lllg
man
in
qll'-"stlon
>108
th'l
811me
i111111111
runt
who
ha4
been
In
Salt
l.ako
81m
0
Ootober
1848
tmd
"88
noif
gotUllS
1IIIX10ua
to
settlo
401lD
and
baTo a
hCl:lo
of.
bls
GWn..
11»....,
lflZllt
prClYed
to
be
tho
girl
of
h1~
droama,
e.nIl
one
well
"orth
WRiting
for_
One
fte7
he
cathGred
up
all
hie
COl\!
a!le
and
jlopped
the
4aoeUOD.
Ifar7
lane
WQa
-7
IBiIOh
eurprlllOd
III!d
40III:I
4eep
111
her
heert
_ TeZ7
hep"
too
fn
aile
~_
she
U.b4
hbI
,..,...,
well.
lIaoreTer.
~81'
e
_ent's
houehtfal
J'8aaa.
BbI!
aald,
"lIhlr.
I 001'417
kilO1\'
7Ca..
Ve'Ta
0BlT
Just
III<It: .
1rU11e
aeree4
With
ball
bIlt
qlll~
adde"
that
she
ooal4
...
J.paet'le
1Ieball
O.
QPba
11.
wtIo
oeal.il
tall
her
110ft
a1laat
Ia1Ja.,
!bat
aaeme4
Nr
anoaeh
to"'27
l!lnG,
so
"he
!lent
to
880
Sab<l1'
I.
l'Jdlall.
He
tol4
her
thet
111111
...
PUnt
WIlB
1m
erceedlll1.'17
11M
IiVIl'l
and
ahe
'801114
40
lrnll
to
mlT,Y
Id",_
Ar.l4
sa
OIl
Chrlstmu:>;ve
whltn
the7
Jls4
oourto4
only
t2Ine
nem,
1.1&1'7
Jnna
Coodridge
and
william
.runt
were
msn'1ail.
~
=lllGe
WilD
pnrlOl'mad
b7
RGber
If,;
lUmball
at
her
mother's
heroe.
T!ttl;;
lotar
wGnt
to
tl10
t""'pla
Md
wora
Goole4
fol'
time
9ZId
<)
temit;y.
!!Iq
s.mad
flIIIIt
111
Pnm1ngtoD,
Utah
.
and
11TS4
in
a
41IpIlt
atil
uq
ooul4
get
aOll8h
loge
to
1111114
a BOIlee.
'!!llI7
eD41Ua4
III8IQ'
ha:tiJldI1pa
of
piOlleer
lU"
bora
but
thalr
wor~
trouble
was
rsttl
...
imokes~
(lran4ms
told
IIf
l'IOD;v
Intnrest10r
10oidOllts
of
their
llfe
in
B'.rmlngtont
One
d...,.
-'110
sIIa
SDII
Grandpa,
ru>4
her brother
George
A.
Goo4rldge
were
sestod
at
thetable
oating
dlDBor,_
a €1'B8t
rattlesnalto
drsPIlGa h1mseU'
"""n
en<n:
the
tabl.e
from
the
ranars
o~
the
4~O'<lt.
On
8JIOth9r
ooooslon
th.;ro
ms
a
enatm
OIlrl'ad
liP
Imder
iIlo
ehaU'
apOll
"Ilhlo11
Gr1.mir.1other
uoa
a
tttln!'.
ShB
WS8
not
well
8Ild
Grandpa
1
not
'i1nDtlne
to
fneh
teo
har
" ..
bd
-her
to
Bome
!lQhUa
for
a "'cman't.
lIhFo
aha
we"
out..frnndpn
sl1pl'04
in
and
klllnd
the
maID:!
wlthottt
her
know1,,!:
BlVthl""
s.bout
It
.6Dothor 1!lo14 ...
_8
when.
the
InU8Il8
were ao
hostUs
ta
the
1Ih1ta_ GraDtpa _
.."
atall41.og
glUm!
&£ainat
the
ImU._
SO
iIla:r
...
ald
not
ateal.
hore
...
and
oattle.
He
....
often
e
..
1M
apOll
to
tab
Ida
tll1'D
at
atandlllf!
suard.
llh1lo
he
..S8
!lone.
8D
Inlllan
8mab4
into
too
hOUB"
anlt
l7au·tod B
CUD
that
"",0
atnD.Unc
ooek
o:r
thl!
bed.
Gran4mothel'
told
him
hoJ
coaldn't
bave
tile
gun
er.d
then
he
Jlllllpe4
801'08S
the
bed
tad
iDelt
it
md
a_4
th&
eM.
whlGh
was
108184
at
all
tillles on
aOCOlUlt
ot
the
In41ans,
at
m7
r;rsn4mother.
Bel'
big
40e.
SHep.
cemo
to
tho
rescue
&lid
erabbel
the
Indian
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