The History of an American Pioneer Family
Volume One - Ancestors of Jay L Smith
True stories of 5 generations of pioneers.
The pioneers exemplify everything that’s best about America: courage, resourcefulness, determination, and a vision of a better life. This book that spans more than a century in the life of one family tells the story of the author’s ancestors as they helped to settle the American frontier. Many of the family were early settlers whose ancestors migrated from the East Coast to Utah in the 1850s. Other family members immigrated directly to Utah from Canada and Ireland. All but one of the sixteen direct-line ancestors were members of the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo, Illinois. Many of the stories describe the settlement of Heber Valley, Utah and the challenges of traveling across the plains to reach a destination that was not part of the United States. Relying mostly on exceptional first- and second-hand archival material, these accounts of the lives of pioneers are vivid, inspiring, and educational, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in the history of America’s westward expansion.
Format: 6 x 9 Color Paperback, 270 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 26, 2020)
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General