I read an old journal tonight about my Great x 4 Grandpa, William Lindsay. I learned that he grew up in a very small village in Scotland called Wanlockhead, a farming and mining town (Also, Scotland’s highest village in elevation). Here he was educated in a small school and also learned the gospel (always keeping the Sabbath day holy). He worked with his father Robert McQueen Lindsay in the local mines. In 1844 he married Christina Howie (local farm girl who made and sold cheese and butter). A few years later in 1848 he met a couple of LDS Elders (missionaries), and after much prayer and fasting decided to become baptized (to include his wife, children, and even his parents). He served as Branch President for most of his life in Scotland. On the 17th of October in 1861, while preparing to come to Zion (Utah), with the assistance from the church’s emigration fund, he was struck dead by a large boulder in the mines. His parents, wife and children did eventually make passage to American, and settled in the Heber Valley of Utah. There in 1863, my Great x 4 Grandma married George Muir and worked as a midwife traveling to all the surrounding towns by buggy assisting women in need. She did this till she was in her 80s.
Family history is so interesting! It’s always neat to learn more about your ancestors.
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