Saturday, July 31, 2010
OK, so technically I'm not really supposed to know anything about this story. So, technically I shouldn't be sharing it. So, don't tell anyone who will care. Because I think this is too cool not to share. plus, I don't know the name of the person so it should be OK.
Rick met a person at his place of work, after lots of hours of being at his place of work, this sweet old lady (I can say old because we think she is about 86) started talking to Rick. She is from Fountain Green. (Sanpete County--my future place of residence, maybe) Rick had to quickly text me and ask me what his Grandfather Hill's first name was who was from Fountain Green. (Rick's not too great with names, even relatives) Rick asked if she knew his grandfather and she did not. So, Rick texted me back to ask the name of his Great Grandfather Hill. She didn't remember him either.
She did know Rick's Great Great Grandfather. And the funny thing is that Rick remembered his name and therefore did not need to text me to ask for it.
This sweet little lady would have been about 14 when Zenos Hill died. She remembered him because her dad cut his hair.
And maybe she remembered him because he was a full Ute Indian:
This is what I know about this man:
He was born in one of the canyons of Sanpete County in 1855.
Some Mormon settlers were moving into the area under the direction of Brigham Young.
They came across some Ute Indians.
A mother had died in childbirth or shortly after.
There were 2 babies--a boy and a girl.
The babies were to be killed since the mother was no longer alive to care for them.
The girl was taken by some white people and may have ended up in Idaho.
The boy was taken by white people to Fountain Green and raised by the Hill Family.
(other descendants are the Yorgasons who are Mormon authors and have written about this in more detail, I'm just not yet sure where).
Zenos Hill was married 20 June, 1875 in Fountain Green
and died 9 September, 1938 in Fountain Green.
It still just seems so weird that Rick would bump into someone who knew his Great Great Grandfather.
Do you notice any family resemblance?