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Where is it at?

<p>Forty-six grateful people gathered at the Hamblin Pioneer Cemetery the
morning of September 16, 2000 for the purpose of honoring the early settlers
buried there and to dedicate the Hamblin Pioneer Cemetery Historical Monument
No. 95 provided by the Cotton Mission Chapter and approved and supported by the
National Society, SUP. Those gathered were composed of descendants of those
buried there and members of the Cotton Mission Chapter. The surnames of the 25
pioneers buried there include: Canfield, Day, Emett, Hall, Spencer, Truman, and
Winsor. One of those, Jacob Mica Truman, was a member of the Mormon Battalion,
Company C.</p>
<p>The service included a welcome and remarks by Chapter President Harold
Monson; the singing of &quot;Come, Come ye Saints;&quot; a prayer by Dean Terry, Chairman
of the Chapter Trails and Landmarks Committee, a history of Hamblin by Gary
Berglund, Project Director; and the dedicatory prayer by Mason Jones, President
of the Enterprise Stake. Introductions and comments of attendees revealed close
ties felt by descendants of those buried in the cemetery and of Jacob Hamblin.</p>
<p>The historic Fort Hamblin Village and Cemetery are located a few miles
northeast of Mountain Meadows, a little north off the Pinto Town Road in
Washington County. The site received its name from the famous Indian peacemaker
and missionary, Jacob Hamblin, who established a cattle ranch on the meadows and
built a home near the upper springs, a short distance from the cemetery, in
1856. Descendants reported that from historical writings in the early days of
the ranch the grass there reached a horse's belly.</p>
<p>Action to establish a monument at the Hamblin Cemetery was taken at a Chapter
meeting two years prior to the occasion of the dedicatory services. During this
period, members of the Chapter and its Trails and Landmarks Committee gathered
history and records relating to the village and cemetery. Gary Bergland was
particularly effective in organizing and pursuing the project. The marble
monument holds engravings on both sides. Engraved on one side is a brief history
of Hamblin. On the other side is a list of those buried at the site whose exact
grave plots are unknown.</p>
<p>The National Society, SUP, was represented by Blair Maxfield, National Area
Vice President Elect for Southwest Utah (representing John O. Anderson who was
unable to be in attendance).</p>
<p>By: Heber Hall, Chairman Public Relations Committee and Lerue W. Winget,</p>
<p>Chapter Historian</p>




1 Feb 2003



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