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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Just Imagine Mrs. Bradshaw's grit

Well I would like to see some of today's women with this much grit. Just imagine Hillary with this challange?

Elizabeth Simpson Bradshaw A widow, with five children, the youngest only 6 years of age, walked across the American prairie pushing all her family possessions in a handmade, wooden handcart. After much tribulation, more than could ever be told, Elizabeth, with all of her children still alive, arrived at her destination, the Salt Lake Valley. There in the West she made her home, reared her children, and is honored by her posterity.

http://www.outlawwomen.com/ElizabethSimpsonHaighBradshaw.htm


Elizabeth Simpson Haigh Bradshawof the Martin Handcart Company as told by her granddaughter, Sarah Astle Call
Picture below is of Sarah Astle Call, granddaughter and biographer

... Elizabeth Simpson Bradshaw, twice widowed, with five of the six children born to her in England, Samuel, Sarah Ann, Robert, Isabella Jane (Belle Jane), Jonathan, little Richard Paul, only 6 years of age, walked across the American prairie pushing all her family possessions in a handmade, wooden handcart.
..... Elizabeth Simpson Haigh Bradshaw was born at Bolton, England. She was christened at the Bolton Parish on the 10th of February, 1808, the daughter of Thomas Simpson and Ann Briggs. The Simpsons were clock makers by trade and were the inventors of the famous grandfather clock. They were formerly Yorkshire people, who, at an early date, moved to Lancashire County where they owned and operated large factories in the making of time clocks.

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