Inscription. Early Settlers of Parowan. Horace Fish born 6 Jan 1799 Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec, Son of joseph and Sally Spear Fish. Married Hannah Leavitt on 18 July 1825. Hannah Leavitt born 26 Dec 1850 in Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah Shannon Leavitt. Hannah was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1836. Horace was baptized in 1839.
By Dawn Bowen, June 20, 2007
|1. Memorial to Horace and Hannah Leavitt Fish Marker|
20 July 1837 left Hatley and traveled to Twelve Mile Grove near Joliet, Illinois, staying for three years. 1840 traveled to Nauvoo, Illinois. Horace worked on the Nauvoo Temple.
23 May 1846 leaving their property and most of their belongings, crossed Mississippi River bound for a new life in the west. Endured sickness, food shortages, and many other hardships along the way. Arrived at Des Moines River about four miles north of Farmington and spent the winter of 1846-47.
8 May 1847 made their way to Council Point on the Missouri River, near present day Omaha, Nebraska, remaining for three years.
29 May 1850 departed Council Point for the trek to Salt Lake City. The company consisted of fifty wagons. Many graves were found along this western trek, and many more were added from their company.
29 August 1850 arrived in Utah and settled in Centreville, north of Salt Lake City. Later Horace sold his
property and moved to Parowan, arriving 30 April 1853. Horace and Hannah lived out their lives in Parowan. Both were dedicated to their Church and their community. They are buried in the Parowan Cemetery. They have thousands of descendants that pay homage for their many sacrifices.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
|2. Memorial to Horace and Hannah Leavitt Fish Marker|
(list of their children and spouses)
Erected 2001 by Descendants of Horace and Hannah Leavitt Fish.
Location. 37° 50.179′ N, 112° 49.649′ W. Marker is in Parowan, Utah, in Iron County. Marker can be reached from Old Highway 91. Click for map. It is in Parowan Heritage Park.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 95 W Old Highway 91, Parowan UT 84761, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southern Expedition, 1849-1850 (here, next to this marker); Birthplace of Southern Utah (a few steps from this marker); Southern Utah Expedition of 1849 (a few steps from this marker); Parley P. Pratt (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spanish Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Paulina Eliza Phelps Lyman (within shouting distance of this marker); William and Julia Lyman House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Public Works (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Parowan.
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,198 times since then. Last updated on September 2, 2007, by Laury Walkey of Armstrong, BC, Canada. Photos: 1. submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on September 17, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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