Herriman in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
“A Man of Great Courage”
Thomas Butterfield, his wife Mary Jane Parker and little Mary Jane left their home in Farmington, Maine in 1869 to travel to Kirtland, Ohio to meet the Prophet Joseph Smith. There they became lifelong friends. Thomas lent money to the Prophet and refused Joseph's favorite black horse as the note came due. For this Joseph promised the Butterfield Family that they would "never want for bread."
Almon was born in Nauvoo, George and Sarah on the trek west, at Kanesville. Mary Jane and Almon walked driving their sheep the entire way as the family worked its way west.
The Butterfield Family settled on the banks of the Jordan River in 1849. There Olive was born. In the Fall of 1851, Thomas rode into the West Mountains and found clear drinking water in a canyon which now bears his name. The settlement was later named Herriman.
We thank you, Thomas Butterfield, for coming west and sharing the Gospel with us. Monument erected by Bettie (Bessie) Hannah Butterfield. Fall 1976. Built by George Reynold Butterfield, 4th of eight sons born to Henry and Bessie Butterfield.
Erected 1976 by Bettie "Bessie" Hannah Butterfield.
Location. 40° 30.833′ Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5850 W 13100 S, Herriman UT 84096, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Rock Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Herriman (approx. half a mile away); Bingham City Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away); Copperton Community Methodist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Honoring with Glory (approx. 5 miles away); Early Riverton and the Magnificent Dome Church (approx. 5 miles away); Riverton Tithing Yard Hill (approx. 5 miles away); Welby (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Herriman.
Also see . . . Biography of Thomas Butterfield. Thomas Butterfield joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1835. He then moved to Kirtland, Ohio, was ordained a member of the 3rd Quorum of Seventy, and served a mission. In 1839 he had to leave Missouri because of mobs and persecution and later had to leave Nauvoo for the same reason. After many hardships he entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1849 with the Allen Taylor Company. (Submitted on August 18, 2010.)
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