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Helen/Ellen Sharp Fife

BIRTHDATE: 10 Nov 1808

Sauchie, Scotland

DEATH: 24 Apr 1866

Riverdale, Weber Co., Utah

PARENTS: John Sharp

Mary Hunter

PIONEER: 23 Sep 1851

David Wilkie Wagon Train

SPOUSE: Adam Fife



DEATH SP: Dec 1861

Riverdale, Weber Co., Utah



Mary, 8 Jun 1827

Margaret, 25 Jul 1829

John, 10 May 1831

James, 5 May 1833

Andrew, 3 Jul 1835

Robert, 4 May 1837

Adam Sharp, 24 Jul 1838

Cecilia, 6 Oct 1840

Joseph, 9 Sep 1842

Helen or Ellen, 12 Sep 1844

Agnes (Ann), 14 May 1846

Catherine, 13 Aug 1848

Janet, I Mar 1851

Jane, 7 May 1853

Sarah Lewis, 26 Dec 1855

Prior to a missionary preaching the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the mining town of Scotland where Ellen lived, she was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was very religious. She was baptized into the Church on September 13, 1848.

Ellen and her family sailed for America in the Spring of 1849. Three of Ellen's children had already died. Her daughter, Ellen, died of Cholera on board ship and was buried at sea.

Ellen and her husband, Adam, were independent, hard working people. They didn't want to borrow from the immigration fund, so they lived in Winter Quarters for two years and worked in the mines in order to earn money for the trip to Utah. They arrived in the Salt Lake Valley with the David Wilkie Wagon Company on September 23, 1851. They lived in Salt Lake City until she and Adam were called to help settle Iron County. They lived in Cedar City for three years and then moved to Riverdale, Utah in 1856.

Ellen was an affectionate parent and taught her children to love God and their fellow men. Ellen died before all of her children were grown. She was laid to rest next to her husband in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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