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Celebration of Daniel Henrie family

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The 24th Annual Settlement of Sanpete will be held on Sept. 17 in Manti. The pioneer Daniel Henrie and his family will be spotlighted and honored. The public is invited to attend this important commemoration and all descendants, relatives and friends are extended a special invitation.

Daniel and Amanda Bradley Henrie's children married into the Funk, Olsen, Cox, Stringham, Snow, Westenskow, Lund, Killpack, Johnson, Ottoson and Curtis families.

Daniel and Susan Coleman Henrie's children married into the Sorensen, Patten, Yorgason, Boyington, Reid, Maylett and Armstrong familes.

This year's Honor Day, sponsored by the Manti Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers will also be celebrating the camp's 100th Birthday. DUP Captain Rebecca Pratt Tollefsen reports, "At this century mark, we are enthused about the early response from descendents of Daniel Henrie from Utah, Arizona, California, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado and as far away as Canada."

A new Daniel Henrie family book of 400 plus pages is being compiled and must be pre-ordered to be available at the reunion.

The schedule of events includes: 8:30 a.m. Registration at the Manti Tabernacle (96 S Main); 9 a.m. Drive by tours; 10 a.m. "Placing of the Wreath" ceremony at the DUP Monument (south end of the Manti Cemetery Hwy 89); 11 a.m. Daniel Henrie tribute program at Manti Tabernacle chapel; 12-noon, DUP lunch. Proceeds support DUP Patten House Museum.

Daniel Henrie completed the long Mormon Battalion March and was in Sacramento, Calif. for the 1847 Gold Rush, and traveled to Salt Lake in 1849. There he married Amanda Bradley and the young couple joined an emergency food supply train headed for Manti in January of 1850. Unfortunately near the narrows of Salt Creek Canyon the wagons became stranded for six weeks due to violent, continuing storms, which brought snow 18-20 feet deep in some drifts. In a desperate attempt to save the people, Augustus Dodge and Ute Indian guide Tabinaw were sent on foot to Manti. Near death Tabinaw alone crawled to the edge of the settlement and passed word of the supply train's plight. A rescue party was organized from Manti. Among those rescued was Amanda, expecting her first child. She was pulled 40 miles on a hand sled to the fledgling settlement by her father George Washington Bradley and husband Daniel Henrie.

Daniel helped colonize and protect Manti, and surrounding Sanpete settlements. He had served as a Captain in the Nauvoo Legion and so helped to fight in the Walker and Black Hawk Wars. He became Sanpete County Sheriff, Manti City treasurer, and helped build the Manti Tabernacle and the Manti Temple. He was senior president of the 48th Quorum of Seventies for nearly 40 years.

The Scotch-Irish ancestors of Daniel Henrie, had come to America in the 17th century seeking religious freedom. They produced many leaders for six generations, then helped fight the War of Independence, one ancestor serving as Quartermaster General and another as a member of the Continental Congress in 1784.

For further information, lunch reservations and book orders call: Camille Larsen 435-835-6432 or or Carolyn Johnson 435-835-5181 @ 170 N 100 E Manti, Ut 84642 or Jane A Braithwaite 435-835-5841 @ 58 N 200 E Manti, Ut 84642.

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