Matilda Matey Dudley Ferguson Paschall Busby

March 15, 1818–October 8, 1895

1 Born at Piketown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; daughter of Judith Chase and Lawson Dudley. 2 Baptized, 1849. 3 Married first Henry Stephen Ferguson, 1837; one child. 4 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, circa 1851. 5 Settled at Salt Lake City; lived in the Salt Lake City Thirteenth and Twenty-First Wards. 6 Married second Mr. Paschall, circa 1854–1855. 7 Elected president of the Great Salt Lake City Female Relief Society, January 1854. 8 Appointed president and treasurer of the Thirteenth Ward Relief Society, 1855. 9 Married third Joseph Busby, 1856; one child. 10 Worked as a nurse. 11 Died at Salt Lake City. 12 (See Document 2.1)


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