Sophia Minerva Foster Burgess

April 12, 1810–September 1, 1889

Born at Madison, New Haven County, Connecticut; daughter of Rachel Crampton and Orrin Foster. Died at Woodruff, Rich County, Utah Territory. 1 (See Document 1.2, first mentioned here)


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