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CHESTER AND ISABELLE CORBRIDGE SESSIONS by Ada Sessions Eddins (Grand-daughter)

My Grandfather, Chester was born on the 29th of May,

1859,

in

Bountiful,

child

of

Perrigrine

Utah.

He was the first son and

and

Emorette

Loveland

Sessions.

third He was

raised in had eight Bountiful

a family where polygamy was practiced; his father

wives going

and fifty-five children. to church and what school

He grew up in was available.

He

worked with his father and brothers on their molasses mill, and to get timber out for the those days there was never an end to work.

farm, orchards,

sawmill.

In

He hundred

stood five-foot, eight-inches and

and

seventy

pounds.

He

had

sandy

weighted one hair, and as

long

as

I

can

remember

wore

a

heavy

mustache.

March

My grandmother, Isabelle Jane Corbridge was

28th,

1862

in

Bountiful.

Her

parents

were

born on Edward and

Alice Parker Corbridge.

children

of

which

she

was

She was raised

the

youngest.

in a family of nine Grandma was taught

the art of cooking and home making at which Her home was her castle, and she made every must have had very little schooling since I that she signed with an "X".

she excelled. move count. She have documents

Chester and Isabelle were

married the 2nd

of October,

1879

in the Endowment House in

Salt Lake City.

She was

seventeen, and he was twenty years old. first home in Bountiful where he worked

molasses mill.

The

1880.

Their

second

first child Chester son, a curly haired

They made their in his father's was born July 5th, boy, was born August

25th, 1882. He

was my father.

his grandfather

Corbridge.

He was named Edward after

In 1884, when my father was two years old, Grandpa was

called by the President of the mission in St. Johns, Arizona.

Mormon Church to serve on It was a long, hard trip

a and

a lot of The trip youngest

the was man

way there were no roads and rugged mountains.

made with horses and in the group, but he

wagons. Grandpa was was chosen as their

the

captain. years old wagon bed

This was a great undertaking for a man twenty-five with a wife and two small children. The covered was their home most of the time they were gone.

Many bad places on the and then Grandma would supported the wagons.

road had to be cleared or dug out,

have to drive the The trip was slow

team while the men

and

tedious.

After

they were on the another baby.

way

Grandma

found

she

was

going

to

have

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