Hannah Maria Libby

In the 1850 federal census (taken on 30 July), Hannah Sevy is with her husband (George) and three children (Sarah, John and Hannah) in Orangeville, Wyoming County, New York. The first documentation to place her in Utah is the 1856 Utah Territorial census but her son (George Washington Sevy), in a brief autobiographical sketch says "my . . . mother followed me to Utah, with Lem Redd's wagon hauling her from the Mississippi River to my home in Panguitch."  Lemuel Hardison Redd (age 14) was in the James Pace Company of pioneers in 1850.  This company departed for Salt Lake City on 11 June 1850, about a month and a half  before the 1850 New York census was taken!  In 1860 Hannah is in Perry Township, Jackson County, Iowa in the household of her son John F. "Seby."  She is buried in the Panguitch, Garfield County.  Utah cemetery.  Further research is needed to clarify the history of her plains travel.

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