Sarah Riddle Pyle
|3 Children including|
|Father: Thomas Cox|
Mother: Rachael Carr
Finally, they arrived in the Valley, September 24th. They had traveled a distance of 1,031 miles which took them 130 days, an average of 7.9 miles per day. The physical needs of the settlers in the valley was very great. Their provisions were exhausted and the crickets had eaten much of the 1848 crop. "Many of the people were compelled to eat raw hides and to dig sego and thistle roots to subsist." For saving the lives of the new settlers, the Sego Lily is the state flower of Utah. In April of 1849, they were the first settlers of Cottonwood, Salt Lake City Utah and built Fort Union (a ten acre area with a twelve foot wall) to protect them from the Indians. They later donated the land when called on to serve a "Cotton mission" by Brigham Young. July 13, 1851 the first ward was organized where Silas Richards was appointed bishop and Jehu was his first counselor. They built a wall 12 feet high around and 40 rods square. In 1853 there were 23 families and in 1854 there were 274 persons. Jehu gave ten acres of his land for the fort site.
It was at the October Conference of 1961 that Brigham Young made the call for 300 heads of families to settle Southern Utah. Isaiah Cox, Allen Joseph Stout, Hosea Stout were those called. Jehu and Sarah remained in Fairview but went through the difficult Black Hawk war in the 1860's.
Sarah and Jehu spent time doing temple work at St. George after living the United Order in Fairview in 1874. Records show that they had sealings done in the St. George temple after it was dedicated April 6, 1877. Sarah died August 25, 1891 and Jehu died December 26, 1893. Both are in the Fairview cemetery.Fairview is about a forty minute drive going south of Provo, Utah. This information comes from the book: Jehu Cox by Wayne D. Stout, brother of Achsah