Mother of "Rettie" Cox Stout Born March 8, 1835 in Mansfield, Folland Co. Connecticut, died June 17, 1917 St. George, Utah The 18th generation from Henrietta is King Edward III of England. King Edward is 49 generations from Joseph of Arimathea, Uncle to the Virgin Mary. His pedigree shows that she is the 7th generation from Governor William Bradford of Plymouth, Mayflower Pilgrim. According to Wayne Stout's history, she is also related to Rev. John Smith of Plymouth, Deacon John Dunham of Plymouth, and Margaret Winslow, first schoolteacher in America. At age 17, she walked the entire way with a hand cart to Salt Lake City with her Mother Asenath,. They moved to Fort Union where she met and married Isaiah Cox January 1, 1856. She knew exile 3 times in her life: Nauvoo, Illinois; Rockville, Utah; Old Mexico colonies. As a child, her family was driven out of Nauvoo, as a young woman she left Rockville to avoid the Marshal raids due to polygamy, and she escaped from the terrorists that were in the Mexican Revolution when Diaz burned and drove out the Mormon Colonists.
She had nine children. She looks regal. Where did they get such nice clothes? They had silk worms and planted mulberry bushes for their food. Grandma Achsah remembers the mulberry trees in front of the Rockville home. The Stouts and Coxes were called by Brigham Young to grow cotton. They also made woolens and silks. ( This is Achsah's grandmother.) She died June 17, 1917 St. George, Utah