Date: April 12, 2011 03:13AM
So I just heard that Levi Savage the famed pioneer who encouraged the handcart pioneers to not leave so late, but said he would go with them and if needed die with them....well the rest of the story.
It would appear that one of the women in this Martin/Willey group took a liking to him and they were married about a year after they arrived in Salt Lake. BUT HERE IS THE KICKER....this lady had two daughters, one 7 and the other 9, and ten years after he raised these step daughters, the now 17 year old and 19 year old girls were married by Levi Savage! HE MARRIED...HAD SEX WITH....HAD CHILDREN WITH....HIS OWN CHILDREN!!!!
So one of the most famous hand cart pioneers...the poster child of handcarts...turns out be a child molester...right?
Has anyone else come across this? Mentioned anywhere? Is it true?