WILL'S BACKGROUND AND FAMILY
I was happy and proud to marry into the Millett family as their name was well thought of in the community where we lived. Their family was one of the first ones we became acquainted with after we moved to Mesa. As I look back now, I realize more and more how lucky I was to become part of this family. I always got along well with them and was especially thankful to Will's mother who helped me in so many ways after I was married. I think she must have realized how much I missed my own mother after her passing and my father and brother and sister after they moved back to Utah. She always treated me as a daughter, and sometimes better than her own. She often took my side and was quick to counsel Will if she didn't think he was doing the right thing--such as the times he would go off hunting. She thought he should stay at home and help me with the children.Read more →
With other interesting facts in the lives of the Beal Families. Information was gathered from reliable genealogical and other records. The story as given by William Beal’s daughter, Harriet Salvina Beal Millet, to his granddaughter, Cora Anna Beal Peterson, the daughter of John Alma Beal, and her friends. Many times we gathered about Aunt Harriet (Mommie Millet) to hear again the story of her and her father and family crossing the plains. I have heard it many times and to the best of my ability I give it here.
(Cara Anna Beal Peterson)
Retyped: Linnette Webster
November & December 2011
The Beal Family
Clarissa Allen Beal joined the Church with her husband and was a woman of great faith. William and Clarissa with their little family suffered like the rest of the people who embraced the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Read more →