Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Good Doctor’s Wife – Margaret Poage Williamson – Part III

You can find Part I of Margaret’s story at https://dakotasoulsisters.com/2012/07/11/the-good-doctors-wife-margaret-poage-williamson/ Part II is found at https://dakotasoulsisters.com/2012/07/17/the-good-doctors-wife-margaret-poage-williamson-part-ii/ St. Peter, Minnesota was a town filled with hundreds of frightened refugees in the days and weeks following the outbreak of war on August 17, … Continue reading

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The Good Doctor’s Wife – Margaret Poage Williamson – Part II

You can find Part I of Margaret’s story at https://dakotasoulsisters.com/2012/07/11/the-good-doctors-wife-margaret-poage-williamson/ Part III is at https://dakotasoulsisters.com/2012/07/25/the-good-doctors-wife-margaret-poage-williamson-part-iii/ Margaret Williamson is in many ways a silent participant in the story of the Dakota mission. Her husband and family members wrote about her in glowing … Continue reading

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The Good Doctor’s Wife – Margaret Poage Williamson – Part I

Margaret Poage was born in Mason County, Kentucky in 1804. Her father, Colonel James Poage, was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. In 1812, he founded the city of Ripley, Ohio and raised his family of 13 children with his … Continue reading

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Learning About Lydia – The Life of Lydia Pettijohn Huggins – Part I

Lydia Huggins Pettijohn was 22 years old when she arrived at Fort Snelling in Mendota, Minnesota, in May 1835. Her husband Alexander was 33 and they had two children, Amos Williamson Huggins, who was two years old and Jane Sloan Huggins, … Continue reading

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