He That Loveth Daughter More Than Me: Mary Ann Fenn Bird Handcart Pioneer
That first day the handcart people did not journey far. The next morning, to their surprise, those same two young men called on Mary Ann again and asked her not to go. Evidently their concern was less for Mary Ann and the children’s welfare and more because of their interest in her two oldest daughters. Mary Ann’s answer was the same. Unable to persuade her, the two asked for permission to take her two oldest daughters, Ann and Sabina, for a ride in their carriage. Mary Ann consented on the condition that the two be returned by nightfall.
She sat up and waited all night, but they never came back. The next morning Mary Ann faced what had to be one of the most difficult decisions of her life. Should she remain behind and go in search of the girls or go on with the company? Learn the rest of the story in this audio recording performed by Glenn Rawson.