Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People

Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People
Answers at bottom of the left column.

January 9, 2010

Hutchings, William Willard, Jr. and Sarah Agnes LeBaron

Willaim was born 3 Apr. 1823;  Died 15 Sep. 1904

William's parents were Elias Hutchings and Sally Smith were the parents of eleven children: Hovey, Shepherd Pierce, Erwin, Elias, William Willard, Joseph Stowell, Samuel, Lyman Smith, Sally Lovina, Mary and Martha.
William was 27 when he crossed the plains  with the Milo Andrus Company (1850).  William living in Beaver when called as a scout for the Hole in the Rock trail. He also is credited for suggesting the name of Bluff for the new town they settled in, due to the large sandstone cliffs in the area.
The children who came down the "Hole" were Sarah Elizabeth, Matilda Ellace, Lydia Marie
(See also Miller p. 118)

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