Many amazing journeys

From Harvey M Rawlins few words about his journey to the journal of Elizabeth Lamb. Our travels took many directions from many places.

The Robert Bodily family journey to Utah began in South Africa. From there by sailing ship to Boston. From Boston to Missouri by rail and on to Utah by wagon train.



Our Trek West

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As we approached the sesiquentennial anniversary of the Mormon Exodus there were many ways to remember this event.

On July 4th, 1996 a group left Nauvoo, Illinois and begin their journey to Salt Lake City. This western migration was't be as slow as the teams & wagons used by our ancestors, but it certainly was equally arduous, as they will cover the nearly 1,300 miles on bicycles.

If you are fortunate enough to have seen this modern caravan pass it probably looked like any other group of long distance cyclists. I want to tell you about one of the quiet heroes you saw pass. Sharon Tanner is most unique amongst this group. Sharon has Cystic Fibrosis, is diabetic, and also blind. She is the one riding on the rear seat of the tandem bicycle, behind her father Lynn, and her mother (my sister) Beverly was driving the support van.

To give a sense of our family's heritage that includes this route I have assembled these pages which relate the journey our ancestors took.