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James Fall and Pauline Kersten Poulsen Freestone:  James was born at sea near Boston May 5, 1840, to Thomas and Ann Fall Freestone.  His family settled in Ohio on a 40 acre farm.  There they were converted to the Mormon church in about 1851 and in 1852 started for Salt Lake.  It was about 1700 miles and young James drove sheep 1000 of those miles.  The reached American Fork, Utah in September, 1853. 
Pauline was born September 4, 1850, in Fostrup, Denmark to August and Annie Anderson Poulsen.  She arrived in New York, sailing from Liverpool, on July 30, 1867, aboard the ship “Manhattan”.  They were married February 15, 1868, in Salt Lake City.  A little more than a year later on April 12, 1869, he married Pauline’s friend, Maria Magdalena Lind and they lived in Alpine.  He homesteaded the 80 acres north of John Poole (#34 on the 1958 Highland map interactivelarger).  His patent was finalized March 17. 1887, but he had left for Arizona in October, 1883, lived in Snowflake for a while then moved to Gila, Arizona in April, 1884.  What happened to his homestead is a mystery. 
James was a member of a pioneer band in Arizona, playing the snare drum.  With his two wives he had nineteen children, seven with Pauline and twelve with Maria.  He died April 2, 1917, in Safford, Arizona.  Pauline died July 23, 1937, in Mesa and Maria died March 4, 1933, in Safford.


Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society


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