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Edwin J and Catherine Sawyer:  Edwin was born in Staffordshire, England in 1826 but it is not known when he came to America.  He was a “Post Boy” in the U.S. Infantry in 1861 for three months.  He became a naturalized citizen on February 7, 1866.  His wife, Catherine, was born in Cape of Good Hope in about 1827 and migrated to America in 1860 and by 1870 they were married with one son and one daughter.  They apparently lived in Salt Lake City during the winter and came to Highland in the summers until 1877 when they built their home (#83 on the 1958 Highland map) on the northwest corner of 10400 N. and 6000 W., near the Poole’s.
Edwin was the second oldest homesteader of Highland - only James Pullen was older.  Little is known about their lives on Highland.  By 1900 they had 3 children but Edwin had apparently died and Catherine was living in Salt Lake City.

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

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