This morning I spent some time getting to know one of Nathan’s amazing ancestors, Almeda Day McClellan. Born in Canada, her family moved to Nauvoo when she was young. A new bride with a six week old daughter, she and her husband left Nauvoo for Salt Lake when she was only 19. Her husband was pressed into and survived the Mormon Battallion, and they later had a gazabillion kids, eventually having to escape persecution by living in Mexico. Following the death of her husband, she moved back to Salt Lake and went on to become the longest living woman in America with more descendants than any other. It’s a grand tale, and you can read it on our genealogy blog.