Accepted preaching of their grandson, James Richey (1821-1890) and joined the Buttahatchie 1845 LDS Branch while living further north in either Chickasaw or Itawamba County. The father did not leave Mississippi, but almost everyone else followed the Mormons west to Utah. Several of their older children were already married by 1845.
Mount Pisgah was a refugee way station from 1846 to 1852 along the Mormon Trail between Garden Grove and Council Bluffs. Today it is marked by a tall monument on a nine-acre state presertve which contains exhibits, historical markers, and a reconstructed log cabin. However, little remains from the 19th century except a cemetery memorializing the 300 to 800 emigrants who died while passing through or residing in the community.
Rebecca died here along with close to a dozen of here Adair/Mangum grandchildren, several of whom are listed on the Mount Pisgah Monument.
Offspring of Thomas Jefferson Adair and Rebecca Brown (1776-1846)