Forever Stalwart Treasured Readers
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Robert L. Mitchell
Think my sweetheart was as excited as I was when the first PROOF arrived.
We have a WINNER! Jaron was the first grandchild to earn his own copy.
“I love Forever Stalwart with its rich history and story!
Sharon and Lynn Church
Elder and Sister Church came to our home to pick up a copy!
The best part of this project has been meeting new cousins. Jim Childs is a descendant of Eunice.
Kianna Leah Steadman
Kianna read the book the moment it reached Alaska!
Sister Clark examines "Forever Stalwart" at the Land & Records Office in Nauvoo, Illinois.
Prisilly Pioneer and I shared stories from Forever Stalwart at the Provo Company DUP (Daughters of Utah Pioneers). Sweet Pam purchased a copy of the book to take home with her.
Norm and Aronlene Anderson examine the book. Came back for more copies! Aronlene is a direct descendant of Eunice Billings Warner Snow.
Missy was the first teenager to read the entire book! I’m told she read all night.
Aunt Ruthie's Red Hat Ladies: Linda Carter, Ruth Johnson, and Linda Gammon.
I was invited to give a Book Review for all the Red Hat Ladies (a few pictured above). What a fun group. I was honored to be their guest.
“Susan, you did an outstanding job! It amazes me how the facts are interwoven with fiction. I was excited to find out I’m actually related to Titus. I thoroughly enjoyed this WONDERFUL book!!!” ~ Hal Kelly April 2015
Robert K. Mitchell
Rob is a third-great-grandson of Titus Billings and Mary Ann Tuttle.
Sarah M. Hansen Miller
Sister Miller connects to this story through Titus and Mary Ann’s second daughter, Theresa Billings Coombs.
Jolene Fisher from Arizona is a descendant of Theresa Billings Coombs.
Brother Siebach references Forever Stalwart in Seminary class. Here he shows photos of property deeds owned by Titus Billings in Nauvoo. You will find an Appendix containing photos and historical documents for each of the three pioneer families: Billings, Morley, and Tuttle in the back of this book.
Amber, a resident of Liberty, Missouri studies about her ancestor, Titus Billings, a friend and body guard to the Prophet Joseph Smith who spent time in the Liberty Jail.
JoAnn Buffo read and edited the first edition for me!
Kevin Jay Mitchell
Kevin is a fourth-great-grandson of Titus Billings.
Pat and Shirley Ansley
We visited at a craft fair. Our booths were side by side. They were interested in the book and I just happened to have copies in my trunk, of course.
Nancy Billings Allen is a second-great-granddaughter of Titus and Mary Ann.
Librarian Gaby Berry accepts a copy for the Nauvoo Public Library.
Hancock County Historical Society's dedicated officers: Keith Burns, president; Ned Casady, vice-president; and Susan Cheney, treasurer.
During an earlier research trip Don Parker helped us pinpoint Yelrome at this center. (Read about our miracle in the book.) Gratefully we returned to gift a copy of the finished Forever Stalwart in his memory.
A Sister Missionary examines the book while serving at the Liberty Jail in Missouri.
Elder and Sister Tronoto
After gifting a copy to the Liberty Jail Visitor Center, Elder and Sister Tronoto sent a nice thank you card and $100 token with this kind message: "Sister Mitchell, Thank you for your graciousness in providing us with “Forever Stalwart” It is an added bonus for libraries at Independence & Historic Liberty Jail. Your labor of love has borne fruit for and in behalf of not only your family, but for 1,000s who have links to these great men.” Elder and Sister Toronto serving in Independence Missouri Mission
In his own words: Thanks for your assistance and research into our family tree with an amazing compilation of chapters and historical data from church records and family and friends records over the years. My mother Georgia Wilkerson (Ashcraft-Billings) gave this to us as a gift! My oldest son Jonathan made a cross country trip to our home in Woodbridge to deliver it to us from Orem. I’ve only briefly skimmed through the book and on chapter 3, but love the well organized chapters with detailed photos in the back. What a great miracle and treasure!
Sons of Dave and Kimberly England
Dave found info about Mary Ann that I posted on FamilySearchFamilyTree. He had just attended a huge Major Howard Egan family reunion in SLC where Bill Hartley spoke about being commissioned to write the history of Howard Egan. Dave is a descendant of Hyrum Egan, son of Howard and Mary Ann. No one seemed to know anything about Mary Ann. He asked me to call Bill Hartley and tell him about the FS book. I did. They purchased two copies. These boys are descendants of Mary Ann’s first son, Hyrum William Egan.
Rosella and Ross Rieske
My sweet Aunt Rosella and dear Uncle Ross purchased a copy of “The Book.”
Stuart and Summer Harper Family
Young families, like the Harpers, report reading a chapter a day.
During a Nauvoo trip this amazing couple purchased and studied our book. How kind of them to let us know.
Randy Billings Shaw
Three Generations! Randy B. Shaw shares the book with his siblings and his posterity (daughter and granddaughter pictured here).
Lillian Snow Brittner
Lillian purchased my last copy when her daughters (Cindy and Lenora) brought her to my house. She is great-granddaughter of Emily Billings Stringham whose touching final testimony is in the book. Her mother (Mary Ann Tuttle Billings) moved in to help George raise the children after Emily died. Mary Ann is now buried with the Stringham family in the Bicknall Utah Cemetery.
Yes, this is the real Jack Weyland, one of my favorite authors, reading my book this time! Check out his website: Jack Weyland Books and zillions of short stories, many published in The New Era.
This is a BIG book for a little girl, but she works at it.
A kind volunteer read the entire book, all 101 chapters, to 90-year-old Mercedes Bjarnson. Thanks for choosing Forever Stalwart. We are honored.
I met this awesome guy at an all-day training and he bought his mother a copy of the book for Mothers’ Day, the next day. Many thanks, Kent
"The only problem with this book is that it is too large to read in bed," says Leah Ruth Lewis Johnson. Nonetheless, she reports reading it multiple times. She likes the short chapters and reads one a night. Here Delma makes time to read our B-I-G book.
Sister Savage and her companion were serving at the Winter Quarters Visitor Center when we gifted a book in honor of Grandpa Edward Tuttle, who is buried on the hill in the Winter Quarters Mormon Pioneer Cemetery.
Jeremy – a descendant of Alonzo, son of Titus and Mary Ann Billings, inspects our new book.
What? My niece and Cousin Itt? You never know who is reading at Halloween!!!
Kami Mae Mitchell
Yeah for Kami! She was the first granddaughter to earn her own copy!
Huckleberry Finn takes the book everywhere he goes. Maybe it will keep him out of trouble.
The noted author and lecturer Daryl Hoole takes time to read and endorse this book.
What a joy to meet Brent Ashworth in person and view his remarkable collection of rare and precious documents and photographs. He was kind enough to read and endorse our book — talk about validation! I was humbled by his purchase of gift copies.
Sydney Steadman by Andrea
Sydney devoured this book in Alaska. Her sister took this photo and labeled it "Sunday Reading."
Suzanne is a direct descendant of John Ely Warner and Eunice Billings.
Employee (sorry, I forgot her name)
Craig and Connie Skembo offered our book in their Far West Country Store!
My talented, artist uncle designed the boots logo for our Stalwart Stories book.