The Church History Library has a great diary on-line of Luke W. Gallup (1822-1891) MS_8472. Among the first settlers of Springville Utah, he was a clerk to Bishop Aaron Johnson. He appears to have had some surveying skills. There is a great copy of the first plat of Springville City itself in his diary.
|1851 Plat of Springville, Utah. Note Charles Hulet's name at No. 5 on Block 3.|
Of particular note and the purpose for this post, are the following:
1851 - June
2d An eve. meeting in the Fort Square, relative to surveying a burial place.
5th Assisted Stewart in Bish. Johnsons house making a plat of cemetery &c.Margaret Noah Hulet died on 15
If only Gallup had included a plat of that cemetery as well . . . .
Still, I think we don't give our pioneer ancestors enough credit. They knew that cemetery. They laid it out. I really think they knew who was there and where they were.
It does appear that the original city plat and the cemetery do connect. If you wanted to find the cemetery from that old plat, continue straight south along the street at the far left, Second West, and you will eventually arrive right at Margaret's grave.
*Another look at the Springville Ward records indicate that there was an earlier burial with a death of Sarah Ann Ford on 8 May 1851. Two others of the Ford family followed her and Margaret in death from the disease that Margaret Hulet was treating as the town's "nurse" who likely died from the same disease. The Ford Family grave is in the Old Cemetery, Block 63, Lot 3, specific grave plots unknown - according to the cemetery records. However, this only helps confirm my other theories as Block 63 is right in line between the Kirkman plot and the Frampton plot. [Additions & corrections of September 3, 2013]