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Sunday, October 8, 2017
Short Bios of Those Associated with the Ellsworth Handcart Company, 1856
Ellsworth Company, 1856. Brief Bios of those in the official Company list or are mentioned in the
Journals of the Company
Knox Aitkin (1819-1864) Travelled with
the McArthur Co. Born in Edinburgh,
Scotland, returned and died there.
Argyle (1818-1905) born in
Leicester, UK. Came with wife Rebecca Jane Finch
Argyle (1824-1890), and children, Joseph Jr. (1842-1927), Benjamin James
(1843-1917), Mary Ann (1847-1922), Frances (1850-1939), Alonzo Lorenzo
(1853-1940), and Priscilla (1854-1932). Rebecca was pregnant during the journey
and gave birth to son Hyrum born 10 November (1856-1929). The Argyle’s settled
in South Davis County. David and Rebecca both died in West Bountiful.
Columbus Armstrong (1817-1900).
Traveled with his mother, Eliza Salt
Armstrong (1792-1860), and his son Thomas Columbus, Jr. (1843-1892). Had
one of the wagons that accompanied first Ellsworth,
and then McArthur, from Florence, NE
to Salt Lake City. They were from Stepney, London, England. Settled in the 2nd Ward,
Salt Lake City.
Ash (1820-1915). Born in Cheshire,
England. Traveled with wife, Sophia Edwards
Ash (1829-1863), from Birmingham, England, and their daughter, Ellen Matilda
(1854-1954). They settled in Cache Co., Utah where John took two additional
William Attley (1832-1911) traveled
with his wife, Christina Stuart Attley
(1826-1913). Henry from England and Christina from Scotland were married in St.
Louis, 1856. They drove one of the wagons that accompanied the handcarts
starting out with Ellsworth and
ending up with the McArthur Co.
Childless, they adopted a little girl and lived out their lives in Salt Lake
Bailey (1803-1871). Was from
Birmingham, England and traveled with his wife Mary Ann Woodcock Bailey (1804-1886), and children Andrew John (1835-1872),
Thomas (1837-1907), Alfred (1839-1908), Mary Ann (1841-1898), and Louisa
(1844-1916). “Went back” must refer to going back to Ft. Bridger as they
arrived in Salt Lake Valley with Co. The family settled in Ephraim, Sanpete
Ann Symonds Baker (1811-1873), widow
from Goodrich, Herefordshire, England. Travelled with her children John
(1836-1896), Emma (1839-1888), George (1841-1861), Harriet (1844-1882), and
Wilford (1851-1883). They settled in Pleasant Grove, Utah County.
(Annie) Matilda Baldwin (1838-1906)
companion to Ann Ham. From
Birmingham, England. Married James Amasa Little
(1822–1908), a nephew of Brigham Young, as a plural wife. Settled in St. George,
Eagle Co., NV, and Colonia Juarez where she died.
Banks (1806-1862). First arrived in
Salt Lake Valley in 1850 with John Morse Co. Returning missionary led wagon
company that left Florence, NE, 9 July 1856, arriving in the Valley between 22
Sept. and 5 Oct. 1856.
Ann Bates (1834-1918). Born in Upton
upon Severn, Worcestershire, England. Married Edmund Ellsworth as a plural
wife. Settled first in Weber Co., Utah, then, Show Low, Arizona.
Beus (1811-1888). Born in Pramollo,
Traveled with his wife, Marianne Combe
Beus (1813-1910) born in San Germano, Torino, Italy, and their children Anne
(1838-1905), James (1840-1911), Michael (1845-1879), Paul (1845-1879), Louis
Phillipe (1849-1927), Mary [or Marie] (1851-1936), and Magdalena (1853-1944).
The family settled in Ogden, Utah. [This compiler has an aunt by marriage who
is a Beus].
Birch (1788-1856). Laborer from
England. Travelled with Wife Elizabeth Coleman
Birch (1839-1918), and William’s son, James (1828-1856) and James’s family.
James Birch died on the Big Sandy,
13 September 1856. William’s family settled in Sugarhouse area. William died on
29 November 1856 of weakness and illness from the trail.
Bond (1795-1856) Traveled with his wife
Elizabeth [ ] Bond (1801-1876), and their sons Samuel (1831-1905), and William
(1833- ). Samuel, Sr. died on 27
September 1856 after arrival in the Valley.
“Betsy” Bourne (1824-1878). Born in
Ledbury, Herefordshire. Travelled with father, Thomas Bradford Bourne (1796-1869), step-mother,
Margaret Evans Bourne (807-1888),
and half-siblings, Mary Ann (1822-1887), Margaret (1836-1904), James
1839-1893), Priscilla (1841-1923), Louisa (1843-1922), and John William
(1849-1933). Elizabeth is listed in the OTD as in “unknown companies” and by
this journal entry should be listed with the rest of her father’s family.
Bowen (1837-1910). Lived with the Galloways in Salt Lake City. Married
Annie Shackleton in 1861. Moved to
Cache Valley, Utah. Their son, Albert Bowen
(1875-1953), was a Member of the Quorum of Twelve in the LDS Church.
Bowers (1811-1856). Born in Wrexham,
Wales. Died two days later at Indian Creek [probably Fourmile Creek], near Des
Moines, IA. Travelled with wife, Mary Lay
Bowers (1806-1889) who settled in Nephi, UT and did not remarry. Also
travelled with children Abraham (1839-1911), Isaac (1841-1912), Jacob
(1844-1934), Isaiah (1846-1926), and Shadrach (1849-1902).
Jane Bradley (1841-1902). Came with
her mother, Ann Miller Bradley Warner
and is listed as "Sarah J. Warner"
on the 1856 S. Curling ship manifest and on the PEF Ledger, with her mother and
James Warner. Married William Creer (1836–1900) and settled
in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah.
Henry Bridges (1835-1913). From
Birmingham, England. Married Frances Elizabeth Pearson (1839-1925) who went to Utah in the 8th or George Rowley Handcart Co. in 1859. Charles
and Frances settled in Montpelier, Idaho.
Salkeld Brough (1788-1864) from
Yorkshire, England. Traveled with son William Brough (1835- ). They may have gone to live with family already
settled in Lehi, Utah Co. Alice is buried in Spring City, Sanpete Co., Utah.
[ ] Brown.
The Walters journal (Enroute from
England...") mentions a family from Birmingham named Brown.
Bullock (1816-1885). Originally from
Leek, Staffordshire, England. Served as a clerk in the Church Historian’s
Office. Participated in Handcart Rescue 1856.
Bunney (1827-1913) from Cornwall,
who settled first in Bountiful, UT, then Montpelier, ID.
Butler (1825-1905) born in Ireland.
Went for Canada then to Utah and joined the LDS Church settling first in
Kaysville. Mission to Ireland and Britain. Married Emma Harvey in Cradley, Herefordshire, England (8 miles from Benbow
Farm), 1856. Returned in Ellsworth
Handcart Co. as Captain of second hundred with wife, Emma. Married four
additional wives and spent time in Utah Territorial Prison. Established home in
Marriott, Weber Co. and died there.
Williams Card (1814-1900) from
Steuben Co., NY. Had one of the wagons accompanying Ellsworth. Traveled with
wife, Sarah Ann Tuttle Card
(1819-1894) born in Palmyra, NY, his mother, Sarah Sabin Card (1793-1864), and Cyrus and Sarah’s children, Charles Ora
(1839-1906), Polly Caroline (1841-1856), Matilda Frances (1852-1875), and Sarah
Angeline (1855-1871). Settled first in Farmington, UT, then Cache Valley, UT.
Took a second, plural wife in 1859 and maybe a third. Died and buried in Logan,
Carlisle ( -1856). FS and OTD both
have this otherwise unknown person with death “crossing the plains.”
Chapman (1798- ). From Lincolnshire,
England. Left company in Iowa. In a private letter, written to his sister
Hannah Raymond, he stated that he and his wife, Amelia, owned a small farm a
few miles out of Council Bluffs.
Pierre (Pietro) Louis Chatelain (1824-1900) born in St. Germain (San Germano), Torino,
Italy. Traveled with wife, Madelaine Malan Chetelain (1835-1881), and his
sister, Harriette Chatelain (1798-1912).
They settled in Ogden, Utah. [This compiler is descended from Malans and a
distant cousin of Madelaine].
(1836-1918) a dressmaker from Yorkshire, England. She was ill from Rocky
Mountain spotted fever on the trail from Green River to the Valley and was
nursed back to health. Married Benjamin Ashby
(1828-1927) and settled in Bountiful, Davis Co., Utah.
(1801-1873), farm laborer from Hartwell, Northampton, England. Traveled with
wife, Mary Ann Mitchell Clarke
(1803-1875), and children Charlotte 1834-1888), William Mitchell (1842-1924),
and Hannah (1850-1864). They settled in Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah.
(1820-1902). From Hull, Yorkshire, England. Traveled with Mary Ann Brough
Commander (1830-1919). Settled in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah.
Spicer Wells Crandall
(1822-1879). Born in Lancaster, New York. LDS Baptism, 1837. In Nauvoo, married
Sara Susannah Gill (1818-1847) who died in Nebraska. Married Irinda Spafford (1829-1850) who died in
Kanesville, Iowa. Went to Utah and settled in Springville, 1850. Married Sophia
Kellogg (1828-1913). Mission to
Britain in 1852. Returned to Utah with McArthur Co., 1857 Married Mary Branagan (1834–1919). Called as
Counselor to Bishop Aaron Johnson in 1861. Married Susannah Wimmer (1834–1918). Died in
Springville. (FS). Crandall may have been the connection that took the Lewises
and Elinor Vaughan to Springville.
Deveraux (1805-1895) born in Dymock,
Gloucestershire, lived in Eastnor, Herefordshire, England. Lived in Goshen,
died and buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah Co., UT.
Temperance George Doney (1831-1910).
Travelled with John Doney
(1821-1899). And the child born, Mary Jane (1856-1937). The Doneys were from
Cornwall, England and settled in Cottonwood then Payson, Utah, and then
Franklin, Idaho in Cache Valley in 1860. John appears to have taken two
Eldridge (1831-1889). Traveled with
his wife Charlotte Kettle Eldridge (1832-1912), and their daughter Charlotte
(1854-1935). From Lincolnshire, England. They appear to have settled in Ridgway.
Ellsworth (1819-1893) born in Paris,
NY. Married Elizabeth Young
(1825-1903), daughter of Brigham Young, in Nauvoo 1842. Pioneer of ’47 in first
Company. Married Mary Ann Dudley
(1834-1916) in Salt Lake City, 1852. Led first handcart company June-Sept.
1856. Married Mary Ann Bates and
Mary Ann Jones from the handcart
company, 4 October 1856. Moved to Weber Co., 1866. Moved to Show Low, Arizona,
1880. Convicted of unlawful cohabitation, spent time in Arizona Territorial
prisons in Prescott, Yuma and Maricopa Counties. Released and returned to Show
Low where he died.
Ferguson (1828-1863), born in Belfast,
Ireland, he was one of the returning missionaries having first arrived in Utah
in 1848. After arrival in 1856 with the Grant
Wagon Co., he turned around as a member of the handcart rescue. His first wife
may have been Jean Robinson, also
from Ireland. He married Lucy Nutting
who sailed on the Brooklyn in San Francisco about 1847. The Fergusons settled
in Salt Lake City. James practiced plural marriage with three additional wives.
He was in the Mormon Battalion, served as Salt Lake County Sheriff and in the
Territorial Legislature. His cause of death appears to have been the result of
Fowler (1838-1901). Fowler was from
Droitwich, Worcestershire, England. He settled in Lehi, Utah, where he was
France (1813-1886). First arrived in
Utah with family in 1849. Returning home from mission with Ellsworth, 1856.
Settled in Centerville, Utah. Married three plural wives with one family
settled in Morgan, Utah. Died in Centerville.
Frisby (1835-). Was a tinplate maker from Birmingham,
England. He appears to have settled in Kansas and fought for the Union Army in
the Civil War.
Frost (1824-1870). From Devon,
England. Captain of the Guard in Ellsworth Co. Travelled with wife, Eliza Louisa
Franklin Frost (1829-1904),
mother-in-law, Elizabeth Franklin
(1796-1865), and children Isabella (1848-1860), and John (1851-1937). Settled
in Grantsville, Utah, and died there.
Galloway (1827-1904). Born in
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. LDS Baptism 1846. Served mission on the southern
Welsh border and likely knew the Vaughan
Family. Was present with Edmund Ellsworth
in Abersychan, Monmouthshire, when he had dream about handcarts. Official
Secretary to Captain Ellsworth, he kept accurate record of the trail. Settled
in Tooele, Utah, then St. Charles, Idaho, where he is buried. Married Jane Croft (1831-1901) in 1851 who traveled
with him in the Ellsworth Co. along with their daughter, Anna Eliza
(1852-1917). Married Jane Sinclair
(1839-1905) in Salt Lake City, 1857, who came in the Young Wagon Co., 1857. Married Rachel Dorman (1848-1879) in Salt Lake City, 1870.
Goode (1831-1880). Listed as
servant. No additional information found in Family Search or OTD.
Chapman Goodworth (1813-1898). Widow
from Yorkshire, England. Traveled with children Richard Brooks (1846-1896), Joseph (1847-1870), and Frederick (1831-1880).
Hannah first remarried Adolphus Babcock
(1800-1872) of Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah. Divorced, then remarried Charles Jeremiah Raymond (1811-1883) and settled in Soda
Goudin (1833-1920). Born in Prarostino,
Torino, Italy. Married Paul Jean Cardon
(1839-1915). Settled in Ogden, Utah. May have traveled with Catterina Goudin, an otherwise unidentified,
Granger (1821-1905). Travelled in
McArthur Co. with wife, Catherine Guthrie
Granger (1819-1894), and children Alexander Fullerton (1847-1938), Robert
(1842-1882), Catherine (1848-1922), Walter (1851-1865), and John Walker
(1852-1859). The family settled in Utah’s Dixie where Walter was a bishop. He
also spent time in the territorial penitentiary for polygamy.
Hale Green (1825-1887). Born in
Wiltshire, England, a miner. Married Matilda Watkins (1841-1918) who came in the McArthur Co. in 1868. Settled in Tooele Co., Utah, where William
mined and then became a bootmaker.
Grimshaw (1818-1888). Grimshaw had
worked in the Church Historian’s Office and by 1856, had become disillusioned with
life in Utah and left with his family for England settling in the St. Louis, MO
area. According to Historian Ardis E. Parshall, Grimshaw originally travelled
with Margetts and Cowdy who went ahead in their
faster-paced carriages. (see above on
day 83). (email from AE Parshall, and
Ham (1825-1888) born Denkeswell,
Devon, England. Taken in to the home of Bishop William Haney Hickenlooper (1804–1888), who was
bishop of the Salt Lake City 6th Ward and whom she married as his 3rd wife on
16 November 1856. Settled in Pleasant View, North Ogden, Utah, where she died.
Hiley Booth Hanson (1833-1914) born
in Warkwickshire, England, travelled with husband, George Davis Hanson (1831-1905), and their daughter,
Clara Jane Hanson (1855-1922). The Hansons settled in Mill Creek, Salt
Harmon (1804- ). Listed as a miner
from Wales. No other information readily available.
Heaton (1827-1877). Travelled in McArthur Co. with wife, Esther Beilby
Heaton (1830-1875), and sons Christopher Beilby (1852-1895), and William
McDonald (1855-1856). Family settled in Payson, Utah. William went to Muddy
Mission and St. Joseph, Utah Terr. Died in Orderville, Utah.
Henwood (1837-1916). From Liskeard,
Cornwall, England. Traveled with wife Elizabeth Stockdale Henwood (1813-1893) and their children Richard
(1837-1916), and Elizabeth Tregenna (1840-1876). Settled in Davis Co., Utah.
Hill (1816- ). This may be the
Eleanor Hill from Salisbury,
Wiltshire, England. No further information appears to be available.
Erastus Hinckley (1826-1901).
Brother of Grandfather of Gordon B. Hinckley.
“[handcarts] met by a relief wagon train of which Arza was a part. This
occurred Aug. 31st at a place known as Deer Creek. Arza’s account briefly and
modestly stated, ‘I went out and met the first handcart company 400 miles and
traveled in with them.’”
Hunt [or Hurst] (1825-1884). From
Reed, Hertfordshire, England. Traveled with wife Elizabeth Barton Hunt (1826-1861). Stayed in Illinois/Iowa area. Died in Montezuma,
Baker Huntington (1808-1879). From
Watertown, NY. In Mormon Battalion with Sick Detachment to Pueblo and Utah in
1847. Appointed Supt. of India Affairs in UT Terr. By BY in 1853. Missionary
among the Indians. (FS).
Ivins (1786- ). Listed as a
gardener. No further information appears on FS or OTD.
Jeffries (1835-1887). Listed as a
silk weaver from Coventry, Warwickshire, England. Married Thomas Ball (1832–1912) of Providence, Cache
Co, Utah. Died in Salt Lake City.
Jones (1827-1905) also spelled
“Hester.” Listed as servant. Married Edward Ockey (1816-1871). They settle in Nephi, Juab Co., Utah, where
Esther is buried.
Jones (1820- ). Listed as spoon/fork
maker from Birmingham, England. Traveled with wife, Sabina Jones (1820- ) on the Enoch Train. No further information available
on OTD or FS.
Ann “Polly” Jones (1836-1925).
Single woman (19) from Shropshire, England. Married Edmund Ellsworth as a plural wife, 10 November 1856 in the Endowment
House. Twelve children. Died in Arizona.
Daniel Jones (1813-1858). Travelled
to America with his wife, Elizabeth Ann Williams
Jones (1820-1906), and their children, Rachel (1840-1931), Anne Elizabeth
(1842-1905), Daniel (1843-1916), Miriam (1848- ), and Richard J. (1852- ) William [Dan] and Elizabeth [Ann] were married
in Trevithan, Monmouthshire, near Pontypool and Abersychan. Jones was a
butcher. They likely knew the Vaughans
in Wales. They settled in Omaha where they lived out their lives.
Marson Kettle (1803-1856). Born in
Lincolnshire, England. Died in American Fork, UT. Travelled with children
Elizabeth Kettle Rasdell (1834-1896), Mary Ann (1838-1920), Robert (1841-1928),
Eliza (1843-1930), James Ward (1846-1920), Samuel (1850-1928), and Hannah
Lagaird (1806-1856). Also spelled Lageard, Lazear, Lazald, Legear and La Geaird. Said to have died on the
trail. Traveled with children Catterina (Catherine) (1838-1875) and Giovanni
(John) (1841-1937). His family claims on FS that he was the one that died on 23
Sept 1856 in Echo Canyon. Perhaps there were two deaths in Echo Canyon.
Henry Latey (1835-1915). Traveled
with the Grant, Hodgett, and Hunt Wagon Companies, 1856. One of
those assigned to stay with personal belongings of rescued emigrants at Devil’s
Gate, winter of 1856-57. From Devon, England. Married one wife, Eleanor Jane Thompson (1842-1916). Settled in Salt
Lake City, and Beaver, Utah.
Lee (1822-1907). From
Nottinghamshire, England. Served LDS Mission in England. Traveled on the Enoch
Train. Married Sarah Roebuck
(1821-1909) from Yorkshire in 1841. With Ellsworth
along with Sarah and six children, William (1844-1856), Fanny (1845-1924),
Elizabeth (1845-1891), Samuel (1851-1929), Chauncey Charles (1853-1941), and
Sarah Ann (1855-1892). They settled in Heber City.
(1844-1856). Born in Nottinghamshire, England. Died of consumption (a “wasting”
disease, generally, pulmonary tuberculosis). (FS)
Leonard (1820-1897). He travelled
with wife Ortentia White Leonard
(1825-1898) to Salt Lake in 1850. Mission
to Indian, 1852. Returned on the Enoch
Train and travelled with McArthur
Co. Married two plural wives in 1857, Mary Ann Meadows (1835-1899) and Margeret
Bourne (1836-1904). Both of these
women travelled with the Ellsworth
Co. Settled in Farmington, Utah and died there. (OTD, FS)
Lewis (1822-1867). Born in
Pembrokeshire, Wales. Married Jane Vaughan
(1827-1890) in Merthyr Tydfil, 1847. Traveled with Jane and their son, John
Samuel Lewis (1848-1890+), and
Jane’s mother Eleanor Jenkins Vaughan.
John and Jane’s infant son, Parley Lorenzo Lewis,
had died on the Samuel Curling. The
Family first settled in Springville, Utah County, then by 1860, John was in the
California gold fields and Jane remarried Abednego Johns [Jones] in Jacks
Valley, now Nevada, whom they likely knew from the LDS Church in Wales. John
served in the Union Army in California during the Civil War and died in a
saloon fight. Jane died in Jacks Valley, Nevada.
Liddiard (1821- ). From Berkshire, England. No further information
available. He appears to have been confused with George Neppress (see below) who died on 7 September 1856. Liddiard likely
dropped out of the Company before departure or at Florence.
Lloyd (1832-1856). From Carmarthen,
Wales. Died in Salt Lake City on 9 December 1856.
Lloyd (1817-1883), shoemaker from
Trevithin, Monmouthshire, Wales. Possibly knew the Vaughan Family. Wife, Elizabeth JonesLloyd (1818-1857)
died in Newton, IA. Children Mary (1844-1924), John (1846-1916), William
(1849-1910) Thomas (1850-1918), and Jane (1854-1875) settled in Newton, IA.
Father John, and children William and Martha (1856-1934) travelled to Utah
after 1870, likely on the train, and died there.
Lloyd (1830-1902). A farmer from
Carmarthen, Wales. Married Cecelia Thomas
of Dowlais, Wales in 1860. Settled in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah. They had
Lorenzo Margetts (1819-1856). From
Woodstock, Oxford, England. First emigrated in 1851 with the John Brown Co.
Mission to Italy in 1853, returned to Utah in 1855 with the Moses Thurston Co. No explanation yet found
as to why he was travelling east in 1856. Reported killed by Indians. (OTD, FS)
Report of A Henry Bauichter to
Captain James Willie and Millen Atwood on 8 September 1856 was that he
was a discharged soldier of Ft. Laramie who came upon Margetts and a James Cowdy
from Great Salt Lake City on their way to the States. He claimed that he had
been buffalo hunting with Margetts and that on 6th September 1856, he found
Margetts, Cowdy, and Cowdy’s wife dead, their wagons on fire, and Indians
riding away. (Deseret News of 22 October 1856, in OTD under Bunker Co., 1856).
Phillip Margetts, a brother of Thomas Margetts claimed to have heard a similar
story from “a discharged soldier from Ft. Kearney travelling with [his
brother’s party] to the States.” (The Mormon, 18 July 1857, in OTD under
“Company Unknown, 1856.”) These sources link these killings to the death of
Almon W. Babbitt, Mormon Representative
to the U.S. Government, at approximately the same time period. No additional
information has been found on a matching “Cowley” or “Cowdy” family in Utah
Goode Marshall (1821-1904). Widow
from Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, England, near the borders of Herefordshire
and Wales. Traveled with her children Lovinia (1844-1904), Selina (1846-1918),
Tryphena (1848-1922), Dauean Louisa (1850-1926), George Thomas (1852-1931), and
Sarah Ann (1854-1917). She married Joseph Chadwick
in Slatersville, Weber Co., Utah, Settled in Cache Valley, Utah, then in
Weston, Oneida Co., Idaho.
TaylorMayo (1791-1856). Born in Sollers Hope, Herefordshire, married
William Mayo who died before 1851.
Listed on the Enoch Train manifest as from Ledbury, Herefordshire. Died at
South Pass, Nebraska Territory, 13 September 1856. Buried at Pacific Springs at
the foot of Pacific Butte.
Daniel Thompson McAllister
(1827-1910) born in Lewes, Delaware. LDS Baptism 1844 in Philadelphia. Married
Ellen Handley 1848. 1851 arrived in
Salt Lake City in Cordon Co. and
left for British Mission. Wrote “The Handcart Song.” Returned to Utah in the Grant Wagon Co. Oct. 4, 1856 and left for the handcart rescue.
Married seven additional wives, numerous “sealing only” wives. Mission to
Eastern States and Europe 1860. Returned to Utah in the Harmon Co. 1862.
President of St. George Stake and Temple 1877. President of the Manti Temple
1893. Died in St. George. (FS).
Duncan McArthur (1820-1908). Born in
Holland, New York. Baptized LDS 1838 in Davies Co., MO. First came to Utah in
1848 with Brigham Young Co. Led Companies in 1856, 1863, and 1868. Served in
the Endowment House 1856 with Eleanor JenkinsVaughan received her endowment.
Three plural wives. Died in St. George, 1908.
McGaw (1824-1872). First arrived in
Utah in 1852. As a returning missionary, he served as immigration officer and
came with the Grant Wagon Co., 1856.
Ann Meadows (1835-1899). From
Strensham, Worcestershire, England. After Arrival in Salt Lake City, lived in
the Brigham Young household until
marriage to Truman Leonard in
January 1857. Leonard also married Margaret Bourne of the Ellsworth Co. The Leonard families settled in Farmington, Davis Co., Utah.
Jane Miller (1841-1902). Appears to
be an alternate name for Sarah Jane Bradley
Morris (1840- ) traveling with her
father, Bartholomew Morris (1814- ),
and daughter Lilly (1856- ) in the McArthur Co. from England. Ellen and family
may have remained in Omaha, NE. She may be the one who married a William Castleton in 1871.
Moss (1837-1859l An upholsterer from
England. Driver of the mule team with the Ellsworth Co. Settled in Springville,
Utah and was a clerk for Bishop Aaron Johnson.
(Phillips, Jonah athttp://welshmormon.byu.edu/Default.aspx)
Moyle (1840-1901). Traveled with
father, John Rowe Moyle (1808-1889),
mother, Phillipa Beer Moyle
(1815-1891), sister Elizabeth (1837-18610, and brothers, Henry (1844-1925),
Alfred (1846-1870), and John (1851-1934). The Moyles were from Cornwall,
England. They settled in Alpine, Utah. John and Phillipa’s eldest son, James Moyle (1835-1890) had arrived in Utah
in 1854. James was the grandfather of Apostle and member of First Presidency,
Henry D. Moyle (1889-1963).
Murray (1829- ). No further
information found. May have dropped out of Ellsworth Co. in Iowa or Florence.
Neppress (1833-1856). Bricklayer
from Cardiff, Wales.
Degroot Oakley (1819-1890). Born in
Flatlands, NY. LDS Baptism 1840. Married Mary McCormal Patterson (1824–1882) in Nauvoo 1845. First arrived in Utah in the
Hunter-Horne Co. of 1847. As a returning missionary, John traveled in the
Ellsworth Co. 1856 and turned around as part of the Rescue Companies. He married
Luisa Jones (1837–1915) in Salt Lake
City in 1857, one of those he rescued who was in the Hodgetts Wagon Co. Mary divorced him in 1869. John and families
lived in St. George and then he went to Snowflake, Arizona. John died in
Parker (1820-1901) born in
Lancashire, England. Died in St. George and is buried in Washington, Utah. He
traveled in the McArthur Co. with
wife Ann Ruth Hartley Parker
(1819–1899), and their children, Maxillian (1844-1938), Martha Alice
(1846–1925), Arthur Hartley (1850–1869), and Ada (1855–1930).
Passey (1837-1910). From Strensham,
Worcestershire, England. Cousin to Mary Ann Bates who married Edmund Ellsworth
(above). Companion of Thomas Fowler
and David Bowen. Drove ox-team for
Ellsworth Co. and worked for Ellsworth thereafter. Married Drusilla Theobold,
1858, in Salt Lake City. They settled in Paris, Idaho near Bear Lake and had 13
Phillips (1831-1903). From
Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Married Ann Thomas in Springville, Utah Co., in 1860. They settled in
Springville and had twelve children.
Ann Powell [Sabin] (1843-1929). Born in Llanover [Llanofer], Wales, south of
Llanfoist near Abergavenny, Wales. Her family also spent some time in
Blaenavon, so she likely knew the Vaughan
Family. (FS) Came with Ellsworth. on the Enoch Train and in his handcart co.
Settled first in Salt Lake City, then Payson, then Salem, Utah, where she died.
Married David DorwartSabin (1841-1899) in a monogamous
union. Sabin was originally from Pennsylvania.
Isabella Praetor (1853-1856). Born
in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
Preator (1826-1911). Travelled with
wife, Mary Ann Harper Preator
(1824-1878, from Stroud, Gloucestershire). He was from Chalford, Gloucestershire,
England. First settled in Springville, Utah, then Richmond, Cache Co., and
Fountain Green, San Pete Co., Utah. Mission to Independence, MO., where he
organized LDS Branch and died there.
P. Pratt (1807-1857). LDS Apostle, leaving for his last mission and
death in Arkansas.
Pratt (1825- ). A gun maker from
England. Traveled with wife, Caroline (1825- ). Traveled with children Eleanor
Saline (1844- ), George (1847- ), Orson (1853- ), Emily (1855- ). No further
information appears to be available. But the child’s name “Orson” is
Perkins Price (1809-1888) widow from
Queen Hill, Worcestershire, England. Remarried with John Deveraux (1800-1895). Settled in Goshen, Utah Co. Traveled with her
daughters, Emma Price (1836-1897). A
dressmaker from Eastnor, Herefordshire, England. Married William McMillan Thompsen (1821-1896), 1857, settled in
Goshen, Utah Co., and had three children. Divorced and married Richard James Burraston (1841-1926), lived in Goshen
and had eight more children. Ann’s other daughter was Eliza (Elizabeth) Price (1839-1879). Married Chauncey
Griswold Webb (1811-1903), settled
in Salt Lake City and had nine children.
Joseph Rasdell (1830-1864) Laborer.
Traveled with wife, Elizabeth Kettle
Rasdell (1834-1896). They left the Company in Iowa and came to Utah later.
Joseph died in Utah and Elizabeth remarried Valmere Paul in American Fork, Utah Co., 1865. She died in Ouray, Colorado.
Richins (1826-1896). Laborer from
Shepscombe, Gloucestershire, England. Traveled with his wife Harriet Deveraux Richins (1833-1896) and their son
Albert Francis (1855-1940). They settled first in Goshen, then later in Battle
Creek [Pleasant Grove], Utah Co., Utah.
Alice Robinson (1855-1943). Daughter
of John Robinson whom Ann Ham was assisting. Clara married Rueben
Warren Allred, Jr. in Salt Lake City, 19 Dec. 1870. They settled in Spring
City, Sanpete Co., Utah and had 13 children.
Robinson, Sr. (1810-1883) from Hill
Top, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. Married Mary Wood (1809-1846). LDS Baptism 1840. They went to Nauvoo. Mary ill
at expulsion from Nauvoo, 1846, and died in St. Louis. John returned to England
with daughters Elizabeth (1834-1929) and Sarah (1836-1930). Married Mary Ann Sorrill (1821-1853). Married Emma Lucas
(1829-1890). Went on mission in England and returned to America on the Enoch Train with wife Emma, daughters
Elizabeth and Sarah by 1st wife, John Jr. (1850-1929) by 2nd wife, and Clara
Alice (1855-1943) by Emma. Settled in Springville, then Manti, then Spring City,
Utah, where he died.
Robinson (1816-1883) while a
long-time friend of the LDS Church and the Prophet, Joseph Smith, Lewis was not baptized until 1846 in Nauvoo. He came West in
1847 In the Charles C. Rich Co. with
wife, Clarissa Minerva Duzette
(1822-1891), and son Solo Wells (1822-1891), He was at Ft. Bridger with his
second, plural wife, Mary Jane Waite
Robinson (1836-1922). Participated in the Handcart Rescue. He later lived
in Battle Creek (Pleasant Grove), and the Salt Lake Valley where he died.
Michel Rochon (1800-1856) from
Pinasco, Torino, Italy. Traveled with wife, Suzanne Robert Rochon (1819-1899), and children Jean Pierre (1845-1898),
and perhaps a daughter, Jeanne or Marguerite. Jean Michel died on 22 September
1856 in Echo Canyon, Utah Territory. Suzanne remarried Charles David Roman [this compiler’s 3rd
Great Grandfather] (1818–1896) of Ogden, Utah.
Sanders (1793-1 Sept. 1856). Died at
Deer Creek. Traveled with Mary (1838- ),
James (1840-1918), and Thomas (1846- ).
Walter Sanders was from Birmingham,
England. James settled in Salt Lake City and worked at ZCMI. This group came
together on the Enoch Train from Liverpool, but the relationships among them
are not clear.
Sheen (1826-1894). From Berrow,
Worcestershire, England. Travelled with wife, Eliza Tyler Sheen (1826-1901), father, James Sr. ( 1796-1856, died on
arrival in Kaysville, UT, from exhaustion), brother, James Jr. (1830-1927),
James’s wife, Mary Shields Sheen
(1833-1866), Robert and James’s sisters Hannah (1833-1908) and Ellen
(1837-1917), Robert and Eliza’s children, Mary “Polly,” (1848-1926), Louisa
Eliza (1850-1919), Ann (1852-1906), Emma (1854-1856), and James and Mary’s
child Sidney (1856-1856, who died two days earlier.)
Shilton [or Shelton] (1837-1906). Blacksmith from Birmingham, England. Married
Mary Ann Elliott in Salt Lake City,
1861, and Johannah Hendricksen in
John Smith (1832-1911). Nephew to
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Snyder (1815-1888). Made several
trips out and back assisting pioneers. Listed among the Rescue Companies of 1856.
Spencer, Jr. (1794-1868) born in
West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Married Sophronia Pomeroy (1805-1832) in 1823. Married Sarah Lester (1805-1845) in
1834. He was baptized LDS in 1840. After the death of Joseph Smith, he was
elected mayor of Nauvoo. Married Mary Spencer
(1824-1846) in Nauvoo, 1845. Married Emily Shafter Thompson (1819-1895) in Winter, Quarters, 1846. Was a bishop in
Winter Quarters 1846-47. Practiced plural marriage with three additional wives.
Mission to Britain 1852-56, Counselor to Pres. Franklin D. Richards. Returned to Utah in 1856 with the Grant Wagon Co. President of the Salt Lake City Stake (1849-68).
Ann Sprig (1838- ). She may have
been a servant of the Frost Family
above. No other information apparently available.
Pierre Stale (1803-1856). Traveled
with wife, Jeanne Marie Gaudin-Moise
Stale (1811-1898), and children, Susette (1837-1923), Bartolomi[y]
(1838-1912), Marie (1844-1929), and Marguerite or Margaret (1850-1938). The reports
of tensions among the Piedmontese Saints, Captain Ellsworth, and others may be in part due to the language barrier as
the Piedmontese were bilingual in French and Italian, but knew no English. This
may also help explain the confusion in the records with the names. The Stalles, generally changing the
spelling to “Stalley” settled in the
Ogden, Utah area along with most of the Piedmontese Saints. Stale’s death has
been confused with the death of Jean Rochon.
The account of Stale’s widow
supports that it was on the North Platte. Rochon’s was in Echo Canyon.
Stevenson (1828- ). Traveled with
brother, Alexander Stevenson (1820-
), and his family, wife, Magdelene Paterson
Stevenson (1821- ), and their children, John (1844-1920), Alexander (1849-
), Orson (1851- ), Joseph B. (1853- ), and Maria (1855- ). All appear to have
left the company and settled in Nebraska. The “old apostate” remains unidentified.
Stoddart (1813-1892). There were two
Stoddart Families of brothers with Ellsworth. William and Margaret Maria Alpin Stoddart (1818-1882) with their
children Caleb (1837-1925), Robert (1839-1893), Jane (1843-1935), Sarah (1845-1872),
Hannah (1847-1919), Mary (1852-1870), and Margaret (1854-1933). Robert Stoddart (1805-1856) and Margaret
Mariah McElvin Stoddart (1815-1899)
traveled with their children James (1842-1917), Mary (1845-1909), and Dinah
(1850-1911). Robert died later on the trail near Deer Creek, Nebraska Territory
(Day 83). The surviving Stoddarts
first settled in Lehi, Utah. Later, some went to Spring City, Sanpete Co.,
Taylor (1834-1862). Listed as a
servant from Carlisle, England.
is probably Thomas Thomas (1813-)
who was a Captain of Ten in the Hunt
Wagon Co., 1856. He was from Cardiff and seems to disappear from the historical
record after arrival in Utah, marriage to Elizabeth Phllips (1835-1921) (Bunker Handcart Co., 1856), and three children
born in by 1863. Lived in Ogden, Utah.
Tyler (1816-1906), born in
Sempronious, NY. Member of Zion’s Camp. Married Ruth Welton in Kirtland, OH, 1836. Member of Mormon Battalion and
published history. Came to Utah in ’47 and again in ’48 with the Willard
Richards Co. After mission to Britain, returned to Utah as Asst. Capt. in the Martin Handcart Co. Sent to Beaver,
Utah where he died at age 89.
Jenkins Vaughan (1789-1861). Born in
Stowe, Whitney, Herefordshire, England. Married John Vaughan in Hay,
Breconshire, Dec. 1810. Baptized in Llanfoist, Monmouthshire, Wales in December
1841. After arrival in Utah, she received a patriarchal blessing and endowment.
She married Charles Hulet (1790-1863)
of Springville, Utah Co., Utah. By 1860, she was in Jacks Valley, now Nevada,
in the home of Abednego Johns [Jones] whom her daughter Jane Vaughan Lewis (see above) had married.
Walker (1805-1856). From Carlisle,
Cumberland, England. Traveled with his wife Isabella Dixon Walker (1994-1881) and son John (1829-1894). Isabella was
born in Dumfries, Scotland. After arrival in the Valley, she lived with her son
James in Sanpete County. John also settled in Sanpete, Co.
Walker (1822-1907) who helped with
outfitting until 1860. He and his family settled in Farmington, Utah, then
pioneered Rockland, Idaho, where he died.
Holmes Walker (1820-1905) born in
Peacham, Vermont. LDS Baptism in 1834. Was wounded at Haun’s Mill 1838. Married
Olive Hovey Farr in Nauvoo, 1843. In
Mormon Battalion with sick detachment to Pueblo 1846. Arrived in Salt Lake City
with Daniel Spencer Co., 1847.
Married 2nd wife, Mary Jane Shadden
and built home in Farmington. Mission to South Africa, 1853. Placed in charge
of extra baggage of handcart pioneers in 1856, his freight wagons arrived in
Salt Lake City, Sept. 1857. Built homes on Big Cottonwood and in Lewisville,
Idaho. Married two additional women. Died in Idaho.
Walters (1809-1856). Born in
Cambridge, England. Married Harriett Cross
(1809-1883) born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. They traveled with their
children, Sarah Ann (1838–1915, who married William Clayton in 1856), Henry (1840–1927), Harriet (1842–1912), Martha
(1844–1908), and Lydia (1850–1900). Archer died from dysentery in Great Salt
Lake City attributed to his weakened condition twenty days after arrival.
Harriett died in Salt Lake City with no record of remarriage.
Wareing [Waring] (1838-1884). From Birmingham, England. Married Mary Gibson in Salt Lake City, 1862. Settled
in Salt Lake City.
Constable Warner (1794-1863), born
in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England. Traveled with wife Ann Miller Bradley Warner (1805-1865), and Sarah Jane Bradley (1841-1902), Ann’s mother by
Watts (1817-1885). Traveled with his
wife, Eliza Whale Watts (1822-1863).
They were from Wiltshire, England. Settled in Smithfield, Cache Co., UT, where
they both lived out their lives.
Watts (1810-1899). Brother of Henry Watts, above. Married Helen Livingston in Salt Lake City, 1859.
They settled in Smithfield, Cache Co., Utah.
Griswold Webb (1812-1903). LDS
baptism in 1834 the same year he married Eliza Churchill (1817-1884). He took a second wife, Elizabeth Lydia Taft (1827-1909) in Nauvoo. Captain of
50 in the Brigham Young 1848 Co. As
a return missionary, he was wheelwright for the handcarts and, in the Grant
Wagon Co., 1856, and a member of the handcart rescue. He married three wives
from the handcart companies, and one additional wife in 1868. His and Eliza’s
daughter, Ann Eliza Webb
(1844-1917), was married to Brigham Young whom she divorced with much notoriety
(AKA the 19th or 27th wife). Chauncey sympathized with his daughter and broke
his friendship with Brigham and activity with the church in his later years.
Welling (1833-1886). Born in Audlem,
Cheshire, England. Travelled in Ellsworth Co. with wife, Francs Elizabeth Yoeman Welling (1830-1865), Settled in
Farmington, UT and had six more children. After Elizabeth died, married three
plural wives and had several children by each.
Welling, Jr. (1855-1856). Born in
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Buried just east of Jacob Krumm Nature
Preserve, Jasper Co., Iowa. [Public Land Survey coordinates above].
Abraham Williams (1838- ). He may
have been confused with a person by the same name who came with his family in
the 1853 Henry Ettleman Company.
Amos Woolley (1825-1900), left
Florence with the Merrill Wagon Co.,
earlier in June, 1856.
Yeo (1838- ) from Devon, England. No
other information is readily available. May have dropped out of Company in Iowa