Sunday, June 16, 2013

Thomas family pioneers

Wagon Train Information

*******1853- Joseph W. Young Company**********************************************
Thomas and Morgan families
Margaret Thomas 45 (could not find her on the listing- only the children), Mary 19 (listed as 17), Richard 16 (our ancestor who married Elizabeth below after their journey), Blanch 10, and Catherine 8.

Mary Morgan 46, with her children Anne 23, Elizabeth 21 (our ancestor who married Richard Thomas sometime after their journey), Margaret 19, Ruth 14, Sarah 12, and David 10.

Departure:  1-7 June 1853
Arrival in Salt Lake Valley:  10 October 1853

Company Information:  402 individuals and about 54 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Keokuk, Iowa.  This company crossed the Missouri River July 11.

*******1856- Edmund Ellsworth Company********************************************
John Devereaux
John 47 (was actually 56),  his wife Esther died on the ship coming over from England

Departure: 9 June 1856
Arrival in Salt Lake Valley:  26 September 1856

Company Information:
The first handcart company had 275 individuals, 52 handcarts, and a few wagons when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Iowa City, Iowa.


*******1862- Joseph Horne Company************************************************
Peter and Rise Sophia Hansen
Possibly in this company- Their children Poul and Catherine are not  listed.  Ages  for Peter and Sophia are unknown but 1862 is the year they came on the ship Athenia.

Departure: 29 July 1862
Arrival in Salt Lake Valley: 1 October 1862

Company Information:
570 individuals and 52 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Florence, Nebraska (now Omaha).


*******1862- Homer Duncan Company***********************************************
William Davies family
George (20) who crossed with them is not listed here.  William 42, Eliza Brain 39, Mary Ann 18, William 12, Sarah Elizabeth 6, Eliza Jane 3

Departure: 22 July 1862
Arrival in Salt Lake Valley: 21-24 September 1862

Company Information:
About 500 individuals were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Florence, Nebraska (now Omaha).

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Lars Peterson and daughter Hannah- couldn't find company information

Anders Larsen family- couldn't find company information

Thanks to Laurie Parker for compiling this information!

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