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Utah Pioneers of 1847

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES: The following is a complete list of the Pioneers of 1847, alphabetically arranged. It gives place and time of birth and death of most of the members, and also the present whereabouts of surviving Pioneers.

ADAMS, (Barnabas L.) was born near Pearth, Upper Canada, Aug 28, 1812; died near Salt Lake City, Utah, June, 2, 1869.

ALLEN, (Rufus) died in Ogden, Utah, in the winter of 1888-89.

ANGELL, (Truman O.) a son of James and Phoebe Ange1, was born at Providence, Rhode Island, June 5, 1810; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 16, 1887. He acted for many years as Church architect

ATWOOD, (Millen) was born in Waterford, Caledonia Co., Vermont, May 24, 1817, and has acted as Bishop of the Thirteenth Ward, Salt Lake City, since 1881. (See sketch in Biographical Encyclopedia, page 6.)

BADGER, (Rodney,) was born in Waterford, Caledonia Co., Vermont, Feb. 4, 1823, and accidentally drowned in the Weber River, Utah, April 29, 1853. (See Book I, page 48.)
BARNEY, (LEW S,) was born in Niagara County, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1808; resides temporarily at Elsinore, Sevier Co., Utah.

BARNUM, (Charles D.) was born near Brockville, County of Leeds, Canada, May 9, 1800; is still alive and resides in the Fifteenth Ward, Salt Lake City. (See sketch in Bio. Ency., page 7.)

BENSON, (Ezra Taft,) was born in Mendon, Worcester Co., Mass., Feb. 22, 1811; died in Ogden, Utah, 3, 1869. (See sketch, in Book I, page 132.)

BILLINGS, (George Pierce,) was born in Kirtland, Ohio, July 25, 1827; is still alive and resides in Manti, Sanpete Co., Utah.

BOGGS, (Francis) was born in Belmont County, Ohio, May 17, 1807; died in Washington, Washington Co., Utah, Jan. 22, 1889.

BROWN, (George Washington) was born in Newbury, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, Jan. 25, 1827; is still alive and resides at Charleston, Wasatch Co., Utah.

BROWN, (John) was born in Sumner County, Tenn., Oct. 23, 1820; is still alive and acts as Bishop of Pleasant Grove first Ward. Utah Co., Utah. (See sketch in Book I, page 115.)

BROWN, (Nathaniel Thomas,) was shot at Council Bluffs, Iowa, in February, 1848, just as he was preparing to migrate to the Valley.

BULLOCK, (Thomas) the secretary of the Pioneer Camp, was born in Leek, Staffordshire, England, Dec. 23, 1816; died in Coalville, Summit Co., Utah, Feb. 10, 1885.

BURK, (Charles Allen,) was born in Kirtland, Ohio, Sept. 2, 1823; died at Minersville, Beaver Co., Utah, Feb. 26, 1888.

BURNHAM, (Jacob D.) died in California in 1850.

BYARD, (Robert) died in Ogden, Utah, in 1876.

CARRINGTON, (Albert) was born in Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, Jan. 8, 1813; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 19 1889. (See sketch in Book I, page 243.)

CARTER, (William) is still alive and resides m St. George, Utah.

CA_E, (James) died in Sanpete County in 18.__*. (*unreadable)

CHAMBERLAIN, (Solomon) died in Washington County, Utah, March 26, 1862.

CHESSLEY, (Alexander P.) lived in San Juan Valley, Cal., when last heard from.

CLAYTON, (William) was born in England, July 17, 1814; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dee. 4, 1879.

CLOWARD, (Thomas P.) was born in Chester County, Penn., Dec. 10, 1823; is still alive and resides at Payson, Utah Co., Utah.

COLTRIN, (Zebedee) died at Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah, July 21, 1887.

CUAIGH, (James) the bugler of the Pioneer Camp, died at Santa Clara, Washington Co., Utah, in l866.

CROSBY, (Oscar) a colored man, died in Los Angeles, Cal., in 1870.

CURTIS, (Lyman) was born in New Salem, Franklin Co., Mass., Jan. 21, 1812; is still alive and resides in Salem, Utah Co., Utah.

CUSHING, (Hosea) died in Salt Lake City, before 1864.

DAVENPORT, (James) a son of Squire Davenport and Susannah Kitridge, was born at Danville, Caledonia Co , Vermont, May 1, 1802; died in Richmond, Cache Co., Utah, about 1885.

DECKER, (Isaac Perry) one of the children of the Pioneer Camp, is a son of Isaac Decker and Harriet Page Wheeler (afterwards the wife of Lorenzo D. Young). He was born in Winchester, Scott Co., Ill., Aug. 7, 1840, and resides in the Sixteenth Ward, Salt Lake City

DEWEY, (Benjamin Franklin) was born in Westfleld, Hampden Co., Mass., May 5, 1829; is still alive, but has no permanent home nor family and is not now a member of the Church. His temporary home is in Salt Lake City, Utah.

DIXON, (John) was killed by Indians near Parley's Park, Summit Co., Utah, Aug. 17, 1853.

DRIGGS, (Starling Graves) was born in Pennsylvania, Feb 12, 1822, and died in Purowan, Iron Co., Utah, Dec. 3, 1860.

DYKES, (William) died in Nebraska, Nov. 24, 1879.

EARL, (Sylvester H.) died in St. George, Utah, about twenty years ago.

EASTMAN, (Ozro) a non-Mormon, lives in Eagle Rock, Bingham Co., Idaho.

EGAN, (Howard) was born In Montreal, Canada, in 1815, and died in Salt Lake City, Utah, March l6, I878.

EGBERT, (Joseph) was born in Sullivan County, Indiana, March 10, 1818; is still alive and resides in Kaysville, Davis Co., Utah.

ELDREDGE, (John S.) died in Charleston, Wasatch Co., Utah, in 1874.

ELLSWORTH, (Edmund) a son of Jonathan Ellsworth and Sarah Gulley, was born in Paris, Oneida Co., N Y., July 1, 1819; is still alive and resides at Mesa, Apache Co., Arizona.

EMPEY, (William A.,) was born in Osnabrook Township, County of Stormont, Canada, July 4, 1808, and died in St George, Utah, Aug. 19, 1890.

ENSIGN, (Datus) died in Ogden, Utah, about the year 1870.

EVERETT, (Addison) was born in Wallkill, Orange Co., N Y., Oct. 10, 1805, and died in St. George. Utah, Jan. 12, 1885).

FAIRBANKS, (Nathaniel) was accidentally drowned in California in 1854.

FARR, (Aaron F.) was born at Waterford, Caledonia Co., Vermont, Oct 31, 1818; is still alive and resides In Ogden, Utah.

FITZGERALD, (Perry) was born Nov. 21, 1814, and died at Draper, Salt Lake Co., Utah, Oct. 4, 1889.

FLAKE, (Green) a colored man, was born in the State of Mississippi; is still alive and is supposed to reside at Union, Salt Lake Co., Utah.

FOWLER, (John S.) went to California in 1848, and subsequently died there.

FREEMAN, (John M.) died of cholera in Carson Valley, Nevada in 1850.

FROST, (Burr) was born at Waterbury Conn., March 4, 1816, and died in Salt Lake City, Utah, March l6, 1878.

FRUNK, (Horace Monroe) lived in San Bernardino, Cal., when last heard from.

FOX, (Samuel Bradford) a son of David W. Fox and Caroline List, was born at Adams, Jefferson Co, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1829; resided in Oregon when last heard from.

GIBBONS, (Andrew S.) died at Moan Coppy, Arizona, several years ago.

GLEASON, (John Streater) was born in Livonia, Livingston Co., N. Y., Jan. 13, 1819; is still alive and resides at Pleasant Grove, Utah Co., Utah.

GLINES, (Eric) resided in St. George, Utah, when last heard from.

GODDARD, (Stephen H.) lived in Davis Co., Utah, when last heard from.

GRANT, (David) was born at Arbroath, Forforshire, Scotland, July 21, 1816; died of chronic diarrhea in Mill Creek, Salt Lake Co., Utah, Dec. 22, 1868.

GRANT, (George R.) lived in Virginia City, Nevada, when last heard from.

GREENE, (John Young) a son of John P. and Rhoda S. Greene, was born in the State of New York, Sept. 2, 1826, and died in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 24, 1880.

GROVER, (Thomas) was born at Whitehall, Washington Co., N. Y., July 22, 1807, and died in Farmington, Davis Co., Utah, Feb. 20, 1886.

HANCOCK, (Joseph) one of the principal hunters of the Pioneer Camp, was born in Springfield, Mass., March 17,1800; is still alive and resides at Payson, Utah Co., Utah.

HANKS, (Sidney Alvarus) froze to death in Parley's Park. Summit Co., Utah, in April, 1870.

HANSEN, (Hans C.,) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov 23, 1806, is still alive and resides in Salina, Sevier Co., Utah.

HARMON, (Appleton M.) died at Holden, Millard Co., Utah, before May, 1877.

HARPER, (Charles Alfred) was born at Upper Providence, Montgomery Co., Penn., Jan. 27, 1816, is still alive and resides at Big Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co., Utah.

HENRIE, (William) died in Bountiful, Davis Co., Utah, several years ago.

HOWD. (Simeon) died in Beaver County, Utah, in 1862.

HIGBEE, (John S.) died in Toquerville, Washington Co., Utah, Nov. 1. 1877.

HOLMAN, (John Greenleaf) was born at Byron Centre, Genessee Co., N. Y., Oct. 18, 1828; died at Rexburg, Bingham Co., Idaho, Nov. 5, 1888.

IVORY, (Matthew) was killed at Beaver, Utah, in the beginning of 1885.

JACOB, (Norton) was born in Massachusetts, Aug. 11, 1804, and died at Glenwood, Sevier Co., Utah, Jan. 30, 1879.

JACKMAN, (Levi) was born in Verkshire, Orange Co., Vermont, July 28, 1797, and died in Salem, Utah Co., Utah, July 23, 1876.

JOHNSON, (Artemas) died in Utah many years ago.

JOHNSON, (Luke S.) was born in Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont, Nov. 3, 1807; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 9, 1861. (See sketch in Book I, p 42.)

JOHNSON, (Philo) was born in Newton, Fairfield Co., Conn., Dec. 6, 1815; is still alive and resides in Payson, Utah.

KELSEY, (Stephen) was born at Montville, Geuaga Co., Ohio, in 1829, is still alive and resides in Paris, Bear Lake Co., Idaho.

KENDALL, (Levi N.) a son of Levi Kendall and Lorena Lyman, was born in Lockport, Niagara Co., N. Y., is still alive and is at Springville, Utah Co., Utah

KLINEMAN, (Conrad) resides in the Almo Ward, Maricopa Co., Arizona.

KIMBALL, (Ellen Sanders,) one of the three women who accompanied the Pioneers, was a wife of Heber C. Kimball, born In Telemarken, Norway, in 1824; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 22, 1871.

KIMBALL, (Heber C.) was born at Sheldon, Franklin Co., Vermont, June 14 1801, and died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 22, 1868.

KING, (William A.) died in Boston, Mass., in 1862.

LAY, (Hark) colored, lives in Union, Salt Lake Co., Utah.

LEWIS, (Tarleton) is still alive and resides in Richfield, Sevier Co., Utah.

LITTLE, (Jesse Carter) was born at Belmont, Waldo Co., Maine, Sept. 26, 1815; is still alive and resides at Littleton, Morgan Co., Utah.

LOSEE, (Franklin G.) resided in Lehi, Utah Co., Utah, years ago.

LOVELAND, (Chancey) died in Bountiful, Davis Co., Utah, Aug. 16, 1876.

LYMAN, (Amasa M.) was born in Lyman Township, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, March 30, 1813; died in Fillmore, Millard Co., Utah, Feb. 4, 1877. (See Book I. p. 121.)

MARBLE, (Samuel H.) is unknown.

MARKHAM, (Stephen) was born at Hartward, Ontario Co., N. Y., Feb. 9, 1800; died in Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah, March 17, 1878.

MATTHEWS, (Joseph) died in Arizona a few years ago.

MILLS, (George) died in Salt Lake City, Aug. 29, 1854.

MURRAY, (Carlos) was killed by Indians on the Humboldt River in 1855.

N_____, _____, _____ Sanpete Co., Utah, in 1873.

NORTON, (John W.) is supposed to reside at Panguitch, Garfield Co., Utah.

OWEN, (Seeley) died in Arizona several years ago.

PACK, (John) was born in St. Johns, New Brunswick, May 20, 1809; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 4, 1885. (See Bio. Ency., p. 70.)

PIERCE, (Eli Harvey) died in Brigham City, Box Elder Co., Utah, about the year 1858.

POMEROY, (Francis M.) son of Martin Pomeroy and Sybil Hunt, was born Somers, ______, died in Mesa, Maricopa Co., Arizona, Oct. 29,1882.

POWELL, (David) lived in the State of Mississippi when last heard from.

PRATT, (Orson) was born at Hartford, Washington Co., New York, Sept. 19, 1811; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 3, 1881. (See Book I, p. 49.)

REDDEN, (R. Jackson) was born in Portage Co, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1816, is still alive and lives in Hoytsville, Summit Co., Utah.

RICHARDS, (Willard) was born in Hopkinton, Middlesex Co , Mass., June 24, 1804; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, March 11, 1854. (See Book I, p. 104.)

RAPPLEYEE, (Tunis) died at Kanosh, Millard Co., Utah, about four years ago.

ROCKWELL, (Orrin P.) was born in the State of New York, June 25, 1813; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 9, 1878.

ROCKWOOD, (Albert P.) was born in Holliston, Middlesex Co., Mass., June 5, 1805; died in the Sugar House Ward, Salt Lake Co., Utah, Nov. 20, 1879.

ROLFE, (Benjamin Williams,) was born in Romford, Oxford Co., Maine, Oct. 7, 1822, is still alive and resides in the Sixteenth Ward, Salt Lake City.

ROOKER, (Joseph) went to California, where he was last heard from in 1857.

ROUNDY, (Shadrach) was born in Windham Co., Vermont, Jan. 1, 1789; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 4, 1872. (See Bio. Ency., p. 80.)

SCHOLES, (George) died in Lehi, Utah Co., Utah, before 1873.

SCOFIELD, (Joseph S.) died at Bellevue, Washington Co., Utah, March 8, 1875.

SHERWOOD, (Henry G.) died in San Bernardino, Cal., before 1862

SHUMWAY, (Andrew Purley) a son of Charles Shumway and Julia Ann Hooker, was born at Millbury, Worcester Co., Mass., Feb. 20, 1833; is still alive and resides at Franklin, Oneida Co., Idaho.

SHUMWAY, (Charles) was born in Oxford, Worcester Co., Vermont, Aug. 1, 1806, is still alive and resides in Johnson, Kane Co., Utah.

SMITH, (George A.) was born in Potsdam, .St. Lawrence Co., New York, June 26, 1817; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 1, 1875. (See Book I, p. 98.)

SMOOT, (William C. A.) was born in Roane County, Tennessee, Jan. 30, 1828; is still alive and resides in the Sugar House Ward, Salt Lake Co., Utah.

SNOW, (Erastus) was born at St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont, Nov. 9, 1818; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 27, 1888.

STEVENS, (Roswell) died at Bluff City, San Juan Co., Utah, May 4, 1880.

STEWART, (Benjamin Franklin,) was killed by lightning at Benjamin, Utah Co., Utah, June 22, 1885.

STEWART, (James W.) resides in Morgan County, Utah.

STRINGHAM, (Briant) was born at Windsor, Broome Co., New York, March 28, 1825; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 4, 1871.

SUMME, (Gilbrold) is unknown.

TAFT, (Seth) was born at Mendon, Worcester Co., Mass., Aug. 11, 1796; died in Salt Lake City, Nov. 23, 1863.

TANNER, (Thomas) died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 2, 1855

TAYLOR, (Norman) lived in Southern Utah, until quite recently.

THOMAS, (Robert T.) lives in Provo, Utah

THORNTON, (Horace) was born at Hinsdale, Cattaraugus Co., New York, May 7, 1822, is still alive and resides at Glenwood, Sevier Co., Utah

THORPE, (Marcus B.) was murdered for his money in California Jan. 19, 1849.

TIPPITS, (John Harvey,) was born at Wittingham, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, Sept. 5, 1810; died at Farmington, Davis Co., Utah, Feb. 14, 1890.

VANCE, (William P.) resides in Southern Utah,

WALKER, (Henson) was born in Manchester, Ontario Co., New York, March 13, 1820, is still alive and resides in Pleasant Grove, Utah Co., Utah.

WARDLE, (George) is still alive and resides in Ashley, Uintah Co., Utah.

WARDWORTH, (William Shin,) was born at Woodstown, Salem Co., New Jersey, March 5, 1810; died in Springville, Utah Co., Utah, Jan. 18, 1888.

WEILER, (Jacob) was born near Churchtown, Lancashire Co., Penn., March 14, 1808, is still alive and acts as Bishop of the Third Ward, Salt Lake City, Utah.

WHEELER, (John) is unknown.

WHITNEY, (Horace Kimball,) a son of Newel K. and Elizabeth Ann Whitney, was born in Kirtland, Geuaga Co., Ohio, July 25, 1823; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 22, 1884.

WHITNEY, (Orson K.,) a son of Newel K. and Elizabeth Ann Whitney, was born in Kirtland, Geuaga Co., Ohio, Jan. 30, 1830; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 31, 1884.

WHIPPLE, (Edson) a son of John Whipple and Basmath Hutchins, was born at Dummerston, Windham Co., Vermont, Feb. 5, 1805, is still alive and resides at Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

WILLIAMS, (Almons) is unknown.

WOODRUFF, (Wilford) was born in Farmington, Hartford Co , Conn., March 1, 1807, is still alive and presides over the Church. (See Book I, page 93.)

WOODWARD, (George) was born in Monmouth County, New Jersey, Sept 9, 1817, is still alive and resides in St George, Utah.

WOOLSEY, (Thomas) resided in Sanpete County, Utah, when last heard from.

YOUNG, (Brigham) was born in Whitingham, Windham Co., Vermont, June 1, 1801; died in Salt Lake City, Aug. 29, 1877 (See Book I, p. 24.)

YOUNG, (Clarrissa Decker) one of the three women who accompanied the Pioneers, was a daughter of Isaac Decker and Harriet Page Wheeler, and a wife of President Brigham Young. She was born in Freedom, Cattaraugus Co., New York, July 22, 1828, and died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 5, 1889.

YOUNG, (Harriet Page Wheeler) another of the three women who accompanied the Pioneers, was a daughter of Oliver Wheeler and Hannah Ashley and a wife of Lorenzo D. Young. She was born at Hillsboro, New Hampshire, Sept. 7, 1803; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 22, 1871.

YOUNG, (Lorenzo Dow) a brother of President Brigham Young, was born in Smyrna, Chenango Co., New York, Oct. 19, 1807, is still alive and resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.

YOUNG, (Lorenzo Zobriski) one of the two children who accompanied the Pioneers, is a son of Lorenzo D. Young and Harriet Page Wheeler, and was born in Winchester, Morgan Co., Ill., March 9. 1841. He now resides in Huntington, Emery Co., Utah.

YOUNG, (Phinehas H.) a brother of President Brigham Young, was born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co , Mass., Feb 16, 1799; died in Salt Lake City, Utah. Oct. 10, 1879.


Source: *The Historical Record, 1890

Submitted by Cathy Danielson





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