Prefix: LDS Historical
Change Date: 2 JUL 2014
Name: Page 1
Event: Massacre: see Joseph Young, Jane Adeline Bicknell, & Amanda Melissa Barnes
Info 2 30 OCT 1838 Haun's Mill, Caldwell, Missouri
Event: U.S. Mormon Battalion roster
Info 2 16 JUL 1846 Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
The project to locate and identify a list of those who served in the Revolutionary War of 1776 and lived long enough to also join the LDS faith in the early 1830s found six people. Such individuals if age 20 in 1776 would be age 74 in 1830. That in itself is a great accomplishment to live that long. I was surprised to find the first one, Jabez Carter and you can help to find others.
1. Jabez Carter, born 2 Apr 1750 in Killingsworth, Middlesex, CT died 1 Aug 1836 in Kirtland, Geauga, OH. He served in the Revolutionary War in 1775, 1776, 1777-1779 and discharged on 10 March 1780 at age 30. He joined the LDS Church 12 August 1832 in Benson, Rutland, Vermont at age 82. See notes for Jabez Carter this database.
2. Charles DICKSON was born 10 Jan 1766 Hutton, Rudby, Yorkshire, England. At the age of six, he immigrated with his parents from England to Canada. Charles served in the military in Canada during the Revolutionary War. At the age of sixteen, during the closing years of the Revolutionary War, he and other youths of Sackville and vicinity were taken to Fort Cumberland to perform garrison duty, and acquitted themselves creditably. He joined the LDS (Mormon) Church on 22 May 1836 and moved his family to Kirtland, Ohio. In 1838, he with his daughter Jane and youngest son, started for Missouri. Soon after they had crossed the Missouri River, they met large numbers of the Mormon people, who were being driven out of that state by force, most of whom were in a most destitute condition. They returned with these people to Quincy, Illinois, where Mr. Dixon hired a house and remained for the winter, and liberally used his means in entertaining and relieving the necessities of these poor suffering destitute brethren. The following spring he returned to Ohio (Kirtland), where he pursued with his usual diligence and industry his occupation of farming until the spring of 1854. Charles Dixon died while attempting to immigrate to Utah in 1854 at the age of 88. See notes for Charles Dixon this database.
3. John Young Sr., born 3 Mar 1763 in Hopkinton, Middlesex, MA died 12 Oct 1839 in Quincy, Adams, IL. He served in the Revolutionary War in 1777, fought at Saratoga NY, participated in at least 3 other campaigns in Massachusetts and New Jersey, and at the end of the war in 1783 was age 20. He joined the LDS Church 5 April 1832 after traveling to a meeting at Columbia, PA at age 69. He was the father of Brigham Young. See notes for John Young this database.
4. Henry Thomas was born 17 February 1758 probably in Sumner County Tennessee. His father General Owen Thomas died at the battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. Henry joined the LDS Church on 9 February 1836 in Kentucky. Wilford Woodruff wrote:
June 9th (1836), we preached at Damon's creek, Kentucky, and brother Patten rebuked strongly some wicked men who had gathered together as a mob. At the close of the meeting, he went to the water and baptized two; one was Father Henry Thomas the father of Daniel and Henry Thomas, some 80 years of age; he was a revolutionary soldier, and had served under General George Washington.
The following year, Henry Thomas died at Zion's Camp in Caldwell County, Missouri on 4 Sep 1837.
5. Asael Smith, grandfather of Joseph Smith Jr. was born 7 Mar 1744 Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts and died 31 Oct 1830 Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York after hearing the Gospel from his son Joseph in August 1830.
In 1772, they moved to Windham, New Hampshire. While living in this or a neighboring town, Asael gave his service in the Revolutionary War, enlisting in July 1776 under Captain John Nesmith, in Colonel Joshua Wingate's Regiment of New Hampshire troops. They were mustered for Canada service, and marched to join the northern armies under Thornton and Bartlett. (New Hampshire Revolutionary Rolls 1; 342, 349.)
Asael Smiths son, Joseph Smith Sr.:
He was the first person who received his son Joseph's testimony after he had seen the angel, and exhorted him to be faithful and diligent to the message he had received. He later saw the Golden Plates and became one of the eight witnesses to the Book of Mormon. He was baptized April 6, 1830. In August, 1830, in company with his son Don Carlos, he took a mission to St. Lawrence county, New York, touching on his route at several of the Canadian ports, where he distributed a few copies of the Book of Mormon, visited his father (Asael), brothers and sisters residing in St. Lawrence county, bore testimony to the truth, which resulted eventually in all the family coming into the Church, excepting his brother Jesse and sister Susan.
Asael Smith, received him (his son Joseph Sr) and his message very kindly, and read the ancient record about half through before he died, in October of that year. His mother, Mary Duty Smith, was also convinced of the truth of the "latter-day message," but owing to the deep-seated prejudices of some of her children among whom she lived, she did not formally join the church.
(After Joseph Senior's baptism in 1830, the next earliest baptism occured for his brother John in 1832.)
6. Ute Perkins was found by James Jobe in the Joseph Smith Papers:
(15 July 1761 ? 11 Mar. 1844). Born at Anson Co. (later Lincoln Co.), North Carolina. Son of Robert Biggan Perkins and Elizabeth Lollar. Served in American Revolution, 1778?1779.(5) Moved to what became Abbeville Co., South Carolina, 1779. Married Sarah (Sally) Gant, 15 July 1781, at what became Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina. Moved to Pendleton Co. (later Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties), South Carolina, 1791; to what became White Co., Tennessee, 1796; and to Morgan Co., Illinois, by 1826. First permanent settler of what became Fountain Green, Hancock Co., Illinois, 1826. Member of LDS church, by June 1839.(10) Died at Nauvoo, Hancock Co. Illinois on 11 March 1844.
7. Thos. McBride d. 1838 Haun's Mill, Caldwell County, Missouri
The LDS historical database:
During the 22 years known as the Pioneer Period, some 68,000 Mormon pioneers established 353 communities in the area they called Deseret, which covered all of present-day Utah, most of Nevada and Arizona, and parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and California. Their journey, spanning the years from 1847 to 1869, was the largest organized migration in American history.
The preparation began in 1846 with the accomplishments of the U.S. Mormon Battalion. "History may be searched in vain for an equal march of infantry. Half of it has been through a wilderness where nothing but savages and wild beasts are found, or deserts where, for lack of water, there is no living creature." ~Col. Philip St. George Cooke
Through its epic march, the Battalion helped secure California from Mexico. They are honored for serving their country. They earned needed funds to help destitute immigrants cross the plains to Utah. The Battalion forged a wagon road from Santa Fe to the Pacific Ocean, another from San Diego to San Francisco, and a new route over the Sierra Nevadas that was used by 50,000 gold seekers entering California.
They built buildings, dug wells, and built an industrial base of flour and saw mills. They were there when gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill. See the James S. Brown history of the California gold discovery. They stayed and finished their projects instead of leaving for the gold fields. This changed the fate of the American West. Many of their stories are contained in their general notes. Of particular interest are the histories of Elisha Averett, Abner Levi Blackburn, William and Melissa Corey, and Elisha Smith. A Mormon Battalion roster is available in the events list for 1846 which lists members included in this database.
In the 1850's the LDS faith did something remarkable. By ones and twos, and even whole families, the Church took 50,000 lines of descent from all parts of the world and tied them in a knot in Utah. More lines will be connected here than ever were done by royality.
The LDS Historical Database is a multimedia compilation of over 200,000 individuals compiled in 2 years and 6 months by Vern Taylor of Stockton California. Most notes and biographies were collected from various sources on the Internet. Some were digitally keyed by Renda Taylor. Photos were added when available.
The notes areas contain history and biographies. Events may also contain notes, sources, and multimedia content.
The purpose of the database is to study the people who created the events, rather than just the events of history. It is hoped that the database may be of some use as a supplement to the Sunday school classes on Church history. And, it is a genealogy database you can link your family line to, as well as a reference tool.
There are some family lines that connect to the royality database. They are de Aubeney, Beauchamp, Beckwith, Bulkeley, Gascoigne, Huntington, Knight, Lathrop, Stafford, Stewart/Stuart, and White.
I have tried to error correct and standardize the place names. Unless otherwise indicated, all places are USA. Abbreviations used are BG=burial ground, Cem=Cemetery, Mm= Friends Monthly Meeting, Mt.=Mount, Twp=Township, St.=Saint, (xxx)=current name in use, <>= possibly, DMB=Daughters of the Mormon Battalion, USMB=United States Mormon Battalion, DUP=Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
<> around dates and places in Ancestral File was meant to mean a possible date or place. A computer generated these dates and places by picking dates and places from nearby relatives (spouse or parents). They were never meant to be for real, just guidelines.
The errors listed in the problem report, as per my options in RootsMagic, have been fixed or noted with an asterick. I've found other problems will still show up in the PAF error report.
There are a few living LDS persons of interest such as the Osborn sisters, The Osmonds, author/playwright Orson Scott Card, Miss America 1985 Sharlene Wells, quarterback Steve Young, Senator Orrin Hatch, artists Paula Erekson, Lynn Fausett, Helen Wagstaff Paul, and some of the current Quorum of the Twelve such as Henry B. Eyring and Thomas S. Monson, as well as President Gordon B. Hinckley. You will also find the third wife of U.S. Mormon Battalion member Porter Sanford is a third cousin of June CARTER, wife of Johnny CASH through the KILGORE lineage.
Some voice and music clips are available by accessing the multimedia section of Sharlene Wells, Vern Taylor, and Richard L. Evans. Richard L. Evans has a clip for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Spoken Word. A video clip is available for the movie "The Other Side of Heaven" which was made about the missionary experiences of John H. Groberg.
A video tour of the Nauvoo Temple interior is available at William Weeks, who was architect for the temple. Audio clips are available for the Presidents of the Church, Gordon B. Hinckley, and Heber J. Grant.
This is a lineage linked database, so some LDS historical figures may not be in the database until I find a connection. Such connections can be ancestral, descendant, cousin, or marriage. You're welcome to help make more connections.
What you will find here are the presidents of the LDS Church, most of the Patriarchs, Quorum of the Twelve, Relief Society Presidents, and some of the General Authorities, Utah Pioneers, over 600 members of the Mormon Battalion and some women leaders.
As well as searching by name, you can perform a suffix search for such catagories as Quorum of the Twelve, President, Patriarch, Quorum of the Seventy, Stake President, Bishop, Relief Society, U.S. Mormon Battalion, Utah Pioneer, and Early LDS among others.
You should as well check out some interesting figures such as Charles Francis Adams, James Pierson Beckwith, Daniel Boone, Calamity Jane Canary, William Clark, Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny, Meriwether Lewis, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Josiah Quincy Jr., Katherine Hepburn, Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash, Celine Dion, U.S. President George W. Bush and Lady Diana Spencer. -- Vern Taylor 2004
Bibliography of the sources used are:
American Biographical Library
General Authorities Menu
Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia
Ancestry.com. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia [database online]. Orem, Utah:
LDS Vital Records/Pioneer Heritage Library from Ancestry LDS FH Suite 2 on CD
from major contributions of Harvey Black and Susan Easton Black, BYU.
º Black, Susan Easton. Members of the Mormon Battalion:
A Sesquicentennial Remembrance. Provo, Utah: © 1980. 79 pages.
º Carter, Kate B., ed. Our Pioneer Heritage. 20 vols.
Salt Lake City: International Society, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1958?1977.
º Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Heart Throbs of the West. 12 vol.
Salt Lake City: International Society, Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
º Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. An Enduring Legacy. 12 vol.
Salt Lake City: International Society, Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
º Esshom, Frank, ed. Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah
Biographies. Salt Lake City: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company, 1913.
º Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941.
º Jenson, Andrew. Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia:
A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women
in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 4 vols.
º Roberts, B. H. Comprehensive History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 6 vols. 1930. Reprint. Orem, Utah: Sonos Publishing Inc., 1991.
º Smith, Joseph. History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Edited by B. H. Roberts. 2nd ed., rev. 7 vols. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1980.
º Utah Historical Quarterly. Orem, Utah: Timeless Software, 1998. 13,000 p.
º Whitney, Orson F. History of Utah. 4 vols.
Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon & Sons Co., 1892?1904.
º Wiggins, Marvin E. Mormons and Their Neighbors: An Index to Over 80,000
Biographical Sketches from 1820 to 1985 of Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Non Latter-day Saints Living in LDS Communities. 2nd ed.
Nauvoo Database at Nauvoo, Illinois
records were collected and submitted by Elder Dr. Donald R. Snow, Retired
Prof of Math, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com Formerly serving in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission 2005.
U.S. Mormon Battalion
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Problems with Gedcom files:
GEDCOM transfer of this database from RootsMagic to PAF generates 5000+ errors. 500 of those may be legitimate, but 4500 occured at the very end of import and appear to be improper dates. The suffix field is deleted. Even in custom templates there is no suffix field. Prefix and Alias fields are transferred. The Literature event is dumped into general notes. All event notes are dumped into general notes. Multimedia links attached to events were deleted. PAF does not allow multiple AFN which have been merged in RootsMagic.
Neither PAF or Legacy recognize the fact "Alternate Name". Words such as "died young" written in date fields are treated as errors. The line "2 _SDATE" was unrecognized. It is RootsMagics Sort Date. Repeat LDS baptisms such as "1903 09 Aug 1966" were listed as errors but were imported. Event "ADR3" could not be imported into events.
Legacy's formating of poetry was not correct. The GEDCOM import required several hours. On LDS events for live ordenances, Legacy assumes these places are supposed to be temple codes, when they are actually temple locations, it pauses the import for you to select the correct temple. Legacy did not allow notes attached to Ancestral File Numbers. A web address placed in the FAX field generated errors.
550 total alphabetical males - 21 Jul 2005
Event: USMB female roster
Info 2 16 JUL 1846
US Mormon Battalion linked by Vern Taylor
ABBOTT, Joshua Chandler born 14 Aug 1804 rank: as a PVT in Company D
ADAIR, Wesley George John born 18 Feb 1820 rank: as a PVT in Company C
ADAMS, Orson Bennett born 9 Mar 1815 rank: as 1st SGT of Company C
ALEXANDER, Horace Martin born 15 Feb 1812 rank: as a CPL of Company B
ALLEN, Ezra Hela born 28 Jul 1814 rank: as a musician for Company C
ALLEN, Alburn (Albern) born 22 May 1802 rank: as a PVT in Company A
ALLEN, Rufus Chester born 22 Oct 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company A
ALLEN, James D. born 1806 rank: as Colonel of the U.S. Mormon Battalion
ALLEN, Elijah born 7 Feb 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company B
ALLEN, Franklin born 15 Apr 1818 rank: as a PVT in Company B
ALLEN, John born aft 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company E
ALLEN, George (A.) born 16 Apr 1802 rank: as a PVT in Company B
ALLRED, James Tillman Sanford born 28 Mar 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company A
ALLRED, Reuben Warren born 9 Nov 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company A
ALLRED, Reddick Newton born 21 Feb 1822 rank: as Battalion Staff QM. Sgt.
ALLRED, James Riley born 28 Jan 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company A
AVERETT, Elisha born 12 Dec 1810 rank: as a musician in Company A
AVERETT, Jeduthan H. born 12 Jun 1816 rank: as a PVT in Company D
BABCOCK, Lorenzo born 22 Dec 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company C
BADHAM, Samuel born 31 Jul 1815 rank: as a PVT in Company D
BAILEY, Jefferson born 11 Mar 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company C
BAILEY, James S. born aft 29 Jul 1815 rank: as a PVT in Company C
BAILEY, Addison born abt 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company C
BARGER, William Harrison born 3 Jan 1812 rank: as a PVT in Company D
BARNEY, Walter born 7 Jan 1819 rank: as a PVT in Company C
BARRUS, Ruel born 11 Aug 1821 rank: as 2nd Lieutenant of Co. B
BATES, Joseph William born 16 Jan 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company E
BECKSTEAD, Gordon Silas born 25 Nov 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company A
BECKSTEAD, Orin Mortimer born 2 Feb 1830 rank: as a PVT in Company A
BECKSTEAD, William Ezra born 13 Mar 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company C
BEDDOME, William born 25 Jul 1829 rank: as a PVT in Company E
BEERS, William born 30 Apr 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company E
BEVAN, James born 18 Oct 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company A
BIGLER, Henry William born 28 Aug 1815 rank: as a Pvt in Company B
BINGHAM, Erastus born 30 Sep 1822 rank: as a PVT in Company B
BINGHAM, Thomas born 19 Jul 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company B
BINLEY, John Wesley born 18 Apr 1814 rank: as a PVT in Company E
BIRD, William born 16 Jul 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company B
BLACK, George David born 18 Feb 1840 rank: as family of a soldier
BLACKBURN, Abner Levi born 13 Jan 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company C
BLANCHARD, Mervin Simeon born 1 Nov 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company A
BLISS, Robert Stanton born 1 Aug 1805 rank: as a PVT in Company B
BOLEY, Samuel born 25 Dec 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company B
BORROWMAN, John born 13 May 1816 rank: as a PVT in Company B
BOSCO, John and Jane born bef 1800 rank: family of a soldier
BOWING, Henry A. born 5 Aug 1829 rank: as a PVT in Company A
BOYD, William W. born abt 1817 rank: as a PVT in Company D
BOYD, George Washington born 30 Oct 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company D
BOYLE, Henry Green born 7 Mar 1824 rank: as a Pvt in Company C
BRACKENBURY, Benjamin Blanchette born 27 Apr 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company B
BRASS, Benjamin born 22 Sep 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company A
BRAZIER, Richard born 6 Dec 1793 rank: as 2nd SGT of Company E
BRIMHALL, John born 16 Apr 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company C
BRIZZEE, Henry Willard born 1 May 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company D
BRONSON, Clinton Doneral born 17 Dec 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company A
BROWETT, Daniel born 18 Dec 1810 rank: as a SGT of Company E
BROWN, James Stephens born 4 Jul 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company D
BROWN, James born 30 Sep 1801 rank: as Captain of Company C
BROWN, Alexander born 3 Mar 1826 rank: as a CPL in Company C
BROWN, Jesse Sowell born 26 Mar 1829 rank: as a Pvt in Company C
BROWN, Ebenezer born 6 Dec 1801 rank: as a 2nd SGT of Company A
BROWN, Robert H. born 11 May 1832 rank: as a teamster for Company D
BROWN, Neuman born 18 Jul 1830 rank: as a teamster for Company D
BROWN, James Polly born 22 Apr 1803 rank: as a PVT of Company D
BROWN, John Taylor born 2 Jun 1847 rank: as a child born on the march
BROWN, Daniel born 2 Oct 1822 rank: as a PVT of Company E
BROWN, John born 25 Aug 1819 rank: as a PVT in Company A
BROWN, Francis born 2 Nov 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company B
BROWN, William Walton born 2 Nov 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company A
BROWN, Edmund Lee born 1804 rank: as 2nd SGT of Company E
BROWNELL, Russell Gideon born 17 Jul 1818 rank: as a Musician and CPL in Co. C
BRYANT, John Strange born 17 Sep 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company A
BUCHANAN, John born 25 Jan 1825 rank: as a CPL of Company D
BULKLEY, Newman born 18 Aug 1817 rank: as a PVT in Company E
BUNKER, Edward born 1 Aug 1822 rank: as a PVT of Company E
BURNS, Thomas R. born 18 Aug 1824 rank: as 2nd CPL of Company E
BURT, William born 1805 rank: as a PVT in Company C
BUSH, Richard born 13 Mar 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company B
BUSH, William born aft 1800 rank: as a PVT in Company C
BUTTERFIELD, Jacob Kemp born 17 Feb 1813 rank: as a PVT in Company A
BUTTON, Montgomery E. born 6 Jan 1813 rank: as a PVT in Company E
BUTTON, James H. born 1836 rank: as family of a soldier
BUTTON, Jutson Helabert born 24 Jul 1839 rank: as family of a soldier
BYBEE, John McCann born 17 Feb 1829 rank: as a PVT in Company B
CALDWELL, Matthew born 11 Jun 1822 rank: as a PVT in Company E
CALKINS, Sylvanus born 30 Dec 1822 rank: as a PVT in Company A
CALKINS, Alvah Chauncey born 30 Sep 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company A
CALKINS, James Wood born 22 Nov 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company A
CALKINS, Edwin Ruthuen born 6 May 1820 rank: as a PVT in Company A
CALLAHAN, Thomas William born 20 Apr 1812/14 rank: as a PVT in Company B
CALVERT, John Hamaker born 7 Mar 1828 rank: as a PVT of Company C
CAMP, James Greer born 12 Jan 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company B
CAMPBELL, Jonathan born *26 Jan 1812 rank: as a PVT in Company E
CAMPBELL, Samuel Joseph born 4 May 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company E
CANFIELD, Cyrus Culver born 20 Dec 1817 rank: as a SGT of Company D
CARPENTER, Isaac J. born 8 Mar 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company C
CARPENTER, William Hiram born 22 Jul 1820 rank: as a PVT in Company C
CARTER, Isaac Philo born 11 Mar 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company B
CARTER, Richard Harrison born 8 Aug 1820 rank: as a PVT in Company E
CASPER, William Wallace born 12 Mar 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company A
CASTO, William born 10 Feb 1816 rank: as a PVT in Company D
CASTO, James born 5 Nov 1812 rank: as a PVT in Company D
CATLIN, George Washington born 21 Sep 1818 rank: as a PVT in Company C
CAZIER, James born 13 Jul 1817 rank: as a PVT in Company E
CAZIER, John born 14 Mar 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company E
CHAPIN, Samuel George born aft 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company E
CHARBONNEAU, Jean Baptiste born 11 Feb 1805 rank: as a guide for the U.S. Mormon Battalion
CHASE, John Darwin born 10 Aug 1815 rank: as CPL of Company B
CHASE, Hiram Barry born 14 Mar 1823 rank: as 4th SGT of Company A
CHASE, Abner born 13 Mar 1813 rank: as a PVT in Company D
CHENEY, Zacheus born 22 Apr 1818 rank: as a PVT in Company B
CHURCH, Haden Wells born 29 Aug 1817 rank: as a PVT in Company B
CLARK, Joseph born 26 Apr 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company A
CLARK, Riley Garner born 29 Jul 1829 rank: as a PVT in Company A
CLARK, George Sheffer born 7 Nov 1816 rank: as a PVT of Company B
CLARK, Lorenzo born 25 May 1806 rank: as a 2nd LT in Company A
CLARK, Samuel Gilman born 12 Aug 1800 rank: as a PVT in Company E
CLARK, Albert born 1 Mar 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company E
CLARK, Joseph born 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company E
CLAWSON, John Reese born 23 Dec 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company D
CLIFFORD, John Price born 13 Apr 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company A
CLIFFORD, Issac Newton born 4 Jan 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company A
CLIFT, Robert born 4 Jan 1824 rank: as 1st SGT in Company C
CLIFT, James born abt 1830 rank: as a PVT in Company C
CLOUD, Jeremiah Huddleston born abt 1807 rank: Major U.S, Army paymaster
COLE, James Barnet born 22 Aug 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company D
COLEMAN, George born aft 1800 rank: as a PVT in Company A
COLLINS, Robert H. born Dec 1822 rank: as a PVT in Company D
COLTON, Philander born 19 Oct 1811 rank: as a PVT in Company B
COLTON, Charles Edwin born 26 Oct 1834 rank: as servant to Adjutant P. C. Merrill
COMPTON, Allen born 10 Jan 1809 rank: as a PVT in Company D
COOKE, Philip St. George born 13 Jun 1809 rank: as Colonel of the Battalion
COONS, William A. born 1819 rank: as a PVT in Company D
CORAY, William born 13 May 1823 rank: as SGT of Company B
COVIL, John Q. A. born aft 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company C
COX, Henderson born 6 Nov 1829 rank: as a Pvt in Company A
COX, Amos born 26 Mar 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company D
COX, John born 8 Aug 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company E
CUMMINGS, George Washington born 8 Oct 1811 rank: as a PVT in Company E
CURTIS, Dorr Purdy born 21 Jan 1819 rank: as a PVT in Company B
CURTIS, Josiah born 5 Aug 1830 rank: as a PVT in Company A
CURTIS, Foster born 8 May 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company D
DALTON, Henry Simon born 3 Apr 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company B
DALTON, Henry (Harry) born 10 Jan 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company C
DALTON, Edward born 23 Mar 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company C
DAVIS, Daniel Coon born 23 Feb 1804 rank: as Capt. of Company E
DAVIS, Daniel Coon born 4 Jan 1842 rank: as family of a soldier
DAVIS, Eleazer born 18 Aug 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company D
DAVIS, Walter L. born 23 Mar 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company E
DAVIS, James born 26 May 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company D
DAVIS, Sterling George born 8 Aug 1822 rank: as a PVT in Company D
DAY, Abraham born 24 Sep 1817 rank: as a PVT in Company E
DAYTON, William J. S. born Apr 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company B
DECKER, Zachariah Bruyn born 22 Jun 1817 rank: as a PVT in Company A
DENNETT, Daniel Quimby born 27 Dec 1808 rank: as a PVT in Company E
DOBSON, Joseph born 26 Aug 1804 rank: as a PVT in Company A
DODGE, Augustus Erastus born 6 Dec 1822 rank: as a PVT in Company C
DODSON, Eli born 29 Oct 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company A
DONALD, Neal born aft 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company C
DOUGLAS, Ralph Briggs born 28 Dec 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company D
DOUGLAS, James born bet 1813 and 24 rank: as a PVT in Company D
DUNHAM, Albert Warren born 23 May 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company B
DUNN, James born 6 Jun 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company C
DUNN, Thomas James born 2 Jan 1822 rank: as 2nd CPL of Company B
DURFEY, Francillo born 12 May 1812 rank: as a PVT of Company C
DUTCHER, Thomas P. born 12 May 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company B
DYKE, Simon born 16 Sep 1813 rank: as a PVT in Company E
DYKES, Georgia Parker born 24 Dec 1814 rank: as Adjutant to 1 Nov 1846 and 1st LT of Co. D
EARL, James Calvin born 27 Mar 1822 rank: as a PVT in Company A
EARL, Jacob Syphers Tompkins born 28 Dec 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company E
EARL, Justus (Justice) C. born 17 Nov 1831 rank: as a PVT in Company E
EASTMAN, Marcus N. born 5 Mar 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company B
EGAN, Howard born 15 Jun 1815 rank: as a Major in the Nauvoo Legion
EGBERT, Robert Cowden born 12 May 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company A
ELMER, Elijah born 13 Apr 1810 rank: as a SGT in Company C
EVANS, Israel born 2 Oct 1828 rank: as a Pvt in Company B
EVANS, William born 1 Mar 1818 rank: as a PVT in Company B
EWELL, William Fletcher born 30 Nov 1815 rank: as a PVT in Company E
EWELL, John Martin born 15 Aug 1823 rank: as CPL of Company E
FAIRBANKS, Henry born 3 Dec 1826 rank: as a pvt in Company A
FATOUTE, Ezra born 24 Dec 1804 rank: as a PVT in Company D
FELLOWS, Hiram Wallace born 1830 rank: re-enlisted in Company A
FERGUSON, James born 23 Feb 1828 rank: as a SGT-MAJ, From 16 Oct 1846 in Co. A
FIFE, John born 18 May 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company C
FIFE, Peter Muir born 5 Apr 1806 rank: not a PVT in Company B
FIFIELD, Levi Joseph born 12 Dec 1803 rank: as a PVT in Company C
FINLAY, Thomas B. born aft 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company D
FLETCHER, Philander born 12 Feb 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company D
FOLLETT, William Tillman born 26 Mar 1819 rank: as a PVT in Company E
FORBUSH, Loren born 28 Aug 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company C
FORNEY, Frederick born 9 Oct 1813 rank: as a PVT in Company E
FORSGREN, John Erik born 7 Nov 1816 rank: as a PVT in Company D
FOSTER, Stephen G. born abt 1820 rank: as interpreter for the Battalion
FRAZIER, Thomas Leonard born 1 Jun 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company D
FREDERICK, David Ira born 15 Sep 1801 rank: as a PVT in Company A
FREEMAN, Elijah Norman born 17 Apr 1822 rank: as a PVT in Company B
FROST, Lafayette Mccullers born 16 Mar 1825 rank: as a CPL in Company A
GARNER, Phillip Roemma born 11 Oct 1808 rank: as a PVT in Company B
GARNER, William W. born 22 Jan 1817 rank: as a PVT in Company A
GARNER, David born 30 Jan 1818 rank: as a PVT in Company A
GIBSON, Thomas born aft 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company C
GIFFORD, William W. born 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company D
GILBERT, John Richard born 7 May 1822 rank: as a PVT in Company D
GILBERT, Gilbert R. born aft 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company D
GILBERT, Thomas H. born 10 Aug 1817 rank: as a PVT in Company D
GLAZIER, Luther William born 22 Mar 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company E
GLINES, James Harvey born 17 Apr 1822 rank: as a SGT-MAJ to 16 Oct 1846 in Co. A
GOODWIN, Andrew Jackson born 29 Nov 1818 rank: as a PVT in Company A
GORDON, Gilman born 18 Jan 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company A
GOULD, Samuel J. born 15 Aug 1786 rank: as a PVT in Company C
GOULD, John Calvin born 19 Sep 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company C
GREEN, John born 1814 rank: as a PVT in Company C
GREEN, Ephraim born 5 Mar 1807 rank: as a 4th SGT in Company B
GRIBBLE, William born 15 Aug 1817 rank: as a PVT in Company D
GULLY, Samuel born 27 May 1809 rank: as 3rd LT of Company E
HALL, Willard Preble born 9 May 1820 rank: as Legal Aid to General Kearny
HAMPTON, James born 4 Apr 1797 rank: as a PVT in Company A
HANCOCK, Levi Ward born 7 Apr 1803 rank: as musician for Company E
HANCOCK, George Washington born 8 Mar 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company C
HANCOCK, Charles Brent born 23 Dec 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company C
HANKS, Ephraim Knowlton born 21 Mar 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company B
HANKS, Ebenezer Joseph born 11 Feb 1814 rank: as 3rd Sergeant in Company E
HARMON, Oliver Norton born 18 Oct 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company E
HARMON, Lorenzo Frazier born 13 Apr 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company C
HARMON, Ebenezer born 3 Jul 1830 rank: as a PVT in Company C
HARRIS, Robert born 16 Dec 1807 rank: as a Pvt in Company E
HARRIS, Silas born 14 Oct 1824 rank: as a PVT of Company B
HARRISON, Isaac born 2 Nov 1815 rank: as a Pvt in Company E
HART, James S. born Oct 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company E
HASKELL, George Niles born 24 Oct 1797 rank: as a PVT in Company B
HATCH, Meltiar born 15 Jul 1825 rank: as a Pvt in Company C
HATCH, Orin born 9 May 1830 rank: as a Pvt in Company C
HAWK, William born 3 Nov 1799 rank: as a PVT in Company B
HAWK, Nathan born 29 Oct 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company B
HAWKINS, Benjamin born 31 Jul 1802 rank: as a PVT in Company A
HAWS, Alpheus Peter born 15 Oct 1825 rank: as a SGT in Company D
HENDRICKS, William Dorris born 6 Nov 1829 rank: as a PVT in Company D
HENDRICKSON, James Thomas born 12 Nov 1822 rank: as a PVT in Company C
HENRIE, Daniel born 15 Nov 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company D
HESS, John William born 24 Aug 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company E
HEWITT, Eli Buckner born 27 Jul 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company A
HICKENLOOPER, William Findley born 13 Sep 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company A
HICKMOTT, John born 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company E
HIGGINS, Nelson born 1 Sep 1806 rank: as Captain of Company D
HIGGINS, Alfred born 27 Jul 1831 rank: as a PVT of Company D
HIGGINS, Nelson Daniel born 9 Oct 1835 rank: as a servant to Capt. Higgins
HIGGINS, Heber Kimball born 4 Sep 1839 rank: as family of a soldier
HIGGINS, Carlos Smith born 2 Jan 1842 rank: as family of a soldier
HINCKLEY, Arza Erastus born 15 Aug 1826 rank: as a Private of Company B
HIRONS, James Pettyjohn born 15 Jul 1819 rank: as a PVT in Company D
HOAGLAND, Lucas born 15 Jan 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company D
HOFHEINS, Jacob born 4 Dec 1812 rank: as a PVT in Company B
HOLDAWAY, Shadrack born 15 Dec 1820 rank: as a PVT in Company C
HOLDEN, Elijah Edward born 27 Mar 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company A
HOLMAN, John Greenleaf born 18 Oct 1828 rank: enlisted but did not serve
HOLMES, Jonathan Harriman born 11 Mar 1806 rank: as a PVT in Company D
HOLT, William born 11 Sep 1820 rank: as a PVT in Company C
HOPKINS, Charles A. born 20 Feb 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company E
HOSKINS, Henry born 12 Jul 1812 rank: as a PVT in Company E
HOVEY, Silas G. born 5 Mar 1801 rank: as a musician in Company D
HOWELL, Thomas Charles Davis born 22 Feb 1814 rank: as a PVT in Company E
HOYT, Henry Pike born 2 Aug 1815 rank: as a PVT in Company A
HOYT, Timothy Sabin born 4 Mar 1818 rank: as a PVT in Company A
HUDSON, Wilford Heath born 19 Sep 1818 rank: as a PVT in Company A
HULET, Sylvester born 2 Mar 1800 rank: as LT of Company of D
HULETT, Schuyler born 24 Aug 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company A
HULSE, Lewis born 7 Feb 1805 rank: as a PVT in Company C
HUNSAKER, Abraham born 29 Nov 1812 rank: as a Sgt of Company D
HUNT, John born 9 Mar 1833 rank: as family of a soldier
HUNT, Jefferson born 20 Jan 1803 rank: as Captain of Company A
HUNT, Gilbert born 11 Apr 1825 rank: as 1st CPL in Company A
HUNT, Marshall born 12 Apr 1829 rank: as a PVT in Company A
HUNT, Joseph born 9 May 1837 rank: as family of Jefferson Hunt
HUNT, Hyrum born 7 Oct 1840 rank: as family of a soldier
HUNT, Parley born 12 Jul 1845 rank: as family who died on the march
HUNTER, William 'Edward' born 29 Mar 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company B
HUNTER, Jesse Divined born 1804 rank: as Captain of Company B
HUNTER, Diego born 20 Apr 1847 rank: was born during enlistment
HUNTER, William born 25 Dec 1830 rank: as a drummer in Company B
HUNTINGTON, Demick Baker born 26 May 1808 rank: as a PVT in Company D
HUNTINGTON, Clark Allen born 6 Dec 1831 rank: as family of a soldier
HUNTINGTON, Lot Elisha born 29 Apr 1834 rank: as family of a soldier
HUNTSMAN, Isaiah born 14 Sep 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company B
HYDE, William born 11 Sep 1818 rank: as Sgt. of Company B
IVIE, Richard Anderson born 18 Feb 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company A
IVIE, Thomas Celton born 25 Aug 1820 rank: as a PVT in Company C
JACKSON, Henry Wells born 10 Mar 1827 rank: as a musician in Company D
JACKSON, Charles A. born abt 1817 rank: as a PVT in Company A
JACOBS, Bailey born 15 May 1809 rank: as a PVT in Company E
JACOBS, Sanford born 16 Aug 1810 rank: as a CPL in Company D
JAMESON, Charles born 9 Apr 1803 rank: as a PVT in Company E
JOHNSON, Jarvis born 6 Jul 1829 rank: as a PVT in Company C
JOHNSON, Henry Mitchell born 12 Jul 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company A
JOHNSTON, Jesse Walker born 21 Jan 1820 rank: as a PVT of Company C
JOHNSTON, William James born 21 Aug 1824 rank: as a PVT of Company C
JONES, David Hadlock born abt 1828 rank: as a Pvt in Company B
JONES, Nathaniel Very born 13 Oct 1822 rank: as a SGT in Company D
JUDD, Zadok Knapp born 15 Oct 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company E
JUDD, Hirum born 30 Aug 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company E
KARREN, Thomas born 1 May 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company E
KEARNY, Stephen Watts born 30 Aug 1794 rank: as Gen. of the Mexican War
KELLEY, Milton born 12 Nov 1807 rank: as family of a soldier
KELLEY, Nicholas born 23 Mar 1824 rank: as a Pvt in Company A
KELLEY, Raymond BATHRICK born 1838 rank: as family of a soldier
KELLEY, George (Reilly) born abt 1830 rank: as a PVT in Company E
KELLY, William Edward born 5 Apr 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company A
KENNEY, Loren Edward born 7 Jul 1815 rank: as a PVT in Company D
KEYSOR, Guy Messiah born 6 Oct 1816 rank: as a PVT in Company B
KIBBY, James born 17 Jul 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company A
KING, John Morris born 23 Sep 1809 rank: as a PVT in Company B
KIRK, Thomas born 18 May 1815 rank: as a PVT in Company B
KNAPP, Albert born 10 Jul 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company E
LAKE, Barnabas born 2 Jun 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company A
LAMB, Lisbon born 27 Jul 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company D
LANCE, William born 6 Oct 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company E
LANDERS, Ebenezer born 29 Sep 1816 rank: as a PVT in Company C
LANE, Lewis born 10 Dec 1825 rank: as 4th CPL of Company D
LARSON, Thurston born 23 Sep 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company C
LAUGHLIN, David Saunders born 26 Apr 1814 rank: as a PVT in Company D
LAWSON, John V. born 20 Jun 1805 rank: as a PVT in Company B
LAYTON, Christopher born 8 Mar 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company C
LEMMON, James William born 16 May 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company A
LEROUX, Antione born aft 1800 rank: as guide for U.S. Mormon Battalion
LEWIS, Samuel born 27 Oct 1829 rank: as a Pvt in Company C
LUDDINGTON, Elam born 23 Nov 1806 rank: as 1st Lt of Company B
LYTLE, Andrew born 25 Dec 1812 rank: as 2nd Lieut of Company E
MAGGARD, Benjamin born abt 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company C
MARTIN, Jesse Bigler born 11 Apr 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company B
MARTIN, Edward born 18 Nov 1818 rank: as CPL & SGT of Company C
MAXWELL, William Bailey born 14 Mar 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company D
MAXWELL, Maxie born aft 1800 rank: as a PVT in Company A
MAYFIELD, John born abt 1827 rank: as family of a soldier
MAYFIELD, Andrew Jackson born abt 1829 rank: as family of a soldier
MAYFIELD, Benjamin Franklin born 27 Jun 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company A
MCARTHUR, Henry Morrow born 21 Feb 1829 rank: as a Pvt of Company D
MCBRIDE, Harlem born 8 Dec 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company E
MCCARTY, Nelson born 22 Sep 1813 rank: as a PVT in Company B
MCCLELLAN, William Carroll born 12 May 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company E
MCCORD, Alexander born 10 Jan 1811 rank: as 4th SGT of Company A
MCCULLOUGH, Levi Hamilton born 18 Apr 1810 rank: as a PVT of Company C
MCINTYRE, William Ludlow born 27 Aug 1809 rank: as Asst Surgeon on Staff
MEACHAM, Erastus Darwin born 20 Jul 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company D
MEAD, Orlando Fish born 10 Jan 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company C
MERRILL, Philemon Christopher born 12 Mar 1820 rank: as Adjutant from 1 Nov 1846 and 2LT Co. B
MERRILL, Ferdinand Daniel born 10 Apr 1830 rank: as a PVT in Company D
MESICK, Peter J. born 24 Oct 1803 rank: as a PVT in Company D
MILES, Samuel born 8 Apr 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company B
MILLER, Miles born 26 Jul 1818 rank: as a PVT in Company E
MILLER, Daniel Morgan born 19 Nov 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company E
MOORE, Calvin White born 21 Jul 1827 rank: as a Pvt in Company C
MORRIS, Thomas born 1822 rank: as a PVT of Company B
MOSS, David born 17 Sep 1818 rank: as a PVT in Company A
MOUNT, Hyrum B. born 1 Jan 1809 rank: as a PVT in Company B
MOWERY, John Thomas born 12 Oct 1827/28 rank: as a PVT in Company C
MOWREY, Harley born 9 Aug 1822 rank: as a Pvt of Company C
MOWREY, James (T.) born 28 Nov 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company C
MUIR, William Smith born 19 Jul 1822 rank: as 1st SGT of Company A
MURDOCK, John Riggs born 13 Sep 1826 rank: as a Private in Company B
MURDOCK, Orrice Clapp born 24 Dec 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company B
MYERS, Samuel born 1 Oct 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company B
MYLER, James born 3 Feb 1822 rank: as a PVT in Company C
NAEGLE, John Conrad born 14 Sep 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company A
NEASE, Peter born 5 Jul 1834 rank: as family of Capt. J. Hunt
NOLER, Christian born 1813 rank: as a PVT in Company B
NOWLIN, Jabus Townsend born 18 Aug 1821 rank: as 1st CPL in Company C
OAKLEY, James Degroot born 5 Sep 1828 rank: as a Pvt in Company D
OLMSTEAD, Hiram Monroe born 22 Nov 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company C
OMAN, George Washington born 30 Jan 1802 rank: as 1st LIEUT of Company A
OWEN, James Colegrove born 11 Oct 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company D
OWENS, Robert born 10 Jul 1818 rank: as a Pvt in Company B
OYLER, Melcher born 14 Jan 1814 rank: as a PVT in Company A
PACE, James Edward born 15 Jun 1811 rank: as 1st Lieutenant in Company E
PACE, William Byron born 9 Feb 1832 rank: as an officer's aid
PACKARD, Henry born 6 May 1825 rank: as a CPL in Company A
PALMER, Jim 'Zamira' born 9 Aug 1831 rank: as a servant to an officer
PARK, James Pollock born 21 Dec 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company B
PARK, William Asberry born 25 Oct 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company E
PARKE, George born aft 1800 rank: as a PVT in Company C
PEARSON, Ephraim John born 28 Oct 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company B
PECK, Edwin Martin born 24 Jul 1828 rank: as a Pvt in Company D
PECK, Thorit born 30 May 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company C
PECK, Isaac L. born 19 Feb 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company C
PERKINS, David Martin born 23 Aug 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company C
PERKINS, John Calvin born 25 Jul 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company C
PERRIN, Charles Chauncy born 26 Apr 1812 rank: as a PVT USMB in Company D
PETTEGREW, David born 29 Jul 1791 rank: as a PVT in Company E and Chaplain
PETTEGREW, James Phineas born 15 May 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company D
PHELPS, Alva born 6 Nov 1813 rank: as a PVT of Company E
PICKUP, George born 16 Apr 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company C
PIERSON, Harmon Dudley born 25 Apr 1818 rank: as a PVT in Company B
PIERSON, Ebenezer Lester born 27 Oct 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company A
PIERSON, Judson A. born 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company C
PIXTON, Robert born 27 Feb 1819 rank: as a PVT in Company E
PORTER, Sanford born 25 Jun 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company E
PROWS, William Cook born 11 Jun 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company B
PUGMIRE, Jonathon born 7 Dec 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company E
PULSIPHER, David born 10 Aug 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company C
QUIGLEY, John born 1807 rank: as Bugler on Battalion Staff?
RAINEY, David Pinkney born 1 Feb 1817 rank: as 1st CPL of Company B
RAWSON, Daniel Berry born 16 Dec 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company D
RAYMOND, Alonzo Pearis born 14 Feb 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company D
REED, Calvin born 18 Oct 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company B
REYNOLDS, William born 25 Sep 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company C
RICHARDS, Joseph William born 25 May 1829 rank: as a Musician in Company A
RICHARDS, Peter F. born 6 Apr 1808 rank: as a PVT in Company B
RICHARDSON, Thomas born 18 Feb 1804 rank: as a PVT in Company E
RICHARDSON, J. (Joseph?) born abt 1811 rank: as a PVT in Company E
RICHEY, Benjamin W. born 10 Aug 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company C
RICHMOND, Benjamin Boise born 20 Oct 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company C
RICHMOND, William born 13 Sep 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company D
RISER, John Jacob born 4 Jun 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company C
RITTER, John born 30 Dec 1820 rank: as a PVT in Company A
ROBERTS, Levi born 10 May 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company E
ROBERTS, Benjamin Morgan born 15 Jan 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company D
ROBINSON, William J. born 28 Feb 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company D
ROGERS, Samuel Hollister born 1 Mar 1819 rank: as a PVT in Company B
ROSECRANS, George W. born 6 Feb 1812 rank: as a Lieutenant in Company C
ROWE, William born 20 Feb 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company D
ROWE, Caratat Conderset born 11 May 1823 rank: as a Pvt in Company A
ROYLANCE, John (Rollins) born 20 Nov 1807 rank: as a PVT in Company D
RUNYON, Levi Loder born 20 May 1820 rank: as a PVT in Company D
RUST, William Walker born 14 Aug 1807 rank: as a PVT in Company C
SANDERS, Richard Twiggs born 31 May 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company E
SANDERSON, Henry Weeks born 13 Mar 1829 rank: as a PVT in Company D
SANDERSON, George B. born aft 1800 rank: as Surgeon for the Battalion
SARGENT, Able Morgan born 27 Feb 1798 rank: as a PVT in Company D
SAVAGE, Levi born 23 Mar 1820 rank: as a PVT in Company D
SCOTT, James A. born abt 1829 rank: as a PVT and CPL in Company E
SCOTT, Leonard M. born abt 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company E
SESSIONS, Richard born 28 Apr 1799 rank: as a PVT in Company A
SESSIONS, John born 22 Aug 1821 rank: as a Pvt in Company A
SESSIONS, William Bradford born 23 Jan 1827 rank: as a Pvt in Company A
SEXTON, George S. born 27 May 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company A
SHARP, C. Norman born 10 Sep 1808 rank: as a PVT in Company D
SHARP, Albert born aft 1800 rank: as a PVT in Company D
SHELTON, Sebert Crutcher born 29 Jun 1793 rank: as a PVT of Company D
SHEPHERD, Marquis De LaFayette born 18 Oct 1824 rank: as a CPL in Company A
SHIPLEY, Joseph born 1 Nov 1813 rank: as a PVT in Company C
SHUMWAY, Aurora born 30 Jun 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company C
SHUPE, Andrew Jackson born 9 Nov 1815 rank: as a Pvt in Company C
SHUPE, James Wright born 23 Feb 1823 rank: as a Pvt in Company C
SIMMONS, William Alpheus born 28 Jun 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company B
SKEEN, Joseph born 10 Aug 1816 rank: as a PVT in Company E
SLATER, Richard born 26 Sep 1811 rank: as a PVT in Company E
SLY, James Calvin born 8 Aug 1807 rank: as a PVT in Company B
SMITH, Lot born 15 May 1830 rank: as a PVT of Company E
SMITH, Willard Gilbert born 9 May 1827 rank: as a Drummer in Company D
SMITH, Albert born 18 Nov 1804 rank: as SGT of Company B
SMITH, Azariah born 1 Aug 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company B
SMITH, David born 20 Jul 1820 rank: as a PVT in Company E
SMITH, Elisha born 15 Jul 1798 rank: as teamster for Daniel C. Davis Co. A
SMITH, John Glover born 31 Oct 1808 rank: as a PVT of Company D
SMITH, Richard Demont born 10 Jul 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company C
SMITH, Milton born 21 May 1828 rank: as a PVT of Company C
SMITH, Andrew Jackson born 28 Apr 1818 rank: as LCL of Mormon Battalion
SPENCER, William W. born 29 Mar 1808 rank: as a PVT in Co. D and Assistant Surgeon
SPIDELL, John born 29 May 1819 rank: as a PVT in Company E
SPRAGUE, Richard DeMont born 2 Mar 1807 rank: as a musician in Co. C
SQUIRE, William born 26 Sep 1816 rank: as 3rd CPL of Company C
ST. JOHN, Stephen Merritt born 10 Apr 1810 rank: as CPL of Company E
STANDAGE, Henry M. born 26 Feb 1818 rank: as a PVT in Company E
STEELE, John born 21 Mar 1821 rank: as a PVT of Company D
STEELE, George Eliphalet born 16 Jul 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company A
STEELE, Isaiah Clark born 7 Aug 1830 rank: as a PVT of Company A
STEERS, Andrew J. born abt 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company B
STEPHENS, Alexander born 13 Apr 1813 rank: as a PVT in Company D
STEVENS, Roswell born 17 Nov 1808 rank: as a PVT in Company E spelled Stephens
STEVENS, Lyman born 7 Feb 1812 rank: as a PVT in Company D
STEVENS, Arnold born 24 Aug 1802 rank: as a CPL in Compnay D as Stephens
STEWART, Robert Boyd born 1 Aug 1817 rank: as a PVT in Company D
STEWART, James born 14 Feb 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company D
STEWART, Benjamin F. born 2 Oct 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company D
STILLMAN, Dexter born 23 Mar 1804 rank: as a PVT in Company B
STILLMAN, Clark born 17 Aug 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company D
STODDARD, John 'Rufus' born 15 Jan 1827 rank: as a Pvt in Company B
STONEMAN, George J. born 8 Aug 1822 rank: as US Army Assistant QuarterMaster
STRONG, William born 30 Oct 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company E
STUDY, David born 2 Dec 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company B
SWARTHOUT, Hamilton born 30 Sep 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company A
SWARTHOUT, Nathan born 16 Aug 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company D
TAGGART, George Washington born 6 Nov 1816 rank: as a musician in Company B
TANNER, Albert Miles born 4 Apr 1825 rank: as a Pvt of Company E
TANNER, Myron born 7 Jun 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company D
TAYLOR, Joseph born 4 Jun 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company A
TAYLOR, Pleasant Green born 8 Feb 1827 rank: enlisted, but was too sick to leave
TERRELL, Joel Judking born 16 Mar 1801 rank: as 3rd SGT of Company C
THOMAS, Elijah born 22 Jan 1815 rank: as a PVT in Company C
THOMAS, Nathan T. born 22 May 1811 rank: as a PVT in Company C
THOMAS, Hayward born 6 Dec 1814 rank: as a PVT in Company D
THOMPSON, Samuel born 30 Mar 1813 rank: as 2nd LT in Company C
THOMPSON, James Lewis born 22 Jan 1818 rank: as a PVT in Company C
THOMPSON, John Crow born 16 May 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company A
THOMPSON, Jonathan 'Miles' born 7 Mar 1827 rank: as a PVT in Company D
THOMPSON, Phillip born aft 1800 rank: as a guide for the Battalion
TINDELL, Solomon born abt 1801 rank: as a PVT in Company C
TIPPETS, John Harvey born 5 Sep 1810 rank: as a PVT of Company D
TREAT, Thomas W. born abt 1811 rank: as a PVT in Company D
TRUMAN, Jacob Mica born 30 Aug 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company C
TUBBS, William Rockwell born 25 Jan 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company D
TUTTLE, Luther Terry born 19 Nov 1825 rank: as 1st SGT of Company D
TUTTLE, Elanson born 18 Sep 1807 rank: as a PVT in Company C
TWITCHELL, Ancil born 17 Jan 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company D
TYLER, Daniel born 23 Nov 1816 rank: as SGT of Company C
VRADENBURG, Adna born 4 Aug 1819 rank: as a PVT in Company A
WADE, Edward Davis born 11 May 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company C
WADE, Moses born 12 Jul 1792 rank: as a PVT in Company C
WALKER, William Holmes born 28 Aug 1820 rank: as a PVT in Company B
WALKER, Edwin Albert born 15 Apr 1828 rank: as a PVT of Company D
WATTS, John D. born 4 Jun 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company B
WEAVER, Franklin born 29 May 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company A
WEAVER, Miles born 22 May 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company A
WEAVER, Paulino born abt 1798 rank: as a guide for the Battalion
WEBB, Charles Young born 8 May 1819 rank: as a PVT in Company A
WEIR, Thomas born 26 Jul 1809 rank: as 3CPL of Company A
WELCH, James 'Madison' born 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company C
WEST, Benjamin born 13 Sep 1810 rank: as a PVT in Company E
WHEELER, Merrill W. born 14 Nov 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company A
WHEELER, Henry C. born 18 Jan 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company C
WHEELER, John L born 23 Nov 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company B
WHITE, Samuel Stephen born 8 Apr 1820 rank: as a Pvt in Company A
WHITE, John Stout born 15 Feb 1818 rank: as a PVT in Company C
WHITE, Joseph born 30 May 1801 rank: as a PVT in Company A
WHITING, Edmond William born 31 Jul 1831 rank: as a PVT in Company D
WHITING, Almon born 7 Nov 1821 rank: as a PVT in Company D
WHITNEY, Francis Tufts born 24 Mar 1805 rank: as a Pvt in Company B
WHITWORTH, Robert Walton born 19 Mar 1830 rank: as a PVT in Company E
WILCOX, Henry born 13 Jan 1813 rank: as a PVT in Company B
WILCOX, Edward born 13 Dec 1819 rank: as 4CPL in Company B
WILCOX, Matthew born aft 1800 rank: as a PVT in Company C
WILKIN, David born 1 Aug 1819 rank: as 4th SGT in Company C
WILLES, Ira Jones born 21 Jan 1812 rank: as a Pvt in Company B
WILLES, William Sydney Smith born 18 Mar 1819 rank: as a Pvt of Company B
WILLEY, Jeremiah born 6 Nov 1804 rank: as a PVT in Company A
WILLIAMS, Thomas Steven born 2 Jan 1827 rank: as a SGT of Company D
WILLIAMS, Ephraim Thomas born 15 Jun 1845 rank: as family of a soldier
WILLIAMS, James Van Nostrand born 13 Dec 1830 rank: as a PVT in Compnay E
WILSON, Alfred Gideon born 13 Sep 1825 rank: as a PVT in Company A
WILSON, George Deliverance born 28 Dec 1807 rank: as a PVT in Company E
WINN, Dennis Wilson born 11 Dec 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company A
WINTER, Jacob N. born 4 Aug 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company B
WOOD, William born 2 Feb 1823 rank: as a PVT in Company C
WOODARD, Francis Snow born 20 Feb 1829 rank: as a PVT in Company D
WOODWORTH, Lysander Catlin born 3 Feb 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company A
WOOLSEY, Thomas Ezra born 3 Nov 1805 rank: as a PVT in Company E
WORKMAN, Andrew Jackson born 15 Jul 1824 rank: as a PVT in Company B
WORKMAN, Oliver Gaultry born 7 Jan 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company B
WRIGHT, Phineas Remington born <1811> rank: as a Sgt of Company A
WRIGHT, Charles born 26 Aug 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company B
YOUNG, Nathan born 5 Oct 1826 rank: as a PVT in Company B
ZABRISKY, Jerome born 24 Jan 1828 rank: as a PVT in Company B
by Vern Taylor
61 alphabetical females who marched - 21 Jul 2005
Event: Battalion wives who did not march
Info 2 17 JUL 1846
US Mormon Battalion linked by Vern Taylor
Mary or Agnes (Brown) born abt 1806 rank: as a laundress in Company E
ALLEN, Fannie Maria born 26 Oct 1810 rank: family of a soldier
ALLISON, Malinda born 16 Oct 1815 rank: as family of a soldier
BIGLER, Emeline born 20 Aug 1823 rank: as a laundress of Company E
BITTLES, Mary born 15 Dec 1815 rank: as family of a soldier
BLACKMAN, Sarah born 5 Apr 1806 rank: as a laundress of Company D
BROWN, Nancy born 27 Dec 1830 rank: as family of a soldier
BROWN, Sarah Jane born 27 Oct 1834 rank: as family of a soldier
BROWN, Mary Ann born 2 Oct 1842 rank: as family of a soldier
BURTON, Melissa born 2 Mar 1828 rank: as Laundress of Company B
BUTTON, Louisa M. born 1842 rank: as family of a soldier
BUTTON born 1846 rank: as family of a soldier
CAMPBELL, Catherine born 16 Nov 1816 rank: as a laundress for Company D
CHANDLER, Lucy Ann born 15 Jun 1819 rank: as family of a soldier
CLARK, Mary Elizabeth born 24 Jul 1824 rank: as a laundress for Company B
COOPER, Jane Wells born 4 Oct 1817 rank: as family of a soldier
DRAPER, Phoebe born 9 Oct 1797 rank: as family of Sgt. Brown
EDMUNDS, Lydia Ann born 22 Jan 1824 rank: as a laundress for Company B
FORD, Elzadie Emeline born 2 Dec 1827 rank: as family to a soldier
HIGGINS, Almira born 28 May 1830 rank: as family of a soldier
HIGGINS, Drusilla born 18 Dec 1833 rank: as family of a soldier
HIGGINS, Clarissa born 14 Feb 1844 rank: as family of a soldier
HIGGINS, Wealtha Matilda born 2 May 1847 rank: as a child born during the march
HUNT, Harriet born 9 Feb 1835 rank: as family of Jefferson Hunt
HUNT, Mary born 12 Jul 1845 rank: as family of a soldier
HUNT, Jane (Julia) born 1 Oct 1831 rank: as family of a soldier
HUNTINGTON, Betsy Prescinda born 21 Oct 1846 rank: born and died on the battalion march
HUNTINGTON, Martha Zina born 19 Jul 1844 rank: as family of a soldier
JAMESON, Mary Ann born 13 Sep 1824/25 rank: as wife of a soldier
KELLEY, Sarah PRICE born abt 1820 rank: as family of PVT Nicholas Kelley
LUDDINGTON, Angeline Adeline born 17 Dec 1844 rank: as family of a soldier
MAINWARING, Eliza Bridget born 23 Nov 1821 rank: as family of a soldier
MARKHAM, Ruth born 20 Dec 1810 rank: as a nurse and laundress of Company D
MAYBERRY, Mary Jane born 7 Nov 1819 rank: as wife of a soldier
MAYFIELD, Sarah born aft 1830 rank: as family of a soldier
MCCREE, Mary born 17 Oct 1819 rank: as a laundress of Company C
MCNAIR, Isabella born 9 Aug 1821 rank: as family of a soldier
MERRILL, Albina Mariam born 25 Jul 1826 rank: as a laundress in Company D
MONGER, Lena born abt 1781 rank: as family of a soldier
MOSES, Susanna born 16 Feb 1827 rank: as a laundress for Company E
MOUNTS, Celia (Selah) born 19 Sep 1805 rank: as family of Capt. J. Hunt
MOWREY, Sarah Ellen Sharp born *28 Nov 1846 rank: was born on the battalion march
NEAS, Ellen Lucinda born 12 Mar 1836 rank: as family of Capt. J. Hunt
NEASE, Matilda Jane born 1 Jan 1827 rank: as family of Capt. J. Hunt
PRUNTY, Sarah Coats born 28 Sep 1822 rank: as a laundress of Company C
REASOR, Eunice born 4 Mar 1808 rank: as family of James Polly Brown
SARGENT, Martha Jane born 24 Sep 1827 rank: as a laundress for Company D
SARGENT, Caroline born 28 Oct 1835 rank: as family of a soldier
SESSIONS, Emeline Caroline born 20 May 1822 rank: as a laundress of Company A
SHELTON, Mary (Mariah) Elizabeth born 1845 rank: as family of a soldier
SHELTON, Caroline born aft 1839 rank: as family of a soldier
SHUPE, Elizabeth Margaret born 2 Mar 1847 rank: born on the battalion march
SMITH, Susannah born *30 May 1819 rank: as a nurse and laundress for Company C
SMITH, Sophia Hulda born 28 Jun 1829 rank: as a laundress in Company D
SMITH, Rebecca born 5 Dec 1815 rank: as family of two soldiers
ST. JOHN, Harriet S. born 7 Nov 1829 rank: as a laundress for Company E
STEELE, Mary Campbell born 23 Dec 1840 rank: as family of a soldier
STEELE, Young Elizabeth born 9 Aug 1847 rank: conceived on the march
TRAINS, Elizabeth (Fraim) born 6 Jan 1806 rank: as a laundress for Company D
WILLIAMS, Caroline Marian born 24 Apr 1843 rank: as family of a soldier
WILLIAMS, Phoebe Isabella born 15 Jan 1847 rank: born on the battalion march
73 USMB wives list - 21 Jun 2005
Event: Farewell To Freighting (Beginning of the railroad)
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1868
U.S. Mormon Battalion Wives Non Marching 1846-1847 linked by Vern Taylor
ALLEN, Margaret b/d: 31 Mar 1827 Salem, Salem, New Jersey 15 Apr 1919 Declo, Cassia, Idaho
Sp: John Glover SMITH Pa: James Dickerson ALLEN Sarah Ann HARDY
ALLEN, Maria (Marcia) b/d: 6 Nov 1804 Washington, Litchfield, Connecticut 25 Dec 1866 Kanarraville, Iron, Utah
Sp: Alburn (Albern) ALLEN Pa:
ASPIN, Mary b/d: 8 Jan 1815
Sp: William Walker RUST Pa:
ATCHINSON, Martha (Mariah) b/d: abt 1827 bef 1849
Sp: Daniel Berry RAWSON Pa:
BARTHOLOMEW, Clarinda Altania b/d: 4 Jun 1815 Dryden, Tompkins, New York 12 Jul 1847 Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska
Sp: Levi Hamilton MCCULLOUGH Pa:
BEAN, Sarah Ann b/d: 31 Oct 1828 Quincy, Adams, Illinois 24 Apr 1882 Winder Ward, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah
Sp: William Wallace CASPER Pa: James BEAN Elizabeth LEWIS
BROWN, Roxannah b/d: 20 May 1810 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut 2 Mar 1890
Sp: William Ludlow MCINTYRE Pa: Jesse BROWN Roxanna GRANT
BROWNELL, Julia Ann b/d: 12 Feb 1826 Greene, Hamilton, Ohio 26 Jan 1899 Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho
Sp: James MYLER Pa: Gideon BROWNELL Elizabeth 'Betsy' WHEELER
BUNDY, Sarah Maria 'Sally' b/d: 13 May 1796 , Otsego, New York 13 Oct 1848 Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
Sp: Moses WADE Pa:
BURRELL, Mary b/d: 11 Apr 1813 Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio 1858/59 Provo, Utah, Utah
Sp: Thomas Ezra WOOLSEY Pa:
BUSENBARK, Louisa b/d: 25 May 1827 Romulus, Seneca, New York 13 May 1885 Spring Valley, Lincoln, Nevada
Sp: Asaph RICE Pa: Isaac Jerimiah BUSENBARK Abigail MANNING
CALL, Melissa Cynthia b/d: 29 Mar 1830 Madison, Geauga, Ohio 31 Aug 1888 Madison, Geauga, Ohio
Sp: Russell Gideon BROWNELL Pa:
CALL, Samantha b/d: 15 Nov 1814 Fairfax, Franklin, Vermont 13 Nov 1905Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Sp: Jeremiah WILLEY Pa: Cyril CALL Sally TIFFANY
CLARK, Ann Broyhill b/d: 6 Oct 1821 West Taylorsville, Patrick, Virginia 17 Sep 1872 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Sp: John Crow THOMPSON Pa: John Norman CLARK Eliza Branch SANDIFER
CLARK, Elizabeth Caroline Wier b/d: 3 Mar 1817 Taylorsville, Patrick, Virginia 22 Jun 1890 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Sp: Johnathan BROWNING Pa: John Norman CLARK Eliza Branch SANDIFER
CLAYTON, Alice b/d: 28 Mar 1816 Walton Le Dale, Lancashire, England 27 Apr 1859
Sp: Edward MARTIN Pa: Thomas CLAYTON Ann CRITCHELY
CLEMONS, Adelia Maria b/d: 14 Oct 1820 Bastard, Leeds, Canada 1902 Marysville, Fremont, Idaho
Sp: William GRIBBLE Pa:
COOPER, Elizabeth b/d: 8 Feb 1820 Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England 20 Mar 1904 Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah
Sp: Robert PIXTON Pa:
CORBRIDGE, Ann b/d: 16 Nov 1812 Thornley, Chipping, Lancastershire, England 15 Aug 1902
Sp: Richard SLATER Pa: William CORBRIDGE Ellen BOLTON
CURTIS, Mary b/d: 15 May 1821 Conneaut, Crawford, Pennsylvania 3 May 1888 Logan, Cache, Utah
Sp: Calvin REED Pa: Nahum CURTIS Millicent WAITT WATT
CUTLER, Clarissa (Clarinda) b/d: 9 Jan 1827 Oswego, Oswego, New York 24 Sep 1862 Smithfield, Cache, Utah
Sp: Alonzo Pearis RAYMOND Pa:
DOBSON, Elizabeth b/d: 12 Apr 1825 West Roseville, Or New Roseville, Butter, Ohio 7 Jan 1909 Scipio, Millard, Utah
Sp: Richard Anderson IVIE Pa:
DOLBY, Maria Amanda b/d: 1 Sep 1817 Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania16 May 1854 Lehi, Utah, Utah
Sp: Joseph SKEEN Pa: Abraham DOLBY Charlotte
DURFEE, Martha b/d: 17 Nov 1811 Lenox, Madison, New York 2 Nov 1874 Shonesburg, Washington, Utah
Sp: Lyman STEVENS Pa: Edmond DURFEE Magdalena PICKLE
DUTCHER, Esther b/d: 25 Jan 1811 Cherry Valley, Otsego, New York 17 Sep 1856 Manti, Sanpete, Utah
Sp: Albert SMITH Pa: Thomas DUTCHER Betsey HURLBURT
EAGLES, Hannah Maria b/d: 10 Jun 1817 Hucclecote, Churchdown, Gloucestershire, England 29 Sep 1888 Portage, Box Elder, Utah
Sp: Robert HARRIS Pa:
EFFORD, Harriet Ann b/d: 16 May 1818 Deerhurst, Gloucester, England 16 Dec 1895 Kaysville, Davis, Utah
Sp: Levi ROBERTS Pa:
ETTLEMAN, Christianna b/d: 6 May 1822 , Stark, Ohio 5 Jul 1912 Thurman, Fremont, Iowa
Sp: Frederick FORNEY Pa: Phillip ETTLEMAN Catherine CLAPPER
ETTLEMAN, Clara Ann b/d: 26 Sep 1819 , Stark, Ohio 31 Dec 1893 Hubbell, Thayer, Nebraska
Sp: Frederick FORNEY Pa: Phillip ETTLEMAN Catherine CLAPPER
FARNAM, Anna b/d: 14 Aug 1818 , Leeds, Ontario, Canada 16 Nov 1904 Payson, Utah, Utah
Sp: Ebenezer LANDERS Pa:
FERGUSON, Pheby Jane b/d: 21 May 1815 Plattsburg, , Vermont 5 Nov 1902Millville, Cache, Utah
Sp: George Washington CUMMINGS Pa:
FORNEY, Mary Ann b/d: 22 Feb 1824 Massillon, Stark, Ohio 16 Jul 1879 Anderson, Fremont, Iowa
Sp: Simon DYKE Pa: Johann Karl FORNEY Mary M. (Polly) BENNER
FRILICK, Jane Jones b/d: 22 Jun 1801 Newbarn, Craven, North Carolina
Sp: Samuel GULLY Pa:
FULLER, Charity b/d: 26 Jan 1816 Ridgebury, Bradford, Pennsylvania Sep 1846 Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska
Sp: Jonathan CAMPBELL Pa:
FULLER, Lisania b/d: 25 Jan 1828 Cambria, Niagara, New York 17 Oct 1917 Burley, Cassia, Idaho
Sp: Hirum JUDD Pa:
FULLER, Ovanda b/d: 27 Jan 1822 Providence, Saratoga, New York 24 Dec 1856
Sp: Samuel GULLY Pa: Edward Meeks FULLER Hannah Elizabeth ELDRIDGE
GRIMES, Cherizade b/d: 27 Jun 1812 , Henderson, Kentucky 1 Jan 1896 Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona
Sp: Elisha AVERETT Pa: Stephen GRIMES Elizabeth HENSLEY
GUYMON, Barzilla b/d: 31 Dec 1823 West, Nashville, Jackson, Tennessee 7 Nov 1869 Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah
Sp: Matthew CALDWELL Pa:
HAIGHT, Catherine Adelia b/d: 28 Nov 1820 Windham, Greene, New York 29 Apr 1866
Sp: Dorr Purdy CURTIS Pa: Caleb T. HAIGHT Keturah HORTON
HARRIS, Elizabeth b/d: 16 Jun 1813 Sandhurst, Gloucestershire, England4 Mar 1899 Kaysville, Davis, Utah
Sp: Daniel BROWETT Pa: Robert HARRIS Sarah OAKEY
HOLDAWAY, Elizabeth Ann b/d: 1809 Pulaski, Pulaski, Kentucky Unknown
Sp: Thomas Ezra WOOLSEY Pa:
HOLLADAY, Caron\Karen Happuch b/d: 4 May 1830 Mosco, Marion, Alabama 18 Jan 1915 Vernal, Uintah, Utah
Sp: Thomas BINGHAM Pa: John Daniel HOLLADAY Catherine Beasley HIGGINS
JEWELL, Sarah Ann b/d: 5 Mar 1814 Bowman, Dutchess, New York 11 Nov 1873 American Fork, Utah, Utah
Sp: John Morris KING Pa:
JONES, Clarissa Lora b/d: 6 Jul 1815 Richland, Oswego, New York 27 Nov 1892 West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah
Sp: Cyrus Culver CANFIELD Pa: Horace JONES Laura UNDERWOOD
JORDAN, Sophia b/d: Sep 1824 Sharon, Schoharie, New York Oct 1899 Magnolia, Harrison, Iowa
Sp: Gilman GORDON Pa:
LEONARD, Eliza b/d: 15 Dec 1811 , Delaware, Ohio Y
Sp: George W. ROSECRANS Pa: John LEONARD Sarah
LUFF, Sarah b/d: bef 1803 North Higham, Sussex, England aft 1846
Sp: Richard BRAZIER Pa:
MAYBERRY, Mary Jane b/d: 7 Nov 1819 Of , Hickman, Tennessee 1887
Sp: Robert H. COLLINS Pa: John MAYBERRY Mary YOUNGER
MITCHELL, Julia Ann b/d: 4 Mar 1829 Madina, Madina, Ohio 10 Jan 1896 Manti, Sanpete, Utah
Sp: Thomas Ezra WOOLSEY Pa:
MOORE, Amanda Jane b/d: 12 May 1824 Georgetown, Brown, Ohio 18 May 1863 Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah
Sp: Thomas Celton IVIE Pa: Andrew MOORE Rebecca CURRY
MORLEY, Philena b/d: 2 Oct 1813 Kirtland, Lake, Ohio 18 Mar 1894 Shenandoah, Fremont, Iowa
Sp: Amos COX Pa: Isaac MORLEY Lucy GUNN
MORRIS, Mary Jane b/d: 11 Apr 1818 Kirtland, Lake, Ohio aft 1893 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Sp: Nelson MCCARTY Pa:
MURDOCK, Caroline b/d: 2 Oct 1804
Sp: Joseph DOBSON Pa:
MYERS, Rebecca b/d: 29 Jul 1824 Worthington, Richland, Ohio 15 Feb 1885
Sp: Franklin ALLEN Pa: Jacob MYERS Sarah COLEMAN
NICHOLS, Hannah Gott b/d: 21 Mar 1812 Eddington, Penobscot, Maine 10 Aug 1879
Sp: Loren Edward KENNEY Pa: Robert NICHOLS Mary APPLETON POLLY
PAINE, Mary Ann b/d: 23 Mar 1812 Hamilton, Madison, New York
Sp: Robert Stanton BLISS Pa: Samuel Langdon PAINE Eunice HALL
REED, Clarissa b/d: 18 Dec 1814 Acworth, Cheshire, New Hampshire 17 Jan 1860 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Sp: Levi Ward HANCOCK Pa:
RICHARDS, Mary D. b/d: 20 Apr 1821 , Highland, Ohio 18 Apr 1898
Sp: Samuel BADHAM Pa: Augustus RICHARDS Frances Lee (Fanny) DAGGETT
ROBERTS, Eliza b/d: Jun 1816 Deerhurst, Gloucester, England 1890 Oxford, Franklin, Idaho-
Sp: John COX Pa: Samuel ROBERTS Mary (Margret) MARGRATE
SAWYER, Mary M. b/d: aft 1811 bef 1849
Sp: Thomas W. TREAT Pa:
SCHOTT, Anna (WHITMER) b/d: bet 1800 and 1802 Of Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts 1866 Fayette, Seneca, New York
Sp: Sylvester HULET Pa:
SMITH, Abigail b/d: 11 Sep 1806 Williamson, Wayne, New York 23 Jul 1889 Willard, Box Elder, Utah
Sp: Stephen Joseph ABBOTT Pa: James SMITH Lydia Lucina HARDING
SMITH, Margaret b/d: 15 Aug 1826 Elson, On The Rhine, Wuerttemberg, Germany 13 Mar 1919 Thurman, Fremont, Iowa
Sp: John SPIDELL Pa:
SMITH, Sarah b/d: <1807>
Sp: Levi Joseph FIFIELD Pa:
STANTON, Sally E. b/d: 7 Sep 1809 Whitetown, Oneida, New York
Sp: Stephen Merritt ST. JOHN Pa:
STEVENSON, Mary Ann Elizabeth b/d: 25 Dec 1819 Washington, District of Columbia, USA 8 Oct 1884 Levan, Juab, Utah
Sp: Jacob HOFHEINS Pa:
STUART, Sarah (Sally) (STEWART) b/d: *15 Jan 1815 Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee 10 Oct 1886 Clifton, Franklin, Idaho
Sp: Thomas Charles Davis HOWELL Pa: Samuel STUART Ann WALLACE
THOMAS, Amanda b/d: 23 Dec 1827 Fayetteville, Richmond, North Carolina18 Jan 1909 Wellsville, Cache, Utah
Sp: Jabus Townsend NOWLIN Pa: Henry J. THOMAS Esther THOMAS
WALKER, Louisa Butterfield b/d: 14 Jul 1822 , Washington, Ohio 15 Apr 1888 Annabella, Sevier, Utah
Sp: Jacob Kemp BUTTERFIELD Pa:
WARD, Sarah Ann b/d: 6 May 1810 Stoddard, Cheshire, New Hampshire 26 May 1886 Mendon, Cache, Utah
Sp: Jeremiah WILLEY Pa: Nehum WARD Silence
WILLIAMS, Harriet C. b/d: abt 1821 <, Gibson, Tennesse>
Sp: Wesley George John ADAIR Pa:
WILLIAMS, Mary 'Polly' b/d: 2 Jan 1807 Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky 4 Jun 1887 Panguitch, Garfield, Utah
Sp: X. Peter CHRISMAN Pa: Rev. William WILLIAMS Elizabeth
WIMMER, Elizabeth b/d: 1824 New Castle, Henry, Indiana
Sp: Andrew Jackson GOODWIN Pa: Peter WIMMER Elizabeth SHIRLEY
5 USMB widows list - 23 May 2005
U.S. Mormon Battalion Wives Non Marching 1846-1847 linked by Vern Taylor
Mary E. (Frost) b/d: aft 1825
Sp: Lafayette Mccullers FROST Pa:
BINGHAM, Mary b/d: 1 Apr 1820 St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont 25 Sep 1893 Ogden, Weber, Utah
Sp: Elijah Norman FREEMAN Pa: Erastus Willard BINGHAM Lucinda GATES
PARKER, Hannah b/d: 24 Jun 1822 Parsonfield, York, Maine 12 Apr 1852 Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa
Sp: Richard Harrison CARTER Pa:
REEVES, Mary b/d: abt 1826
Sp: George COLEMAN Pa:
SPURGEON, Elizabeth b/d: 12 Sep 1813 , Washington, Indiana 27 Mar 1891Cameron, Nez Perce, Idaho
Sp: Melcher OYLER Pa: Jesse SPURGEON Lydia BRAZELTON
Event: The Handcart Song
Matteo Messa, who came to Utah with Johnston's Army, remained in that area long enough to make a fortune prospecting, but soon lost it, and during the later years of his life lived a hand-me-down existence [p.184] in Eureka in a tumble down shack whose rafters were hung with Bull Durham sacks which he said: "Kept the evil spirits away." William and Samuel McIntyre came to Eureka from Texas with a herd of long-horn cattle; became interested in mining and purchased from Crismon and Jenkins an interest in the Mammoth mine on the west side of Tintic for a few head of beef. They made a fortune from their small investment. It has been said that anyone who trespassed on their property was shot first and questioned afterwards.
Treasures of Pioneer History ? Vol. 1, p.184
Farewell To Freighting
Heart Throbs of the West, Kate B. Carter, Vol.10, p.99
The year 1868 was known throughout the whole Rocky Mountain region as the big railroad year. The screech of the Union Pacific locomotive was heard upon the plains, and the great road was soon to penetrate the everlasting hills. Prominent Utah men contracted to build about two hundred miles of track, but were unable to proceed until supplies could be brought from the terminus of the Union Pacific, way off in the plains of Wyoming. The spring was wet and backward. The mountain streams, during the break, became raging torrents. Toll roads, toll bridges and ferries were so numerous along the route that it would have bankrupted the ordinary freighter to patronize them all. Before winter was fairly over, the old time freighters hitched up their teams and made a break for the railroad terminus, some five hundred miles away to the east of Salt Lake City. There were upwards of three hundred teams in the company, owned by George Crismon, Charles Crismon, Malin Weiler, David H. Cannon, William Streeper, Samuel Mcintyre, William Mcintyre, Riley Judd, Quince Knowlton, William H. Hooper, Heber P. Kimball, David P. Kimball and others. Each company traveled under the supervision of a wagon boss, or captain. Most of the drivers were experienced western men, not afraid of anything, and in endurance as tough as the proverbial boiled owl.
About the first of May they started on their perilous journey. All went well until they reached Coalville, where one of the boys came near losing his life. Chalk creek was overflowing its banks, and had cut a deep channel around the bridge. As he was fording this dangerous place, his saddle animal lost its footing, and away they went down the stream. Had it not been for timely aid, he and his outfit soon would have been floating over the briny waters of the inland sea!
In the afternoon of the third day they arrived at Echo canyon creek, where was an old fashioned pole toll bridge, costing, I venture, less than one hundred dollars. For crossing this shaky old structure, which was almost submerged, the keeper demanded three dollars per wagon, cash down. The bosses refused to pay it, so decided to ford the treacherous stream, if possible. The crossing was just above the bridge, only a few rods from where the creek empties into the Weber river. For the trial trip they selected the best team in the outfit, a magnificent four-thousand-dollar ten-mule team owned by Hooper and Knowitoh. Before the venture was made, a number of the boys gathered around with axes and lariats, to be used in case of trouble. When all was ready, Bill Luce, Hooper and Knowlton's wagon boss, mounted the near wheeler and started his outfit through this mountain torrent. As the trusty leaders neared the center of the stream, everybody watched with bated breath. The moment the animals reached the main channel, the current picked them up, quick as lightning, and carried them downstream. In less than five seconds three pairs of mules disappeared under the bridge. In less time than that, the draw chain, that held them to the wagon, was cut by one of the men on shore. Quick as thought, the animals shot downstream, with incredible rapidity, but before they reached the raging, roaring waters of the Weber a number of expert throwers of the lariat lassoed the heads of the mules, and within a very short time the six drowning animals were safely hauled ashore. A shout went up from a hundred throats in honor of the boys who performed this heroic act. The toll-bridge keeper stood nearby, a pleasant smile playing over his countenance, thinking, perhaps, that it is better to be born lucky than rich. He collected the toll without further trouble.
When the boys arrived at Yellow creek, they faced a similar proposition, except that it was mud to cross instead of water. Here they were compelled to pay another three dollars per wagon, there being no way to avoid it.
Next day they reached Bear river. The first object to meet their gaze was a big signboard with the inscription: "Toll-bridge, five dollars for wagons; fifty cents a head for loose animals. No credit here." This meant about fifteen hundred dollars toll for the outfit, and the captains' pocketbooks had already, from previous drains, commenced to crumple at the corners. It had rained every day since they left home, and the river was, therefore, very high. The bosses first scanned their gaunt pocketbooks, then studied the sign over the bridge. They sat down on the river bank to watch the driftwood, as it shot by at the rate of a half mile a minute. After partaking of a hearty meal, they gathered fresh courage, and set about to ford the river. As good luck would have it, in doing this they lost neither man nor beast, a feat nothing short of a miracle.
Next morning they came to another mud stream, with a cheap bridge over it. The proprietor wanted three dollars per wagon for the privilege of driving over this rickety old thing. The boys, however, saw a way around it. They drove about a half mile above, and selected a place where it was believed they could cross. At that place the slough was about one hundred feet wide, and the banks on both sides were almost perpendicular. The mud was so deep that even loose animals could not wade through it. Besides this a blinding blizzard was raging. With these disadvantages staring them in the face, the boys were yet equal to the occasion. Unhitching a number of their animals, they drove them, single-file, over a rough mountain trail, some distance above, at which place they crossed. Returning to the mud-hole opposite their wagons they arranged their teams once more for action. In the meantime, the men who remained on the other side drove their wagons very near to the slough, and let them down into it by hand; then, taking long chains, fastened the ends to the wagon tongues and, wading, carried the other ends over to the boys on the opposite side. The teams were now hitched to the ends of these chains, and so the wagons were hauled over. The majority of the boys worked at this job in mud and water up to their waists, all day long. By five o'clock that night camp was again on the move. At the foot of Quakingaspen ridge they found plenty of wood. Here they built bonfires, dried their clothing, cooked supper and went to rest, satisfied that they had outwitted another greedy toll-bridge keeper.
Next morning the snow was a foot deep, and the wind was still blowing. The boys got a late start, and it was nearly noon before they reached the summit of Quakingaspen ridge, the highest pass between Salt Lake City and the terminus of the railroad. The roads were somewhat better from this point on, and it was downgrade most of the way to the Green river. However, it was almost impossible to get around the numerous toll-bridges that continued to block their progress. To cross such streams as Green river and the North Platte on ferries cost five dollars for each wagon, to say nothing of the risk taken in swimming their animals over.
The Indians were hostile that season, committing depredations all along the road. Reaching Bitter creek, the boys were compelled to get out their breech-loaders. Thus equipped they were prepared to defend themselves against their dusky foes. Being experienced Indian fighters, they were well acquainted with the cunning ways of the lurking Redskin thieves. On the plains, a few hundred yards away, one can not distinguish an Indian from a white man, which fact gave the Indians a great advantage. Scarcely a day passed, after they left Bitter creek, but their teams were stampeded, for the animals were quick to catch the scent of the Redman. Sometimes the animals ran several hundred yards before they could be stopped. Several of the drivers came near losing their lives in these run-aways. The wagons were empty, hence easily drawn. The teams often started to run without giving the slightest warning. After Elk mountains were reached, all were supplied with fresh meat, and from there on plenty of elk, deer, and antelope were encountered.
Just twenty-nine days from the date the boys left home, they arrived at Big Laramie, the terminus of the railroad. It had stormed every day up to this time, consequently they had slept in damp bedding the whole distance. The Big Laramie river was very swollen. The bridge across it had been carried away. The tie contactors, however, had built a boom at this place, which answered the purpose of a foot bridge for those who dared to cross it. It consisted of green logs coupled together with log chains. The river was about one hundred and fitfy feet wide with a strong current. The boom was completely submerged. A streak of white foam, caused by the rushing waters beating against the logs, was the only visible guide. The whirling waters made the boom dance like a jumping jack. It was as much as a greenhorn's life was worth to undertake to cross it.
Laramie City was on the opposite side of the river, and about two miles from camp. As soon as darkness brooded over the land, every driver in camp crossed the boom and even jollied one another in daredevil fashion as they went, by churning the logs up and down in the surging waters. Reaching town, they remained until midnight watching the sights--no tame affair. Hundreds of desperate characters were gathering at this place for what they could get out of it. They often killed a man for a dollar, and if he hadn't the dollar, they were apt to kill him for not having it. Shootings were so common that only little attention was paid to them. Every '"sure-thing game" ever thought of was brought into requisition at Laramie City, which at that time was the "Sodom" of the plains, sure enough.
After nearly a month, the delayed goods, for which the Utah boys had been waiting, arrived. Then there was "something doing." The goods consisted of plows, scrapers, wheelbarrows, powder, and every other thing in the line of supplies for building the railroad. Nearly every wagon had a cart hitched behind it, and some wagons had two or three. With their wagons loaded, the boys were soon homeward bound. The rich bunchgrass was now knee deep, and their animals became as fat and sleek as seals. The roads being in splendid condition, good time was made. Uncle Sam, by this time, had stationed soldiers along the road, and the Indians were pretty well subdued.
Reaching Bitter creek, the freighters found it lined with railroad graders of the lowest type. The sluggish creek was nearly a hundred miles long, and thousands of workmen were sporting in its waters in the July weather and, besides, washing their dirty clothing in it. While this did not improve the taste of the water, it made but little difference to the graders, as the water they used for culinary purposes was hauled from the Green river and other far-off places. The freighters, however, were compelled to drink Bitter creek water, or go without. By the time they reached the mouth of this filthy stream, the water was so thick and slimy that Riley Judd, in a fit of rational humor, declared that after he started drinking the water he could not let go until he had chipped it off with his scissors. It was so full of alkali and other poisonous substances that it came near killing some of the toughest mules in camp--but the boys escaped.
Arriving at Bear river, the majority of the returning freighters went to work on the Naunnan contract. This job completed, they went to work on President Young's one hundred mile contract, remaining there all winter. Crismon Brothers had a thirty-six mile contract which occupied the most of their time that season. That winter hay could not be purchased at any price and their animals were fed solely on shelled corn. Often in the morning the boys would find several dead animals lying around the camp. Crismon Brothers alone lost about fifty head. Had it not been for the exhorbitant prices the railroad people paid for their work, such losses could not have been sustained. As soon as the railroad reached Ogden, early in May, 1869, the occupation of the Utah freighters was gone. They sold their outfits to the highest bidders and invested their means in other enterprises. Thus ended the big railroad year of 1868, and forever the days of freighting over the plains.--Improvement Era.
Heart Throbs of the West, Kate B. Carter, Vol.10, p.102
The Handcart Song
VALUE: http://mldb.byu.edu/ 2
Event: Once I Lived in Cottonwood
A Folk Song
Ye saints who dwell on Europe's shore
Prepare yourselves for many more,
To leave behind your native land,
For sure God's judgments are at hand.
For you must cross the raging main
Before the promised land you gain
And with the faithful make a start
To cross the plains with your handcart.
The lands that boast of modern light
We know are all as dark as night
Where poor men toil and want for bread,
Where peasant folks are blindly led.
These lands that boast of liberty
You ne'er again will wish to see
When you from Europe make a start
To cross the plains with your handcart.
As on the road the carts are pulled
'Twould very much surprise the world
To see the old and feeble dame
Thus lend a hand to pull the same.
And maidens fair will dance and sing,
Young men more happy than a king,
And children will laugh and play
Their strength increasing day by day.
And long before the Valley's gained,
We will be met upon the plain
With music sweet and friends so dear
And fresh supplies our hearts to cheer.
And then with music and with song
How cheerfully we'll march along
And thank the day we made a start
To cross the plains in our handcart.
When you get there among the rest,
Obedient be and you'll be blessed
And in God's chambers be shut in
While judgments cleanse the earth from sin,
For we do know it will be so,
God's servants spoke it long ago,
We say it is high time to start
To cross the plains with your handcart.
For some must push and some must pull
As we go marching up the hill;
So merrily on our way we go
Until we reach the Valley-o.
Once I Lived in Cottonwood
VALUE: http://mldb.byu.edu/ 2
Event: A Marriage Proposal (A Folk Song)
A Folk Song
Oh, once I lived in Cottonwood and owned a little farm,
But I was called to Dixie, which did me much alarm;
To raise the cane and cotton, I right away must go;
But the reason why they called on me, I'm sure I do not know.
I yoked old Jim and Bolly up all for to make a start,
To leave my house and garden, it almost broke my heart.
We moved along quite slowly and often looked behind,
For the sand and rocks of Dixie kept running through my mind.
At length we reached the Black Ridge where I broke my wagon down,
I could not find a carpenter so far from any town,
So with a clumsy cedar pole I fixed an awkward slide;
My wagon pulled so heavy then that Betsy could not ride.
While Betsy was a'walking, I told her to take care,
When all upon a sudden she struck a pricklypear.
Then she began to blubber out as loud as she could bawl,
"If I was back in Cottonwood, I would not come at all!"
When we reached the Sandy, we could not move at all,
For poor old Jim and Bolly began to puff and loll.
I whipped and swore a little but could not make the route,
For myself, the team, and Betsy, were all of us give out.
Next we got to Washington, where we stayed a little while
To see if April showers would make the verdure smile.
But, oh, I was mistaken and so I went away,
For the red hills of November looked just the same in May.
I feel so weak and hungry now, there's nothing here to cheer
Except prophetic sermons which we very often hear.
They will hand them out by dozens and prove them by the book--
I'd rather have some roasting ears to stay at home and cook.
I feel so weak and hungry now, I think I'm nearly dead;
'Tis seven weeks next Sunday since I have tasted bread.
Of carrot tops and lucerne greens we have enough to eat--
But I'd like to change that diet off for buck-wheat cakes and meat.
I brought this old coat with me about two years ago,
And how I'll get another one, I'm sure I do not know.
May providence protect me against the cold and wet;
I think myself and Betsy, these times will not forget.
My shirt is dyed with wild dockroot, with greasewood for a set;
I fear the colors all will fade when once it does get wet.
They said we would raise madder, and indigo so blue,
But that turned out a humbug, the story was not true.
The hot winds whirl around me and take away my breath;
I've had the chills and fever till I'm nearly shook to death.
"All earthly tribulations are but a moment here;
And, oh, if I prove faithful, a righteous crown I'll wear."
My wagons's sold for sorghum seed to make a little bread;
And poor old Jim and Bolly long ago are dead.
There's only me and Betsy left to hoe the cotton-tree;
May Heaven help the Dixie-ite wherever he may be!
A Marriage Proposal
VALUE: http://mldb.byu.edu/ 2
Event: LDS ebonics
A Folk Song
Say, Susan, wilt thou come with me,
In sweet community to live--
Oh heart and hand and home to thee,
A sixteenth part I'll freely give
Of all the love that swells my breast,
Of all the honor of my name,
Of worldly wealth by me possessed,
A sixteenth portion thou shalt claim.
Nay, tell me not too many share
The blessings that I offer thee;
Thou'lt find but fifteen others there,
A household happy, gay and free.
A mod'rate household, I may say;
My neighbor has as many more-
And Brother Brigham, o'er the way,
Luxuriates in forty-four.
I'll give thee whatso'er thou wilt,
So it but be a sixteenth part;
'Twould be the deepest depth of guilt,
To slight the rest who share my heart.
Then wilt thou not thy fraction yield,
To make complete my perfect bliss?
Say "yes" and let our joy be sealed,
With just the sixteenth of a kiss.
Title: Song by Vern Taylor, words by Cliff Martin
Event: Polygamy: Mark Twain's View
My son?s a CTR,
I go to PEC.
I work for CES,
I study the TG.
I read the B of M,
I probe the D&C
I search the KJV,
I ponder the JST.
Today in BYC,
We planned for EFY.
I stayed a little after,
And had a PPI.
The YM and YW,
Are putting on a play.
It?s one that I remember,
We did in MIA
Before our oldest son
Went in the MTC,
He helped the BSA,
Complete their SME.
Soon our oldest daughter,
Is heading for the Y.
Soon our oldest clothing is going to DI.
Now, if you?ve understood
This alphabetic mess,
The chances are quite good,
That you are LDS.
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Event: Zack, The Mormon Engineer (comic plural marriage)
Polygamy: Mark Twain's View
from Roughing It:
"With the gushing self-sufficiency of youth, I was feverish to plunge in headlong and achieve a great reform here [to abolish polygamy] -- until I saw the Mormon women. Then I was touched. My heart was wiser than my head. It warmed toward these poor, ungainly and pathetically homely creatures, and as I turned to hide the generous moisture in my eyes, I said, 'No; the man that marries one of them has done a deed of Christian charity which entitles him to the kindly applause of mankind, not their harsh censure, and the man that marries 60 of them has done a deed of open-handed generosity so sublime that the nation should stand uncovered in his presence and worship in silence."
For a another view of how polygamy worked, check the individual notes of Charles C. Rich, Bill Hickman, John Gardiner and Brigham Young.
It is important to note that the Mormon Church does not practice or endorse polygamy today, and its practice is grounds for excommunication.
Title: Oh Susanna
Event: Mormon Battalion Song by Thomas Morris
http://www.fortunecity.com/millenium/quarrybank/194/music2.htm midi tune.
Tune: Oh Susanna "This song depicts in comic form life in one type of plural marriage. It is not intended to be sarcastic. Zack Black was a Mormon bishop who worked as an engineer for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, and the tale is told that he had a wife in every town he passed through. Mormon audiences have always enjoyed the humor of the lyrics, especially when Zack won't accept a transfer to another railroad line because it is routed through the wrong towns."(Music of the Mormons, p. 28)
Note: "Plural Marriage" is the LDS term for their form of polygamy, which was practiced from the late 1840's up to 1896, when the US Supreme Court upheld a law forbidding it. Mormon clergy were (and are) laymen, who are not paid for their church service and therefore work "civilian" jobs to sustain their families.
Zack, The Mormon Engineer
Old Zack, he came to Utah, way back in seventy three,
A right good Mormon gentleman and a bishop too was he.
He drove a locomotive for the D. and R. G.,
With women he was popular, as popular as could be.
And when he'd whistle ooh! ooh! Mamma'd understand
That Zack was headed homeward on the Denver and Rio Grande.
Old Zack, he claimed to love his wives and love them all the same,
But always little Mabel was the one that Zack would name.
And as he would pass her he'd blow his whistle loud,
And when she'd throw a kiss at him old Zack would look so proud.
Old Zack, he had a wifey in every railroad town.
No matter where he stopped he had a place to lay him down.
And when the his train was coming, well, he wanted her to know,
So as he passed each wifey's home his whistle he would blow.
Now listen everybody, because this story's true,
Old Zack, he had a wife in every town that he passed through.
They tried to make him transfer on to the old U. P.
But Zack said, "No" because his wives were on the D. and R. G.
Event: A Call On The Mormons, by George Washington Taggart
MORMON BATTALION SONG
BY THOMAS MORRIS
All hail the brave Battalion!
The noble, valiant band,
That went and served our country
With willing heart and hand.
Altho' we're called disloyal
By many a tongue and pen,
Our nation boasts no soliders
So ture as "Mormon" men.
O'er many a barren desert
Our weary feet have trod,
To find, where, unmolseted,
The Saints can worship God.
We've built up may cities----
We're building temples, too;
Which prove to all beholders
What "Mormon" hands can do.
We settled here in Utah,
Upon a sterile soil.
And by our faith and patience
And hard, unflinching toil,
And thro' the daily blessings
Our Father, God, bestows,
The once forbidding desert
Now blossoms as the rose.
What thp' the wicked hate us,
And 'gainst our rights contend;
And, through their vile aggressions,
Our brotherhood would rend!
The keys of truth and knowledge,
And power to us belong;
And we'll extend our borders
And make our bulwarks strong.
Our sons are growing mighty,
And they are spreading forth,
To multiply our numbers
And beautify the earth.
All hail, the brave Battalion!
The noble, valiant band,
That went and served our country
With willing heart and hand.
Event: see Notes for information about this database
Event: see Richard L. Evans for Spoken Word &Tabernacle Choir
Event: see Levi Jackman for Nauvoo Temple video tour
Event: Lynn Fausett murals displayed at Pioneer Trails State Park
A Call On The Mormons
Original Ballad by
George Washington Taggart
The President called on Kearney from far,
And five hundred Mormons too,
To cross the mountains to the seas,
Where the gentle breezes blow.
Then Allen was called to gather up
The number required to go,
And hasten to old Santa Fe,
The Spaniards to bring low.
He said that we were wanted a year.
To show him that we were true,
We made him Colonel and volunteered
To go where the breezes blow.
He marched us to Fort Leavenworth,
And a friend we found him too;
So mild and brave as any man,
With him we were ready to go.
But he took sick and stayed behind,
Saying before that we got through
Or to a grove where water was,
He'd come to lead us through.
But soon the office seekers came,
Unsteady as wind that blows,
With flattering words such as "gents" and "sirs",
"We'd be proud to lead you through."
One of these creatures came one morn,
And called to let us know
Allen was dead and in the ground,
And he wished to lead us through.
With long black hair and mustaches
That 'round his mouth did grow,
Did thus approach our officers,
Who said that he might go.
The doctor said he could do well.
He knew he was good and true,
And he would take his calomel
And nurse our sick all through.
But their hearts we found were as black as hell,
Doctor and leader too.
And all our people do know well,
That what I say is true.
If some should think I am too hard,
To the papers let them go
See what he wrote from Arkansas
Where the waters there do flow.
The doctor dealt out all the while
Calomel and curses too.
And this we expected all the while
When we heard old Jim Long Joe.
But soon the scene was changed about.
We'd another leader too;
And had to take another route
O'er mountains crowned with snow.
To Pueblo the sick must go;
The well to the south below,
Down the Del Norte and down to hell,
And old Colorado.
From there we saw hard times indeed;
Many could hardly go,
Traveling barefooted feet did bleed;
Many mountains crowned with snow.
We crossed o'er mountains and great plains,
Where nothing for food did grow;
And dying oxen skins and brains
Has been our living too.
In White Ox Valley, near a grove,
And mountains crowned with snow,
An ox did die and we laid by,
And ate with wolves and crows.
But now we've reached the mountain tops,
And cast our eyes below,
And see the towns and crops around
That in the ranches grow.
Yet here we are in San Diego,
And have reached the ocean shore,
And never hope to see again
The mountain we crossed o'er.
We viewed a while the town and reys,
Also the great seashore,
And saw the ocean and the bays,
And heard the billows roar.
But now our Colonel not content
To let us rest, must go
And build a fort for government
Up to old Pueblo.
And there we worked for many a day;
Drilled and with powder blowed;
And not a cent of money made
More than when on the road.
But still the soldiers do feel well.
Their year is almost over.
They say they'll see some men in hell
Before they'll serve them more.
They'll serve their year, then make a break
And leave the ocean shore,
And meet their brethren at Salt Lake
And mountains cross once more.
We wear our rags and dress in skins,
If we can do no more:
And let alone the sutler's [Post Exchange] things;
To buy them we're too poor.(54)
54. Taggart Family Newsletter (Vol.IV, No.2) 8-10. Also: Hilbig 47-49. George's daughter Harriet Maria Taggart Goodrich copied this ballad into her album on October 29, 1867.
Event: see Dr. Priddy Meeks for the Orderville of Zion
Title: Lynn Fausett display at Pioneer Trails State Park
Title: Battalion march through sand dunes
Title: KUED map of Battaion march
Lynn Fausett murals displayed at Pioneer Trails State Park
http://pioneer.1stward.com/mural/index.htm by Max Bertola
About the Artist, Lynn Fausett was born at Price, Utah, Feb. 27, 1894, just 15 years after white people first settled in the area. His life experiences, watching the settlement of Utah firsthand and hearing pioneer tales at the feet of those who lived them, prepared him for painting this magnificent work. Photos of portions of the mural are reproduced here by permission of the Lynn Fausett family and with the cooperation of the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation.
- unrelated U.S. Mormon BATTALION
- Abbrev: LDS Historical database by Vern Taylor
Title: LDS Historical database compiled by Vern Taylor Dec 2003
Note: I have tried to error correct and standardize the place names. Unless otherwise indicated, all places are USA.
The errors listed in the problem report, as per my options in RootsMagic, have been fixed or noted with an asterick. I've found other problems will still show up given different parameters.
Text: The LDS Historical Database now includes most of the U.S. Mormon Battalion
- Abbrev: Web Site
Title: Web Site
Note: accessed by Vern Taylor Jan 2004