1886, June 1, "Nevada": Annie Groom arrives in New York.
1885, May 27, "Wisconsin": Emma, Percy, and Nathan Groom Jr. arrive
in New York.
1884, Sep. 10, "Wyoming": John Matson and his family travel from their
home in Uppsala, Sweden to Stockholm, then Copenhagen and New York City.
They ride for 10 days in box cars to get to Ogden, Utah, where they live for
4 years. (40, 41)
1884, April 21, "Nevada": Nathan Groom arrives in New York.
1882, Sep. 12, "Wyoming": Johannes and Elizabeth Barfus leave Switzerland
on August 18 for America with their three young children and two relatives.
They traveled in steerage on the ship "Wyoming", arriving in New York City on
September 12. Daughter Rosina's name was changed to Rosetta when they went through
Customs. They traveled by train to Logan and settled in Providence, Utah.
1882, May 17: George Jeffs arrives in Salt Lake City and makes his
home in Big Cottonwood. Another source lists his arrival as June 4.
1868: John Skinner and his family leave New York to travel to Utah.
At Laramie, Wyoming, they join the Captain William S. Sealy wagon company, which
left August 1. They settle in Providence, Utah. (32, 33)
1868, July 14, "John Bright": Abraham Reeves and his family arrive
in New York.
1864, June 23, "General McClellan": George Henry Taylor marries Lucy
Hughes and shortly afterward, on May 21, 1864, leaves Liverpool for New York.
1859, September 16: William and Charlotte Gilson and their children
arrive in the Salt Lake Valley with the Edward Stevenson company. They
left South Africa in March, arriving in Boston on May 19. Then they traveled
by train and boat to Omaha and crossed the river to Council Bluffs, leaving
June 26th for Salt Lake.
1859, September 4: Henry Peterson and his family arrive in the Salt
Lake Valley with the George Rowley handcart company. After landing in
New York on May 31st, they traveled on the steamer "Isaac Newton" to Albany,
and by train to St. Joseph, Missouri. Finally, they sailed to Florence,
Nebraska where they got their handcarts, leaving on June 9. (29, 31)
1859, May 31, "William Tapscott": Henry Peterson and his family arrive
in New York, having left England on April 11th.
1859, May 19, "Alacrity": William & Charlotte Gilson and their children
arrive in Boston from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The trip takes eight
1858, July 9: Neils Poulsen arrives in the Salt Lake Valley with the
Horace S. Eldredge Company. (9)
1858, April 24, "John Bright": Neils Poulsen arrives in New York.
1857, September 13: Helga Olsen arrives in the Salt Lake Valley with
the Christian Christiansen Company, made up mostly of handcarts, who left Iowa
City, Iowa, on June 15, 1857. (9)
1857, Jan. 2, "Columbia": John Skinner emigrates from England and
settles in New York where he farms for several years. They leave Liverpool
on Nov 18, 1856 with leader J. Williams. Their son John Alexander is born
December 11, during the voyage. (32)
1856, September 26: Susannah Goudin arrived in the Salt Lake Valley,
having traveled with the first handcart company under Edmund Elsworth.
She came with the Peter Staley (Pierre Stalle) family, who were relatives, and
pulled the handcart the entire distance. She rode to St. Louis by train
and then traveled to Florence, Nebraska. Her future husband's second wife
was two years old at the time and rode to Utah in Susannah's handcart.
Paul and Phillip Cardon take Susannah and the Stalle family to Brigham's (Bingham's?)
Fort, near Ogden, and help them build a dugout house for the winter. (19,
21, 24, 25, 27)
1856, Feb. 18, "John J. Boyd": Susannah Goudin arrives in New York.
She left Liverpool, England on December 12, 1855 with 508 saints under the direction
of Knud Peterson.
1855, Dec. 31, "Emerald Isle": William Young, his wife Helen, and
her mother Ann Slater arrive in New York.
1855, May 1, "John M. Wood": Phillipe Cardon and his family arrive
in the Salt Lake Valley, having crossed the plains with the Robert Campbell
Company. They left October 29, 1854 and crossed the Atlantic on the "The
John M. Wood," arriving in New Orleans on May 1. Paul Cardon drives an
ox team for the family. They settle in Mound Fort, in Weber county.
1853: John and Ann Morgan travel from England to Salt Lake City.
1852, September 14: Sarah (Fiske) Allen arrives in the Salt Lake Valley
with her family. (16)
1852, August 12: Andrew and Clarinda Allen arrive in the Salt Lake
Valley with the John M. Higbee company. (4)
1852, June-September: Joshua Gillet and his family move from Alton,
Illinois to Salt Lake City. (47) They travel with the John Tidwell company.
1850: Elizabeth (Hardman) Morgan arrives in Utah with her children.
1850?: Jonathan Crapo travels to Utah with his parents. They
joined the LDS church while he stayed with his grandparents. He joined
after arriving in Utah. (42)
1849, December 24: Joshua Gillet and his family arrive in New Orleans
aboard the ship Zetland. Joshua, his wife Mary, and their 6 children left Liverpool,
England on November 10. While enroute across the ocean, their son
Mark died and was buried at sea. They travel to St. Louis and then
to Alton, Illinois where they live for two years.(47)
1848, September: Joel Ricks Sr. and his family arrive in the Salt
Lake Valley, settle in Bountiful and build a saw mill. (14)
1848, May: Elijah Allen and about a dozen others arrive in the Salt
Lake Valley with 200 head of cattle from California, purchased for the Church.
He farmed at the mouth of Red Butte Canyon that summer but his crops were destroyed
by crickets. Later that year, he left with Miles Goodyear to return to
the States. (3)
1848, Spring: Joel Ricks Sr. and his family join the wagon company
leaving for Salt Lake under the leadership of Heber C.Kimball. This company
consisted of 2417 souls and 792 wagons and was probably one of the largest caravans
that ever crossed the great plains. (14)
1846, April 27: Joel Ricks Sr., after leaving Nauvoo, crosses the
Mississippi River at Fort Madison and crosses Iowa to make a temporary residence
at Silver Creek, near Council Bluffs. (14)
1846, April 27: Sarah (Fiske) Allen and her family leave Nauvoo, Illinois
and travel to Mt. Pisgah. They stay for some time, then travel to Council
Bluffs and encamp nearby, at a place called Musketol. (16)
1846, February: Elijah Allen leaves Nauvoo, Illinois driving a team
of horses for Brigham Young. He joins Company B of the Mormon Battalion.
1845: William & Charlotte Gilson and five children leave Long Clawson,
England and travel to South Africa.
1841, March 31: Elizabeth (Hardman) Morgan arrives in New Orleans
on the ship "Sheffield" with her three children Mary, John, and Edward.
They settle in Nauvoo where she marries Francis Birch, whom she met on the ship.
?: William White and Susanna Fuller White come to America on the Mayflower.