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Sophia EDWARDS
Mormon Handcart Trek Pioneer of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Alternative names
Sophia ASH (Married)
Ancestors
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Unknown EDWARDS
~1754 - ~1804
John EDWARDS
~1795 - 1844
Millwright of Warwickshire
 
Sophia EDWARDS
1829 - 1863
Mormon Handcart Trek Pioneer of Birmingham, Warwickshire
 
Joseph REYNOLDS
~1714 - bur.1775
Carpet weaver of Upper Arley, Bewdley, Worcestershire
Richard REYNOLDS
bap.1772 - 1852
Agricultural labourer of Upper Arley, Bewdley, Worcestershire
 
John UNDERHILL
~1691 - bur.1788
of Coleshill, Warwickshire
Susannah UNDERHILL
bap.1729 - bur.1773
of Coleshill, Warwickshire
 
Anne PADDY
~1695 - bur.1732
of Coleshill, Warwickshire
Sarah REYNOLDS
1807 - ~1894
Confectioner of Kinlet, Shropshire
 
Elizabeth FOULK
~1771 - ~1856
of Oldbury, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
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Sophia EDWARDS
1829 - 1863
Mormon Handcart Trek Pioneer of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. John ASH (~1820 - ~1891)
 
Ellen Matilda ASH
1854 - 1954
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. Brigham Williamson NELSON (~1842 - ~1917)
  m. Lars PETERSON (1855 - 1935)
 
Sophia NELSON
1875 - 1876
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Eugene NELSON
1877 - 1963
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
  m. Christina HOGENSON (1878 - ~1938)
 
Mildred Uvada NELSON
1900 - ~1961
of Newton, Cache County, Utah, USA
  m. Alexander LEWIS (~1890 - ~1965)
 
Merlin Eugene NELSON
1902 - 1976
of Newton, Cache County, Utah, USA
  m. Elda Lee KENNINGTON (~1908 - ?)
 
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Mabel Bodell NELSON
1904 - 1991
  m. William SMART (~1904 - ?)
 
Erma E NELSON
1908 - 2000
  m. Dellis HEAP (~1908 - ?)
 
Afton L NELSON
1910 - 2002
  m. Gordon E COWAN (1909 - ~1959)
 
Ellis E NELSON
1914 - 1942
  m. Sidney De Vere HANSON (1910 - ~1971)
 
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  m. Orrin Grant HATCH (1934 - 2022)
 
M Donne NELSON
1916 - ~1966
Vardis M NELSON
1918 - ~1968
Blaine Russell NELSON
1921 - 1995
of Newton, Cache County, Utah, USA
  m. Colleen BIRD (1929 - 1991)
 
Ellis Warren NELSON
1926 - 1942
Ray NELSON
1881 - 1881
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Ada Ellen PETERSON
1886 - 1963
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
  m. William Charles ENGLAND (1888 - 1977)
 
Maurine ENGLAND
1914 - ~1975
  m. Glen Alfred ERICKSON (~1903 - ~1978)
 
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Earl ENGLAND
1917 - ~1967
  m. Luana UNKNOWN (1921 - ~1971)
 
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John Leslie PETERSON
1889 - 1990
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
  m. Clarene RAWLINS (1892 - ~1952)
 
Louise PETERSON
1914 - ~1975
  m. George Warren STATES (~1903 - ~1978)
 
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Maurice 'Bud' PETERSON
1916 - 1991
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
  m. Dorothy JONES (1918 - 1997)
 
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Alice PETERSON
1916 - 1991
  m. V VIRGIL (~1908 - ?)
  m. Harvey Cazier CHRISTENSEN (~1913 - ?)
 
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  m. Clin Anthony BALLS (~1917 - ?)
 
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Mark Anthony BALLS
~1945 - 1995
of Wyoming, USA
 
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John Leslie PETERSON
1924 - 1924
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Amanda Myrtle PETERSON
1893 - ~1943
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
  m. Lloyd Crawford MCDONALD (1891 - 1950)
 
Beena Ddlone PETERSON
1899 - ~1949
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Elizabeth ASH
1855 - 1857
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Sophia ASH
1857 - 1858
of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John William ASH
1859 - 1945
of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  m. Tilly PARDINGTON (~1851 - ~1926)
 
Emily Faith ASH
1861 - 1926
of Richmond, Cache, Utah, USA
  m. George Lesley CURTIS (1863 - 1931)
 
George Cleveland CURTIS
~1890 - ~1940
George A ASH
1863 - 1865
of Richmond, Cache, Utah, USA
Narrative and Notes
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Sophia EDWARDS married a widower John ASH in Aston Juxta in 1853 and, in about 1856/7, after having two children (one who died young) they emigrated to America.

John & Sophia sailed to the US in 1856 on the sailing ship ENOCH TRAIN (so named after the owner Mr. Enoch Train). Many of the 534 passengers were members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints on their way to the promised Zion. It sailed from Liverpool for Boston on 23 Mar 1856 and arrived 39 days later. The leader of the LSD group was J Ferguson.

John & Sophia were participants in a 1856 handcart trek from Missouri to Utah (1,300 miles approx). Ten companies of handcart pioneers made the trek between 1856-1860. Of the 2,962 pioneers about 250 died (220 in the bad weather of 1856). The diary from this journey is shown below.

At the time, their daughter Ellen Matilda was perhaps 2 years old (and lived to age 99), but her younger sister Elizabeth (also on the trek - presumably the two infants rode in the handcart) died Jan 5, 1857 probably as a result of the hardship on the trek.

Sophia died on 24 Nov 1863 in Richmond, Cache, Utah.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
24 Apr 1829
0
Birth 
4
Birmingham, Warwickshire
7 Jun 1841
12
Census 
5
Unett Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire
7 Sep 1844
15
Death of father John EDWARDS 
6
1 Court, New Summer Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire
20 Nov 1853
24
Residence 
7
Duddeston, Birmingham, Warwickshire
20 Nov 1853
24
Marriage to husband John ASH 
8
St Peter And St Paul's Church, Aston, Warwickshire, England
27 Aug 1854
25
Marriage of sister Matilda EDWARDS and Edwin EDDINGTON 
9
St Philip, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
28 Oct 1854
25
Birth of daughter Ellen Matilda ASH 
10
Birmingham, Warwickshire
20 Dec 1855
26
Birth of daughter Elizabeth ASH 
11
Birmingham, Warwickshire
1856
27
Occupation: Mormon Handcart Trek Pioneer 
Utah, USA
5 Jan 1857
27
Death of daughter Elizabeth ASH 
 
1 Nov 1857
28
Birth of daughter Sophia ASH 
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
28 Jul 1858
29
Death of daughter Sophia ASH 
 
13 Mar 1859
29
Marriage of brother Reuben EDWARDS and Mary Ann NEWEY 
1213
Saint George, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
17 Jun 1859
30
Birth of son John William ASH 
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
3 Aug 1860
30
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (31).
Census 
14
Brigham City, Cache County, Utah, USA
28 Mar 1861
31
Birth of daughter Emily Faith ASH 
Richmond, Cache, Utah, USA
17 Nov 1863
34
Birth of son George A ASH 
Richmond, Cache, Utah, USA
24 Nov 1863
34
Death 
Richmond, Cache, Utah, USA
22 Jul 1865
36
Death of son George A ASH 
 
29 Apr 1866
37
Marriage of brother Reuben EDWARDS and Emma FISHER 
15
Birmingham, Warwickshire
10 Nov 1867
38
Marriage of brother Enoch EDWARDS and Emelia 'Emily' PARKER 
1617
St Philip, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Jan 1875
45
Marriage of daughter Ellen Matilda ASH and Brigham Williamson NELSON 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
30 Jan 1884
54
Marriage of son John William ASH and Tilly PARDINGTON 
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
30 Jan 1884
54
Marriage of daughter Emily Faith ASH and George Lesley CURTIS 
 
1885
56
Marriage of daughter Ellen Matilda ASH and Lars PETERSON 
 
20 Dec 1897
68
Marriage of brother Enoch EDWARDS and Florence Ethel HEDGES 
18
Erdington, Birmingham, Warwickshire
btw 1911 and 1912
82
Death of brother Enoch EDWARDS 
Canada
28 Jun 1926
97
Death of daughter Emily Faith ASH 
Bannock, Idaho, USA
9 Jun 1945
116
Death of son John William ASH 
 
11 Apr 1954
124
Death of daughter Ellen Matilda ASH 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel

https://history.lds.org/overlandt ravel/sources/4763196600913036355 0-eng/edmund-ellsworth-emigrating-company-journal-1856-june-sept

George Williams, England

Elizabeth Walker, born England

Emma Walker

Ja[me]s Commander, Mariner, born England

Mary Commander, Wife

Alice Brough, Widow

Wm M Brough, Mariner

James Warner, 51, Labore, born England

Ann Warner 50, Wife, born England

Sarah Ann, 15, born England

John Henwood, 47, Laborer, born England

Elizabeth Henwood, 43, Wife

Richard Henwood, 19, born England

Elizabeth Henwood, 16, born England

Thos & Ben Lloyd, Shoe Makers, born Wales

John Lewis, 34, Miner, born England

Jane Lewis, 27, Wife, born England

John Lewis, 8, born England

Sarah Marshall, 35, WAshing, born England

Lavinna Marshall, 12, born England

Celinia [Selina] Marshall, 10, born England

Josphina [Tryphena], Marshall, 8, born England

Louisa Marshall, 6, born England

George Marshall, 4, born England

Sarah Marshall, 2, born England

John Resdell [Rasdell], 21, Laborer, born England

Elizabeth Resdell [Rasdell], 22, Wife, born England

John Kettle, 53, Farm Labore, born England

Judath [Judith] Kettle, 44, Wife, born England

Mary Ann Kettle, 18, Servant, born England

Robert Kettle, 14, born England

Eliza Kettle, 12, born England

James Kettle, 9, born England

Samuel Kettle, 5, born England

Hannah Kettle, 21 months, born England

Jonah [John A.] Phillips, 24, Minner, born Wales

Marria Good, 25, Servant, born England

Thos Eldridge, 25, Labore, born England, backed out

Charlotte Eldridge, 24, Wife, born England, backed out

Charlotte Eldridge, 2, born England, backed out

Henry Walker, 58, Gardner, born England, Dead

Isabella Walker, 62, Wife, born England

Elizabeth Taylor, 23, Servant, born England

Wm Stodart, 43, Marble polisher, born England

Margaret Stod[d]art, 38, Wife, born England

Caleb Stod[d]art, 18, Weaver, born England

Robert Stod[d]art, 16, Weaver, born England

Jane Stod[d]art, 12, born England

Sarah Stod[d]art, 10, born England

Anna Stod[d]art, 8, born England

Mary Stod[d]art, 3, born England

Margarett Stod[d]art, 1, born England

Robert Stod[d]art, 57, Warper, born England, Dead

Margarett Stodart, 44, Wife, born England

James Stod[d]art, 14, born England

Mary Stod[d]art, 11, born England

Dinah Stod[d]art, 6, born England

John Oakley, 36, Farmer, born Utah

Wm Butter [Butler], 28, G.S.L. City, born Utah

Emma Butter [Butler], 22, Wife, born England

George Nappris [Neppress], 24, Bricklayer, born England, Dead

Abraham Hunt, 30, Gass Man, born England, Backed out

Eliza Hunt, 30, Wife, born England, Backed out

John Lee, 33, Pott Maker, born England

Sarah Lee, 34, Wife, born England

Wm Lee, 14, born England, Dead

Fanny England, 11, born England

Elizabeth Lee, 10, born England

Samuel Lee, 5,born England

Chancy Lee, 3, born England

Sarah Ann Lee, 9 months, born England

Sarah Ash, 59, Widow, born England

Joseph Ash, 8, born England

Job Welling, 23, Tailor, born England

Frances Welling, 25, Wife, born England

Job Welling, 19 months, born England, Dead

John Moyle, 48, Stone Massen, born England

Philipa [Philliipi] Moyla [Moyle], 40, Wife, born England

Elizabeth Moyla, 19, Tailoress, born England

Stephen Moyla, 15, born England

Henry Moyla, 12, Tailoress, England

John Moyla, 5, born England

Alfred Moyla, 9, born England

John Donney [Doney], 35, Laborer, born England

Ann Donney [Doney], 24, Wife, born England

John Bunney, 28, Minner, born England

Ann Bunney, 26, Wife, born England

Ed Ellsworth, 36, born America

Thos Fowler, 19, born England

Thos Passey, 18, born England

Eliza Robinson 26, born England

Mary Ann Bates, 21, Dress, born England

Mary Ann Meadows, 21, born England

A Galloway, 29, Engineer, born Scotland

Jane Galloway, 25, Wife, born England

Annie Eliza Galloway, 3, born England

David Bouen [Bowen], 18, Peddler, Wales

William Harmon, 52, Miner, born Wales

Ewd [Edward] Frost, 33, Trimer, England

Eliza Frost, 26, Wife, born England

Isabella Frost, 7, born England

Franklin Frost, 4, born England

Elizabeth Franklin, 59, Widow, born England

Eleanor Wall [Hill], 40, born England

Sarah Ann Sprig, 18, Servant, born England

James Shinn [Sheen], Sen, 60, Quarymen, born England

Rob[e]rt Shinn, 28, Quarymen, born England

Eliza Shinn, 28, Wife, born England

Mary Shinn, 7, born England

Louisa Shinn, 6, born England

Ann [Annie] Shinn, 4, born England

Emma Shinn, 3, born England, Dead

James Shinn, Jun, 26, Quarymen, born England

Mary Shinn, 24, Wife, born England

Sydney Shinn, 6 weeks, born A[t]lantic, Dead

Hannah Shinn, 22, Glover, born England

Annie [Ann] Eliza Shinn, 6 months, born England

Ellen Shinn, 19 Glover, born England

Ann Price, 46, Widow, born England

Emma Price, 19, Dressmaker, born England

Eliza Price, 17, Glover, born England

Eleanor Vaughan, 68, Widow, born England

Mary Mayo, 65, Widow, born England, Dead

Alex Stevenson, 36, Carpenter, born Scotland, Backed out

Magdaline Stevenson, 36, Wife, Scotland, Backed out

John Stevenson, 12, born Scotland, Backed out

Magdaline Stevenson, 11, born Scotland, Backed out

Alex[ander] Stevenson, 8, born Scotland, Backed out

Orson Stevenson, 6, born Scotland, Backed out

Marrion, 4, born Scotland, Backed out

Joseph Stevenson, 4, born Scotland, Backed out

Isabella Stevenson, 28, Dressmaker, born Scotland, Backed out

George Clarke, 54, Laborer, born England

Mary Clarke, 51, Wife, born England

Charlotte Clarke, 18, born England

William Clarke, 14, born England

Anna [Hannah] Clarke, 6, born England

Thos Ivins, 71, Gardner, born England

John Powell, 43, Mason, born England

Elizabeth Powell, 35, Wife, born Wales

William Powell, 15, Masson, born England

Elizabeth Powell, 7, born England

Mary Powell, 13, born England

Margaret Powell, 10, born England

Anna Powell, 4, born England

David Powell, 6 [infant], born England

Daniel Jones, 41, Laborer, born Wales, Backed out

Ann Jones, 36, Wife, born Wales, Backed out

Rachel Jones, 16, born Wales, Backed out

Ann Jones, 14, born Wales, Backed out

Daniel Jones, 12, born Wales, Backed out

Marrion Jones, 7, born Wales, Backed out

Richard Jones, 4, Wife, Wales, Backed out

Sarah Jones, 2, born Wales, Backed out

Mary Baker, 45, Widow, born England

John Baker, 19 Groon [Groom], born England

Emma Baker, 16, born England

Job Baker, 15, Groon [Groom], born England

Harriott Baker, 11, born England

Wilford, 4, born England

Wm Pyreen [Green], 30 Miner, born England

John Lloyd, 39, Shoe Maker, born Wales, Backed out

Elizabeth Lloyd, 38, Wife, born Wales, Backed out

Mary Lloyd, 11, born England, Backed out

John Lloyd, 10, born England, Backed out

Wm. Lloyd, 8, born England, Backed out

Thos. Lloyd, 6, born England, Backed out

Jane Lloyd, 2, born England, Backed out

Martha Lloyd, 4 Weeks, born Iowa, Backed out

Archer Walters, 47, Joiner, born England

Harriott, 47, Wife, born England

Sarah Walters, 17, Servant, born England

Henry Walters, 15, Joiner, born England

Harriott Walters, 13, born England

Martha Walters, 11, born England

Lydia Walters, 6, born England

John Deveroux [Devereaux], 50, Laborer, born England

Thos. Richins, 30, Laborer, born England

Harriott Richins, 22, Wife, born England

Albert F. Richins, 18 Months, born England

Thos Bourne, 48, Builder, born England

Margarett Bourne, 48, Wife, born England

Maryann Bourne, 22, born England

Margarett Bourne, 20, born England

James Bourne, 17, Builder, born England

Priscilla Bourne, 14, born England

Louisa Bourne, 12, born England

John Bourne, 7, born England

John Robinson, 45, Gun Smith, England

Emma Robinson, 27, Wife, born England

Elizabeth Robinson, 21, born England

Sarah Robinson, 19, born England

John Robinson, Jun., 6, born England

Clara Robinson, 1, born England

George Hanson, 26, Gun Smith, born England

Frances Hanson, 25, Wife, born England

Clara Hanson, 15 months, born England

James Birch, 28, Moulder, born England, Dead

Mary Ann Birch, 28, Wife, born England

Thos Birch, 8, born England

Mary Ann Birch, 6, born England

Edward Birch, 3, born England

Absalom Frisby, 21, Tin Worker, born England

Ann Ham, 31, Monthly Nurse, born England

Hannah Baldwin, 18 Servant, born England

John Ash, 36, Gun Smith, born England

Sophia Ash, 26 Wife, born England

Ellen Ash, 12 Months, born England

Elizabeth Ash, 6 months, born in England

Richard Pratter [Preator], 30, Carpenter, born in England

Mary Pratter, 31, Wife, born in England

[Mary]Salome Pratter, 4, born in England

Sarah [Loran Isabella] Pratter, 3, born in England

Eshter Jones, 29, Servant, born in Wales

Hannah Jones, 45, Servant, born in England

Hannah Goodworth, 43, Widow, born in England

Fredrick Goodworth, 8, born in England

Richard Goodworth, 5, born in England

Rich Joseph Goodworth, 19, born in England

Ann Chester, 20, Dressmaker, born in England

John Chapman, 58, Laborer, born in England, Backed out

James Murray, 27, Machinest, born in England

Henry Moss, 19, upholitster, born in England

George Wearing, 18, Lamp Maker, born in England

George Williams 18, boot closer

James Bowers, 44, Miner, born England, Dead

Mary Ann Bowers [Marie Lay], 51, Wife, born England

Abraham Bowers, 18, Glass polisher, born England

Sarah Bowers, 17, born England

Jacob Bowers, 15, born England

Isaac Bowers, 14, born England

Isiah Bowers, 10, born England

Shadrach Bowers, 7, born England

Samuel Bond, 61, Laborer, born England, Dead

Elizabeth Bond, 51, Wife, born England

Samuel Bond, 25, Ship Maker, born England

Wm. Bond, 23, Potter, born England

Walter Sanders, 65, Brass Founder, born England, Dead

Mary Sanders, 19, Servant, born England

James Sanders, 15, Brass F[ounder], born England

John Sanders, 13, Printer, born England

Thos. Sanders, 10, born England

Eliza Jeffries, 21, Silk Weaver, born England

Richard Shelton, 19 Black Smith, born England

Joseph Argyle, 37, Gass Meter Maker, born England

[Rebecca] Jane Argyle, 33, Wife, born England

Joseph Argyle, 14, born England

Benjamin Argyle, 12, born England

Mary [Jane] Argyle, 10, born England

Frances Argyle, 5, born England

Lorenzo Argyle, 3, born England

Priscilla Argyle, 1, born England

Wm. Pratt, 31, Gun Smith, born England

Caroline Pratt, 31, Wife, born England

Eleanor Pratt, 12, born England

George Pratt, 9, born England

Orson Pratt, 3, born England

Emily Pratt, 1, born England

Wm. Morris, 53, [.ill] block maker, born England, Backed out

Sarah Ann Morris, 53, Wife, born England, Backed out

James Jones, 36, Spoon Maker, born England

Sabina Jones, 36, Wife, born England

George James Bailey, 53, Silver plate maker, born England

Mary Ann Bailey, 52, Wife, born England

John Bailey, 20, Cock Dresser, born England

Thos Bailey, 18, Whip Maker, born England

Alfred Bailey, 16, Silver P[late] Maker, born England

Mary Ann Bailey, 15, born England

Lousa, 12, born England

C. M. Breggis, 21, Cork Cutter, born England

Wm. Birth [Birch], 60, Laborer, born England

Elizabeth Birch, 40, Wife, born England

273 Elizabeth Walker, 17, Dress Maker, born England

2 - Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel

https://history.lds.org/overlandt ravel/sources/4763196600913036355 0-eng/edmund-ellsworth-emigrating-company-journal-1856-june-sept

Edmund Ellsworth Emigrating Company, Journal, 1856 June-Sept.

A brief record of the first Hand Cart company. Elder Edmund Ellsworth Captain of said company.

June 9th 1856. At 5 P.M. the carts were in Motion proceeding zion wards. The Saints were in excellent spirits bound zion wards. the camp travelled about 4 Miles and pitched their tents. all well.

10th We remained in camp all day owing to three yoke of oxen having strayed from the herd. the brethren went out in search of them. the camp was ingaged in varrious duties.

11th Early this morning the strayed cattle were brought back. about 8 A.M. the camp started forwarded & travelled 5 milles. pitched tents[.] Bro. Robinson & Jones carts broke down.

12th The camp started this morning at 6 A.M. travelled 12 milles. the road was very dusty. pitched tents about 2 P.M. all in good spirits.

13th The camp started about 8 A.M. travelled 7 miles[.] good roads. all went of well. visited by a good strangers.

14th The camp started this morning at 6 A.M. in good spirits[.] Travelled 7 milles. pitched tents about 9 A.M. the roads good. the camp in good spirits. towards evening Elder James Fergusun came to us from the general camp. About 6 P.M. the William Lee, son of John Lee died of consumption, age 12 years.

15th To day sunday the saints remained in Camp and held two meetings. the morning meeting commenced at half past ten. Singing & prayer by Elder Heaton[,] Elder Joseph France addressed the meeting. Afternoon meeting commenced at half past 1 oclock[.] singing & prayer by Elder Lenerd[.] Elder E[dwa]rd Frost addressed the meeting[.] a great many strangers attended the meeting[.] good attention by all present. At 9 oclock this morning Lora Pratter [Preator], Daughter of Richard Pratter [Preator], Died of Hoopping cough age 3 years.

At half past seven the sacrement was administered to the two companies. it was a time of rejoicing to all. Elder Ferguson addressed the saints about 9 P.M. the above two children were intered at Little Bear Crick [Creek].

16th At half past 6 A.M. the camp moved of in good spirits. Travelled 13 miles and rested from half past 11 A.M. till 4 P.M. at Bigg bear Crick [Creek]. the camp moved of 2 milles and camped for the night. about nine we had a storm of rain.

June 17th 1856 At 4 A.M. the buggle was blown for all to turn out. at quarter to seven the camp moved of[.] travelled 10 miles and rested two hours. at twenty past two we pitched our tents. the journey was performed without any accident. No wood but plent[y] of water. About 20 minutes past three Job Welling Son of Job Welling Died. age 1 year & 7 months. Died of Canker, an inflamation in the bouels [bowels].

18th At 4 A.M. the buggle sounded for all to turn out. at 20 past 5 the camp rolled out. and travelled ten milles. without any accident. pitched tents at 35 past 8 A.M. to give the sisters an oppertunity of wAshing the cloths [.] To day the body of Job Welling was intered 3 feet from the N.E. corner of Mr. Watrous Farmer[.] Township 80, Range 17, Section 25.

19th The camp rolled out to day at a quarter to seven A.M. and travelled 15 miles[.] the journey was accomplished without any accident[.] we camped at ten minutes to tew[e]lve P.M. plenty of wood and water[.] Severall were <Re>Baptised by Elder John Oakley for their health 3 miles from Green Castle.

20th The camp moved of[f] at a quarter to seven A.M. travelled 16 miles[.] the road was very hilly and rather rough[.] it was rather hard days travell. about a quarter to eight this morning John Lloyd wife and family backed out this morning. He was very much given to drinking whisky along the road. We passed through the city of Newton this morning about 9 A.M. We rested by a stream from ten till twelve. Pitched our tents at 4 P.M. along side a beautifull stream of water[.] plenty of wood. Severall were Rebaptised for their health by Elder Oakley.

21st At ten minutes to seven the camp moved of and travelled 13 miles. rested 30 minutes by the side of a stream. and an hour on the top of a hill. No accident happened to the camp[.] all was well at ten minutes to 1 P.M. we pitched our tents in a grove[.] plenty of wood and water[.] at a quarter to 5 P.M. James Bowers Died of Quick consumption age 44, 24n of June 1856.

22nd Brother James Bowers was burried near to two other graves ơ of mile East of the main Line for Fort Des Moin[es] Section 76, Town ship 29, Range 72. The camp was called together for meeting at 20 past 4 P.M. Singing[,] prayer by Elder Lenard. the meeting was addressed by Elder's Heaton, McCarthur, & Ellsworth. much good instruction was given.

23rd The camp moved out at 25 past 7. A.M. travelled 10 milles, pitched tents by 10 A.M. the roads were rather rough some parts, and a little hilly & somewhat dusty. We past two middling good streams of water[,] a good camping ground[,] plenty of wood & water. 4 miles from Fort Des Moin[es]. past a small Town this morning, 7 miles from the Fort.

24th The camp rolled out at 30 past 6 A.M. travelled 11 miles. the roads were a Little rough, and somewhat dusty. the day was exceedingly warm through which it was rather hard for the hand carts boys. pitched tents at 30 past 1 P.M. plenty of wood[.] Water about ư mile from the camp on the Left side of the road. An old Mobinate came and tried to make a fuss with our Capt. Sydney Shinn son of James & Mary Shinn Junr Died this morning[.] Burried 30 yds south of the Bridge on 4 mile Creek on the East bank under an Elm Tree.

25th The Camp rolled out this morning 25 past 6 A.M. Travelled 19 miles[.] a gentle breeze blew nearly all the day[.] it was quite refreshing[.] the roads good. supplied water at 6 mile & at 9. pitched tents at 45 past 1 P.M. along side of a River bank[.] plenty of wood.

June 26th The Camp moved of this morning at 31 past 6 A.M. travelled 10 miles. forded the River Racoon about 1 mile from the camping ground[.] passed the town of Balley at 12 P.M. we again forded the Racoon and camped in the west bank[.] plenty of wood and water. the road good with the exception of two or three hills. Emma Sheen Daughters of Robert & Eliza Sheen died this morning of Hoopping-cough age 2 years & 8 months.

27th Emma Sheen was burried this morning 72 feet S.W of a Walnut tree on the West bank of the Racoon nearly opposite the saw mill. at 7 A.M. the camp rolled out and travelled 10 milles. good roads[.] camped at 30 past 10 A.M. in a beautifull vally along side of a good stream[.] plenty on the right side of the road[.] on the West bank of the stream there is a beautiful spring of Water

June 28th The camp moved of at 40 past 5 and travelled 16 miles. the road was good with the exception of some parts of it being rather Hilly. The water rather scarce for about 13 miles. We got supplied with water at Bear station. Pitched tents at 1 P.M. pretty good camping ground[.] plenty of water[.] wood rather scarce. We had a heavey thunder storm about 6 P.M. 1 of the tents was blown down and other rent from top to bottem.

29th We remained in camp all day and rested our bodies[.] the day was fine. severall strangers were in the camp. At 21 past 4 P.M. the saints met together for meeting, singing & prayer by Elder Crandel. the meeting was addressed by Elders Hargreave, Ellsworth, McCarthur, Lenard & Crandel on a variety of Subjects for the benifit of the saints.

June 30th The camp moved out at 55 past 6 A.M. Travelled 16 milles. We travelled 12 milles without resting. the sure but middling part of the way somewhat hilly. no water for 12 miles. pitched tents at 10 past 1 P.M. all in good spirits. plenty of wood & water.

July 1st The camp moved out at 10 past 7 A.M. and travelled 15 milles. the road were rather rough. passed one creek of water[.] camped on the side of a creek plenty of water. Wood plentyfull about ư mile from the camp. about half past ten P.M. we had severe thunder storm[.] one tent was blown down and another rent.

July

2nd We remained in camp till 50 past 3 P.M. owing to Brother McCarthurs [McArthur's] company having lost a boy by the way. at the above hour we started and travelled 10 milles[.] rested about half an hour in the bank of the River Nishneybottoney. camp 2 ư W.N.W. of Indian town at the banks of a River[.] plenty of wood[.] a most delightfull camping ground.

July 3rd The camp moved out at 45 past 9 A.M. and travelled 14 milles. Rested at the side of the creek 6 miles from where we started[.] very little water as we came along. after travelling 12 miles we turned down a road to the right two miles and camped by the side of creek with plenty of water[.] Little wood. about 20 of the camp Lost their road but returned about midnight.

July 4th The camp moved out at 10 past 7 A.M. and 20 miles. we past two creeks. the first ten milles. the other ten no water. the roads good. camped at 15 past 3 P.M. along side of a good creek of water. plenty of wood 14 milles from Councel bluffs[.] all in good spirits.

5th The company remained in camp to day to rest[,] get their cloths wAshed.

6th To day sunday we remained camp. had meeting at 20 past 4 P.M. singing and prayer by Brother Crandel. the meeting was addressed by Elders Galloway, Oakley, Ellsworth, & McCarthur [McArthur]. a good many strangers present. some were attentive[.] others good [could] not hear the doctrine and walked of[f] grumbling.

7th The camp rolled out at 7 A.M. Travelled 15 milles, the roads were very hilly. rested 30 minutes along side of a good creek. for about 8 miles there was little or no water. passed a few houses about 2 milles from the camping ground where a good many old mormons were staying. pitched tents about 5 P.M.

8th The camp moved out at 7 A.M. and travelled 16 milles over a very rough road up & down hills. A hand cart broke down by the way. The camp rested at Pigeon Creek for two & half hours, cooked diners and got nicely rested. passed the Missoura [Missouri River] by the steam ferry Boat a Little below florence[.] got to the camping ground at <Florence> 50 past 4 P.M.

9th to 12th We were bussiy ingaged repairing the hand carts. on the 10th Sister Isabella Stevenson backed out with an old apostate.

13th The saints met in meeting at 4 P.M. The saints were addressed by Elders McGraw, Ellsworth, & McCarthur [McArthur].

14th to 16th Engaged geting our outfit for the plains.

17th The camp rolled at 11 A.M. and travelled 2ư miles to summer quarters.

18th 19th We remained in camp till Saturday finishing the carts and getting the balance of our outfit.

20th The camp rolled out at 6 P.M. and travelled 7 miles[.] pitched tents half past nine

21st The camp rolled out at 9 A.M. and travelled 18 miles[.] crossed the Elk Horn by the ferry Boat and camped about 5 P.M. before all the tents were pitched we had quite a thunder storm & continued more or less all night.

22nd The [camp] rolled out at 12 P.M. and travelled 17 miles along a good road. passed 5 dead oxen. camped at half past 7 P.M. at Liberty pole camping ground close to the Plat[t]e River

23rd The [camp] rolled at half past 7 A.M. & travelled 14ơ . camped at Loap [Loup] fork at 4 P.M. an excellent camping place[.] good feed for cattle. the roads were rather heavey & the day very warm[.] water scarce.

24th The camp rolled out at half past 7 A.M. travelled 9 miles[.] the roads pretty good[.] camp at 12 P.M. at Shell creek.

25th The camp rolled out at 7 A.M. and travelled 19 miles[.] the [roads] were pretty good with the exception of about 5 miles rather sandy. camped at 6 P.M. 2 miles from Luup [Loup] ferry fork.

26 At 9 A.M. the camp rolled towards the ferry where were detained 5 hours in crossing. at half past 5 P.M. the camp again moved on about 3 miles where we were over taken by a most terrific storm of thunder and rain in the open prarrie without tents[.] two Brethren & two sisters were knocked down by Light[n]ing Bro Henry Walker from [..r.is.e] was killed age 58. he was a faithfull man to his duty. we again moved on for1 ơ mile and camped for the night[.] travelled 6 miles.

27 Bro H. Walker was burried this morning 4 miles west of Loap [Loup] fork fery on sandy rize right hand side of the road. at 12 P.M. the camp rolled and travelled 2ư miles to a better camping ground where we remained for the rest of the day[.] a Beef was killed at night for the camp. about 8 P.M. a meeting was called[.] Bros Oakley, France, & Ellsworth, addressed the meeting.

28th At 15 past 7 A. M. the camp rolled out and travelled 20 miles[.] the road in many parts very heavey[.] we rested two hours and had dinner[.] we turned of to the right about ư mile and camped for the night at half past 6 p.m.

29th At 9 A.M. the camp rolled out and ascended a Bluff to the right of the camping ground. travelled 15 milles[.] the roads in some parts a Little sandy[.] camped at a quarter to 3 P.M. about 4 miles from the upper crossing, plenty of wood & water[.] two good springs on the west side of camp ground[.] one of them dugg out by Bro Card.

30th The camp rolled out at 7 and travelled 25 miles[.] a great part of the road very sandy and heavey for hand carts & wagons[.] no wood near water till we camped, and that not very plentyfull. still plenty for camping purposes. camped at 15 past 6 P.M.

31st

The camp rolled out at 7 A.M. and travelled 18 miles. the road leading from the camp is a very heavey sandy road and continues so for about 13 miles[.] it is allso very hilly. camped about 15 past 6 P.M. alongside of Prairrey [Prairie] Creek[.] no wood but plenty of Buffallo chips. There is a Well about 7 miles from where we camped last night on the right hand side of the road.

August

1st The camped rolled out at 8 A.M. travelled 16 miles[.] the roads in good condition[.] Crossed Prairrey [Prairie] Creek twice[.] the second crossing the hand [carts] had to be carried over by the brethren. there was a Little difficulty in geting the wagons over[.] the banks of the creek were so steep. We allso crossed Wood River by the means of a good Bridge. We came very close to a herd of Buffallo. Bro Ellsworth went out with his Riffle. wounded two but not sufficient for him to get them. at 30 past 6 P.M. we camped alongside of Wood River. plenty of Wood & Water. a good camping ground.

3rd We remained in camp all day and attended to such duties as we were neccissited to do. Meeting at 7 P.M. Bro Oakley, Butter, & Ellsworth then addressed the saints.

4th at quarter to 8 A.M. the camp rolled out and [traveled] 18 miles[.] good roads[.] camp at a quarter to 3 P.M. near to the Platte

5th At 8 A.M. the camp rolled and travelled 16 miles[.] the roads pretty good with the exceptions of one or two places. camped about 4 P.M. Wood plenty[.] water rather scarce[.] still plenty for camping purposes.

6th At 9 A.M. the camp rolled out and travelled 12 [miles] roads good[.] camped about 2 P.M. on Buffallo Creek. 4 miles from the crossing of B. Creek. We killed 4 Buffalos to day. the camp got quite a good supply of meat.

7th At 15 to 9 A.M. the camp rolled out and [traveled] 25 miles. the roads good with the exception of about 2 miles which is rather sandy. There is no water after leaving the crossings. camped about 30 past 8 P.M. no Water but by digging for it[.] no Wood[.] plenty of chips.

8th At 15 to 9 A.M. the camp rolled out from this place of desolation and travelled 13 miles without water[.] the roads good[.] camped about 30 past 2 alongside the Platte[.] by turning of the Left about ơ mile you will find a good camping ground but no wood. there is another camping ground about 2 miles ahead. By some means Father Sanders got Left behind. the brethren have been out on Foot & Horse[.] as yet they have not succeeded in finding him.

9th The camp rolled out at 10 past 1 P.M. and travelled 13 miles. Bro Thos. Fouler [Fowler] found Father Sanders this morning about 5 miles a head of the camp. The road for about 7 miles is very heavey sandy road. hard pulling for hand carts & ox Teams. camped beside the Platte about 2 miles from Skunk Creek about 15 past 8 P.M.

10th About 9 A.M. the camp was called together for meeting. Elders Ellsworth, France, & Oakley addressed the saints[.] a good meeting.

The camp rolled out at 10 past 11 A.M. travelled 14 miles, for two or three miles the [road] is sandy & Bluffy but they can be greatly avoided by winding round them[.] camped at a cold spring camping ground about 6 P.M. a most excellent place for a camp

11th The camp rolled out at 50 past 7. A.M. & travelled 17 miles. the roads were pretty good with the exception of some that are rather sandy but that can be avoided by turning of a Little either to the right or Left. plenty of water every three or four miles[.] 1 of our Milch Cows died near the camping ground. We crossed over a small creek and camp close to the platte opposite to two or three small Islands where there is wood but rather difficult to get at. We had two Buffalo brought into the camp to night killed by the brethren appointed for that purpose[.] We camp at 4 P.M. all well.

12th The <camp> remained at rest today to rest up[.] Buffallo to dry for the journey. and repaire the hand carts.

13th The camp rolled at 30 past 9 A.M. and travelled 12 [miles.] the roads were rather heavey owing to last nights rain[.] camped about 5 P.M. alongside of Bluff Fork. We forded the river previous to camping.

14th The camp rolled at 10 past 8 A.M. and travelled 18 miles. the first 12 miles was nearly all over heavey sandy bluffs[.] right from the camp it made heavey pulling[.] the last 6 miles the road was pretty good. 1 of the [ca?.d] cavered [covered] hand carts broke down. camped about 7 P.M. alongside of the Platte.

15th The [camp] rolled out at ơ to 8 A.M. and travelled 14 miles[.] for the first 6 miles the sand was fully as bad if not worse than yesterday. we crossed 4 creeks[.] took dinner at Goose creek. for the next 8 the road was good. We forded Rattle Snake and camped about ơ mile from the old Rattle snake camping ground. camp about ơ past 6 P.M.

16th The camp moved of at a ơ to 8 A.M. & travelled 16? miles[.] a good part of it heavey sandy travelling[.] other parts of the road was good travelling. We crossed severall creeks[.] had dinner on the banks of Camp creek[.] camp[ed] about 7 P.M. on the East bank of Wolf creek. Buffallo chips not so plentyfull here. good feed for the oxen.

17th The camp moved out at a quarter to 9 A.M. and travelled 12 miles. We crossed over Wolf creek and a ascended the sandy Bluf. We crossed the Bluff to the Left instead of going up the old Track. it is easier for hand carts and for ox teams. the road to day was very sandy for severall milles. passed over severall creeks. camp at 4 P.M. on the side of the Plat[t]e apposite to Ash Grove. Brother Peter Stalley died to day. he was from Itlay [Italy].

17th [18th Mon] The camp rolled out at 20 past 7 A.M. and travelled 19 miles. the road was very good to day. forded Castle creek[.] passed no other creek during the day[.] had dinner along side of a slough on the left hand side of the road about 4 miles from the Platte. Camped at 20 to 7 P.M. on the side of the Platte.

18th [19th Tues] The camp rolled out at a quarter to 8 A.M. and travelled 20 miles[.] the road to day in parts was very sandy especially crossing the coble Hills it was very sandy. We crossed crable [Crab] creek to day[.] camped about 30 past P.M. on the Platte opposite ancient Bluff Ruins.

19th [20th Wed] The camp rolled out at 30 past 7 A.M. and travelled 20 milles. the road was tolerable good till we came to the last 5 miles when it became very sandy in some parts especially in crossing crera [?]sand Bluff. camped on the side of the Platte 45 past 6 P.M.

20th [21st Thurs] The camp rolled out at 30 past 7 A.M. & travelled 16ư miles[.] the road to day was tollerable good[.] no water for 14ư miles. camped on the Platte 2 miles beyond Chimney Rock at 4 P.M. Buffallo chips rather scarce.

21st [22nd Fri] The camp rolled out at 20 past 7 A.M. and trvelled 21 miles. The road to day was good[.] we were detained about 3 hours on the road by a thunder storm. 12 miles without Water. camped about 30 past 7 P.M. on the Platte about 7 mile from spring Creek. Buffallo chips & Wood scarce[.] Poor feed for cattle.

22nd [23rd Sat] The camp rolled out at 5 past 8 A.M. & travelled 15ư miles before we struck the Platte where we camped. Wood plentyfull on the south side by fording for it[.] the River from two to three feet deep[.] about 6 miles of the <road> was rather sandy[.] camped about 2 P.M. on the side the Platte near [blank space] Killed a Beeff to night

23rd [Sun 24] The camp did not travell any to day[.] We were busey with the hand carts[.] At 6 P.M. We had a sacramental & saints meeting[.] a good time of it

24th [Mon 25] At half past 7 A.M. the camp rolled out & travelled 19 miles[.] for 6 or 7 miles the road was rather sandy. at ơ to 5 P.M. we camped not far from the Platte[.] good feed[.] plenty of wood.

25th [26 Tues] The camp rolled out 20 past 7 A.M. & travelled 17 miles. for about 14 miles the road was very sandy heavey drawing[.] Forded the Platte opposite to Lar[a]mie. Camped at 35 past 5 P.M. on the side of the Platte 4 miles from Larmie[.] good feed[.] Plenty of Wood.

26th [27th Wed] The camp rolled out ơ past 7 A.M. and travelled 21 miles. the roads good with the exception of about 4 miles rather rough and rocky. at ơ to 5 P.M. we camped at Bitter Cottonwood[.] Wood & Water plenty[.] feed scarce.

28th Thurs The camp rolled out this morning at 30 past 8 A.M. and travelled 15 miles[.] 8 miles from Bitter cotton Wood creek to the Platte[.] 3 from that to a good spring and pretty good feed in the right side of the road[.] 4 from that To Horse Shoe Creek. good feed[.] plenty of Wood & Water. camped about 30 past 4 P.M.

29 Fri The camp rolled out at 15 past 7 A.M. and travelled 25 miles[.] the road was pretty good. 16 miles to the Platte when we took dinner. Travelled 2 miles and forded the Platte. camped about 30 past 6 P.M. on the Platte[.] plenty of Wood[.] feed pretty fair.

30th Set [Aug.] The camp rolled out at 25 past 7 A.M. and travelled 19 miles[.] the road pretty fair[.] forded the Platte again[.] Travelled about 6 miles and camped by the side of a creek[.] plenty of Wood. Water & feed[.] We passed two emigrants from California[.] by them we were informed that 5 Wagons were waiting on us at Deer Creek[.] camped about 30 past 6 P.M.

31st The [camp] rolled out at ơ to 7 A.M. and travelled 24 miles. the roads were very good. [- -] took about ơ of a mile from a good creek[.] camped at Deer Creek about 30 past 5 P.M. Found the Wagons waiting on us[.] A most excellent camping ground[.] plenty of Wood, Water & feed for the cattle. Robert Stodart Died of consumption age 51. Burried about 400 yds from the Left hand side of road

Sept 1st We remained at Deer Creek to day to rest ourselves & the cattle. Bussey repairing the hand carts. Killed a cow[.] had a good meeting at night addressed by Bro Ellsworth & the brethren from the valley. We spent a first rate day of it.

2 The camp rolled out at a quarter to 7 A.M. & travelled 20 miles. the road tolerable good but very dusty owing to a heavey wind. campe[d] beside the Platte. plenty of Wood. feed scarce[.] crossed a creek 11 miles from where we started. Walter Sanders [died] Last night. Burried this morning about 300 yds from the south side of the road, age 65.

3d The camp rolled this morning at 30 Past 8 A.M. & travelled 11 miles. it was very heavey pulling owing to the dust and a heavey wind. crossed the Platte 1ư below the upper crossings[.] a good place to ford. camped by the side of the Platte at 30 past 4 P.M. plenty wood. feed middling.

4th The camp rolled out this morning and travelled 26 miles. the roads were very good for travelling. had dinner by the side of Mineral <spring> creek[.] camped at Little Stream creek at 30 past 5 P.M. about half an hour after getting at camp it got very cold & rained for several hours so that we could not Light a fire.

5th We remained in camp today owing to the inclement state of the weather[.] it rained & snowed alternatley for the whole of the day that we could not cook hardly anything.

6th About 4 A.M. this morning the weather became more settled but we found to our sorrow that 24 head of our cattle were missing owing to the negligence of Robert Sheen & James Sheenn Jun. who were on guard. we had to remain in camp again to day as the cattle were not found till about 3 P.M.

7th The camp rolled out this morning at 30 past 7 A.M. & travelled 22 miles. The road was good for the first 14 miles[.] camped to have dinner beside a most beautifull creek of Water. for the next 8 miles the road is very sandy & heavey. camp at 30 past 6 P.M. by the side of Sweet Water 2 miles from the crossings[.] a good camping ground[.] good feed for cattle. 30 past 6 P.M. George Neappris died this evening age 24. emigrated from Cardiff in Dan Jones' company.

8th This morning George Neappris was burried in a sand ridge direct[l]y East of three Rocky Mounds 27 miles from the crossings in the bend of the North side of the River.

The camp rolled out at 40 past 9 A.M. and travelled 14 miles. crossed sweet Water by a good bridge. the roads were in many parts rather rough[.] had dinner beside an old trading post close by the Devil's gate camp beside Sweet Water at 30 past 5 P.M. not far from <a> company of apostates.

9th The camp rolled out at 30 past 7 A.M. and travelled 16 miles. The roads continued rather rough with a heavey head wind[.] camped at 6 P.M. beside Sweet Water[.] an excellent camp ground. Killed a cow.

10th The camp rolled out at 40 past 7 A.M. and travelled 18 miles. The roads tolerable good to Sweet Water crossing. After that it was sandy for 7 miles. camped at 6 P.M. on Sweet Water[.] a very indifferent camping ground. poor feed.

11th The camp rolled out at 40 past 7 A.M. and travelled 19 miles[.] the first part of the journey the roads pretty good[.] No Water for 12 miles[.] you will then come to a good stream of Water and good feed[.] take the left hand road[.] Travelled 8 miles to a creek[.] a poor camping ground. middling feed[.] camped at six P.M. about 11 P.M. Bro McCarthur's [McArthur's] Company came up[.] they had travelled nearly night and day to overtake us.

12th The camp rolled out at 45 past 7 A.M. and travelled 12 miles. the greatest part of the road very hilly & rough[.] a good spring of Water about 6 miles from where we started this morning[.] camped at 45 past 1 P.M. good camping ground[.] feed pretty fair. plenty of good spring Water about 200 yds from the road right side.

13th The camp rolled out at 40 past 7 A.M. & travelled 28 miles[.] The [road] was very good. We took the cutt off. 6 miles from where we started[.] there is good creek of Water and pretty good feed about 200 yds from where the road crosses the creek. 9 miles farther on there is another good creek and feed[.] it is nott far from the head of sweet water[.] camped at 9 P.M. at the Pacific Springs. here we came up with the main body of Capt. Banks company. they had 10 days clear start of us from Florence[.] Mary Mayo Died of Diarrhea age 65[.] buried close to the bigg Mountain Left hand side of the road

14th The camp rolled at 9 A.M. and travelled 3 miles where there was plenty of feed for the cattle.

15th The camp rolled at 7 A.M. and travelled 26 miles. a creek of water 12 miles from where we started[.] allso feed. here we rested two hours. 16 miles we camped at Little sandy. we got plenty of water by digging for it. plenty of wood and pretty good feed. campe[d] at 9 P.M. very good roads.

16th The camp rolled out at 30 past 8 A.M. and travelled 23 miles. good roads[.] crossed a splended creek of water 5 miles from Little Sandy. camped on the banks of bigg Sandy at 7 P.M. plenty of wood on the opposite side of the River[.] poor feed for cattle.

17th James Birch age 28 Died this morning of Diarrhea. burried on the top of sand ridge East side of Sandy.

The camp rolled out at 8 & travelled 11 miles. rested 4 hours by the side of Green River. Forded the River about 4 P.M. & camp[ed] about 6 P.M. Good feed & camping ground.

18th At 8 P.[A]M. the camp rolled & travelled 22 [miles.] good roads. camp[ed] on Ham's Fork at 7 P.M. good feed for Cattle & Wood.

19th The camp rolled out at 30 past 9 A.M. & travelled 23 miles[.] the roads good[.] a poor place for feed. camped at 9 P.M.

20th The camp rolled out at 45 past 6 A.M. & travelled 9 miles to Bridger. the road rather rough & Rocky. camped at Bridger for the day at 15 past 10 A.M. Killed a first rate fat ox; Shoed sevirall of the oxen.

21st At 7 A.M. the camp rolled and travelled 22 miles. the roads were good[.] crossed severall creeks. passed a sulphur & Soda spring. camped at 6 P.M. plenty of Wood & feed but no Water.

22d The camp rolled out at 30 past 5 A.M. & travelled 23 miles. had breakfast 6 miles from where we started. About 3 P. [M]. Met with Brigham & Helen's son[.] they were glad to see us. about half past 5 we were taken in a thunder storm and travelled an hour and a half in it. Camped at 6 P.M. plenty of Water & feed. Wood rather scarce.

The waggon with the tents did not arrive till 12 midnight[.] we were cold & wet. still we felt all right

23d The camp rolled out at 12 P.M. & Travelled 18 miles[.] the road was pretty good. We forded the Weber about 1 P.M. and had dinner in the Weber banks[.] camped about 30 past 6 P.M. Wood, water & feed plenty. We were visitted by a few Indians.

24th The camp rolled out at 7 A.M. & travelled 20 miles. the roads were rather rough & rugged. camped about 30 past 6 P.M. Wood, Water & feed plenty.

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SOPHIA EDWARDS

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Event(s):

Birth: 24 APR 1829 Birmingham, Warwick, England

Death: 24 NOV 1863

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Parents:

Father: JOHN EDWARDS

Mother: SARAH

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Source Information:

Batch Number: 8220931

Sheet: 66

Source Call No.: 0884852 Type: Film

5 - UK 1841 Census - 7th June 1841

Note: Ages of adults were often rounded down to nearest 5 years. For example, a recorded age of 25 implies an age of between 25 and 29.

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John Edwards - 40 - Millwright - Y

Sarah Edwards - 35 - - Y

Mariah Edwards - 13 - - Y

Sophia Edwards - 12 - - Y

Matilda Edwards - 9 - - Y

Luise Edwards - 7 - - Y

Rhubin Edwards - 4 - - Y

Stephen Edwards - 3 - - Y

Enock Edwards - 6m - - Y

6 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
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Superintendent Registrar's District - Birmingham

Registrar's District - Saint George Birmingham

1844 DEATHS in the District of Saint George Brmingham in the County of Warwick

No - When Died - Name and Surname - Sex - Age - Rank or Profession - Cause of No - Death - Signature, Descrption, and Residence of Informant - When Registered - Signature

177 - Seventh of September 1844 at 1 Court New Summer Street - John Edwards - Male - 49 years - Mill Wright and Engineer - Consumption - X the mark of Sarah Edwards Widow present at the Death 1 Court New Summer St - Twelfth of September 1844 - Thomas Sansom Registrar

7 - Ash - Edwards 1853

1953 Marriage Solemnized at St Peter & St Paul's Church in the Parish of Aston in the County of Warwick

No - When married - Name and Surname - Age - Condition - Rank or Profession - Residence at the time of Marriage - Father's Name and Surname - Rank or Profession of Father

124 - November 20th

John Ash - 33 - Widower - Gun Finisher - Duddeston - John Ash - Optician

Sophia Edwards - 24 - Spinster - - Duddeston - John Edwards - Machinist

Married in the Parish Church of Aston according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by me, Geo Peake Vicar

This marriage was solemnized between us John Ash, Sophia Edwards in the Presence of us Edwin Eddington, Matilda

8 - Ash - Edwards 1853

1953 Marriage Solemnized at St Peter & St Paul's Church in the Parish of Aston in the County of Warwick

No - When married - Name and Surname - Age - Condition - Rank or Profession - Residence at the time of Marriage - Father's Name and Surname - Rank or Profession of Father

124 - November 20th

John Ash - 33 - Widower - Gun Finisher - Duddeston - John Ash - Optician

Sophia Edwards - 24 - Spinster - - Duddeston - John Edwards - Machinist

Married in the Parish Church of Aston according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by me, Geo Peake Vicar

This marriage was solemnized between us John Ash, Sophia Edwards in the Presence of us Edwin Eddington, Matilda

9 - Edwards - Eddington 1854

1854 Marriage solemnized at the St Phillips Church in the Parish of Birmingham in the County of Warwick

No: 191

When married - August 27th

Name and Surname - Age - Condition - Rank or Profession - Residence at the time of marriage - Father's name and surname - Rank or Profession of father

Elwin Eddington - 22 - Bachelor - Painter - Church Street - William Eddington - Painter

Matilda Edwards - 21 - Spinster - - Bread Street - John Edwards - Engineer

Married in the Parish Church of St Phillip's according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by ___ or after Banns by me Charles Heath Lecturer

This marriage was solemnized between us: Elwin Eddington, Matilda Edwards in the Presence of us, Sarah Edwards, X the mark of Herritage

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ELLEN MATILDA ASH

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Event(s):

Birth: 28 OCT 1854 Birmingham, Warwick, England

Death: 11 APR 1954

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Parents:

Father: JOHN ASH

Mother: SOPHIA EDWARDS

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Source Information:

Batch Number: 7205529

Sheet: 94

Source Call No.: 0820220 Type: Film

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ELIZABETH ASH

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Event(s):

Birth: 20 DEC 1855 Birmingham, Warwick, England

Death: 05 JAN 1857

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Parents:

Father: JOHN ASH

Mother: SOPHIA EDWARDS

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Source Information:

Batch Number: 7205529

Sheet: 94

Source Call No.: 0820220 Type: Film

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REUBEN EDWARDS

Male

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Marriages:

Spouse: MARY ANN NEWEY

Marriage: 13 MAR 1859 Saint George, Birmingham, Warwick, England

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Source Information:

Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

M041781 1830 - 1875 0588402-4 Film NONE

Sheet: 00

13 - Birmingham St Georges

1859 Marriage solemnized at St George's Church in the Parish of St George Birmingham in the County of Warwick

198 - 13th March 1859

Reuben Edwards - 22 - Bachelor - Chandelier Maker - Great Russell Street - John Edwards - Millwirght

Mary Ann Newey - 21 - Spinster - - GReat Russell Street - Charles Newey - Shoe Maker

Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by me Robert Stephenson Curate

This marriage was solemnized between us

Reuben Edwards

The Mark X Mary Ann Newey

in the presence of

Henry Case

The Mark of X Elizabeth Newey

14 - US 1860 Census
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Free inhabitants in the County of Cache Terr'y of Utah enumerated by me, on the 3rd day of August 1860 C Thomas Browning Asst Marshall

Post Office: Brigham

Jno Ash - 39 - M - Farmer - Value of Real Estate: 600 - Value of Personal Estate: 240 - Eng[land]

Sophia Ash - 30 - F - - - - Eng[land]

Joseph Ash - 13 - M - - - - Eng[land]

Hellen Ash - 5 - F - - - - Eng[land]

Jno W Ash - 1 - M - - - - Eng[land]

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First name(s) Reuben

Last name Edwards

Name note -

Marriage year 1866

Marriage date 29 Apr 1866

Marriage place Birmingham

Spouse's first name(s) Emma

Spouse's last name Wilcox

Spouse's age -

County Warwickshire

Country England

Record set England Marriages 1538-1973

16 - UK General Registry Office Marriage Certificate
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1867 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Birmingham in the County of Warwick

No: 83

When married - November 10th

Name and Surname - Age - Condition - Rank or Profession - Residence at the time of marriage - Father's name and surname - Rank or Profession of father

Enoch Edwards - 24 - Bachelor - Button tool maker - Church Street - John Edwards - Millwright

Emelia Parker - 24 - Spinster - - Colmore Row - Edward Parker - Jeweller

Married in the Parish Church of St Phillip's according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by ___ or after Banns by me Wm Easer, Rector

This marriage was solemnized between us: Enoch Edwards, Emelia Parker in the Presence of us, Matilda Eddington, Elwin Eddington

17 - Birmingham Journal
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18 - UK General Registry Office Marriage Certificate
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1897 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Erdington in the County of Warwick

189 - Twentieth December 1897

Enoch Edwards - 57 - Widower - Licensed Victualler - Short Heath Road Erdington - John Edwards (deceased) - Mill Wright

Florence Ethel Hedges - 21 - Spinster - - 122 St Mark's Road, Ladwood, Birmingham - Albert Hedges - Surgeon (Retired)

Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by License by me F S Swindell MA, Vicar

This marriage was solemnized between us Enoch Edwards, Florence Ethel Hedges