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Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Biography : James Cunningham and Elizabeth Nicholson Cunningham, came to Utah in November 9, 1856

 File — Folder 1: [31197230339217]
Identifier: MSS 2416
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography of James and Elizabeth Nicholson Cunningham. James Cunningham was born in 1801 in Scotland and died in American Fork, Utah, in 1879. Elizabeth Nicholson was born in 1805 in Scotland and died in American Fork, Utah, in 1890. They joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to Utah in 1856 with the Willie handcart company. Included with the narrative is the detailed account of their ordeal in the Willie handcart...

Biography : Joseph Smith Clements Kirkwood

 File — Folder 1: [31197230341676]
Identifier: MSS 2561
Scope and Contents Photocopy of microfilm copy of a typewritten biography. Joseph Smith Clements Kirkwood was born in 1851 in Scotland. His family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to Utah in the Willie handcart company. The biography is chiefly an account of Joseph's sufferings on the trek. He settled in American Fork, Utah, and died in 1933.

Biography : Robert Kirkman

 File — Folder 1: [31197230339761]
Identifier: MSS 2542
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography. Kirkman was born in 1845 in England. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and he migrated to Utah in 1856 with the ill-fated Willie handcart company. Robert Kirkman lost part of his toes to the cold. He settled in American Fork, Utah, where he died in 1902.

Biographical sketch of George Cunningham

 File — Folder 1: [31197230327816]
Identifier: MSS SC 3288
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography. Loveless writes about the live of George Cunningham. Cunningham was born in 1840 in England an later joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his parents. He migrated to Utah in 1856 with the James Willie handcart company. Most of the biography is Cunningham's account of the miseries of the trek in the handcart company, written when he was 30 years old. Cunningham settled in American Fork, Utah, and was a...

The handcart companies of 1856 and Arza Erastus Hinkley

 File — Folder 1: [31197230315589]
Identifier: MSS SC 1770
Scope and Contents Softbound typescript of an account of the rescue of the Martin Handcart Company, taken from journals and oral family histories.

Emma James Johnson autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [31197230327741]
Identifier: MSS 323
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography with a typescript of the item. The history includes comments by John's daughter, Laletas Dixon. As a young woman Emma James migrated to Utah with the ill-fated Willie Handcart company. Emma describes how the decision was made to travel to Utah late in the season and gives many details on the nature of the journey and the tragedy which followed. She tells about the starvation, cold, hardships faced by her family, and the death of her father, William James...

Mildred Johnson collection of biographies

 File — Folder 1: [31197230333814]
Identifier: MSS 1150
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typewritten biographies. The items deal with the Rowley family in the Willie handcart company of 1856 and the Rowley family in Utah. These materials were probably written by the same author at an unknown time.

Biography : Margaret C. Kirkwood

 File — Folder 1: [31197230341023]
Identifier: MSS 2562
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography. Margaret Campbell Kirkwood was born in 1810 in Scotland. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to Utah with the Willie handcart company. The biography is mainly an account of Margaret's ordeal on the trek to Utah. Margaret lost the use of one eye because it was frozen. She died in 1893.

Life of Caroline Mortensen Durham

 File — Folder 1: [31197230349182]
Identifier: MSS 518
Scope and Contents Typewritten biography of Caroline Mortensen Durham (1850-1915). McGregor tells of her mother's migration to Utah with a handcart company, her settling in Parowan, Utah, and her mother's activities at home.

Life of Samuel Rowley

 File — Folder 1: [31197230326339]
Identifier: MSS SC 2764
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a typewritten autobiography. Rowley writes about his conversion to the Mormon Church, his migration to Utah with the Willie handcart company in 1856, and his life in Parowan and San Juan County, Utah.