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Mormon handcart companies

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:

William Atkin autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329671]
Identifier: MSS SC 3097
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript. The item is an autobiography of William Atkin "A Youth's Experience taken from the Union printed in 1896." William Atkin was born in England on 27 March 1835 and joined the Mormon Church in 1852. He migrated to the United States in 1855 and moved to Florence, Nebraska. He came to Utah in a handcart company and commented on the inexperience of the people in his group. He arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 10 November 1859.
Dates: 1860

Ebenezer Beesley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1745
Scope and Contents Mormon hymn books, musical scores, newspaper clippings, a short autobiography, a biography, and letters. Also included is a photostat copy of a handwritten list of passangers on the William Tapscott in 1859. The Mormons on the ship later formed the George Rowley handcart company which emigrated to Utah in 1859. Also included is a typescript of a diary by an unnamed person describing the journey to Utah with the Rowley company. This is transcription from the Journal History of the Church...
Dates: 1863-1950

Biography of Margaret Cunningham Binnall

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337880]
Identifier: MSS 2761
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. This copy is very dark and difficult to read. Margaret Cunningham Binnall was born in 1845 in Scotland. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to Utah in 1856 with the ill-fated Willie handcart company. She settled in American Fork, Utah, and died in 1921.
Dates: 1958

Biographical sketch of the life of Elizabeth Cunningham Kelley

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230333087]
Identifier: MSS SC 3312
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography. "Dates and historical events arranged and collected by Olive Dunn Binnall, a Grand-daughter---October 6, 1930." Kelley was born in Scotland in 1843, came to the United States in 1856, and migrated to Utah with the Willie handcart company. Kelly suffered many hardships before the company reached Salt Lake City, Utah. She died in 1922.
Dates: 1930

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

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 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...
Dates: approximately 1935

Biography : Mary Stoddard Mott

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230339803]
Identifier: MSS 2549
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. Mary Stoddard was born in England in 1845 and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1852. She migrated to Utah in 1856 with the Edward Ellsworth handcart company. She settled in American Fork, Utah, and married Stephen Mott in 1862. She died in 1916.
Dates: approximately 1940

Biography of Caroline Hansen Adams : came to Utah in 1861

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230340801]
Identifier: MSS 2508
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography. Caroline Hansen was born in Denmark in 1849, and her family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They tried to migrate to Utah by handcart in 1857 but could not make the entire journey. They stayed near Council Bluffs, Iowa, for four years and came to Utah in 1861. She fixed meals for the second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young, and later settled in American Fork. She married Jos. Adams and died in...
Dates: 1940

Biography of George Rowley and wife Ann Brown : pioneers of Thornhill, Yorkshire, England, he came to Utah in 1855 and again in 1859

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230340744]
Identifier: MSS 2493
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography. George Rowley was born in 1827 in England and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1847. Ann Brown was born in 1828 in England and joined the same church in 1844. He came to Utah in 1855 but returned to England in 1857, going east with a handcart company. He returned to Utah in 1859 with his family and settled in American Fork. Ann died in 1905, and George died in 1908.
Dates: 1939

Biography of Mary Bathgate Shelley

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341635]
Identifier: MSS 2569
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. Mary Bathgate was born in 1798 in Scotland. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to Utah in 1856 in Dan McArthur's handcart company. She married James Boyonton Shelley in 1856 and lived in American Fork, Utah. She wrote poetry and died in 1884.
Dates: approximately 1940

A book of remembrance of Mons Larson

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233469]
Identifier: MSS SC 41
Scope and Contents Typewritten biographical sketches which describe Mons Larson's family background, marriages, children, and the settling of Snowflake, Arizona. Also includes miscellaneous photographs, pedigree charts, and other genealogical data.
Dates: 1961