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Moses Clawson Company

1853

Moses Clawson

294 individuals and 56 wagons were in the company when the roster was created on  it began its journey from the outfitting post at Keokuk, Iowa. Four babies were born on the trail. The company was organized at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs, Iowa). The first people were reported to arrived in the valley as early as 15 September, but others continued to come in up until 20 September 1853.

View a list of individuals known to have traveled in this company.

Sources

  • "St. Louis Company report, 1853 June 30." In Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports 1850-1862, Reports 1853-1855. (CR 1234 5, Box 1, Folder 25)

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Anderson, Ellen, [Autobiography], in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 32:29.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Armitstead, James, Journals [ca. 1860-1903], fd. 2, 77-87 (letter #1) and 87-92 (letter #2).
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Clawson, Moses, Autobiography 1853, 13.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Clawson, Moses, to Brigham Young, 7 Aug. 1853, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 32, box 23, fd. 1.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Cooper, Joseph, History of Joseph Cooper, 1. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Edwards, William, [Autobiographical sketch], in Pioneer Pathways [1998- ], 6:77.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Gibson, William, Journals, 1841-1874, fd. 3, 194-95.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Gibson, William, Journals, 1841-1874, fd. 3, 6-7.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Hill, Thomas, Autobiographical sketch [ca. 1885], 3.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Luck, William, Journal, 1857-1868.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • McFall, Mary to Beloved Daughter and Friends, 26 Nov. 1853.
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  • Internet Web Site
  • Merrill, Marriner Wood, Reminiscences, 1888, fd. 2, 11-13.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Salisbury, David, Life history of David Salisbury: Copied from his own diary, [1983], [4-6].
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Taylor, James Whitehead, Autobiographical sketch, in Robert Joseph Taylor, ed., The James Whitehead and Ann Rogers Taylor Family [2002], 3.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah