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Thomas Davies Giles

Later known with prominence as "The Blind Harpist," his family all began traveling in the Bunker company, but his family halted in Florence while he continued on with the Bunker company. His family joined another company and followed behind him that same year. An infant daughter, Maria, died in Chicago and his wife and new-born daughter, Elizabeth, died on the trail. His surviving sons arrived in Salt Lake with the Hunt company under the care of Hannah Evans, who he would marry.

Companies

Edward Bunker Company (1856)Age at departure: 35

Sources

  • "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News [Weekly], 15 Oct. 1856, 254.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers Website
  • Endowment House, Sealings of couples, living and by proxy, 1851-1889.
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Evans, Priscilla Merriman, Autobiography [ca. 1914], item 2, 39-41.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Journal History, 2 Oct. 1856, p. 8
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Parry, John, Reminiscences and diary, 1857 Mar.-1867 Sept., 55-60.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site