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Robert Lomax Kirkman

He died en route the same night as his son Peter. In some sources his surname was misspelled "Kirkham" and "Thirkman." His travel to Utah is mentioned in his son's obituary.

Companies

Edward Martin Company (1856)Age at departure: 34

Sources

  • "Handcart Pioneer Claimed by Death," Salt Lake Telegram, 6 Mar. 1925, 2:1.
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers Website
  • "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News [Weekly], 15 Oct. 1856, 254.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers Website
  • Journal History, 30 Nov. 1856, p. 7, 62
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State University, Merrill Library, Logan, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Openshaw, Samuel, Diary, 1856 May-Nov., 3-10.
  • 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
  • Smith, Don, e-mail communication, 8 July 2003
  • Swinton, Heidi, Sweetwater Rescue: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story, [2006].
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City