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Edward Martin

He was the captain of the company. In 1863 he married Eliza Salmon in Salt Lake City. She had traveled on the ship "Horizon" in 1856 with Martin as the leader onboard. It is often mistakenly thought that she continued with Martin in the handcart company all the way to Salt Lake City in 1856. She did not. Her Mexican War widow's petition claim affidavits explain that Eliza immigrated from England to St. Louis and married Thomas McCaughie (McCoy). Some time after his death in 1859, between 1861 and 1863, she traveled on to Salt Lake with his daughter, Emma.

Companies

Edward Martin Company (1856)Age at departure: 37

Sources

  • "Death of Edward Martin," Deseret News [Weekly], 16 Aug. 1882, 465.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Binder, William Lawrence Spicer, Biography and journal n.d., 8-19.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Broomhead. William, Diary, 1856 Oct-1857 Apr.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Camm, Elizabeth Whittear [Sermon], Letter, San Francisco, California, to "My Dear Children" 1892 Mar.16.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Camm, Elizabeth Whittear [Sermon], Reminiscence, in Joel Edward Ricks, Cache Valley Historical Material [ca. 1955], reel 4, item 98, 2-8.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
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  • Utah State University, Merrill Library, Logan, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Clegg, Jonathan, [Report], 18 May 1897, in "Worthy of the Name: The Life and Times of Jonathan Clegg and His Wife Ellen Walmsley Clegg."
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Jaques, J[ohn]., [Letter], Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 18 Apr. 1857, 254-55.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Jaques, John, [Diary], in Stella Jaques Bell, Life History and Writings of John Jaques [1978], 118-22, 129, 134-37, 140-41, 143-44, 150.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
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  • Jones, Albert William, Notes [ca. 1918].
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Jones, Albert, Autobiography, in Mormon biographical sketches collection [ca. 1900-1975], reel 5, box 6, fd. 5, item 1.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Journal History, 30 Nov. 1856, p. 7
  • Kingsford, Elizabeth Horrocks Jackson, Autobiographical sketch [n.d.], 2-6.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Mattinson, Robert, Reminiscences, in Frances Rushton Hutchens, Life stories of my ancestors 1996, 1-3.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • McBride, E. E., Autobiographical sketch, 1-4. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
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  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • Platt, Benjamin, Reminiscences, 1899-1905, 2-5.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Rogerson, Josiah, "Martin's Handcart Company, 1856 [No. 2]," Salt Lake Herald, 20 Oct. 1907.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Rogerson, Josiah, "Martin's Handcart Company, 1856 [No. 3]," Salt Lake Herald, 27 Oct. 1907.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Rogerson, Josiah, "Martin's Handcart Company, 1856 [No. 4]," Salt Lake Herald, 3 Nov. 1907.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Rogerson, Josiah, "Martin's Handcart Company, 1856 [No. 5]," Salt Lake Herald, 10 Nov. 1907.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Rogerson, Josiah, "Martin's Handcart Company, 1856 [No. 6]," Salt Lake Herald, 17 Nov. 1907.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Rogerson, Josiah, Reminiscence [1879], 22-28.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Southwell, John William, Autobiographical sketch 1912 Sept. 28.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Swinton, Heidi, Sweetwater Rescue: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story, [2006].
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Twelves, Orson, Early history of Charles Twelves and family, in Library of Congress, Collection of Mormon diaries [1935-1938], reel 9, item 4, 1.
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  • Utah State University, Merrill Library, Logan, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Tyler, Daniel, [Autobiographical sketch], in Autobiographical accounts by Beaver residents [ca. 1879], 51-52.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database

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  • Wadsworth, Joseph Warren, [Autobiography], in Abiah Wadsworth: His Wives and Family, 1810-1979 [1979], 46.
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Watkins, John, Reminiscences, 1-5. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
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  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah