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Elizabeth A. Gentry

Elizabeth traveled overseas on the ship William Tapscott with her betrothed William Wood. Wood's autobiography indicates they intended to travel overland together but circumstances forced them to leave the company they planned on traveling with. William ended up driving a wagon in a freight train, while Elizabeth traveled with the family of a Mrs. Wardell in the William H. Dame Company (1862). They married shortly after reuniting in the valley.

Companies

William H. Dame Company (1862)Approximate age at departure: 16

Sources

  • "Arrival of Church Trains," Deseret News [Weekly], 8 Oct. 1862, 113.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • "Third Independent Company," Deseret News [Weekly], 8 Oct. 1862, 113.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Centerville Ward, Record of Members, CR 375 8, reel 1157 (LR 1532 22)

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Wood, William, Autobiography [1915], 23-33.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City