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Margaret Banks Foster

Margaret and her husband William C. Foster, together with Margaret's brother Cornelius Holmes Banks, crossed the Atlantic aboard the ship General McClellan in 1864. Margaret then crossed the plains in the William S. Warren Company (her name appears on the published roster of this company but niether William nor Cornelius are there). Cornelius drove an ox team across the plains in a government freight train led by a Captain Seely. Perhaps William did too, but additional research is needed to verify this.

Companies

Sources

  • "Foster," Deseret News [Weekly], 3 July 1886, 415
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • "List of Passengers," Deseret News [Weekly], 17 Aug. 1864, 369.
  • Source Location
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • History of Tooele County
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, General Files (CR 376 1) (except for 1847-49 which are in Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849).

  • 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