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William Wommack Riley

Evidence from census and church ordinance records proves that the Riley family traveled to Utah in 1851. They appear on the 1850 Iowa census, and the first documentation to place them in Utah is a church ordinance performed in December 1851. Further research is needed to determine the name of the company they traveled with.He also brought 6-year-old Rachel Sharp, an orphan, with his family.


Company Unknown (1851)Age at departure: 35


  • 1850 Iowa Census, Pottawattamie Co.
  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Salt Lake Stake, Record of Members.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City