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Matthew Bristow Wheelwright

Matthew and his family crossed the Atlantic on the ship Windermere in 1854.  A daughter, Mary Jane, died in Kansas while en route to Utah.  The family's travel to Utah is mentioned in the obituary of Joseph Farrar Wheelwright, a son.  Additional research is needed to identify the name of the pioneer company with which they traveled.

Companies

Company Unknown (1854)Approximate age at departure: 26

Sources

  • "Intermountain Obituaries: J. F. Wheelwright," Salt Lake Tribune, 14 September 1937, 10.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • 1856 Utah Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970.

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah