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Thomas Roberts

"We left Liverpool April 13, 1853. We had a comparatively pleasant voyage; we were on the waters 53 days. We landed in New Orleans on the 5th. June and on the 6th. of June we took a boat for a voyage up the Mississippi river for 900 miles to St. Louis. Then after reaching St. Louis, we took another vessel on the same river and reached a place called Kookahack and then at this place came the tug of war .. we had to wrestle with oxen and wagons over the plains. We were four months on this journey. We arrived in Great Salt Lake City." (Thomas Roberts)


Company Unknown (1853)Approximate age at departure: 23


  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Roberts, Thomas, Memorandum Book of Elder Thomas Roberts.
  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

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