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Nancy Bailey Orton

Evidence from emigration, census, newspaper, and church records proves the Orton family traveled to Utah in 1851. She likely married John Steele either en route or soon after her arrival in Utah because she was rebaptized with the surname "Steel" in October 1851 in Utah. Although a biographical sketch intimates that she came to Utah in 1850, that is incorrect because she was not on the 1850 Utah census (taken in spring 1851).

Companies

Company Unknown (1851)Age at departure: 21

Sources

  • "Final Tribute Is Paid Pioneer Woman of 1851," Deseret Evening News, 25 Mar. 1921, sec. 2, 1.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
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  • Salt Lake Stake, Record of Members.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City