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Thomas Blakely Heelis

Evidence from emigration, church (Perpetual Emigrating Fund) records proves that Thomas Heelis traveled to Utah in 1863. He married Mary Benson en route. His surname was spelled "Heslis" on the ship passenger list and "Heeless" on the PEF ledger.


Company Unknown (1863)Age at departure: 25


  • "Santaquin Pioneer Departs This Life," Deseret News,26 Apr. 1912, 10.
  • 1870 Utah Census, Utah Co.
  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund Ledger Index, [1992, 2013].

  • 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