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Mary Williams

Daughter of Ann Williams (1814-1887).  Evidence from genealogical records proves that the Williams family came to Utah in 1856. A daughter married in Utah in Mar. 1857, prior to that season's emigration. Mary's obituary says she was a handcart pioneer of 1856, traveling with Captain Dan Jones but Jones did not lead a handcart company that year and none of the family names appear on the hand-written roster of his wagon company. Secondary sources say the family traveled with the Edward Bunker Company, but again, none of their names appear on the published roster of this company (Deseret News [Weekly], 15 Oct. 1856, p. 254). Further research in primary sources is needed to verify this.

Companies

Company Unknown (1856)Approximate age at departure: 9

Sources

  • "Mary Williams Davis Dies," Deseret Evening News, 19 Jan. 1918, 12.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Find A Grave 

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

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

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Pioneer Woman Dies At The Age of 73," Ogden Standard, 19 Jan. 1918, 16.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers Website