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William C. Foster

William and his wife Margaret Banks Foster, together with Margaret's brother Cornelius Holmes Banks, crossed the Atlantic aboard the ship General McClellan in 1864. Margaret crossed the plains in the William S. Warren Company (her name appears on the published roster of this company but neither William nor Cornelius are there). Cornelius then drove an ox team across the plains in a government freight train led by a Captain Seely. Perhaps William did too, but additional research is needed to verify this.


Company Unknown (1864)Age at departure: 33


  • "Tooele: Funeral of a Worthy Citizen," Deseret Evening News, 30 Oct. 1906, 3.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • History of Tooele County
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904-1961. Utah State Archives and Records Service.

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site