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William Alexander Smith

William arrived in Utah in 1852 and then moved to California in June 1853. Further research is needed to determine the name of the company he traveled to Utah with. On 17 Feb. 1854, the governor or California signed an act legally changing William's name to "Amor De Cosmos," which name he used until his death.


Company Unknown (1852)Age at departure: 26


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  • Palmquist, Peter and Kailbourn, Thomas R., Pioneer Photographers of the Far West. A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865, 532.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City