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Ellen Jane Broomhead

Ellen Jane crossed the Atlantic with her mother (Catherine Robbins Broomhead) and her sister Ann Mariah on the ship Emblem in 1849. By the time of the 1850 federal census they were in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Ann's father (William Broomhead) and a married sister (Mary Ann Broomhead Wheelock) arrived in 1852. Mrs. Wheelock and her mother then crossed the plains in the Allen Weeks Company of that year. Ellen Jane, her sister Ann Maria and their father traveled to Salt Lake City this same year, but the name of the pioneer company with which they traveled is unknown. Additional research is needed. Jane Broomhead is mentioned in the records of the Deseret Dramatiic Association on 1 Dec. 1852.


Company Unknown (1852)Age at departure: 22


  • 1850 Iowa Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Deseret Dramatic Association, Minute Book, in Salt Lake Theatre collection, 2 June 1852.
  • 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