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Catherine Robbins Broomhead

Catherine crossed the Atlantic on the ship "Emblem" with other family members in 1849. She and two of her daughters (Jane, a.k.a Ellen Jane and Maria a.k.a Ann Maria or Mariah) were in Pottawattamie County, Iowa by the 1850 census. Only Catherine and a married daughter (Mary Ann Broomhead Wheelock)appear to have traveled in this pioneer company. The rest of the family crossed the plains the same year, but in an unknown company. Additional research is needed to determine the name of their party. On the roster of the Weeks Company and in the 1852 Bishop's Report Catherine is listed simply as "Mrs." Broomhead.

Companies

Allen Weeks Company (1852)Age at departure: 40

Sources

  • "21st Company," Deseret News [Weekly], 18 Sep. 1852, 2.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers Website
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852." In Wright, Norman Edgar, ed., Key to Migration Sources Great Britain and North America.  

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, General Files (CR 376 1) (except for 1847-49 which are in Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849).

  • 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