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Ira Eldredge Company

1861

Ira Eldredge

70 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Florence, Nebraska (now Omaha).  They arrived in Salt Lake City between September 13th and 15th, 1861

View a list of individuals known to have traveled in this company.

Sources

  • "Memoirs of Isaac Riches, As Told to Mary Riches," p. 2-3
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "The Immigration," Deseret News [Weekly], 11 Sep. 1861, 156.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Blake, F. W., Diary, 1861 Apr.-Dec., 30 p.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bond, Jesse, [Reminiscences], in Wm. James Mortimer, ed., How Beautiful upon the Mountains: A Centennial History of Wasatch County, [1963], 277.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Cowper, Elizabeth, to Dear Father and Mother, 30 June 1861, Florence, Nebraska, in Rondo N. Jeffery, Janet F. Jeffery, and Pearl Jeffery, eds., Thomas Alfred and Elizabeth Cowper Jeffery Family History, [1995], 868-69.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Cowper, Elizabeth, to Dear Father and Mother, 7 Oct. 1861, Great Salt Lake City, in Rondo N. Jeffery, Janet F. Jeffery, and Pearl Jeffery, eds., Thomas Alfred and Elizabeth Cowper Jeffery Family History, [1995], 879-80.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ira Eldredge Emigrating Company, Journal, 1861 July-Sept.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Linford, James Henry, An Autobiography of James Henry Linford, Sr. Patriarch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Kaysville, Utah [1947], 31-33.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Linford, James Henry, Autobiography of James Henry Linford [1919], 32-34.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Linford, James Henry, Sr., [Autobiography], in Hansen, Vaughn E., comp., William Criddle and Sarah Mariah Linford of Syracuse, Utah and Their Ancestors and Descendents [1986], chp. 2, 22-26.

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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Romrell, Patience Swingewood, Reminiscence, in "One Thread 'Just Passing Through,'" by La Nett Oleson Ward, 106-111.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Turner, Charles, Journal Jan.-Dec. 1861, fd. 4, vol. 7, in Journals, 1854-1910.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Turner, Charles, Letter to J. Cowper and Family, April 28, 1862.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Turner, Charles, Reminiscences, in Journal Jan. 1894-Mar. 1895, fd. 6, vol. 11, 179-80, in Journals, 1854-1910.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Turner, Charles, to J[ames] Cowper Wife & Family, 1 July 1861, in Rondo N. Jeffery, Janet F. Jeffery, and Pearl Jeffery, eds., Thomas Alfred and Elizabeth Cowper Jeffery Family History, [1995], 874.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Wallace, Mary Ann Burnhope, Autobiographical sketch, in Genealogical Charts and Biographical Sketches of Members of the L.D.S. Church, Ogden Stake, 26 vols., 23:88-89.
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah