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Mary Wheeler

Mary initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with her family in the James McGaw Company in 1852, as indicated in Perpetual Emigrating Fund General Files and Delna Swapp Powell’s book. 

She traveled with her parents, William and Mary Coombs Bradley, and sister, Elizabeth, from Liverpool, England, on the ship “Ellen Maria” with 378 Saints.  She and her mother died on July 21/22 of cholera when the company was about 14 miles west of Spring Creek.  Her father and sister reached the Salt Lake Valley with the company.

It is possible that Mary is Mary Coombs’ daughter from a first marriage to Thomas Bradley.   

Companies

James McGaw Company (1852)Approximate age at departure: 15

Sources

  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • James McGaw Emigrating Company Journal in "11th Company of 50 Report, 1852 June 17-September 20." In Brigham Young Office emigrating companies reports 1850-1862. (CR 1234 5, Box 1, Folder 15)

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 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, Utah
  • Powell, Delna Swapp, Eleventh Pioneer Emigration Company 1852, [2002], p. 114, 126
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah