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Commodore Perry Liston

In the spring of 1852, Commodore Perry with his wife Elizabeth Reeves, and children William Albert, Rufus Benson, and Perry Martindale traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the John S. Higbee/James W. Bay Company.  He was captain of the guard.  They also traveled with Laura Farnsworth, and her son William Martindale Frampton.  Laura would later become his second wife.

In 1866, Commodore Perry was called on a mission to Europe.  A couple of years later he was released and on his return home he helped 682 Saints make the trip also.  He traveled home with the John Gillespie Company in 1868.

Companies

John S. Higbee/James W. Bay Company (1852)Approximate age at departure: 31
John Gillespie Company (1868)Approximate age at departure: 47

Sources

  • "1st Company," Deseret News [Weekly], 18 Sep. 1852, 2.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Bay, James Willard. Journal, 1850 July-1858 Apr., 163-75.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Gillespie, John, Account book 1868.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1852, p. 3
  • Liston, Commodore Perry, Autobiographical sketch, in St. George Stake, High Priest Quorum Genealogical Records, 1872-1906, reel 6039, 16, in Record of Members Collection 1836-1970.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Liston, Commodore Perry, Autobiography, 1877, 3, MSS SC 3109.
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah