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Robert Edson King

Robert initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the John Tidwell Company in 1852. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.

His birth year is confirmed by his death certificate and the inscription on his gravestone.

Companies

John Tidwell Company (1852)Approximate age at departure: 17
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 21

Sources

  • "Man Who Was Baptized by Prophet Joseph Smith Dies at American Fork," The Deseret News, 10 Nov. 1921, 3.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Robt. Edson King, Pioneer of '52 Called Wednesday," American Fork Citizen, 12 Nov. 1921, 1.
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service