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Caleb Gibbons Edwards

The Edwards family initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Robert Wimmer Company in 1852.  The family consisted of Caleb Gibbons, his wife, Cynthia Shepahrd, and their children, Jane Ellettice and Caleb Elisha. 

Also traveling in the Robert Wimmer Company was Caleb's brother, Elisha and his current wife, Jane Gould, and Elisha's children, Edward Erwin, James Peas, Harrison Martin, and Mariah.  Jane Gould died en route.

Elisha's eldest son, Elisha Franklin, initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Heber C. Kimball Company in 1848.

 

Companies

Robert Wimmer Company (1852)Approximate age at departure: 33

Sources

  • "15th Company," Deseret News [Weekly], 18 Sep. 1852, 2.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1850 Iowa Census, Pottawattamie County

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Jenson, Andrew, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia [1971], 4:623.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, Supp. to 1852, p. 98
  • 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
  • Presiding Bishopric, Immigrant Location Committee 1852. (CR 4 208)

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah