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Elisha Edwards

The Edwards family initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Robert Wimmer Company in 1852.  The family consisted of Elisha and his current wife, Jane Gould, and Elisha's children, Edward Erwin, James Peas, Harrison Martin, and Mariah.  Jane Gould died en route.

Also traveling in the Robert Wimmer Company was Elisha’s brother, Caleb Gibbons, his wife, Cynthia Shepahrd, and their children, Jane Ellettice and Caleb Elisha.

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

At the end of a mission, Elisha traveled home with the Philemon C. Merrill Company in 1856, as captain of a division, according to Samuel Amos Woolley’s diary.

Companies

Robert Wimmer Company (1852)Approximate age at departure: 45
Philemon C. Merrill Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 49

Sources

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

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "Emigrants for Utah," Deseret News [Weekly], 6 Aug. 1856, 176.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1856 Utah Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • 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
  • Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Woolley, Samuel Amos, Diaries, 1846-1899, box 1, fd. 2, vol. 6, 213-44 and box 1, fd. 3, vol. 7, 1-15.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah