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Benjamin Woodbury Driggs

Benjamin initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Uriah Curtis 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 date is confirmed by the inscription on his gravestone.


Uriah Curtis Company (1852)Approximate age at departure: 16
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 20


  • "Benjamin W. Driggs Answers Last Call," Deseret Evening News, 2 Oct. 1913, 8.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914. MS 11378, Fd. 6.

  • Journal History, Supp. to 1852, p. 102
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service