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Frederick George Willes

The Willes family initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley without their father, William Willes.  Their mother, Ann Kibbey traveled with their five children, Fredrick George, Harriet Ann, Ann Sarah, William John, and John Kibbey, in the Appleton M. Harmon Company in 1853.  Their father was serving a mission to India when they left for the Salt Lake Valley. 

Four years and two months after their parting, the family was reunited when William arrived in Salt Lake on 20 October 1855, on the seventh anniversary of William's baptism, according to their father's journal.

Their father traveled home from his mission in the Milo Andrus Company in 1855. 

Companies

Appleton M. Harmon Company (1853)Approximate age at departure: 13

Sources

  • "Lived Here Fifty Years," Deseret Evening News, 1 Sep. 1903, 5.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • 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
  • Willes, William, Journals and reminiscences, 1851-1885, vol. 5, 45-46.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah