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Robert Rierson Gardner

The Gardner family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Edward Hunter/Joseph Horne Company in 1847.  The Gardner family included Robert and his wife Jane McKewen, and their children Robert Rierson, who died en route, Mary Jane, and Margaret.  Robert’s parents, Robert and Margaret Callender, and siblings William, Mary Gardner Sweeten Luckham, and Archibald.  The Gardner family’s travels are mentioned in the obituary of Robert’s daughter, Margaret.

Companies

Edward Hunter - Joseph Horne Company (1847)Approximate age at departure: 5

Sources

  • Gardner, Robert, Diaries and reminiscences, 1857-1887, vol. 4, 50-54 and vol. 6, 61, 63, 65, 67.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 19

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Taylor, Leonora Cannon, Diaries, 1832 and 1846-1847, reel 2, fd. 14.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah