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Eleanor Amelia Crossland

The family's surname is "Crosland" on the rosters.  Note that her birth year is listd as 1843 on New FamilySearch and 1840 on her death certificate, but the inscription on her gravestone and the 1900 Utah census both record her birth as March 1841.  The Death Certificate Index lists her name as "Amelia McDonald," but it is listed as "Eleanor Amelia McDonald" on the certificate.


Jacob Gates Company (1853)Approximate age at departure: 12


  • "The Day's Death Roll," Salt Lake Herald, 21 Nov. 1918, 7.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1900 Utah Census
  • Source Location
  • Family 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
  • Ririe, James, The Autobiography of James Ririe, 34-37. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service