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Charles Franklin Decker

Charles initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley as a guide in the Jedediah M. Grant - Joseph B. Noble Company in 1847. He went on to cross the plains a total of fifty-three times including in the Brigham Young Company of 1848, the Lorenzo Dow Young Company of 1850, and the Joseph W. Young Company of 1853.

Companies

Brigham Young Company (1848)Approximate age at departure: 23
Lorenzo Dow Young Company (1850)Approximate age at departure: 25
Joseph W. Young Company (1853)Approximate age at departure: 28

Sources

  • "'Uncle Charlie' Decker is Dead," Deseret Evening News, 23 Mar. 1901, 2.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Charles F. Decker, Noted Pioneer, Dies at Vernal," The Salt Lake Herald, 23 Mar. 1901, 3.
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "Interesting News from the Plains," Frontier Guardian, 24 July 1850, 1-2.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Pioneer Mormon Woman Passes Away," Salt Lake Telegram, 20 Nov. 1902, 3.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Byington, Joseph H., Letter, 3 May 1905, in B. Fay Byington, comp., The Family History of the Byington Family [1984], 77-78.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Davis, Daniel, Diaries, 1846-1892, fd. 1, vol. 1, 90-101.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Grant, Jedediah M., Letter, in Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15 Aug. 1847, 3-4.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Joseph W. Young Emigrating Company, Journal, 1853 Feb.-June.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 28
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1848, p. 4
  • Oliphant, Charles Henry, Autobiography, 9-10.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Snow, Eliza Roxey, Journals, 1846-1849, vol. 2.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Young, Joseph Watson, Papers, 1849-1872, box 1, fd. 1, vol. 3, 124-26.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah