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Esther Rogers Taylor

The Taylor family left their home in England on 24 September 1848 on board the ”Sailor Prince.”  The family consisted of James Whitehead Taylor, his wife Ann Rogers, and their children Samuel Rogers, Margaret Rose, Esther, and Sarah Jane. After James’ baptism, he served diligently  in England until his family left for America.  They landed in New Orleans and stayed there from November until May, and then left for St. Louis. 

The Taylor family initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Moses Clawson Company in 1853.  During their travels, their family ran extremely low on provisions, but was able to be met by James’ brother William with provisions.  Along the way, his daughter Margaret fell off the wagon tongue and was run over by both wheels.  She recovered from her injuries.    

Companies

Moses Clawson Company (1853)Approximate age at departure: 1

Sources

  • "St. Louis Company report, 1853 June 30." In Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports 1850-1862, Reports 1853-1855. (CR 1234 5, Box 1, Folder 25)

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Taylor, James Whitehead, Autobiographical sketch, in Robert Joseph Taylor, ed., The James Whitehead and Ann Rogers Taylor Family [2002], 3.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service