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Daniel Bell

John C. Dewey's obituary states that he "drove [a] team across the Plains for Daniel Bell in Captain Moses Daley's Company."

The 1848 Sailor Prince ship manifest includes the names of Daniel Bell (30), Mrs. Bell (28), and Ann Bell (2), but we have not been able to confirm that this Daniel is the same individual who purchased property in Salt Lake City 8 November 1853.  Further research is needed to identify him and his family.


Moses Daley Freight Train (1853)Approximate age at departure: Unknown


  • "Obituary Notes.  John C. Dewey," Deseret News [Weekly], 2 November 1895, 639.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Moses Daley Freight Company, Journal, 1853 Sept.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Salt Lake County Recorder's Office, Deed book A, 1850-1859.

  • Source Location
  • Salt Lake County Recorder's Office, Salt Lake City, Utah