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Levi Evans Riter

The Riter family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Jedediah M. Grant/Joseph B. Noble Company in 1847.  The Riter family included Levi Evans, his wife Rebecca Wollerton Dilworth, and their children Samuel Harvey Wollerton, William Wollerton, and Ann Elizabeth.

In 1849, Levi traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Thomas Rhoades Company in 1849 as indicated in William Glover’s account. 

At the end of a mission, he traveled home with the John Brown Company in 1853 as indicated in the 17 July 1853 Journal History.

Again, in 1856, he traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the John C. Naegle Company as indicated in Silas Sanford Smith’s Journal.

Companies

Thomas Rhoades Company (1849)Approximate age at departure: 44
John Brown Company (1853)Approximate age at departure: 48
John C. Naegle Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 51

Sources

  • "William W. Riter is Called Beyond," Iron County Record, 27 Jan. 1922, 6.

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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Glover, William, [Account of the Ship Brooklyn, ca. 1884], 7-8.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Henderson, John Harris, Autobiography [ca. 1909], 38-42.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 17 July 1853, 1.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 29

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Smith, Silas Sanford, Journal 1854-1906.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah