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Sarah Collins Moore Gillett

In 1850, the Gilletts lived in Neversink, Sullivan County, New York, according to the 1850 census.  The Gillett family initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the William Field Company in 1854.  The Gillett family included Horace and Sarah Collins Moore, and their children, John Acley, Granville, Collins Moore, Carlos Newton, and Sarah Elizabeth and her family.  Horace, a captain of ten, died en route from cholera, on 26 June, according to Newton Tuttle’s journal.

Church ordinance records prove she was in Salt Lake City in October 1854.  In the 1856 Utah Territorial census she was living in the Salt Lake City 9th ward.

Horace and Sarah’s son, Horace Eaton, traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with his family in the John D. Chase Company in 1864.  Horace’s family included, his wife, Almira Mead, and their children Granville, Sarah Jane, Fred B., and Horace James, who was born en route on 2 September.


William Field Company (1854)Approximate age at departure: 48


  • "Died," Deseret News, 26 Sept. 1883, 16.

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