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Abel Weaver Garr

Abel initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Jedediah M. Grant - Willard Snow Company in 1847. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.

His birth and death dates are confirmed by the inscription on his gravestone.


Jedediah M. Grant - Willard Snow Company (1847)Approximate age at departure: 13
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 22


  • Book of the Pioneers

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 35
  • Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966

  • Source Location