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Joseph Alexander Rees

Came on the ship, Chimborazo in 1855.  

This was Joseph second trip to Utah from Wales. He originally came with his family members in the Charles A. Harper Company (1855), but when his father became dissatisfied a couple years later, the whole family, except for brother David, returned to Wales. Joseph's mother left Wales again to return to Salt Lake in 1860 and Joseph followed her alone the next year, traveling on the ship Manchester across the ocean. Further research is need to identify the name of the overland company he traveled with the second time. Ordinances are performed in the 15th Ward on 9 April 1855 and 5 May 1862.

Companies

Charles A. Harper Company (1855)Approximate age at departure: 14
Company Unknown (1861)Approximate age at departure: 20

Sources

  • 1851 Wales Census
  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • 1856 Utah Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1861 Wales Census
  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • 1900 Utah Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Fifteenth Ward, Record of Members, 1849-1859, CR 375 8, reel 2145.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Mormon Migration

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund Ledger Index, [1992, 2013].

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, General Files (CR 376 1) (except for 1847-49 which are in Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849).

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Rees, Joseph A., A Biography of Joseph A. Rees.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service