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Harrison Sperry

Harrison 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.

Companies

Jedediah M. Grant - Willard Snow Company (1847)Approximate age at departure: 15
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 24

Sources

  • "Pioneer of 1847 to Play for Ward Dance Jan. 8," Salt Lake Telegram, 3 Jan. 1926, 17.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 36
  • Sperry, Harrison, "Pioneers of 1847 Recount Experiences of the Journey Across the Plains and Life in the Old Forts in the Valley," Deseret Evening News, 14 Aug. 1920, sec. IV, p. 7.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Sperry, Harrison, Papers, 1919-1926, fd. 1, 1-2.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

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  • Utah State Archives and Records Service