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Emma Harvey Butler Butler

Emma was the wife of William Butler.  In 1856, at the end of a mission, William returned home with the Edmund Ellsworth Company.  He was the Captain of the 2nd Hundred.  At one point along the journey he was unable to follow the train and drive the stock, so Emma took over for him.  He was left behind to travel or die.  He recovered and was able to continue the journey and rejoin the company.

Companies

Edmund Ellsworth Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 22

Sources

  • "Death of Mrs. Emma Butler," Deseret News, 28 Dec. 1907, 3.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Butler, William, Journal, in Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Collection, 1828-1963, reel 11, item 3.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Edmund Ellsworth Emigrating Company, Journal, 1856 June-Sept.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Journal History, 26 Sep. 1856, p. 28

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

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