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Joseph France

The France family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Samuel Gully/Orson Spencer Company in 1849.  The family included Joseph, his children from his first wife, DeWitt and Amanda Melvina, and his wife Diana Lucina Smith and their daughter Annie Eleanor. 

Naomi and Mortimer Spicer, the niece and nephew of Joseph and Diana France may have traveled with them.

At the end of a mission, Joseph returned home with the Edmund Ellsworth Company in 1856.

Companies

Samuel Gully/Orson Spencer Company (1849)Approximate age at departure: 35
Edmund Ellsworth Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 42

Sources

  • "Obituary," Salt Lake Herald, 10 June 1886, 5.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1850 Utah Census

  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Biographical Record of Salt Lake City and Vicinity [1902], p. 525-6

  • 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
  • Card, Charles Ora [Autobiographical sketch], in Andrew Jenson, comp., Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, [1971], 1:297.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • David O. McKay Library, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Stewart Library, Weber State University, Ogden, 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
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Ham, Ann, Diary of Ann Ham Hickenlooper.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oakley, John, Journal excerpt 1856 June-Aug.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 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
  • Spencer, Daniel to F. D. Richards, 22 June 1856, "Foreign Correspondence," Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 2 Aug. 1856, 489-90.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah