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Albert Jones

Albert traveled with his mother, Sarah Ann Bradshaw Till Jones, and his brother, Samuel Stephen Jones, on the 1856 Martin Handcart Company. As described in his journal, he also crossed the plains in 1862 as an out-and-back teamster with the Homer Duncan Company, reportedly the fastest round trip ox train dispatched from the Valley.

Companies

Edward Martin Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 16
Homer Duncan Company (1862)Approximate age at departure: 22

Sources

  • "L.D.S. Patriarch Dies at residence in Provo." Salt Lake Telegram, 10 December 1925, p. 8.

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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1900 Utah Census
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Archer, Patience Loader, Reminiscences, [transcript]. MS 6218, p. 57-92.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Binder, William Lawrence Spicer, Reminiscences [n.d.].
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914. MS 11378, Fd. 6.

  • Jones, Albert William, Notes [ca. 1918].
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jones, Albert, [Reminiscences], Deseret Evening News, 1 Sept. 1906, 20.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jones, Albert, Address, 4 Oct. 1906, in Handcart Veterans Association, Scrapbook, 1906-1914. (MS 11378, fd. 1)

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jones, Albert, Autobiography, in Mormon biographical sketches collection [ca. 1900-1975], reel 5, box 6, fd. 5, item 1.

  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jones, Albert, Journal, in Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24 Sep. 1862.

  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jones, Samuel Stephen, Autobiographical sketch, in Biographical sketches 1891- , reel 50, box 51, fd. 11, item 20.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 30 Nov. 1856, p. 61

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

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 232.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Rogerson, Josiah, "Martin's Handcart Company, 1856 [No. 3]," Salt Lake Herald, 27 Oct. 1907.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

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  • Utah State Archives and Records Service