Skip Main Navigation

George Quinn

George and his family initially traveled with the Willie Company as far as Florence, Nebraska in 1856. There some went on with the Martin Handcart Company that same year, others remained in Florence until 1860, when they crossed the plains with the Joseph W. Young Freight Train. Though a George “Quin” appears on the roster for the Henry W. Miller Company in 1862, family tradition and some secondary sources place George in the Joseph Young Freight Train in 1860, with his parents and other members of his family.

Companies

James G. Willie Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 14
Henry W. Miller Company (1862)Approximate age at departure: 20

Sources

  • "Captain Miller’s Company," Deseret News [Weekly], 17 Sep. 1862, 92.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News [Weekly], 15 Oct. 1856, 254.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1860 Iowa Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 30 November 1856, p. 8, 76.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Lever, W. H. History of Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah [1898], p. 341.

  • Mormon Migration

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 220.

  • 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
  • Smith, Don, e-mail communication, 12 Mar. 2005
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service