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William Woodward

William initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley as a teamster with the John Reese Freight Train in 1851.

In 1856, at the end of a mission, William traveled home with the James G. Willie Company.  He was a leader of a hundred.  

Companies

John Reese Freight Train (1851)Approximate age at departure: 18
James G. Willie Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 23

Sources

  • "Handcart Vets Hold Reunion," Deseret Evening News, 3 Oct. 1907, 11.
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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News [Weekly], 15 Oct. 1856, 254.

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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • [Woodward, William], Reminiscences, 8-10, box 2, fd. 4, in William Woodward, Collection 1851-1919.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bennett, Margaret, [Interview] in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 5:7-10.
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Chislett, John, "Narrative," in T. B. H. Stenhouse, The Rocky Mountain Saints: A Full and Complete History of the Mormons (1873), 313-32.
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  • 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
  • Cunningham, George, Reminiscences, 1876, fd. 2, 2-5.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • James G. Willie Emigrating Company, Journal 1856 May-Nov., 16-53.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 9 Nov. 1856, p. 18
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 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
  • Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Rogerson, Josiah, "Captain J. G. Willie's Or, the Fourth Handcart Company of 1856 [No. 1]," Salt Lake Herald, 15 Dec. 1907.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Rogerson, Josiah, "Captain J. G. Willie's Or, the Fourth Handcart Company of 1856 [No. 2]," Salt Lake Herald, 5 Jan. 1908.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Savage, Levi, Journal, 1855 Mar.-1858 Oct.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Shrewsbury, Mary Burton, pseud., Reminiscence, in Mrs. T. B. H. [Fanny] Stenhouse, "Tell It All": The Story of a Life's Experience in Mormonism [1874], 206-36. [John Chislett is actual author according to Ron Walker, Journal of Mormon History 1 (1974): 64]
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  • 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
  • Smith, Don, e-mail communication, 29 Apr. 2003.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Smith, Marilyn Austin, Faithful Stewards--the Life of James Gray Willie and Elizabeth Ann Pettit, 95-120.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Willie, James G., Synopsis of the Fourth Hand Cart Company's Trip from England to G.S.L. City in 1856, in "History of Brigham Young," 9 Nov. 1856, 966-83.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Woodward, W., to Albert Jones, 12 Sep. 1906, in Handcart Veterans Association, Scrapbook, 1906-1914, fd. 2, letter 7.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Woodward, William, "In Early Days," Juvenile Instructor, 15 July 1896, 415.
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  • 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
  • Woodward, William, Journal, in Utah State Historical Society Cache Valley Chapter, Historical resource materials for Cache Valley, Utah-Idaho, 1955-1956, reel 4, item 2e.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Woodward, William, Letter, 1907 to Joseph F. Smith, in Utah State Historical Society Cache Valley Chapter, Historical resource materials for Cache Valley, Utah-Idaho, 1955-1956, reel 5, item 1ab.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Woodward, William, Notes, in Utah State Historical Society Cache Valley Chapter, Historical resource materials for Cache Valley, Utah-Idaho, 1955-1956, reel 4, item 2.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Woodward, William, to Wilford Woodruff, 17 Feb. 1857, in [Papers and rosters relating to emigration companies] 1846-1860s.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah