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Joseph Bryant Farmer

Joseph was from Ireland. He initially emigrated to the valley in 1856, but in 1861 he was sent out by the Payson Ward to work as an out-and-back teamster. Further research is needed to identify which 1861 company he was sent out with.


John Banks Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 12
Company Unknown (1861)Approximate age at departure: 17


  • "Account book, 1861-1862." In Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts 1861-1868, Wards' accounts 1861-1868. (CR 376 8)

  • 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 Utah Census, Sanpete County

  • Journal History, 3 Oct. 1856, p. 7