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Caroline Simmons

She and her mother, Sarah Ann Markwick Simmons Ball, arrived in New York via the ship John J. Boyd on 15 February 1856. On the passenger list, she is listed under her mother's maiden name, though it is misspelled "Mackinck" on the record. It is uncertain when her step-father, William Ball, joined them, but rosters indicate he was with them on the the overland journey as part of the Israel Evans Company of 1857. Caroline also had a brother, William Simmons. He does not appear on the passenger list with her and her mother. He may have joined them for the overland journey with her step-father.

Caroline's death date is confirmed by her death certificate.The inscription on her gravestone confirms her birth date. She later married her step-father, William Ball.

Companies

Israel Evans Company (1857)Approximate age at departure: 10

Sources

  • 1860 Utah Census
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1870 Utah Census
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1880 Utah Census
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Beck, Margaret Simmons Bennett, Sketch of Life of Margaret Simmons Bennett Beck, 3-4. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Find A Grave 

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Gibb, Hannah Simmons. Hannah: An Autobiography. Fisher House Publishers: Edmonton, Canada, 1995, p. 1.

  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

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  • Ancestry.com
  • Utah Death Certificate.

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  • Utah State Archives and Records Service