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William Ball

Traveled with his wife, Sarah Ann, and his two step-children, Caroline and William Simmons. Mormon Migration site lists the surname as Bell. He crossed the plains once more in 1866, working as an out-and-back teamster in the Chipman Company.

Companies

Israel Evans Company (1857)Approximate age at departure: 24
William Henry Chipman Company (1866)Approximate age at departure: 33

Sources

  • 1860 Utah Census
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1870 Utah Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1880 Utah Census
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1900 Utah Census, Salt Lake County

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  • Internet Web Site
  • 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
  • Handcart Veterans Association, Scrapbook, 1906-1914, MS 11378, fd. 6, p. 5.

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

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Utah Death Certificate.

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  • Utah State Archives and Records Service