Skip Main Navigation

Seth Austin Pymm

Seth initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Jesse B. Martin Company in 1857 as indicated in Jesse Bigler Martin’s journal.  His father was the clerk of the company.  Along the trail, he had the wagon wheel run over him, which resulted in a broken arm according to Robert McQuarrie’s Journal.

According to New FamilySearch/Family Tree, his family left from Liverpool, England, on the “George Washington” on 28 March 1857.  According to passenger lists, he traveled with his mother, Sarah Tabberer, father, John Pymm, and his sisters, Sarah Ann and Anne P.  They traveled with 817 other LDS Immigrants.  They arrived in Boston on 20 April 1857.  

At the end of a mission to England, he traveled home with the Andrew H. Scott Company in 1866 as reported in a Deseret News Weekly article of 17 October 1866.

Companies

Jesse B. Martin Company (1857)Approximate age at departure: 14
Andrew H. Scott Company (1866)Approximate age at departure: 24

Sources

  • "Returned," Deseret News [Weekly], 17 Oct. 1866, 365.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • 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
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Hammer, Mary Lenora Shaw, The Story of the Life of Isaac F. Shaw [1926], 6-14.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Martin, Jesse Bigler, Journal, 1853-1857, fd. 3, 76-118.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • McQuarrie, Robert, Journals, 1854-1917, vol. 1, 6-15.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • 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
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service