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Reuben McBride

Reuben initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in 1850.  Further research is needed to determine the exact company he traveled with.  Proof that he traveled to Utah in 1850 is found in the 1850 Utah Census.  Reuben helped with the 1850 census, and his name appears on pages of the census, even though he failed to enter his own name into the census.  His obituary also mentions his travel to Utah in 1850.

In 1852, Reuben again traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Isaac Bullock Company, this time with his wife, Mary Ann Anderson, and children Helen Venera, Harriet Eliza, Reuben Augustus, Mary Louisa, Hyrum Roy, Emma Gerutia, John Newton, and Laura Abigail. 

At the end of a mission, Reuben returned home with the John W. Berry Company in 1858.

Companies

Company Unknown (1850)Approximate age at departure: 46
Isaac Bullock Company (1852)Approximate age at departure: 48
John W. Berry Company (1858)Approximate age at departure: 54

Sources

  • "17th Company," Deseret News [Weekly], 18 Sep. 1852, 2.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "The Death of Rueben [sic] M'Bride," Deseret News [Weekly], 14 Mar. 1891, 363.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1850 Utah Census

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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Bullock, Thomas, Journal, 1858 May-June.
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  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bullock, Thomas, to Brigham Young, 26 June 1858, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 36, box 26, fd. 5.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bullock, Thomas, to Editor, 22 July 1858, in Missionary Reports, fd. 17.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Coombs, Isaiah Moses, Diary, in Isaiah Moses Coombs, Collection 1835-1938, reel 1, box 1, fd. 3, vol. 8, 16-66.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ensign, Martin Luther, Autobiography 1897.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Goddard, George, Journal, in George Goddard, Papers 1855-1899, reel 1, box 1, fd. 2.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 21 June 1858, p. 30

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, Supp. to 1852, p. 110
  • Taylor, William Whitehead, [Reminiscences], in Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, 4 vols. [1904], 4:425-26.
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  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, 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
  • Welchman, Arthur P., Reminiscences and diary, [ca.1854-1917], fd. 1, 93-94.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah