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William Hobbs

He came with his brothers Henry and James. William drove an ox team for George Q. Cannon with supplies for the handcarts. He married Matilda Barrett, from this company, in 1860. Evidence that he came in 1859 is confirmed in information found in Church financial records.

Companies

George Rowley Company (1859)Approximate age at departure: 22

Sources

  • 1900 Utah Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Deseret News, 16 Oct. 1922, 5.
  • Deseret News, 19 Oct. 1922, 7.
  • Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914. MS 11378, Fd. 6.

  • Hobbs, Henry, Journal, 1859 May-1860 July.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Hobbs, William, "From Missouri to The Valley, 1,000 Miles by Hand-cart," Deseret News, 4 June 1921, 4:8.

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

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service