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Margaret Fisher

"My father emagrated to America in the year 1856 crossing the seas in the ship of Caravan in Feruauary 14, 1856[.] We arrived at New York March 29, 1856. we was on water six weeks and my Grandfather came with us and died when we got to New York. Then we come to Iowas camping ground where I seen the morman emagrates start for Utah with the hand cart company[.] my father would not come with them and stayed in Iowa six years and got a yoak of Oxen and wagon and cows. Then we started for Utah in the year 1862. we got into Salt Lake City September." (Margaret Fisher Short)


Lewis Brunson Company (1862)Approximate age at departure: 13


  • "Mr. and Mrs. Temple Short Celebrate Golden Wedding," Deseret Evening News, 18 Jan. 1916, 10.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Journal History, 29 Aug. 1862, p. 5
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Short, Margaret Fisher, Autobiographical sketch, in Genealogical Charts and Biographical Sketches of Members of the L.D.S. Church, Ogden Stake, 26 vols., 21:30.
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah