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Eliza Byard Kershaw

The Kershaw family crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1865 on the ship Mexicana.  Although the Kershaw family is on the Willes company roster, according to Thomas Alston, they may have traveled for some time with the Henson Walker company.  She was a widow as her husband George Frederick Kershaw died on the ship Mixicana.

Companies

William S. S. Willes Company (1865)Approximate age at departure: 42

Sources

  • "Captain W. S. S. Willis' Company," Deseret News [Weekly], 20 Sep. 1865, 403.

  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "Funeral of Mrs. Kershaw Held in Twenty-first Ward," Deseret Evening News, 17 July 1915, 5.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "South African Emigration, 1853-1865," in Wright, Evan P. A History of the South African Mission,, vol. 1, 264-280.
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Alston, Thomas, [Autobiography], in Ray Lester Alston, comp., "Thomas Alston and Mary Ellen Holt Alston," [1975], 16-19.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Find A Grave 

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Thompson, Annie Maria Kershaw, "History of Annie Maria Kershaw Thompson," in Danny Jessop and Marla W. Jessop, comps., Joseph Frederick Thompson Ancestry [1996], 38.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

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  • Utah State Archives and Records Service