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George Sims

The Sims family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Jacob Gates Company in 1853.  The family included George and Caroline HIlliker, and their children Emma Maria Hilliker and Julia Hester.    

At the end of a mission, George traveled home with the William S. S. Willes Company in 1865.  He died en route by drowning in the Platte River.

Companies

Jacob Gates Company (1853)Approximate age at departure: 31
William S. S. Willes Company (1865)Approximate age at departure: 43

Sources

  • "A Good Man Gone--A Deserving Family Destitute," Semi-Weekly Telegraph, 2 Nov. 1865, 3.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Accidentally Drowned," Deseret News [Weekly], 2 Nov. 1865, 29.
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  • 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
  • "Captain Minor G. Attwood's Company," Deseret News [Weekly], 20 Sep. 1865, 402-3.

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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "Deaths," Salt Lake Telegram, 6 Apr. 1936, 18.
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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "The Immigration," Deseret News [Weekly], 13 Sep. 1865, 397.
  • 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
  • Christopher Arthur Emigrating Company, Journal, 1853 Feb.-Oct.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, General Files (CR 376 1) (except for 1847-49 which are in Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849).

  • Source Location
  • Church 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
  • Willes, W. S. S., to Brigham Young, 8 Sep. 1865, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 42, box 30, fd. 18.
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  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah