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William Sidney Smith Willes

William as served as a member of the Mormon Battalion, along with his brother, Ira Jones.  They both initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in Jonathan H. Holmes/Samuel Thompson Company in 1848 after their service.

In 1865, William traveled to the Salt Lake Valley as Captain of the William S. S. Willes Company in 1865.

Companies

William S. S. Willes Company (1865)Approximate age at departure: 46

Sources

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

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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "The Immigration," Deseret News [Weekly], 13 Sep. 1865, 397.
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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
  • [Names of men desiring land who came from California with Jonathan H. Holmes], in Salt Lake Recorder's Office, Land records [ca. 1847-1860].
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Deseret News, 20 Sep 1865, 403.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Green, Ephraim, Journal 1848 June-Sept. and 1849 Dec.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ricketts, Norma Baldwin, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848, [1996], 222-23.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah