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Mercy Hodgson

The Hodgson family (Henry and Mary Hodgson and 9 children--two of which born on the ship) all traveled overseas on the ship Arkwright, arriving in New York on 6 July 1866. Though only the heads of household are listed on the overland company's record, the number of adult rations of food purchased by John is a good indication that all of the family members that made the trip by sea, also traveled together in the overland company. 


Daniel Thompson Company (1866)Approximate age at departure: 2


  • “Captain Daniel Thompson, memoranda book (1), 1866.” In Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts 1861-1868, Captains’ accounts 1862-1868. (CR 376 8, Box 1, Folder 19)

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1870 Utah Census, Salt Lake County

  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p. 937
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service