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Samuel Lindsey Sprague, Jr.

The Sprague family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Brigham Young Company in 1848.  The family consisted of Samuel Lindsey and Mary Woodward and their son, Samuel Lindsey, Jr.  Samuel Sr. served as the physician for the camp. 

Samuel Jr. traveled with the Heber P. Kimball division of the Joseph W. Young/Ansil P. Harmon/Heber P. Kimball Company in 1861. 

In 1866, Samuel Jr. traveled home at the end of a mission with the Joseph S. Rawlins Company.  His name appears as “L. Sprague” on the roster.

In some documents his middle name is spelled "Lindsay."

Companies

Brigham Young Company (1848)Approximate age at departure: 6
Joseph S. Rawlins Company (1866)Approximate age at departure: 24

Sources

  • "List of Passengers," Deseret News [Weekly], 3 Oct. 1866, 350-51.
  • 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
  • "Samuel L. Sprague Dead," Deseret Evening News, 12 May 1900, 1.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Jacobs, Zebulon, Reminiscences and diaries, 1861-1877, fd. 1.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Lund, Anthon H., et al. Scandinavian Jubilee Album, 1850-1900, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1900,
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah