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Collins Moore Gillett

In 1850, the Gilletts lived in Neversink, Sullivan County, New York, according to the 1850 census.  The Gillett family initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the William Field Company in 1854.  The Gillett family included Horace and Sarah Collins Moore, and their children, John Acley, Granville, Collins Moore, Carlos Newton, and Sarah Elizabeth and her family.  Horace, a captain of ten, died en route from cholera, on 26 June, according to Newton Tuttle’s journal. 

At the end of a mission, Collins traveled home with the William Field Company in 1866.  According to Mary Lenora Shaw Hammer’s writings, Collins died en route.  

Companies

William Field Company (1854)Approximate age at departure: 16
Andrew H. Scott Company (1866)Approximate age at departure: 28

Sources

  • 1850 New York Census
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Groo, Isaac, Diary, 1854 Apr.-[Sept].
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Hammer, Mary Lenora Shaw, The Story of the Life of Isaac F. Shaw [1926], 6-14.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Pickett, J. W., Autobiography, in Joel Edward Ricks, Cache Valley Historical Material [ca. 1955], reel 4, item 87, 2-5.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

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