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Leonard Gurley Rice

Leonard initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Samuel Gully/Orson Spencer Company in 1849. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.

He was asked to help immigrants across the plains and served as Captain of the Leonard G. Rice Company in 1867.

His surname is listed as "Rich" in the Hansen diary. His death date is confirmed by the Find a Grave website.

Companies

Samuel Gully/Orson Spencer Company (1849)Approximate age at departure: 19
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 27
Leonard G. Rice Company (1867)Approximate age at departure: 37

Sources

  • 1850 Utah Census

  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849. (MS 14290)

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Eccles, Bertha Marie Jensen, Incidents in the life of Christian Jensen, 1933, 9, 11.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Fifteenth Ward, Record of Members, 1849-1859, CR 375 8, reel 2145.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Fox, Ruth May, "My Story," 11-13. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Fox, Ruth May, Letter, in "A Sketch of Grandfather Ira Rice."
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Gibson, William, Journals, 1841-1874, vol. 2, 73-74 and vol. 3, 198.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Hansen, Charles Keilgaard, Record [ca. 1917], fd. 1, 91-96.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Hansen, Charles Keilgaard, Reminiscences [ca. 1917]
  • Hansen, Jens, Diary, in Geneva Frost Gilbert, comp., Our Danish Heritage and Our Temple Work on the Peter Frost Family, 1899-June 1987 [1988], 54.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jensen, Jens Iver, "Biographical sketch of the life of Jens Iver Jensen," 7.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • in private possession
  • Jensen, Karen Pedersen, Autobiographical sketch, in Genealogical Charts and Biographical Sketches of Members of the L.D.S. Church, Ogden Stake, 26 vols., 2:147.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Miller, Reuben, Journals, 1848-1849, fd. 1, vol. 2. (MS 1392)

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Nielson, Carl Hendrick, History of Charles Henry Nielson, 1-2.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Winters, Johanna Larsen, [Autobiography], in Our Pioneer Heritage, 20 vols. [1958-77], 11:61-64 and ibid.,16:471.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Winters, Johanna Larsen, Reminiscences, 3-8. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Young, Brigham, Jr., Journal Nov. 1866-Dec. 1867, vol. 8, box 2, fd. 1.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah