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Henry Beckstead

Henry, son of Alexander and Catherine Beckstead, initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Allen Taylor 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.

His death date is confirmed by the inscription on his gravestone.

Companies

Allen Taylor Company (1849)Approximate age at departure: 21
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 28

Sources

  • "Allen Taylor's 100, first 50, report, 1849 September 3." In Camp of Israel schedules and reports 1845-1849. (MS 14290, Reel 3, Box 2, Folder 40)

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Death of Henry Beckstead," Deseret News, 12 Sep. 1888, 545
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1850 Utah Census

  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • 1860 Utah Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Broomhead, William, Diary, 1856 Oct-1857 Apr.

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

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site