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George Rowley

Evidence from church financial records and the 1856 Utah Census proves that George traveled to Utah in 1855. He may have traveled with the 1855 Hooper and Williams Freight Train. Further research is needed to confirm the name of the company he traveled with.

On 18 January, George left his family and sailed on the "Charles Buck" and arrived in New Orleans on 14 March 1855. 

On 23 April 1857, George left on a mission and eventually arrived in Wales where his wife and children eventually joined him.  Then, in 1859, George and his family left Liverpool on 11 April on the "William Tappscott."  They arrived in New York on ?  In Florence, Nebraska, George was appointed Captain of the George Rowley Company. 

Companies

Company Unknown (1855)Approximate age at departure: 27
George Rowley Company (1859)Approximate age at departure: 31

Sources

  • "George Rowley," in Our Pioneer Heritage, 20 vols. [1958-77], 3:30.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Latter Day Saints' Immigration," Deseret News [Weekly], 24 Aug. 1859, 197.

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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Beesley, Sarah Hancock, [Reminiscences], in Handcart Stories, 28-34.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Freece, Hans P., The Letters of an Apostate Mormon to His Son, [1908], 20, 30-32.
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  • 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
  • Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914. MS 11378, Fd. 6.

  • Hobbs, Henry, Journal, 1859 May-1860 July.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Lindsey, Bithiah, "History of Mrs. Bithia Lindsey since joining the Mormon religion and crossing the plains to Salt Lake City, Utah," ca. 1836-ca. 1917.

  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Lindsey, Mark, The Journals of Mark Lindsey: Mormon Missionary, Handcart Pioneer and Entrepreneur (1832-1900), ed. Donald B. Lindsey and Rosy Lindsey [2002?], 413-15, 473.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • McIntyre, Thomas, Journal, 1854 Nov.-1913 May, 16-68.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Nelson, Ruby Robbins, Biographical sketch of Anders Jonasson [n.d.], 4-6.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Simons, Fanny Fry, [Journal], in An Enduring Legacy, 12 vols. [1978-89], 6:191-202.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Simons, Fanny Fry, [Journal], in Susan Arrington Madsen, I Walked to Zion [1994], 77-80.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

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  • Utah State Archives and Records Service
  • Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966

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  • Ancestry.com