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Brigham Young Lamb

The birth of a daughter, Zerviah, on the plains is evidence for Abel Lamb's family traveling overland to Utah in 1850. Abel's obituary states he reached Salt Lake City on September 10. Several companies came into Salt Lake City near that date including the Aaron Johnson company, Benjamin Hawkins company, and Williams-Blair freight train. A secondary source notes he was in the Johnson company, but that can't be confirmed.

Brigham 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


Company Unknown (1850)Approximate age at departure: 16
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 23


  • "Names of Persons Who Volunteer to Go as Teamsters." Offerings for the assistance of the P. E. F. immigrants, 1856 October. Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887. (CR 376 1, box 2, folder 1) 

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1850 Utah Census

  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site