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Elizabeth Reeves Liston

In the spring of 1852, Commodore Perry with his wife Elizabeth Reeves, and children William Albert, Rufus Benson, and Perry Martindale traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the John S. Higbee/James W. Bay Company.  He was captain of the guard.  They also traveled with Laura Farnsworth, and her son William Martindale Frampton.  Laura would later become his second wife.


John S. Higbee/James W. Bay Company (1852)Approximate age at departure: 29


  • "Liston," Deseret News, 16 July 1892, 32.
  • Liston, Commodore Perry, Autobiography, 1877, 3, MSS SC 3109.
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah