Skip Main Navigation

George Brinton Matson

George initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Abraham O. Smoot - Samuel Russell Company in 1847. 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.

Death date is confirmed by his death certificate. 

Companies

Abraham O. Smoot - Samuel Russell Company (1847)Approximate age at departure: 19
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 28

Sources

  • "He is a Pioneer," Deseret Evening News, 1 June 1897, 8.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Pioneer of 1847 Called By Death," Deseret Evening News, 26 Dec. 1912, 8.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Pioneer of 1847 Called to Reward," Salt Lake Herald, 26 Dec. 1912, 6.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • “Pioneer of '47.  Father Matson of Springville Pays His Annual Call to the 'News.'” Deseret News, 24 June 1904, 1.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1850 Utah Census

  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Book of the Pioneers

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

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Matson, Geo. B., Reminiscences, in Utah Semi-Centennial Commission, The book of the pioneers [ca. 1897].
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service