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Thomas Young

The autobiographical sketch attributed to Thomas Young confusingly states that he came in the "Captain Willing company," yet drove an "ox team for Abraham Smoot." Although arguments have been made to place him in the Willie company, an analysis of the known facts clearly support having Young as a teamster in the Smoot company, not in the Willie company.

Companies

Abraham O. Smoot Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 20

Sources

  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Smith, Don, e-mail communication

  • Source Location
  • Trails Staff Files, Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Young, Thomas, Autobiographical sketch.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah