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Joseph Bonapart Alvord

Joseph appears in the 1850 Utah census twice: once in "Great Salt Lake"  and again in "Weber." In Weber, his surname is spelled "Alvard."  His given name is listed as "James" in his obituary, but his death certificate shows his given names as "Joseph." "Bonaparte" is an alternate spelling of his middle name.

Joseph initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Silas Richards Company in 1849. 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.

Companies

Silas Richards Company (1849)Approximate age at departure: 18
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 25

Sources

  • "Another Utah Pioneer Called," Ogden Standard, 11 Jan. 1908, 7.
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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "Death of a Pioneer. James [Joseph] B. Alvord, Who Came to Utah in 1849, Expires," Salt Lake Herald, 11 Jan. 1908.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1850 Utah Census

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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Find A Grave 

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Utah Death Certificate.

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  • Utah State Archives and Records Service
  • Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946

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  • FamilySearch