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Elias Gardner

Elias initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Heber C. Kimball Company with Ellen Elizabeth Abbott in 1848.

At the end of a mission, he traveled home with the Richard Ballantyne Company in 1855 as indicated by Martha Jane Gardner Kearns on familysearch.org.

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

Heber C. Kimball Company (1848)Approximate age at departure: 41
Richard Ballantyne Company (1855)Approximate age at departure: 48
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 49

Sources

  • "Deaths," Deseret Evening News, 6 May 1891, 8.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Mrs. Gardner, Aged Pioneer, Passes Away," Journal History, 17 July 1916, 5.
  • [List of those filing for lots, 1848], in Salt Lake County Recorder's Office, Land records [ca. 1847-1860].

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

  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Ballantyne, Richard, Diaries and reminiscences, 1852-1896, box 1, fd. 3, vol. 6.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ballantyne, Richard, to Brigham Young, 22 July 1855, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 33, box 23, fd. 18.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Coombs, Isaiah Moses, Diary, in Collection 1835-1938, reel 1, box 1, fd. 1, vol. 1.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Gardner, Martha Ann Tuttle, Biographical sketch, item 6, 3-4.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Thompson, William, [Journal], in Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24 Sept. 1848, 17-54.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site