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Hezekiah Thatcher

Hezekiah and his family initially emigrated to Utah in 1847. At some point after their arrival, they continued on to California and made their home in San Bernadino. In 1857, when the Saints in outlying settlements were asked to return to Utah, Hezekiah led his own little company from California, leaving in mid-July, as far as Carson City, Nevada. There they joined up with another group returning to Utah. The two groups organized under Perrigrine Session's leadership.

Companies

Hezekiah Thatcher Company (1857)Approximate age at departure: 48
Perrigrine Sessions Company (1857)Approximate age at departure: 48

Sources

  • Anderson, Washington F. to Editor, 12 Aug. 1857, Bear River Ferry, in Historian's Office, History of the Church 1839-[ca. 1882], 414-18, 12 Aug. 1857.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Boyle, Henry Green, Reminiscences and diaries, 1846-1888, fd. 1, 119.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 11

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