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John Acley Gillett

In 1850, the Gilletts lived in Neversink, Sullivan County, New York, according to the 1850 census.  The Gillett family initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the William Field Company in 1854.  The Gillett family included Horace and Sarah Collins Moore, and their children, John Acley, Granville, Collins Moore, Carlos Newton, and Sarah Elizabeth and her family.  Horace, a captain of ten, died en route from cholera, on 26 June, according to Newton Tuttle’s journal.

John is with his parents and siblings in the 1850 federal census of Neversink, Sullivan County, New York.  Church ordinance records prove he was in Salt Lake City in October 1854.

Companies

William Field Company (1854)Approximate age at departure: 15

Sources

  • "John A. Gillett Dies," Salt Lake Herald, 20 Apr. 1913, 14.

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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1850 New York Census
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1856 Utah Census
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Groo, Isaac, Diary, 1854 Apr.-[Sept].
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

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  • Utah State Archives and Records Service
  • Utah Death Certificate.

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  • Utah State Archives and Records Service