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William Parker

William initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Benjamin Gardner Company in 1852. 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.

His birth and death dates are confirmed by his obituary.


Benjamin Gardner Company (1852)Approximate age at departure: 31
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 35


  • 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
  • Winegar, Alvin, [Record book], in Papers 1841-1906.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah