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Abigail Oman Williams

Abigail married John Quincy Williams shortly before leaving Iowa for Utah. Her parents and siblings traveled to Utah in their own company (George Washington Oman 1851) and it is likely that Abigail and John traveled with them, but further research is needed to confirm that. The marriage announcement indicates they were to leave in 1851 and first documentation to place them in the Valley is the birth of their oldest son in March of 1852, which was prior to that year's emigration season.


Company Unknown (1851)Approximate age at departure: 19


  • "Married," The Frontier Guardian, 30 May 1851, 2.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1850 Iowa Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934

  • Source Location
  • FamilySearch