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Olive Mary Knight

The Knight family left Liverpool on 24 September 1848 on the “Sailor Prince” and arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The ship manifests indicate that the Knight family as parents, James and Maria, and children, Charles (along with his wife and children), Oswell, and Mary. Prior to the family’s travels across the plains, James died of Cholera in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1849.

In Iowa, Oswell, Mary, and their mother joined with the Edward Hunter Company in 1850 and traveled to the Salt Lake Valley through the Perpetual Emigrating Fund.     

Her brother Charles and his family joined the James Jepson Company in 1852 and traveled to the Salt Lake Valley.  

She married in Utah in July 1851, prior to the arrival of that season's emigration.


Edward Hunter Company (1850)Approximate age at departure: 20


  • 1850 Utah Census

  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service