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Oswell Knight

The Knight family left Liverpool on 24 September 1848 on the “Sailor Prince” and arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The ship manifests indicate 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.     

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

In the spring of 1863, Oswell was called on a mission to England. At the end of that mission, Oswell traveled home with the Samuel D. White Company in 1866, as indicated in a Deseret News article of 30 August 1866.

Companies

Edward Hunter Company (1850)Approximate age at departure: 24
Samuel D. White Company (1866)Approximate age at departure: 40

Sources

  • "Arrived," Deseret News [Weekly], 30 Aug. 1866, 317.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Capt. Samuel D. White's Train," Deseret News [Weekly], 16 Aug. 1866, 289.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Death of Oswell Knight," Deseret News, 23 Mar. 1911, 2.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Utah State News," Duchesne County Newspaper, 31 Mar. 1911, 2.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1850 Utah Census

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

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site