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Mary Ann Frier Smith

The Smith family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Samuel Gully/Orson Spencer Company in 1849.  The Smith family included William Joseph and his wife Mary Ann Frier, and their children William and Samuel Frier.  The family’s travel to Utah is mentioned in Mary Ann’s obituary.  Sources indicate that 6 people traveled with William Joseph; however, further research is needed to determine who else outside of his wife and children traveled with their family.


Samuel Gully/Orson Spencer Company (1849)Approximate age at departure: 27


  • "Death Calls Early Pioneer. Mary Ann Frier Smith Dies After Residence in Utah Since 1849," Salt Lake Herald, 10 Mar. 1909, 12.
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "Death of Mrs. Smith," Deseret Evening News, 10 Mar. 1909, 10.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Mrs. Mary A. F. Smith Dies After Long Life," Salt Lake Evening telegram, 10 Mar. 1909, 3.
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1849, p. 2
  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p. 1171
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service