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Elijah Averett

Captain of 1st Fifty.  He was the twin brother of Elisha Averett.  According to a secondary source he drove an ox team to the Salt Lake Valley for Mary Ann Angell Young in 1848, returned to Council Bluffs for his own family and with them re-crossed the plains in 1850.  In the 1850 Census of Utah he is listed as "Eliza Everett."  He was rebaptized at Manti 12 January 1851.  In the 1856 Utah Territorial census he is Elijah Averett of Sanpete County.

Companies

Aaron Johnson Company (1850)Approximate age at departure: 39

Sources

  • "Emigration (From the Frontier Guardian, June 12th, 1850)," Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star 15 Aug. 1850, 252-53.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1850 Utah Census

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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • 1856 Utah Census
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ancestry Institution.com--Illinois Marriages to 1850.

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  • Ancestry.com
  • Averett, Elijah, Autobiography, 15, in Averett family, Notebook [ca. 1916-1965].
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Hamblin, Jacob, Autobiography and journal, 1850 June-1854 Apr; 1870 Apr., 13-15, in Jacob Hamblin, Papers, 1850-1877.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jacob Hamblin, Papers
  • Pectol, George, Autobiography, 1846-1858, 6-8, MSS SC 2750.
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • White, Joel William, Autobiographical sketch [1908], 3-5.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah