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Alice Victoria Wright

Alice (age 13) and her brother Robert (age 19) crossed the Atlantic on the ship Amazon in 1863.  After arriving in the United States, according to Alice’s obituary, they were “forced to wait in New York for months until her parents and the remainder of her family arrived.  Together they walked from the Missouri River to Salt Lake.”  Two additional brothers, Richard (age 17) and John (age 11) arrived on the ship Hudson in 1864.  Their parents Robert Richard and Emma Beeson Wright, did not arrive in the United States until 1866.  In our database we have listed the parents on the roster of the 1866 John D. Holladay pioneer company because they received Perpetual Emigrating Fund monies this year and the Deseret News [Weekly] roster of Holladay Company lists a “R. Wright and wife.”   It does not mention any children being with them, however, although the entries for other pioneers give the number of their accompanying offspring.  Perhaps Robert and Alice crossed the plains with their brothers in 1864 but this is uncertain.  Additional research is needed to clarify the overland travels of this family.

Companies

Company Unknown (1863)Approximate age at departure: 13

Sources

  • "Death Claims Pioneer, 99, in Cedar City," Salt Lake Tribune, 4 July 1948, B-7.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Mrs. Seaman, Aged 99, Dies at Cedar," Deseret News, 3 July 1948, B-4.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Utahn, 99, Dies At Ceder City," Salt Lake Telegram, 3 July 1948, 15.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1880 Utah Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1910 Utah Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger C, p. 729.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Thirteenth Ward, Record of Members (CR 375 8, Reel 4792)

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service