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William K. Broomhead

A daughter of William wrote that he came to Utah in 1850, but his obituary indicates he came in 1849. Further research is needed to narrow the exact year of his initial emigration and identify the name of the company he traveled with.

In the winter of 1856, he also participated in the rescue effort to bring in new emigrants stranded on the plains of Wyoming the winter of 1856 does appear in the 1850 Utah census.

William's birthday is confirmed by his diary. He mentions turning 23 years old.

Companies

Unknown Companies (1847-1868)Approximate age at departure: Unknown
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 22

Sources

  • "Died," Deseret News, 17 January 1877, 815.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "Names of Persons Who Volunteer to Go as Teamsters." Offerings for the assistance of the P. E. F. immigrants, 1856 October. Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887. (CR 376 1, box 2, folder 1) 

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • [Camp journal], in Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15 Dec. 1856, p. 16-37

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1850 Utah Census

  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Broomhead, William, Diary, 1856 Oct-1857 Apr.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Cantwell, James, Autobiography, in Joel Edward Ricks, Cache Valley Historical Material [ca. 1955], reel 3, item 29.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Haddock, Edith Parker and Dorothy Hardy Matthews, History of Bear Lake Pioneers [1968], 92.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jones, Daniel W., Forty Years Among the Indians (1890), 62-75.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Rogerson, Josiah, "Martin's Handcart Company, 1856 [No. 9]," Salt Lake Herald, 1 Dec. 1907.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah