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James Weaver Palmer

James came with his wife, Mary Ann Price, and two orphaned children of his sister, Mary and Joseph Winkless.  They traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Edward Hunter Company in 1850. 

Later, when returning from a mission, he traveled home with the Horace S. Eldredge Company in 1858.

Companies

Edward Hunter Company (1850)Approximate age at departure: 29
Horace S. Eldredge Company (1858)Approximate age at departure: 37

Sources

  • "Grantsville. Nauvoo Veteran and Pioneer, James Palmer, Closes Eventful Career at 85," Deseret Evening News, 18 Oct. 1905, 11.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • History of Tooele County
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Hunter, Edward and Robert Campbell, to Brigham Young, 17 July 1850, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 31, box 22, fd. 1.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1850, p. 11

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Palmer, James, Reminiscences [ca.1884-1898], 103-13.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Palmer, James, Reminiscences, [ca. 1884-1898], 177, 183-85.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah