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William Abner Bell

Son of Abner Bell and Nancy Garwood.  His mother died in Iowa in January 1850.  Evidence from census and genealogical records proves that the Bell family traveled to Utah in 1850.  They appear in the 1850 Utah census which was taken in early 1851.  William was re-baptized at Salt Lake City on 27 April 1851.  Further research is needed to determine the name of the company they traveled with.

Companies

Company Unknown (1850)Approximate age at departure: 18
Nathan C. Tenney Company (1858)Approximate age at departure: 27

Sources

  • 1850 Utah Census

  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Bell, William, "Census of the company on the road traveling from San Bernardino, 1858 February."
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Eastern Idaho Death Records Database

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Salt Lake Stake Record of Baptisms and Rebaptisms, page 6.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah