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William Dawson

Although genealogical records have given William Dawson's birth as 17 April 1814, Mormon church records (Lehi rebaptisms) give his birth as 17 Apr. 1812 --which date is generally confirmed by emigration information.

He participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.

Companies

Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 44

Sources

  • 1870 Utah Census, Utah County

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Lehi Ward, Record of Members. CR 375 8, Reel 3599.

  • 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