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Justus Wellington Seely

The Seely family initially arrived in Utah in 1847, and then in 1851 were sent to San Bernardino, California. In 1857 they were called back to Utah because of the threat of Johnston's Army and arrived in Utah in 1858. They settled in Mt. Pleasant, Utah in 1859. Further research is needed to determine the name of the company they traveled with.In some sources their surname is spelled "Seeley."The newspaper article below confirms the family's arrival in Utah.

Companies

Edward Hunter - Jacob Foutz Company (1847)Approximate age at departure: 32
Company Unknown (1858)Approximate age at departure: 42

Sources

  • "Mrs. Oman, Mount Pleasant, Celebrates Anniversary," Salt Lake Telegram, 18 June 1931, 3.
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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1850 Utah Census, Utah County

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  • FamilySearch
  • 1860 Utah Census
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Find A Grave 

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Hunter, Edward and Jacob Foutz, Letter, in Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 17 Aug. 1847, 5-6.

  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 27
  • Pettit, Edwin, Biography of Edwin Pettit, 9-10.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966.

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  • Ancestry.com