Skip Main Navigation

Jane Heap Wood

Jane (b. 1818) crossed the Atlantic on the ship Ashland with her husband Samuel Wood. With them was a six-year-old (b. 1843) also named Samuel Wood (probably the son of Stephen Wood, brother of Samuel Sr. Stephen and the rest of his family were also on the Ashland). Stephen and Samuel Sr. died at the Mississippi River. Also on the Ashland was George Wood, another brother of Samuel Sr. With him were his wife (also named Jane) and their children Joseph (b. 1844), Ann (b. 1846) and Mary (b. 1847). George's wife Jane (b. 1819) died at the Mississippi. On the roster of the Gully-Spencer Company, George is shown as a head of family. George, Jane and Mary were all rebaptized on 28 April 1850 in Salt Lake City. The 1850 census of Utah (compleated early in 1851) indicates that George and Jane Wood (b. 1818) were married; their household included Jane, Joseph, Ann and Samuel. In December of 1850 George married Mary Davis as a third wife. Her biographical sketch in Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude says that she met George and his family while crossing the plains in the Orson Spencer Company of 1849. In the 1860 census George and Mary and their children were in Cedar City. Also in Cedar City were Jane, Samuel and George's children Joseph and Ann.

Companies

Samuel Gully/Orson Spencer Company (1849)Approximate age at departure: 31

Sources

  • 1850 Utah Census

  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • 1860 Utah Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah