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William Nelson Spafford

William initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Warren Foote Company in 1850. However, he later 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

Warren Foote Company (1850)Approximate age at departure: 23
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 29

Sources

  • Belnap, Gilbert, Autobiography, 1856, 41-44.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1850, p. 16
  • Taylor, Elmer, Jones and Taylor family histories [n.d.], fd. 6, 1.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah