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James Robins

James initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with five others in the William Snow/Joseph Young Company in 1850. 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.

His surname is "Rabins" on the William Snow/Joseph Young Company roster. His birth and death dates are confirmed by the inscription on his gravestone.

Companies

William Snow/Joseph Young Company (1850)Approximate age at departure: 32
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 38

Sources

  • "Names of Persons Who Volunteer to Go as Teamsters." Offerings for the assistance of the P. E. F. immigrants, 1856 October. Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887. (CR 376 1, box 2, folder 1) 

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • “Dies at Eighty-Nine." Davis County Clipper, 16 August 1907, 1.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1900 Utah Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Gallup, Luke William, Reminiscences and diary 1842 May-1891 Mar., 122-41. (MS 8402)

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Snow, William, Journal, 1832-1833 and 1850, 3-8.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service