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Miles Anderson

The Anderson family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the James W. Cummings Company in 1851, as indicated in the Emigrating Company journals.  The family consisted of Miles Anderson and Nancy Pace, and their children Nancy Pace, James Pace, Sarah, Mary, Eliza Ann, Martin Huston, and William Rucker.  Miles was the Captain of the first Ten, however, on 3 August, he was replaced by James Lowe as Captain for not seeing to his duties properly.

In 1857, Miles is found in the records of the Amasa M. Lyman/Charles C. Rich Company as "Miles Anderson & Son."  That son could have been James, Martin, or William.

Companies

James W. Cummings Company (1851)Approximate age at departure: 55

Sources

  • Alfred Cordon Emigrating Company, Journal, 1851 June-Sept.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Levi Hammon Emigrating Company, Journal, 1851 June-Sept.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Lyman, Amasa Mason, Diary, reel 1, vol. 16, 1-20, in Amasa Mason Lyman, Collection 1832-1877.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • McAllister, J[ohn] D[aniel] T[hompson], Journals, reel 1, vol. 1, p. 2-3

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Stout, Allen Joseph, Reminiscences and journal, 1845-1889, 35-38.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah