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David Mustard

The Stoddard account says that David came with his daughter. However, his daughter, Margaret, is seen on the ship Ellen Maria in 1852 with David's wife. The two women made the overland journey with the 1852 Smoot Company. Margaret's autobiography confirms that her father was already in the Valley when she and her mother arrived.

David also participated in the effort to rescue the emigrants stranded in Wyoming in the winter of 1856.

Obituary confirms birth and death dates.

Companies

John Easton Company (1851)Approximate age at departure: 32
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 37

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
  • "Obituary Notes--David Mustard," Deseret Weekly, 30 March 1895, 480

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Cook, David Simpson, Reminiscence in Ruth P. Tippets, From the wee hoose among the heather . . . to the wee hoose on the Weber: ancestors and descendants of David Simpson and Janet Hunter Cook, [1991], 18-19.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Fifteenth Ward, Record of Members, 1849-1859, CR 375 8, reel 2145.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Sant, Margaret, Autobiography, in Joel Edward Ricks, CacheValley Historical Material, reel 4, item 97, 2.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Stoddard, David Kerr, Autobiographical sketch.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah