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Claudius Victor Spencer

Claudius initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with Mariah in the Daniel Spencer/Ira Eldredge Company in 1847.

At the end of a mission, he traveled home as Captain of the Claudius V. Spencer Company in 1853 as indicated in Arthur, Hammnond, and King sources.  He married Louisa Helen King, who was traveling in his company.

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.

In 1864 he traveled with the Sharp and Spencer Freight Train.

Companies

Daniel Spencer/Ira Eldredge Company (1847)Approximate age at departure: 23
Claudius V. Spencer Company (1853)Approximate age at departure: 29
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 32
Sharp and Spencer Freight Train (1864)Approximate age at departure: 40

Sources

  • "News from the Frontier," Deseret News [Weekly], 31 Aug. 1864, 384.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Arthur, Christopher Jones, Autobiography, in Library of Congress, Collection of Mormon Diaries [1935-1938], reel 1, item 4, 1:5-6.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Arthur, Christopher Jones, Autobiography, in Library of Congress, Collection of Mormon Diaries [1935-1938], reel 1, item 4, 2:6-7.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Hammond, Selina Walker, Autobiographical sketch [ca. 1913-1915], 1-3.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Hurren, Emma and Gretta Camp. "Life Sketch of My Grandmother, Emma Hurren Woolf."

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 12

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • King, Hannah Tapfield, Autobiography [ca. 1864-1872], fd. 6.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oveson, Ove Christian, Journal 1860-1920, item 13, 23-24.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, General Files (CR 376 1) (except for 1847-49 which are in Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849).

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Peterson, Peter, [Interview], in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 23:125-27.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

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

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service