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Hiram Theron Spencer

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

In 1859, Hiram co-captained the Hiram T. Spencer/John Y Green Freight Train.

In 1868, Hiram returned from a mission with the John Gillespie Company.

Companies

Daniel Spencer/Ira Eldredge Company (1847)Approximate age at departure: 11
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 20
John Gillespie Company (1868)Approximate age at departure: 32

Sources

  • Chambers, Nathaniel George, [Biographical sketch], in Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia [1971], 2:523-524.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Cluff, Harvey Harris, Autobiography and journals, 1868-1912, vol. 1, 111-13.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Gillespie, John, Account book 1868.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 11

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Spencer, Hiram Theron, "Sketch of Life and Experiences of Patriarch and Mrs. H. T. Spencer, Who Pioneered Magna and Vicinity," [1925?], 3.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Spencer, Hiram Theron, [Autobiography], in An Enduring Legacy, 12 vols. [1978-89], 3:306.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Spencer, Hiram Theron, Reminiscences, 9. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site