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Charles Knight

The Knight family left Liverpool on 24 September 1848 on the “Sailor Prince” and arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The ship manifests indicate that the Knight family as parents, James and Maria, and children, Charles, Oswell, and Mary. Charles was traveling with his wife, Elizabeth Lampitt, and children George, James, and Rhoda.

Prior to the family’s travels across the plains, James died of Cholera in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1849.

In Iowa, Oswell, Mary, and their mother joined with the Edward Hunter Company in 1850 and traveled to the Salt Lake Valley through the Perpetual Emigrating Fund.     

Charles with his wife and surviving children, James and William Wallace, joined the James Jepson Company in 1852 and traveled to the Salt Lake Valley.

Companies

James Jepson Company (1852)Approximate age at departure: 30

Sources

  • "2nd Company," Deseret News [Weekly], 18 Sep. 1852, 2.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Death of Charles Knight," Deseret News, 5 Mar. 1910, 16.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1852, p. 11

  • Source Location
  • Trails Staff Files, 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
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service