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Aaron Dunham Thatcher

Aaron initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with his parents and siblings in 1847. However, in 1868 he acted as "assistant captain" of the Simpson M. Molen out-and-back train sent out to collect emigrants from the terminus of the rail line in Laramie, Wyoming. 

Companies

Simpson M. Molen Company (1868)Approximate age at departure: 31

Sources

  • "Aaron D. Thatcher Joins His Brother," Deseret News, 8 Sep. 1909, 3.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Hyde, William, “Correspondence,” Semi-Weekly Telegraph, 6 July 1868, 2.
  • 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
  • Smith, Mercy Livermore, Autobiography, in Dorothy Streeper, Family Histories, [ca. 1983].
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service