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Alley Kitchen Thatcher

The Thatcher family initially emigrated to Utah in 1847. At some point after their arrival, they continued on to California and made their home in San Bernadino. In 1857, when the Saints in outlying settlements were asked to return to Utah, Hezekiah Thatcher led his own little company from California, leaving in mid-July, as far as Carson City, Nevada. There they joined up with another group returning to Utah. The two groups organized under Perrigrine Session's leadership.

Alley's given name appears as "Alena" in some sources.

Companies

Hezekiah Thatcher Company (1857)Approximate age at departure: 49
Perrigrine Sessions Company (1857)Approximate age at departure: 49

Sources

  • "A Noble Woman Dead.  'Grandma' Thatcher Passes Quietly Away, Salt Lake Daily Herald, 9 Jan. 1889, 1.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Boyle, Henry Green, Reminiscences and diaries, 1846-1888, fd. 1, 119.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 11

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Roundy, Priscilla Parish, Reminiscences, 2-3. (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