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BRAITHWAITE Rowland (I38)
 
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Birth: EHOUS. Chr & Marr: Skipton Parish FHL #919516. Bapt: Liverpool Branch
FHL #87012 & Minnie Margett's index FHL #415456. Temple ord's verified. Husb
also bapt 3 May 1967 SLAKE & Endow 20 May 1967 SLAKE.


Ship: Juventa
Date of Departure: 31 Mar 1855 Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
LDS Immigrants: 573 Church Leader: William Glover
Date of Arrival: 5 May 1855 Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Source(s): BMR, Book #1040, pp. 129-151 (FHL #025,690); Customs (FHL #419,652)

From Passenger List:
WILSON, Thomas <1795>
Age: 60 Origin: London Occ: Accountant
Note: BMR, p. 149
WILSON, Margaret <1811>
Age: 44 Origin: London Occ: Wife
WILSON, James <1832>
Age: 23 Origin: Durham Occ: Miner
Note: BMR, p. 139
WILSON, John W. <1834>
Age: 21 Origin: London Occ: Carpenter
WILSON, Joseph H. T. <1846>
Age: 9 Origin: London
WILSON, Ellen S. <1848>
Age: 7
WILSON, Margaret <1849>
Age: 6 Origin: London
WILSON, Keziah <1851>
Age: 4 Origin: London



Notes: "DEPARTURE. -- The ship Juventa sailed for Philadelphia on Saturday the 31st ultimo, with 537 souls of the Saints, under the presiding charge of Elder William Glover, late pastor of the Hull, Newcastle, and Carlisle Conferences. Elders Benjamin Brown, Sylvester H. Earl, Elias Gardner, Charles Smith, William Pitt, John Mayer, Noah T. Guyman, Joseph Hall, well known among the Saints in the British Isles for their distinguished labors in the conferences; also Elders George Mayer, in charge of a company of Saints from Switzerland; and Elder James F. Bell, late president of the Malta Mission, in charge of a company of the faithful from Piedmont in Italy; all sailed in this ship, and constitute the able counsel and immediate support of President Glover in the discharge of his important duties on shipboard. Most of these brethren -- elders of Israel, are returning to Zion, after an absence of about three years on missions to this and other countries. It has never been our privilege to clear a shipload of Saints containing such an embodiment of faith, and with such an entire feeling of satisfaction both in Saints and officers of the ship. An unusual number of pastors, presidents, and elders are gathering this year, and as the way to Zion becomes more difficult they will find ample occasion and scope for the exercise of their faith on the journey, that the sheaves which they bring with them may be safely delivered in the garner of the Lord, and they be found faithful laborers with the husbandman in the last time. May the joy which was manifested by the shouts sent up as we bade them adieu be increased in purity and fervor till their arrival in Utah among the people of God, and worlds without end."


"The Juventa. -- By letter from Elder Thomas C. Stayner, we learn that the Juventa arrived at Philadelphia by May 8, making a thirty-five days' passage. The winds were mostly contrary, but only one gale was experienced. Captain Watts is highly spoken of."


"EIGHTY-FIFTH COMPANY. -- Juventa, 573 souls. The ship Juventa sailed from Liverpool, England, for Philadelphia, on Saturday, March 31st, 1855, with five hundred and seventy-three Saints on board, under the presidency of Elder William Glover. Elders Benjamin Brown, Sylvester H. Earl, Elias Gardner, Charles Smith, William Pitt, John Mayer, Noah Y. Guyman and Joseph Hall, who had all labored as missionaries in the British Isles, also embarked for America in this vessel, together with Elder George Mayer, who was in charge of a company of Saints from Switzerland; and Elder James F. Bell, late president of the Malta Mission, in charge of a small number of Saints from Piedmont, in Italy. The voyage of the Juventa was a most prosperous one; no sickness, except seasickness, and a few cases of measles among the children, occurred among the passengers, and not one of the large number of emigrants found a watery grave. A child was born while a storm raged on the bosom of the deep, and the little one was named Juventa, after the ship. On the fourth of May the vessel cast anchor off Cape May, and on the fifth was tugged up the Delaware River to Philadelphia. On Tuesday the eighth, the emigrants continued to rail to Pittsburg, from which city about two hundred of the company proceeded down the rivers on the steamboat Equinox, to St. Louis, Missouri, where they arrived on the seventeenth of March, forty-six days after leaving Liverpool. About one hundred and fifty of the emigrants came from Pittsburg to St. Louis, by the steamboat Washington City. The Equinox continued up the Missouri River to Atchison, where she landed her passengers on the twenty-eighth of May. After arriving in Atchinson, the company was attacked with sickness, and a number died, among them Elder Bell, who had presided over the Malta Mission. The successful and quick journey made by the Juventa company, gave the new route, by way of Philadelphia, great prestige. As demonstrative evidence of the superior advantages of the route, Elder Glover remarked that he had three more in his company and fifty dollars more in his pocket on arriving in America than when he started from Liverpool. Thus both lives and time were saved, and the New Orleans route was discarded by the Saints never to be used by them afterwards. (Millennial Star, Vol. XVII, pp.233, 375, 490; Deseret News of August 8th, 1855)"


"Sat. 31. [Mar. 1855] -- The ship Juventa sailed from Liverpool, England, with 573 Saints, under the direction of William Glover. It arrived at Philadelphia May 5th. From there the company went by rail to Pittsburgh, and further on steamboats down the Ohio river to St. Louis, Missouri."


From Passenger List:
WILSON, Thomas <1795>
Age: 60 Origin: London Occ: Accountant
Note: BMR, p. 149
WILSON, Margaret <1811>
Age: 44 Origin: London Occ: Wife
WILSON, James <1832>
Age: 23 Origin: Durham Occ: Miner
Note: BMR, p. 139
WILSON, John W. <1834>
Age: 21 Origin: London Occ: Carpenter
WILSON, Joseph H. T. <1846>
Age: 9 Origin: London
WILSON, Ellen S. <1848>
Age: 7
WILSON, Margaret <1849>
Age: 6 Origin: London
WILSON, Keziah <1851>
Age: 4 Origin: London

When Thomas and his wife came to America they sailed aboard the" Inventa" that came to port in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Thomas was a widower with two small children of his own and two orphaned children who belonged to his first wifes sister, Sarah, when he married Margaret Lockwood.


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Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868
Company:
Milo Andrus Company (1855)

Narrative:
This was the last of the Perpetual Emigration Fund companies for 1855. Milo Andrus received the assignment to captain the train the night before the party was to leave Mormon Grove (just outside Atchison, Kansas Territory) and had just 12 hours to get himself ready. Two things made this last-minute appointment necessary: the season was very late and no one else with plains experience was available. Thus Andrus and his two assistants had an enormous responsibility. The company had few oxen, and many of these were small and unbroken, so they had to be trained en route. Part of the company left Mormon Grove on August 1; the rest left on the 3rd. Inexperienced drivers had to shuttle some wagons forward, then return with the teams to bring up others. One emigrant recalled that early on it took four men to drive one yoke of oxen. There were 461 individuals in the company when it set out.

No sooner had the company left Mormon Grove than the U. S. Marshall for Kansas Territory arrived
with an order to attach the train for debts attributed to Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and Jedediah M. Grant (at that time the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Captain Andrus convinced the marshall that the train belonged not to the First Presidency, but to the Perpetual Emigration Fund Company. The lawman then tried to take Andrus back to Atchison to "get sufficient good security from amongst the Citizens there to secure the debt & cost," but the Captain refused to leave his train. At this critical moment, the marshall "was taken with the bellyache and wanted a little brandy," which Captain Andrus quickly supplied. He then fed the marshall supper and drove him in a buggy to his lodgings. Nevertheless, the marshall ordered Andrus and three other brethren to appear at the October 3rd term of the U.S. court in Leavenworth, and when he got back to Mormon Grove, he attached four or five Mormon-owned wagons, "a few lame cattle," and some calves.

The Andrus train overtook Captain Allred's emigrant company on Big Grasshopper Creek; later, both parties camped on Walnut Creek. Tired of leapfrogging his wagons, Captain Andrus decided to leave a Perpetual Emigration Company thrashing machine in the care of a local farmer (Captain Allred left five wagons with this same man at that time). Andrus now set a pace that was "as hurried as he could urge, push, and cajole, the group over the plains, up and down the mountains, through the canyons, across the rivers, and through the miles of the thick dust of the trails." At some point, the train encountered a large herd of buffalo that "ran across our train, while in motion, and knocked down and [bore] off the horn of one of the oxen." The Indians that the train met were friendly. At Big Blue River the train used the ferry because the river was running high. Near there the party camped just a few rods west of Captain Harper's company. It was here that Andrus "nailed our colors to the top of the mast." From Little Blue River, the Captain wrote: "Two wagon axles, one wheel, and several tongues broke which has caused us some delay; but notwithstanding . . . I . . . am doing all in my power to push on this camp . . . as I am deeply anxious for their welfare." Two elderly emigrants had died. The train followed the Platte River and must have crossed the South Platte. It stopped at Ash Hollow, where Andrus learned that General William S. Harney and about 700 soldiers had "found a party of the Sioux Indians about eight miles from Ash Hollow and a battle had ensued on the 3rd of October. The
General sent over word to Andrus on the 5th keep an advanced guard stating at the same time that the best information that they could get was that they had killed one hundred and twenty Indians, taken about fifty-eight prisoners, mostly women; had four soldiers killed and five wounded. He stated, also,
they were going to lay out a fort a small distance below Ash Hollow after which they calculated to proceed to Fort Laramie, and from thence to wherever they could find any of the Sioux Nation."

"A few miles from where they were encamped there were about forty Indians that were in the battle near Ash Hollow. Nothing came of this. The company passed Court House Rock, Chimney Rock, and Scotts Bluff. By September 13 the company was 12 miles below Fort Laramie. It then passed Laramie Peak, Independence Rock, and Devil's Gate. At the latter place, on September 28, the emigrants met brethren from the Salt Lake Valley. On October 4 the train crossed Devil's Backbone, "a most awful mounting [sic] of stone." That night "came on a dredfull [sic] storm of snow." On the 6th the train crossed South Pass. Near Chimney Rock 20 oxen and 2 cows died "from something the[y] had eat or drank [sic]." Upon reaching the Sweetwater River many more cattle died. There was little feed for the animals; in all, the Andrus train "lost 11 animals above 50%."

At the fifth crossing of the Sweetwater it snowed three inches. The train
crossed the Green River on October 11 and arrived at Fort Bridger four days later. From the fort, Captain Andrus sent word to Salt Lake that he needed fresh animals and that "many of the men, women and children were almost barefoot and very destitute of clothing." By the time the train reached the Weber River, the emigrants were running out of provisions. They crossed Big Mountain and Little Mountain. A delegation of dignitaries from Salt Lake met them at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. Here the emigrants formed a circle around the welcoming party and "sang a piece of poetry composed for the occasion":

"Come Zion's sons and daughters,
Who seek this blest abode,
That over plains and waters
Have come to serve our God;

Our gratitude demanding,
Let praise to Him abound,
That we are favored, standing
On consecrated ground.

Oh! This we've long expected,
For this we've prayed and sighed,
Like Israel's sons neglected,
By Babel's limpid tide;

And now befo
. . . When on the way to Zion,
And every heart was hope,
The means we'd to rely on

Was fastly closing up;
But as the darken'd shadows
Declared a brighter sun,
We felt a power to glad us,
Th' Apostles would make known.

Tho' elements did battle,
As late the season pass'd,
And weakly seemed our cattle,
We're in the "hive" at last:

No power should withstand us,
Declared Erastus Snow;
And Captain Milo Andrus
Thank God, has brought us thro'.

We come not here for pleasures
That carnal minds can prize,
Nor seek aurif'rous treasures
Of th' West to aggrandize;

We come with spirits fervent
To fully serve the Lord;
To hear His holy servant,
And live by every word.

And as the arms of Moses
Required bearing up,
So every soul proposes
To be our Brigham's prop:

Tho' late and last our carriage
Across the mountains' brow,
We hope, like Jesus' marriage,
There's best wine even now."

The Andrus train, with "upwards of 50 wagons," arrived in Salt Lake City October 24th. Because of the lateness of the season, Captain Andrus had pushed his people hard. Undoubtedly, this is
why one of the travelers described him as "a terrible bully and tyrant." However, another emigrant wrote, "It was not an altogether unpleasant trip." For his part, Captain Andrus had been ill during much of the journey. He said that leading this 1855 train was "one of the hardest burthens that I have
been called to bear in the midst of Israel during my sojourn in mortality" this from a man who had been with Zion's Camp, who had been in Nauvoo at the time of the Martyrdom, who had "helped watch the city by night, and worked on the temple by day," who had gone to Carthage at the time of the indictment of the murderers of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, who had experienced the persecutions leading up to the abandonment of Nauvoo, and who had participated in the Latter-day Saint exodus westward, a man who, himself, had led several other emigrant companies.


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1 _FSFTID KWJW-5BL


Birth: EHOUS. Chr & Marr: Skipton Parish FHL #919516. Bapt: Liverpool Branch
FHL #87012 & Minnie Margett's index FHL #415456. Temple ord's verified. Husb
also bapt 3 May 1967 SLAKE & Endow 20 May 1967 SLAKE.


Ship: Juventa
Date of Departure: 31 Mar 1855 Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
LDS Immigrants: 573 Church Leader: William Glover
Date of Arrival: 5 May 1855 Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Source(s): BMR, Book #1040, pp. 129-151 (FHL #025,690); Customs (FHL #419,652)

From Passenger List:
WILSON, Thomas <1795>
Age: 60 Origin: London Occ: Accountant
Note: BMR, p. 149
WILSON, Margaret <1811>
Age: 44 Origin: London Occ: Wife
WILSON, James <1832>
Age: 23 Origin: Durham Occ: Miner
Note: BMR, p. 139
WILSON, John W. <1834>
Age: 21 Origin: London Occ: Carpenter
WILSON, Joseph H. T. <1846>
Age: 9 Origin: London
WILSON, Ellen S. <1848>
Age: 7
WILSON, Margaret <1849>
Age: 6 Origin: London
WILSON, Keziah <1851>
Age: 4 Origin: London



Notes: "DEPARTURE. -- The ship Juventa sailed for Philadelphia on Saturday the 31st ultimo, with 537 souls of the Saints, under the presiding charge of Elder William Glover, late pastor of the Hull, Newcastle, and Carlisle Conferences. Elders Benjamin Brown, Sylvester H. Earl, Elias Gardner, Charles Smith, William Pitt, John Mayer, Noah T. Guyman, Joseph Hall, well known among the Saints in the British Isles for their distinguished labors in the conferences; also Elders George Mayer, in charge of a company of Saints from Switzerland; and Elder James F. Bell, late president of the Malta Mission, in charge of a company of the faithful from Piedmont in Italy; all sailed in this ship, and constitute the able counsel and immediate support of President Glover in the discharge of his important duties on shipboard. Most of these brethren -- elders of Israel, are returning to Zion, after an absence of about three years on missions to this and other countries. It has never been our privilege to clear a shipload of Saints containing such an embodiment of faith, and with such an entire feeling of satisfaction both in Saints and officers of the ship. An unusual number of pastors, presidents, and elders are gathering this year, and as the way to Zion becomes more difficult they will find ample occasion and scope for the exercise of their faith on the journey, that the sheaves which they bring with them may be safely delivered in the garner of the Lord, and they be found faithful laborers with the husbandman in the last time. May the joy which was manifested by the shouts sent up as we bade them adieu be increased in purity and fervor till their arrival in Utah among the people of God, and worlds without end."


"The Juventa. -- By letter from Elder Thomas C. Stayner, we learn that the Juventa arrived at Philadelphia by May 8, making a thirty-five days' passage. The winds were mostly contrary, but only one gale was experienced. Captain Watts is highly spoken of."


"EIGHTY-FIFTH COMPANY. -- Juventa, 573 souls. The ship Juventa sailed from Liverpool, England, for Philadelphia, on Saturday, March 31st, 1855, with five hundred and seventy-three Saints on board, under the presidency of Elder William Glover. Elders Benjamin Brown, Sylvester H. Earl, Elias Gardner, Charles Smith, William Pitt, John Mayer, Noah Y. Guyman and Joseph Hall, who had all labored as missionaries in the British Isles, also embarked for America in this vessel, together with Elder George Mayer, who was in charge of a company of Saints from Switzerland; and Elder James F. Bell, late president of the Malta Mission, in charge of a small number of Saints from Piedmont, in Italy. The voyage of the Juventa was a most prosperous one; no sickness, except seasickness, and a few cases of measles among the children, occurred among the passengers, and not one of the large number of emigrants found a watery grave. A child was born while a storm raged on the bosom of the deep, and the little one was named Juventa, after the ship. On the fourth of May the vessel cast anchor off Cape May, and on the fifth was tugged up the Delaware River to Philadelphia. On Tuesday the eighth, the emigrants continued to rail to Pittsburg, from which city about two hundred of the company proceeded down the rivers on the steamboat Equinox, to St. Louis, Missouri, where they arrived on the seventeenth of March, forty-six days after leaving Liverpool. About one hundred and fifty of the emigrants came from Pittsburg to St. Louis, by the steamboat Washington City. The Equinox continued up the Missouri River to Atchison, where she landed her passengers on the twenty-eighth of May. After arriving in Atchinson, the company was attacked with sickness, and a number died, among them Elder Bell, who had presided over the Malta Mission. The successful and quick journey made by the Juventa company, gave the new route, by way of Philadelphia, great prestige. As demonstrative evidence of the superior advantages of the route, Elder Glover remarked that he had three more in his company and fifty dollars more in his pocket on arriving in America than when he started from Liverpool. Thus both lives and time were saved, and the New Orleans route was discarded by the Saints never to be used by them afterwards. (Millennial Star, Vol. XVII, pp.233, 375, 490; Deseret News of August 8th, 1855)"


"Sat. 31. [Mar. 1855] -- The ship Juventa sailed from Liverpool, England, with 573 Saints, under the direction of William Glover. It arrived at Philadelphia May 5th. From there the company went by rail to Pittsburgh, and further on steamboats down the Ohio river to St. Louis, Missouri."


From Passenger List:
WILSON, Thomas <1795>
Age: 60 Origin: London Occ: Accountant
Note: BMR, p. 149
WILSON, Margaret <1811>
Age: 44 Origin: London Occ: Wife
WILSON, James <1832>
Age: 23 Origin: Durham Occ: Miner
Note: BMR, p. 139
WILSON, John W. <1834>
Age: 21 Origin: London Occ: Carpenter
WILSON, Joseph H. T. <1846>
Age: 9 Origin: London
WILSON, Ellen S. <1848>
Age: 7
WILSON, Margaret <1849>
Age: 6 Origin: London
WILSON, Keziah <1851>
Age: 4 Origin: London

When Thomas and his wife came to America they sailed aboard the" Inventa" that came to port in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Thomas was a widower with two small children of his own and two orphaned children who belonged to his first wifes sister, Sarah, when he married Margaret Lockwood.


Close

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868
Company:
Milo Andrus Company (1855)

Narrative:
This was the last of the Perpetual Emigration Fund companies for 1855. Milo Andrus received the assignment to captain the train the night before the party was to leave Mormon Grove (just outside Atchison, Kansas Territory) and had just 12 hours to get himself ready. Two things made this last-minute appointment necessary: the season was very late and no one else with plains experience was available. Thus Andrus and his two assistants had an enormous responsibility. The company had few oxen, and many of these were small and unbroken, so they had to be trained en route. Part of the company left Mormon Grove on August 1; the rest left on the 3rd. Inexperienced drivers had to shuttle some wagons forward, then return with the teams to bring up others. One emigrant recalled that early on it took four men to drive one yoke of oxen. There were 461 individuals in the company when it set out.

No sooner had the company left Mormon Grove than the U. S. Marshall for Kansas Territory arrived
with an order to attach the train for debts attributed to Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and Jedediah M. Grant (at that time the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Captain Andrus convinced the marshall that the train belonged not to the First Presidency, but to the Perpetual Emigration Fund Company. The lawman then tried to take Andrus back to Atchison to "get sufficient good security from amongst the Citizens there to secure the debt & cost," but the Captain refused to leave his train. At this critical moment, the marshall "was taken with the bellyache and wanted a little brandy," which Captain Andrus quickly supplied. He then fed the marshall supper and drove him in a buggy to his lodgings. Nevertheless, the marshall ordered Andrus and three other brethren to appear at the October 3rd term of the U.S. court in Leavenworth, and when he got back to Mormon Grove, he attached four or five Mormon-owned wagons, "a few lame cattle," and some calves.

The Andrus train overtook Captain Allred's emigrant company on Big Grasshopper Creek; later, both parties camped on Walnut Creek. Tired of leapfrogging his wagons, Captain Andrus decided to leave a Perpetual Emigration Company thrashing machine in the care of a local farmer (Captain Allred left five wagons with this same man at that time). Andrus now set a pace that was "as hurried as he could urge, push, and cajole, the group over the plains, up and down the mountains, through the canyons, across the rivers, and through the miles of the thick dust of the trails." At some point, the train encountered a large herd of buffalo that "ran across our train, while in motion, and knocked down and [bore] off the horn of one of the oxen." The Indians that the train met were friendly. At Big Blue River the train used the ferry because the river was running high. Near there the party camped just a few rods west of Captain Harper's company. It was here that Andrus "nailed our colors to the top of the mast." From Little Blue River, the Captain wrote: "Two wagon axles, one wheel, and several tongues broke which has caused us some delay; but notwithstanding . . . I . . . am doing all in my power to push on this camp . . . as I am deeply anxious for their welfare." Two elderly emigrants had died. The train followed the Platte River and must have crossed the South Platte. It stopped at Ash Hollow, where Andrus learned that General William S. Harney and about 700 soldiers had "found a party of the Sioux Indians about eight miles from Ash Hollow and a battle had ensued on the 3rd of October. The
General sent over word to Andrus on the 5th keep an advanced guard stating at the same time that the best information that they could get was that they had killed one hundred and twenty Indians, taken about fifty-eight prisoners, mostly women; had four soldiers killed and five wounded. He stated, also,
they were going to lay out a fort a small distance below Ash Hollow after which they calculated to proceed to Fort Laramie, and from thence to wherever they could find any of the Sioux Nation."

"A few miles from where they were encamped there were about forty Indians that were in the battle near Ash Hollow. Nothing came of this. The company passed Court House Rock, Chimney Rock, and Scotts Bluff. By September 13 the company was 12 miles below Fort Laramie. It then passed Laramie Peak, Independence Rock, and Devil's Gate. At the latter place, on September 28, the emigrants met brethren from the Salt Lake Valley. On October 4 the train crossed Devil's Backbone, "a most awful mounting [sic] of stone." That night "came on a dredfull [sic] storm of snow." On the 6th the train crossed South Pass. Near Chimney Rock 20 oxen and 2 cows died "from something the[y] had eat or drank [sic]." Upon reaching the Sweetwater River many more cattle died. There was little feed for the animals; in all, the Andrus train "lost 11 animals above 50%."

At the fifth crossing of the Sweetwater it snowed three inches. The train
crossed the Green River on October 11 and arrived at Fort Bridger four days later. From the fort, Captain Andrus sent word to Salt Lake that he needed fresh animals and that "many of the men, women and children were almost barefoot and very destitute of clothing." By the time the train reached the Weber River, the emigrants were running out of provisions. They crossed Big Mountain and Little Mountain. A delegation of dignitaries from Salt Lake met them at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. Here the emigrants formed a circle around the welcoming party and "sang a piece of poetry composed for the occasion":

"Come Zion's sons and daughters,
Who seek this blest abode,
That over plains and waters
Have come to serve our God;

Our gratitude demanding,
Let praise to Him abound,
That we are favored, standing
On consecrated ground.

Oh! This we've long expected,
For this we've prayed and sighed,
Like Israel's sons neglected,
By Babel's limpid tide;

And now befo
. . . When on the way to Zion,
And every heart was hope,
The means we'd to rely on

Was fastly closing up;
But as the darken'd shadows
Declared a brighter sun,
We felt a power to glad us,
Th' Apostles would make known.

Tho' elements did battle,
As late the season pass'd,
And weakly seemed our cattle,
We're in the "hive" at last:

No power should withstand us,
Declared Erastus Snow;
And Captain Milo Andrus
Thank God, has brought us thro'.

We come not here for pleasures
That carnal minds can prize,
Nor seek aurif'rous treasures
Of th' West to aggrandize;

We come with spirits fervent
To fully serve the Lord;
To hear His holy servant,
And live by every word.

And as the arms of Moses
Required bearing up,
So every soul proposes
To be our Brigham's prop:

Tho' late and last our carriage
Across the mountains' brow,
We hope, like Jesus' marriage,
There's best wine even now."

The Andrus train, with "upwards of 50 wagons," arrived in Salt Lake City October 24th. Because of the lateness of the season, Captain Andrus had pushed his people hard. Undoubtedly, this is
why one of the travelers described him as "a terrible bully and tyrant." However, another emigrant wrote, "It was not an altogether unpleasant trip." For his part, Captain Andrus had been ill during much of the journey. He said that leading this 1855 train was "one of the hardest burthens that I have
been called to bear in the midst of Israel during my sojourn in mortality" this from a man who had been with Zion's Camp, who had been in Nauvoo at the time of the Martyrdom, who had "helped watch the city by night, and worked on the temple by day," who had gone to Carthage at the time of the indictment of the murderers of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, who had experienced the persecutions leading up to the abandonment of Nauvoo, and who had participated in the Latter-day Saint exodus westward, a man who, himself, had led several other emigrant companies. 
WILSON Thomas (I31)
 
206 1 _FSFTID KWN2-P2P


1 _FSFTID KWN2-P2P 
SATTERLE Martha Ann (I243)
 
207 1 _FSFTID KWN4-W2B


Birth: Birth cert. born 1 Archer Terrace. Marr: EHOUS 20 Jun 1870 to George
Daniel Peacock. IGI


-- MERGED NOTE ------------

1 _FSFTID KWN4-W2B


Birth: Birth cert. born 1 Archer Terrace. Marr: EHOUS 20 Jun 1870 to George
Daniel Peacock. IGI 
WILSON Keziah (I149)
 
208 1 _FSFTID KWN4-W2Y


1 _FSFTID KWN4-W2Y 
PEACOCK George Daniel (I210)
 
209 1 _FSFTID KWN5-4SD


1 _FSFTID KWN5-4SD 
BOYINGTON Thomas Rowland (I496)
 
210 1 _FSFTID KWNC-377


1 _FSFTID KWNC-377 
BEMUS Harriet Amelia (I593)
 
211 1 _FSFTID KWNC-37W


1 _FSFTID KWNC-37W 
BRAITHWAITE Robert (I511)
 
212 1 _FSFTID KWNF-HJR


1 _FSFTID KWNF-HJR 
SORENSEN Ane Martina (I237)
 
213 1 _FSFTID KWNF-HJT


1 _FSFTID KWNF-HJT 
ANDERSEN Andrew Christian (I257)
 
214 1 _FSFTID KWNK-7QH


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Elnora H. DRAPER Dau S Female W 14 UT At Home OH ENG
Loren S. DRAPER Son S Male W 9 UT At Home OH ENG
Ella M. DRAPER Dau S Female W 5 UT At Home OH ENG
Willis L. DRAPER Son S Male W 2 UT At Home OH ENG
Andrew A. DRAPER Son S Male W 2M UT At Home OH ENG
Joseph PREATON Other S Male W 17 UT Laborer ENG ENG

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Census Place Freedom, Sanpete, Utah
Family History Library Film 1255337
NA Film Number T9-1337
Page Number 377A


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Ellen DRAPER Self M Female W 33 IL Keeping House NY NY
Susan DRAPER Dau S Female W 11 UT At Home OH IL
Emma D. DRAPER Dau S Female W 9 UT At Home OH IL
John W. DRAPER Son S Male W 6 UT At Home OH IL
Sarah E. DRAPER Dau S Female W 5 UT At Home OH IL
Ida E. DRAPER Dau S Female W 2 UT At Home OH IL
Minne A. DRAPER Dau S Female W 1 UT At Home OH IL

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Fanny F. DRAPER Self M Female W 39 ENG Keeping House ENG ENG
Joseph H. DRAPER Son S Male W 14 UT Laborer OH ENG
Elizabeth E. DRAPER Dau S Female W 10 UT At Home OH ENG
Wilford L. DRAPER Son S Male W 8 UT At Home OH ENG
Laura D. DRAPER Dau S Female W 5 UT At Home OH ENG
Wilmot L. DRAPER Son S Male W 1 UT At Home OH ENG
John E. BROWN SSon S Male W 19 UT Laborer IL ENG
Amon B. DRAPER Other S Male NA 24 UT Laborer UT UT

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Page Number 377B


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William L. DRAPER Self M Male W 42 OH Farmer CAN CAN
Ann E. DRAPER Wife M Female W 45 ENG Keeping House ENG ENG
Elnora H. DRAPER Dau S Female W 14 UT At Home OH ENG
Loren S. DRAPER Son S Male W 9 UT At Home OH ENG
Ella M. DRAPER Dau S Female W 5 UT At Home OH ENG
Willis L. DRAPER Son S Male W 2 UT At Home OH ENG
Andrew A. DRAPER Son S Male W 2M UT At Home OH ENG
Joseph PREATON Other S Male W 17 UT Laborer ENG ENG

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Ellen DRAPER Self M Female W 33 IL Keeping House NY NY
Susan DRAPER Dau S Female W 11 UT At Home OH IL
Emma D. DRAPER Dau S Female W 9 UT At Home OH IL
John W. DRAPER Son S Male W 6 UT At Home OH IL
Sarah E. DRAPER Dau S Female W 5 UT At Home OH IL
Ida E. DRAPER Dau S Female W 2 UT At Home OH IL
Minne A. DRAPER Dau S Female W 1 UT At Home OH IL

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Fanny F. DRAPER Self M Female W 39 ENG Keeping House ENG ENG
Joseph H. DRAPER Son S Male W 14 UT Laborer OH ENG
Elizabeth E. DRAPER Dau S Female W 10 UT At Home OH ENG
Wilford L. DRAPER Son S Male W 8 UT At Home OH ENG
Laura D. DRAPER Dau S Female W 5 UT At Home OH ENG
Wilmot L. DRAPER Son S Male W 1 UT At Home OH ENG
John E. BROWN SSon S Male W 19 UT Laborer IL ENG
Amon B. DRAPER Other S Male NA 24 UT Laborer UT UT

Source Information:
Census Place Freedom, Sanpete, Utah
Family History Library Film 1255337
NA Film Number T9-1337
Page Number 377B 
DRAPER William Lathrop (I54)
 
215 1 _FSFTID KWNK-F3P


1 _FSFTID KWNK-F3P 
BLACKHAM Sarah Ann (I44)
 
216 1 _FSFTID KWNP-136


Birth & Bapt: Liverpool Branch FHL #87012. Chr: Skipton Parish FHL #919516.
Death: Manti Cem. Temple ord's verified. Marr: Alice Hariett Smith.


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Birth & Bapt: Liverpool Branch FHL #87012. Chr: Skipton Parish FHL #919516.
Death: Manti Cem. Temple ord's verified. Marr: Alice Hariett Smith. 
WILSON John Wesley (I142)
 
217 1 _FSFTID KWNP-138


1 _FSFTID KWNP-138 
SMITH Alice Harriet (I208)
 
218 1 _FSFTID KWNQ-6C2


1 _FSFTID KWNQ-6C2 
ORMANDY Hannah (I596)
 
219 1 _FSFTID KWNQ-6CL


1 _FSFTID KWNQ-6CL 
BRAITHWAITE Rowland (I513)
 
220 1 _FSFTID KWNR-CMN


1 _FSFTID KWNR-CMN 
SMITH Asa Downs (I132)
 
221 1 _FSFTID KWV5-HT1


1 _FSFTID KWV5-HT1 
PETERSEN Leroy John (I402)
 
222 1 _FSFTID KWV5-HT3


1 _FSFTID KWV5-HT3 
PETERSEN Jens Kristian or Christian (I394)
 
223 1 _FSFTID KWV5-HT8


1 _FSFTID KWV5-HT8 
PETERSEN Steen Juul (I401)
 
224 1 _FSFTID KWV5-HYF


1 _FSFTID KWV5-HYF 
PETERSEN Jens Kristian (I397)
 
225 1 _FSFTID KWV5-HYK


Gertrude Marie was sealed to Axel Andreasen after her death - they were sweethearts and he had his wife fill in proxy for Gertrude


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Gertrude Marie was sealed to Axel Andreasen after her death - they were sweethearts and he had his wife fill in proxy for Gertrude 
PETERSEN Gertrude Marie (I395)
 
226 1 _FSFTID KWV9-FJY


1 _FSFTID KWV9-FJY 
THUNELL Maria Elizabeth (I584)
 
227 1 _FSFTID KWV9-ZNR


1 _FSFTID KWV9-ZNR 
PEDERSDATTER Kirstine (I113)
 
228 1 _FSFTID KWVG-JGT


1 _FSFTID KWVG-JGT 
BOYINGTON Ida Laverne (I502)
 
229 1 _FSFTID KWVG-LHK


Birth: Birth cert. born at Almond Street. Bapt 12 Aug 1982. Also seen as
Joseph Hiram.


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Birth: Birth cert. born at Almond Street. Bapt 12 Aug 1982. Also seen as
Joseph Hiram. 
WILSON Joseph Hyrum Smith (I146)
 
230 1 _FSFTID KWVH-249


More research needed! Birth: Family record. Also Endowed 7 Nov 1865.

From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.


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1 _FSFTID KWVH-249


More research needed! Birth: Family record. Also Endowed 7 Nov 1865.

From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996. 
HALL Elizabeth Ann (I201)
 
231 1 _FSFTID KWVH-HWY


1 _FSFTID KWVH-HWY 
DURBIN Jayhue Casper (I233)
 
232 1 _FSFTID KWVM-7JY


1 _FSFTID KWVM-7JY 
NIELSON Hans Frederick (I128)
 
233 1 _FSFTID KWVP-5KF


1 _FSFTID KWVP-5KF 
FREDERICKSEN Jens (I227)
 
234 1 _FSFTID KWVP-5KH


1 _FSFTID KWVP-5KH 
NIELSEN Jens Peter Julius (I231)
 
235 1 _FSFTID KWVP-5KJ


1 _FSFTID KWVP-5KJ 
NIELSEN Marie Kjerstina (I232)
 
236 1 _FSFTID KWVP-5KM


1 _FSFTID KWVP-5KM 
NIELSEN Andres (I230)
 
237 1 _FSFTID KWVP-5KR


1 _FSFTID KWVP-5KR 
NIELSEN Emma (I234)
 
238 1 _FSFTID KWVP-S35


DIED IN INFANCY


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DIED IN INFANCY 
MAYLETT Ida (I76)
 
239 1 _FSFTID KWVP-S3Y


Birth: Manti ward FHL #26129. Death: Manti ward & Manti cem record.


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Birth: Manti ward FHL #26129. Death: Manti ward & Manti cem record. 
MAYLETT Edwin (I30)
 
240 1 _FSFTID KWVP-SQM


DIED IN INFANCY


Birth: Manti ward FHL #26129. Death: Manti ward & Manti cem.


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DIED IN INFANCY


Birth: Manti ward FHL #26129. Death: Manti ward & Manti cem. 
MAYLETT James Wilson (I26)
 
241 1 _FSFTID KWZ2-8RK


1 _FSFTID KWZ2-8RK 
MERRIAM Andrew Lytle (I590)
 
242 1 _FSFTID KWZ2-8RL


1 _FSFTID KWZ2-8RL 
BOYINGTON Mary Eliza (I500)
 
243 1 _FSFTID KWZ2-YLP


Died Mount Pleasant, Utah Hospital from the result of multiple strokes.


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Died Mount Pleasant, Utah Hospital from the result of multiple strokes. 
PETERSEN Verla (I8)
 
244 1 _FSFTID KWZ4-9SS


1 _FSFTID KWZ4-9SS 
NORMAN Ted Elwood (I179)
 
245 1 _FSFTID KWZ4-H15


1 _FSFTID KWZ4-H15 
FRANCIS Elizabeth (I597)
 
246 1 _FSFTID KWZ4-H1P


1 _FSFTID KWZ4-H1P 
BRAITHWAITE William (I514)
 
247 1 _FSFTID KWZ6-SR9


1 _FSFTID KWZ6-SR9 
MORTENSEN Bonnie Ethel (I495)
 
248 1 _FSFTID KWZ6-SRM


1 _FSFTID KWZ6-SRM 
MORTENSEN Fred Neil (I494)
 
249 1 _FSFTID KWZ7-YXT


1 _FSFTID KWZ7-YXT 
TAYLOR Esther (I599)
 
250 1 _FSFTID KWZ8-433


Born
Mrs Henry Maylett sunday june 30 118
a girl


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Born
Mrs Henry Maylett sunday june 30 118
a girl 
MAYLETT Lynne (I78)
 
251 1 _FSFTID KWZ9-JZ5


1 _FSFTID KWZ9-JZ5 
SPARKS Rachel Marie (I587)
 
252 1 _FSFTID KWZC-GCD


25 Jun 1881
Arrival:
7 Jul 1881
Liverpool to New York
Ship:
Wyoming
Departure:
C Source
BMR, Book #1042, pp. 279-285 (FHL #025,693); Customs (FHL #295,803); MS, 43:27 (July 4, 1881), p. 426 hurch Leader:
Samuel Roskelley
#LDS Passengers:
736
Accounts:
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Accounts

A Compilation of General Voyage Notes
Autobiographical Sketch of Anna Mary Bell Frewin
Letter from Samuel Roskelley - June 26, 1881

A Compilation of General Voyage Notes
"DEPARTURE OF THE THIRD COMPANY. -- At 7 o'clock p.m. on Saturday last, the third company of Saints left Liverpool on the S.S. Wyoming, of the Guion Line. They numbered 609 Scandinavians, and 146 English, Scotch, and Welsh. Elders 19. Visitor, 1 -- total, 775 souls. Elder Samuel Roskelley had charge of the company. The following returning elders were on board: -- Samuel Roskelley, Thomas X. Smith, Joseph Goddard, G. S. Grant, Edward King, Isaac Duffin, and John Millar, from Britain; Peter A. Lundberg, L. A. Mariager, Jakob Hansen, J. T. Thorup, Mans Nilsson, E. O. Bylund, A. Amundsen, from Scandinavia. We wish this body of gathering Saints every blessing calculated to make their journey pleasant, safe and expeditious." "Sat. 25. [June 1881] -- The steamship Wyoming sailed from Liverpool, England, with 775 Saints, in charge of Samuel Roskelley. The company arrived at New York July 7th , and at Ogden July 15th." ". . . A company of 609 emigrating Saints (the 35th company from Scandinavia), together with 12 returning missionaries, sailed from Copenhagen, June 20, 1881, by the steamers 'Cato' and 'Hero.' The 'Cato' had on board the Saints from the Goteborg and Skane Conferences (147 souls), in charge of Elders Mons Nilsson, Peter Nilsson and Fred Lundberg. The 'Hero' carried 462 Saints from Stockholm, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Christiania Conferences, and the following returning missionaries: Peter A. Nielsen (leader of the company), Lawrence C. Mariager, Herman F. F. Thorup, Jacob Hansen, Isaac Sorensen, John T. Thorup, Christian Olson, Erik O. Bylund, and Andrew Amundsen. On Thursday, June 23rd, both steamers arrived safely at Hull, England, and later the same day the company was conveyed to Liverpool by the railway, and the same evening the emigrants embarked on the steamer 'Wyoming,' which sailed on Saturday, June 25th. Besides the Scandinavians, there were 146 British Saints, seven more returning missionaries and one visitor on board from the British Isles. Elder Samuel Roskelley was appointed leader of the company, while Elders Peter A. Nielsen, Lawrence C. Mariager and Herman F. F. Thorup were retained as a presidency over the Scandinavian division. After a successful voyage, the 'Wyoming' arrived safely at New York, July 7th, and the next day the emigrants resumed their journey westward and arrived in Ogden, July 15th. Here the company parted, as about half of the emigrants went to Salt Lake City, while the rest either remained in Ogden, or went north. One child died on the cars while journeying through the States. . . ."

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Autobiographical Sketch of Anna Mary Bell Frewin

. . . we came to Utah in 1881. . . While we all came steerage, father was considered to be a rich man. We were all well dressed; father wore a silk hat; both the women were dressed alike with velvet hats and little birds on them. I'll never forget them. They had capes alike. And, when we came here to America, we found the brothers and sisters in sun bonnets, etc., and dad couldn't very well wear his silk hat but we were always considered pretty well off because of his bringing a whole family. Usually, only one or two of a family came at a time. Mother often said that good children we all were for the time we left London until we reached Salt Lake City, but, when we all got into the old spring wagon that Brother Binder, in his goodness, had brought to take us home in from the station, we bounced around and then all we children started crying. Mother said it was the worse time she had had.

First we went to Brother Binder's home, which was between Third and Fourth West on Second South. This was on July 15, 1881. . . . [p.2]

BIB: Frewin, Anna Mary Ball. [Autobiographical Sketch] (Special Collections & Manuscripts, Mss 902) p. 2 (Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah)

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Letter from Samuel Roskelley - June 26, 1881

Steamship Wyoming, off Queenstown, June 26, 1881.President A. [Albert] Carrington.

Dear Brother,--As soon as practicable after the last tender left our ship, and before anchor was weighed, a meeting of the Saints was convened on the upper deck for the purpose of effecting a thorough organization of the company. By unanimous vote the following officers were elected viz: President of the company, Samuel Roskelley; President of the Scandinavian portion of the company, Peter A. Nielson, and L. C. Mariager and H. F. F. Thorup, his counselors; Chaplain, Thomas X. Smith; Clerk of the company, Joseph Goddard; Secretary for the Scandinavians, John T. Thorup; Captain of the guard, George S. Grant, and C. Olsen and F. Lundberg, his assistants.

After a few instructions from Presidents Roskelley and Nielson, the brethren proceeded immediately to the accomplishment of their several duties, and at present writing all are comfortably situated and good order prevails. The sea is smooth and all are feeling excellently. The ship's officers are kind and courteous, and have materially aided us in contributing to the comfort and happiness of the company.

With kind love to yourself and all the brethren in the office, we remain,

Your brethren in the gospel,

Samuel Roskelley, president,Peter A. Nielson,Joseph Goddard, clerk. [p.426]

BIB: Roskelley, Samuel [Letter], Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star 43:27, (July 4, 1881) p. 426. (CHL)
"DEPARTURE OF THE THIRD COMPANY. -- At 7 o'clock p.m. on Saturday last, the third company of Saints left Liverpool on the S.S. Wyoming, of the Guion Line. They numbered 609 Scandinavians, and 146 English, Scotch, and Welsh. Elders 19. Visitor, 1 -- total, 775 souls. Elder Samuel Roskelley had charge of the company. The following returning elders were on board: -- Samuel Roskelley, Thomas X. Smith, Joseph Goddard, G. S. Grant, Edward King, Isaac Duffin, and John Millar, from Britain; Peter A. Lundberg, L. A. Mariager, Jakob Hansen, J. T. Thorup, Mans Nilsson, E. O. Bylund, A. Amundsen, from Scandinavia. We wish this body of gathering Saints every blessing calculated to make their journey pleasant, safe and expeditious.""Sat. 25. [June 1881] -- The steamship Wyoming sailed from Liverpool, England, with 775 Saints, in charge of Samuel Roskelley. The company arrived at New York July 7th , and at Ogden July 15th."". . . A company of 609 emigrating Saints (the 35th company from Scandinavia), together with 12 returning missionaries, sailed from Copenhagen, June 20, 1881, by the steamers 'Cato' and 'Hero.' The 'Cato' had on board the Saints from the Goteborg and Skane Conferences (147 souls), in charge of Elders Mons Nilsson, Peter Nilsson and Fred Lundberg. The 'Hero' carried 462 Saints from Stockholm, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Christiania Conferences, and the following returning missionaries: Peter A. Nielsen (leader of the company), Lawrence C. Mariager, Herman F. F. Thorup, Jacob Hansen, Isaac Sorensen, John T. Thorup, Christian Olson, Erik O. Bylund, and Andrew Amundsen. On Thursday, June 23rd, both steamers arrived safely at Hull, England, and later the same day the company was conveyed to Liverpool by the railway, and the same evening the emigrants embarked on the steamer 'Wyoming,' which sailed on Saturday, June 25th. Besides the Scandinavians, there were 146 British Saints, seven more returning missionaries and one visitor on board from the British Isles. Elder Samuel Roskelley was appointed leader of the company, while Elders Peter A. Nielsen, Lawrence C. Mariager and Herman F. F. Thorup were retained as a presidency over the Scandinavian division. After a successful voyage, the 'Wyoming' arrived safely at New York, July 7th, and the next day the emigrants resumed their journey westward and arrived in Ogden, July 15th. Here the company parted, as about half of the emigrants went to Salt Lake City, while the rest either remained in Ogden, or went north. One child died on the cars while journeying through the States. . . ."


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25 Jun 1881
Arrival:
7 Jul 1881
Liverpool to New York
Ship:
Wyoming
Departure:
C Source
BMR, Book #1042, pp. 279-285 (FHL #025,693); Customs (FHL #295,803); MS, 43:27 (July 4, 1881), p. 426 hurch Leader:
Samuel Roskelley
#LDS Passengers:
736
Accounts:
Jump to accounts

Accounts

A Compilation of General Voyage Notes
Autobiographical Sketch of Anna Mary Bell Frewin
Letter from Samuel Roskelley - June 26, 1881

A Compilation of General Voyage Notes
"DEPARTURE OF THE THIRD COMPANY. -- At 7 o'clock p.m. on Saturday last, the third company of Saints left Liverpool on the S.S. Wyoming, of the Guion Line. They numbered 609 Scandinavians, and 146 English, Scotch, and Welsh. Elders 19. Visitor, 1 -- total, 775 souls. Elder Samuel Roskelley had charge of the company. The following returning elders were on board: -- Samuel Roskelley, Thomas X. Smith, Joseph Goddard, G. S. Grant, Edward King, Isaac Duffin, and John Millar, from Britain; Peter A. Lundberg, L. A. Mariager, Jakob Hansen, J. T. Thorup, Mans Nilsson, E. O. Bylund, A. Amundsen, from Scandinavia. We wish this body of gathering Saints every blessing calculated to make their journey pleasant, safe and expeditious." "Sat. 25. [June 1881] -- The steamship Wyoming sailed from Liverpool, England, with 775 Saints, in charge of Samuel Roskelley. The company arrived at New York July 7th , and at Ogden July 15th." ". . . A company of 609 emigrating Saints (the 35th company from Scandinavia), together with 12 returning missionaries, sailed from Copenhagen, June 20, 1881, by the steamers 'Cato' and 'Hero.' The 'Cato' had on board the Saints from the Goteborg and Skane Conferences (147 souls), in charge of Elders Mons Nilsson, Peter Nilsson and Fred Lundberg. The 'Hero' carried 462 Saints from Stockholm, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Christiania Conferences, and the following returning missionaries: Peter A. Nielsen (leader of the company), Lawrence C. Mariager, Herman F. F. Thorup, Jacob Hansen, Isaac Sorensen, John T. Thorup, Christian Olson, Erik O. Bylund, and Andrew Amundsen. On Thursday, June 23rd, both steamers arrived safely at Hull, England, and later the same day the company was conveyed to Liverpool by the railway, and the same evening the emigrants embarked on the steamer 'Wyoming,' which sailed on Saturday, June 25th. Besides the Scandinavians, there were 146 British Saints, seven more returning missionaries and one visitor on board from the British Isles. Elder Samuel Roskelley was appointed leader of the company, while Elders Peter A. Nielsen, Lawrence C. Mariager and Herman F. F. Thorup were retained as a presidency over the Scandinavian division. After a successful voyage, the 'Wyoming' arrived safely at New York, July 7th, and the next day the emigrants resumed their journey westward and arrived in Ogden, July 15th. Here the company parted, as about half of the emigrants went to Salt Lake City, while the rest either remained in Ogden, or went north. One child died on the cars while journeying through the States. . . ."

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Autobiographical Sketch of Anna Mary Bell Frewin

. . . we came to Utah in 1881. . . While we all came steerage, father was considered to be a rich man. We were all well dressed; father wore a silk hat; both the women were dressed alike with velvet hats and little birds on them. I'll never forget them. They had capes alike. And, when we came here to America, we found the brothers and sisters in sun bonnets, etc., and dad couldn't very well wear his silk hat but we were always considered pretty well off because of his bringing a whole family. Usually, only one or two of a family came at a time. Mother often said that good children we all were for the time we left London until we reached Salt Lake City, but, when we all got into the old spring wagon that Brother Binder, in his goodness, had brought to take us home in from the station, we bounced around and then all we children started crying. Mother said it was the worse time she had had.

First we went to Brother Binder's home, which was between Third and Fourth West on Second South. This was on July 15, 1881. . . . [p.2]

BIB: Frewin, Anna Mary Ball. [Autobiographical Sketch] (Special Collections & Manuscripts, Mss 902) p. 2 (Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah)

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Letter from Samuel Roskelley - June 26, 1881

Steamship Wyoming, off Queenstown, June 26, 1881.President A. [Albert] Carrington.

Dear Brother,--As soon as practicable after the last tender left our ship, and before anchor was weighed, a meeting of the Saints was convened on the upper deck for the purpose of effecting a thorough organization of the company. By unanimous vote the following officers were elected viz: President of the company, Samuel Roskelley; President of the Scandinavian portion of the company, Peter A. Nielson, and L. C. Mariager and H. F. F. Thorup, his counselors; Chaplain, Thomas X. Smith; Clerk of the company, Joseph Goddard; Secretary for the Scandinavians, John T. Thorup; Captain of the guard, George S. Grant, and C. Olsen and F. Lundberg, his assistants.

After a few instructions from Presidents Roskelley and Nielson, the brethren proceeded immediately to the accomplishment of their several duties, and at present writing all are comfortably situated and good order prevails. The sea is smooth and all are feeling excellently. The ship's officers are kind and courteous, and have materially aided us in contributing to the comfort and happiness of the company.

With kind love to yourself and all the brethren in the office, we remain,

Your brethren in the gospel,

Samuel Roskelley, president,Peter A. Nielson,Joseph Goddard, clerk. [p.426]

BIB: Roskelley, Samuel [Letter], Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star 43:27, (July 4, 1881) p. 426. (CHL)
"DEPARTURE OF THE THIRD COMPANY. -- At 7 o'clock p.m. on Saturday last, the third company of Saints left Liverpool on the S.S. Wyoming, of the Guion Line. They numbered 609 Scandinavians, and 146 English, Scotch, and Welsh. Elders 19. Visitor, 1 -- total, 775 souls. Elder Samuel Roskelley had charge of the company. The following returning elders were on board: -- Samuel Roskelley, Thomas X. Smith, Joseph Goddard, G. S. Grant, Edward King, Isaac Duffin, and John Millar, from Britain; Peter A. Lundberg, L. A. Mariager, Jakob Hansen, J. T. Thorup, Mans Nilsson, E. O. Bylund, A. Amundsen, from Scandinavia. We wish this body of gathering Saints every blessing calculated to make their journey pleasant, safe and expeditious.""Sat. 25. [June 1881] -- The steamship Wyoming sailed from Liverpool, England, with 775 Saints, in charge of Samuel Roskelley. The company arrived at New York July 7th , and at Ogden July 15th."". . . A company of 609 emigrating Saints (the 35th company from Scandinavia), together with 12 returning missionaries, sailed from Copenhagen, June 20, 1881, by the steamers 'Cato' and 'Hero.' The 'Cato' had on board the Saints from the Goteborg and Skane Conferences (147 souls), in charge of Elders Mons Nilsson, Peter Nilsson and Fred Lundberg. The 'Hero' carried 462 Saints from Stockholm, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Christiania Conferences, and the following returning missionaries: Peter A. Nielsen (leader of the company), Lawrence C. Mariager, Herman F. F. Thorup, Jacob Hansen, Isaac Sorensen, John T. Thorup, Christian Olson, Erik O. Bylund, and Andrew Amundsen. On Thursday, June 23rd, both steamers arrived safely at Hull, England, and later the same day the company was conveyed to Liverpool by the railway, and the same evening the emigrants embarked on the steamer 'Wyoming,' which sailed on Saturday, June 25th. Besides the Scandinavians, there were 146 British Saints, seven more returning missionaries and one visitor on board from the British Isles. Elder Samuel Roskelley was appointed leader of the company, while Elders Peter A. Nielsen, Lawrence C. Mariager and Herman F. F. Thorup were retained as a presidency over the Scandinavian division. After a successful voyage, the 'Wyoming' arrived safely at New York, July 7th, and the next day the emigrants resumed their journey westward and arrived in Ogden, July 15th. Here the company parted, as about half of the emigrants went to Salt Lake City, while the rest either remained in Ogden, or went north. One child died on the cars while journeying through the States. . . ." 
NIELSEN Jens Brigham Young (I345)
 
253 1 _FSFTID KWZG-3BD


1 _FSFTID KWZG-3BD 
MORTENSEN Phyllis Helen (I422)
 
254 1 _FSFTID KWZH-PC8


1 _FSFTID KWZH-PC8 
HANSEN Lewena (I83)
 
255 1 _FSFTID KWZH-X99


Birth & Bapt: Manti ward FHL #26129. Death: Deceased Member file. Marr: (1) 7
Mar 1900 MANTI to Amanda Jane Boyington. Marr: (2) 25 Jul 1933 to Harriet
Thomas. #233.


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Birth & Bapt: Manti ward FHL #26129. Death: Deceased Member file. Marr: (1) 7
Mar 1900 MANTI to Amanda Jane Boyington. Marr: (2) 25 Jul 1933 to Harriet
Thomas. #233. 
MAYLETT Henry (I12)
 
256 1 _FSFTID KWZH-X9M


1 _FSFTID KWZH-X9M 
MAYLETT Lavern (I74)
 
257 1 _FSFTID KWZH-X9S


1 _FSFTID KWZH-X9S 
BOYINGTON Amanda Jane (I13)
 
258 1 _FSFTID KWZM-TNW


1 _FSFTID KWZM-TNW 
PETERSEN Eva Margery (I48)
 
259 1 _FSFTID KWZS-5RF


1 _FSFTID KWZS-5RF 
MORTENSEN Sherman N (I589)
 
260 1 _FSFTID KWZS-5X6


1 _FSFTID KWZS-5X6 
THURSBY Roxie Fern (I463)
 
261 1 _FSFTID KWZS-WFF


1 _FSFTID KWZS-WFF 
PETERSEN Peder Christian (I398)
 
262 1 _FSFTID KWZS-WFV


1 _FSFTID KWZS-WFV 
TROLLE Trine Caroline (I467)
 
263 1 _FSFTID KWZS-ZT4


1 _FSFTID KWZS-ZT4 
MORTENSEN Edgheill Niels (I566)
 
264 1 _FSFTID KWZT-2NX


1 _FSFTID KWZT-2NX 
WALKER Rose Ellen (I598)
 
265 1 _FSFTID KWZW-1QM


1 _FSFTID KWZW-1QM 
THOMPSON Donald J (I133)
 
266 1 _FSFTID KWZY-438


1 _FSFTID KWZY-438 
CHAPMAN Paul Henry (I317)
 
267 1 _FSFTID KZ1J-V5J


1 _FSFTID KZ1J-V5J 
PEDERSEN Maren (I95)
 
268 1 _FSFTID KZ4V-J2X


1 _FSFTID KZ4V-J2X 
PEDERSEN Karen (I446)
 
269 1 _FSFTID KZ7H-QSC


1 _FSFTID KZ7H-QSC 
PETERSEN Johanna Matilde (I416)
 
270 1 _FSFTID KZFP-D9Y


1 _FSFTID KZFP-D9Y 
GREEN Peter (I336)
 
271 1 _FSFTID KZG3-9H9


1 _FSFTID KZG3-9H9 
GREEN John (I35)
 
272 1 _FSFTID KZPH-G8T


1 _FSFTID KZPH-G8T 
NIELSEN Thone (Touve) (Tore) (I445)
 
273 1 _FSFTID KZTF-T7J


1 _FSFTID KZTF-T7J 
MUUS Peter Johan (I172)
 
274 1 _FSFTID KZYJ-TFR


1 _FSFTID KZYJ-TFR 
CLAUSEN Kirsten Jensen (I461)
 
275 1 _FSFTID L2J3-CHG


1 _FSFTID L2J3-CHG 
HADLEY Milborough (I86)
 
276 1 _FSFTID L2MC-VX2


1 _FSFTID L2MC-VX2 
WELCH Elizabeth (I328)
 
277 1 _FSFTID L2NR-B6P


Line in Record @I398@ (RIN 294) from GEDCOM file not recognized:
PLAC


GEN: From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.
GEN: From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.
GEN: From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.


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1 _FSFTID L2NR-B6P


Line in Record @I398@ (RIN 294) from GEDCOM file not recognized:
PLAC


GEN: From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.
GEN: From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.
GEN: From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996. 
JOHNSON John (I294)
 
278 1 _FSFTID L2ZJ-CPT


1 _FSFTID L2ZJ-CPT 
IVARSDATTER Aud (I171)
 
279 1 _FSFTID L41X-8H8


Reference: Bromfield Parish Register dated 28th of September, 1812. No page
numbers, or entry numbers for this date:
'James Maylett of this parish and Mary Vaughan of the parish of Ludlow were
married in this Church by Banns this 28th day of September in the year one
thousand eight hundred and twelve, by me, Thos. Hodger Curate'.
Both James and Mary made their marks

Witnesses: Samuel Bishop, Elizabeth Denton, and Samual Grubb



Age 47 at Burial.

Recheck! A child chr. Harriett Malet at Ludlow 15 Jul 1821
of James & Ann also a William Malett chr 11 May 1824 of James & Ann of Linne. I
earlier had said no on these-I don't remember why? Marr: Bromfield Parish FHL
#992238 item 4.


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1 _FSFTID L41X-8H8


Reference: Bromfield Parish Register dated 28th of September, 1812. No page
numbers, or entry numbers for this date:
'James Maylett of this parish and Mary Vaughan of the parish of Ludlow were
married in this Church by Banns this 28th day of September in the year one
thousand eight hundred and twelve, by me, Thos. Hodger Curate'.
Both James and Mary made their marks

Witnesses: Samuel Bishop, Elizabeth Denton, and Samual Grubb



Age 47 at Burial.

Recheck! A child chr. Harriett Malet at Ludlow 15 Jul 1821
of James & Ann also a William Malett chr 11 May 1824 of James & Ann of Linne. I
earlier had said no on these-I don't remember why? Marr: Bromfield Parish FHL
#992238 item 4. 
MAYLETT James (I33)
 
280 1 _FSFTID L45V-7SP


1 _FSFTID L45V-7SP 
GRINDALL William (I561)
 
281 1 _FSFTID L4B4-8S4


1 _FSFTID L4B4-8S4 
GRINDALL William (I67)
 
282 1 _FSFTID L4BJ-P13


1 _FSFTID L4BJ-P13 
PETERSEN Oline Petrine (I410)
 
283 1 _FSFTID L4BJ-P5R


1 _FSFTID L4BJ-P5R 
NIELSEN Hans Christian (I473)
 
284 1 _FSFTID L4CM-2NZ


1 _FSFTID L4CM-2NZ 
CHRISTENSEN Erich (I343)
 
285 1 _FSFTID L4D5-QK7


1 _FSFTID L4D5-QK7 
SORENSEN Tove (I438)
 
286 1 _FSFTID L4H1-M7J


1 _FSFTID L4H1-M7J 
JENSEN Kirsten (I138)
 
287 1 _FSFTID L4H1-S5X


1 _FSFTID L4H1-S5X 
SORENSEN Anne (I493)
 
288 1 _FSFTID L4H3-GFB


Marr: Skipton parish FHL #919516.

Sarah's DOD came from the journal of her son, Thomas Wilson.


-- MERGED NOTE ------------

1 _FSFTID L4H3-GFB


Marr: Skipton parish FHL #919516.

Sarah's DOD came from the journal of her son, Thomas Wilson. 
MAWSON Sarah (I152)
 
289 1 _FSFTID L4HB-QGL


1 _FSFTID L4HB-QGL 
SORENSEN Karen (I85)
 
290 1 _FSFTID L4HB-TBQ


1 _FSFTID L4HB-TBQ 
PEDERSEN Anne (I91)
 
291 1 _FSFTID L4HW-KFB


1 _FSFTID L4HW-KFB 
OTTOSEN Maren (I220)
 
292 1 _FSFTID L4J9-HB7


1 _FSFTID L4J9-HB7 
CHRISTENSEN Svend (I249)
 
293 1 _FSFTID L4S2-WNQ


1 _FSFTID L4S2-WNQ 
BRAITHWAITE Agnes (I550)
 
294 1 _FSFTID L4SY-M76


1 _FSFTID L4SY-M76 
THOMASEN Maren (I434)
 
295 1 _FSFTID L4TP-4BP


1 _FSFTID L4TP-4BP 
NIELSEN Johanne (I61)
 
296 1 _FSFTID L4W6-SLF


1 _FSFTID L4W6-SLF 
GRINDALL Miles (I568)
 
297 1 _FSFTID L4WT-H3C


1 _FSFTID L4WT-H3C 
STAKER Hannah (I298)
 
298 1 _FSFTID L5X2-YYG


1 _FSFTID L5X2-YYG 
BRAITHWAITE John (I39)
 
299 1 _FSFTID L5ZK-K1N


1 _FSFTID L5ZK-K1N 
JENSEN Niels (Norgaard) (I130)
 
300 1 _FSFTID L643-4C3


DATE 26 NOV 1999

DATE 26 NOV 1999


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1 _FSFTID L643-4C3


DATE 26 NOV 1999

DATE 26 NOV 1999 
DINAN Geoffrey de (I193)
 

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