Pioneers

There are a great many of our ancestors who came across the plains to Utah before the railroad. My sister, Emily, compiled this list for a family history project. Her main source for information was the LDS.org Mormon Pioneer Overland Trail Index. Other sources are indicated. These are alphabetized by last name. You will find the name first, followed by the year in which the person crossed, their age, what company they came in, and then any notes. Thanks Emily!

Walker family:

  1. Mariah Ann Cook Bezzant — 1864 — 24 — William Hyde — No other family-single
  2. Matthew Bezzant — Arrived in Salt Lake Nov 1864 — Unkown company and age — No other family
  3. Anson Call — 1848 — 38 — Brigham Young
  4. Cyril Call — 1850 — 64 — Warren Foote
  5. Sally or Sarah Tiffany Call — 1850 — 59 — Warren Foote
  6. Hannah Chappell — 1866 — 4 — John D Holladay
  7. Hannah Lake Chappell — 1866 — 29 — John D Holladay
  8. Margaretta Unwin Clark — 1856 — 27 — Edward Martin — Came alone
  9. Charles Augustus Cobbley — 1862 — 7 — John R Murdock
  10. Sarah Smith Cobbley — 1862 — 41 — John R Murdock
  11. Thomas Cobbley — 1862 — 46 — John R Murdock
  12. Helen Condie — 1852 — 15 — Thomas C D Howell
  13. Thomas Condie — 1852 — 47 — Thomas C D Howell
  14. Helen Sharp Condie — 1852 — 41 — Thomas C D Howell
  15. Joseph Davis — 1853 — 30 — Cyrus H Wheelock (possibly) — Came alone
  16. Sarah Margaret Ellis — 1859 — 35 — Information from Call Family History Book
  17. Elizabeth Foutz — 1847 — 19 — Edward Hunter/Jacob Foutz (her dad)
  18. Jacob Foutz — 1847 — 46 — Jacob Foutz — Served as captain of 50
  19. Margaret Mann Foutz — 1847 — 45 — Jacob Foutz
  20. James Alonzo Holman — 1848 — 12 — Brigham Young
  21. James Sawyer Holman — 1847 and 1848 — 42 and 43 — Charles C Rich (alone) and Brigham Young (with family)
  22. Naomi Roxiana LeBaron Holman — 1848 — 31 — Brigham Young
  23. John London — 1862 — 21 — Homer Duncan — Came alone
  24. Elizabeth (Betsy) Roos Mathis — 1852 — 47 — Uriah Curtis
  25. Isaac Benjamin Mathis — 1852 — 51 — Uriah Curtis — Died en route
  26. Sarah Ann (Sally) Mathis — 1852 — 15 — Uriah Curtis
  27. Anna (Dora) Wilcken Pratt — 1859 — 5 — Unkown — From family history
  28. Helaman Pratt — 1847 — Born on trail — Daniel Spencer / Perrigrine Sessions
  29. Mary Wood Pratt — 1847 — 29 — Daniel Spencer / Perrigrine Sessions
  30. Parley P. Pratt — 1847 and many others
  31. Edumnd Rees — 1859 — 1 — From Call Family History Book
  32. Edmund Rees — 1859 — 45 — From Call Family History Book
  33. Harriet Shoell (Showell) — 1856 — 31 — James Willie — Traveled with sister
  34. Charlotte Smith — 1866 — 36 — Andrew H Scott — Source: Crown of Glory by Emily Wright Tyler (family history book)
  35. Hannah Elizabeth Smith — Unkown — b 1838 in England, m 1863 Utah
  36. John Smith — 1861 — 64 — Source: Crown of Glory
  37. Hannah Sutton — 1861 — 61 — Source: Crown of Glory
  38. George Thackeray — 1853 — 17 — Claudius V Spencer — came alone
  39. Henson Walker — 1847 — 27 — Led company in 1865, age 45 — Brigham Young and Henson Walker — came alone, with wife shortly behind
  40. Anna Wilcken (Charles’ Mother) — unkown — Can’t find record, but is buried in Salt Lake
  41. Charles Wilcken — 1857 — 26 — Johnston’s Army — Deserted army
  42. Eliza Wilcken — 1859 — 29 — From family history
  43. Hyrum Isaac Wright — 1866 — 10 — Andrew H Scott / John Haws — From Crown of Glory
  44. John Wright Sr. — 1866 — 34 — Andrew H Scott

Maxwell family:

  1. Arthur Maxwell–1856 –32–Daniel D. McArthur–married on ship coming over
  2. Elizabeth McCauslan–1856 –24–Daniel D. McArthur
  3. Elizabeth Donley (Maxwell)–1856 –51–Daniel D McArthur–Died in Echo Canyon
  4. Duncan Spears Casper–1855 –30–John Hindley–Father buried in Nauvoo
  5. Matilda Alison (Casper)–1855 –34–John Hindley–Mother buried in Illinois
  6. William Casper–Buried Nauvoo 1846
  7. Ava Riller Durban–Buried Missouri 1862–Looks like didn’t cross, but got endowments at Nauvoo, so not sure what happened
  8. Matilda Miner (Alison)–Buried Illinois 1860–Matilda Alison’s mother, church member?
  9. Benjamin Lewis Cutler–1852 –16–Harmon Cutler
  10. Ann Sarah Willes–evidence of crossing : father crossed, B. England, D. Utah
  11. Harmon Cutler–1852 –52–Harmon Cutler–wife (Susanna Barton) died in Nauvoo; Harmon led company
  12. Susanna Barton–Died Nauvoo 1840–Harmon’s Wife
  13. Royal James Cutler–unknown (probably 1852)–(Harmon Cutler)–Married in New York, child born in Utah 1853
  14. Theodosia Ann Morton
  15. William Willes–1855 –41–Milo Andrus
  16. Anne Kibby (Willes)–probable same–B. England, D. Utah husband crossed
  17. Warren Foote–1850 –32–Warren Foote–Led company, both parents buried in Nauvoo
  18. Artemisia Sidnie Myers (Foote)–1850 –20–Warren Foote–both parents also buried in Nauvoo
  19. David Foote–Died Nauvoo 1845–Warren Foote’s father
  20. Irene Lane (Foote)–Died Nauvoo 1846–Warren Foote’s mother
  21. John Hopwood Bleazard–1850 –46–Willford Woodruff–Married in Nauvoo
  22. Sarah Searcy (Bleazard)–1850 –46–Willford Woodruff
  23. Henry Bryant Manning Jolley–1852 –38–Henry Bryant Manning Jolley– led company
  24. Britanna Mayo Jolley–1852 –38–Henry Bryant Manning Jolley
  25. Wesley Jolley–1852 –13–Henry Bryant Manning Jolley
  26. Mary Ann Chambers (Jolley)–1853 –12–Claudius V Spencer
  27. Joseph Chambers–1853 –53–Claudius V Spencer–Died en route
  28. Mary Ann Watton (Chambers)–1853 –42–Claudius V Spencer
  29. John Pack–1847 –37 alone, 1848 –39 w/ family, possibly again 1852–Brigham Young, Heber C Kimball, Higbee/Bay–Father buried in Far West
  30. Julia Ives–1848 –31–Heber C Kimball–Mother died in Nauvoo
  31. Phylotte Greene (Pack)–unknown–unknown–Buried in Salt Lake Cemetery 1866
  32. George Pack–Died near Far West 1838
  33. Lucy Paine (Ives)–Died in Nauvoo 1839–Julia Ives mother
  34. Ward Eaton Pack–1848–14–Heber C Kimball–traveled trail multiple times assisting others
  35. Laura Cravath–1850 –10–Warren Foote
  36. Eliza Doty (Cravath)/(Brown)–1850 –42–Warren Foote–Husband died in Nauvoo, remarried Alfred Brown, later married Heber C Kimball
  37. Austin Cravath–Died Nauvoo 1844
  38. Allen Hall–unknown–unknown–may not have crossed in time, B. New York, son B. 1875 Utah
  39. Elizabeth Dowding–1866 –14–William Henry Chipman
  40. Thomas Dowding–1866 –49–William Henry Chipman
  41. Hannah Nash (Dowding)–1866 –36–William Henry Chipman
  42. William Henry Stevens–unknown–unknown–Born in England, married 1870 in Utah, brother born 1863 Utah
  43. Eliza Hortin–1860 –11–Franklin Brown
  44. Edmund Hortin–1860 –51–Franklin Brown
  45. Maria Mead (Hortin)–1860 –46–Franklin Brown
  46. William Stevens–unknown–unknown–From England, child born 1863
  47. Emma Crowdon–unknown–unknown–in Utah