About Hannah Clegg (Eastham)
Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Richard Ballantyne Company (1855)
Departure: 1-2 July 1855 Arrival: 25 September 1855
Company Information: 402 individuals and 45 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Mormon Grove, Kansas
Perpetual Emigrating Fund
She is not listed in the company records but was traveling with her husband and her year old son who also died at Mormon Grove
Birth: Aug., 1821 Preston Lancashire, England
Death: May 28, 1855 Atchison County Kansas, USA
She was the wife of Henry Clegg Jr.. She died on her journey from England to Utah with a group of Mormons. Her son Henry James died a few days after her and was buried next to her.
All information is set down in Henry Clegg Jr.'s Diary of the Journey of 1855
- Henry Clegg (1825 - 1894)
- Henry James Clegg (1854 - 1855)*
- Calculated relationship
Burial: Mormon Grove Historical Marker (Memorial) Parnell Atchison County Kansas, USA Plot: Unknown
Cemetery notes and/or description: Mormon Grove
The City That Disappeared
Near here, located in a grove of young hickory trees, was an important rallying point in 1855 and 1856 for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), then emigrating to the Rocky Mountains.
The campground, really a temporary village covering about 150 acres, consisted of the grove, a large pasture fenced by native sod and a ditch, and a burial ground located on the elevated ridge between the grove and the farm. Though one or two permanent structures were erected, most residents lived in tents, wagon boxes or make-shift dwellings.
During the peak year of emigration at Mormon Grove in 1855, nearly 2,000 Latter-day Saints with 337 wagons left here for the Salt Lake Valley.
It was also a tragic year for the U.S., British, and European Mormons at the little waystation, many dying in a cholera epidemic. In 1856, Iowa City, Iowa, became the major jump-off point for Latter-day Saint westward travel, and Mormon Grove became a forgotten gathering place.
(Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Kansas Historical Society) -------------------
According to most reports, there are no grave markers left... the exact location isn't known.
Shannon S Twp, NE 1/4 Sec 5
Hannah Clegg's Timeline
June 18, 1818
Saint John, Preston, Lancashire, England
May 28, 1855
Mormon Grove, Atchison County , Kansas
December 24, 1844
Preston, Lancashire, England
March 30, 1849
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
February 22, 1854
Liverpool, Merseyside, England