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  • James Harmon (1801 - 1851)
    The story of the Harmon family who traveled to Utah as pioneers of 1847 reads like a romance of the Old South. The father, James Harmon, was born in 1801 in Boonesborg, Kentucky, descendant of a long l...
  • Matthew Mansfield (1810 - 1891)
    Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via son Matthew Winberg Mansfield by SmartCopy : Jun 6 2015, 17:05:13 UTC
  • Samuel Turnbow (1804 - 1890)
    He served as Captain of the 5th Ten in the Abraham O. Smoot - George B. Wallace Company (1847) Link: Mormon Pioneer Overland Trail
  • Pvt James Stewart (1827 - 1908)
    Mormon Battalion Mormon Battalion Sick Detachments (1847), Age 20 James W. Cummings Company (1851), Age 24 Son of Nathaniel Stewart & Dorcas Tabitha Hughie Married Elizabeth Hoopes, 23 Jul 1852...
  • Mary Jane Fairbanks (1841 - 1926)


This project is a sub project of the Mormon Pioneers (1847-1868) Master Project

This page covers the Mormon Pioneers of 1847 only.

Finding Aids

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah

Chronological Company List

Pioneer Index Search

How to Participate

Please collaborate on a specific year's (1847-1868) project page. If you have an ancestor who was a Mormon pioneer consult the link listed under finding aids to verify the year of your ancestor's migration. Then after getting yourself added as a collaborator for that year navigate to your ancestor's profile and under the "More Actions" link choose "Add to Project" and select the Mormon Pioneer project to which your ancestor should be included on.

  • Include in the "About Me" section of each person a brief biographical sketch of their lives. See any of the pioneers on the 1847 Brigham Young project as an example.
  • Include a photograph of your ancestor if one exists.
  • Your pioneer's profiles should be marked as "public" and not "private".
  • All included profiles should include full identifying information including birth and death dates as well as birth and death locations. It would also be very helpful if the immediate family of your pioneer ancestor, (their parents, siblings and children) profiles were public profiles also.
  • Do not make public any profiles of living people.

NOTE: All pioneers included on a project will have their pioneer's profiles editable by other collaborators of that particular project.