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  • Thomas Arthur Wheeler (1829 - 1900)
    !buried in Murray City Cemetery in Endowment House record he lists 30 Jan 1830 as birthdate Herefordshire ,Eng sealed by Brigham Young film 183395 page 132 item 839. lists bapt as 25 jan or Jun 1851 !c...
  • Maria Wheeler (1837 - 1930)
    !christening date extracted from film 1040326 There is a Maria Walker sealed to a Wm. Burston 25 mar 1856 EHOUS and a Wm. Burstone sealed to Maria Walker 15 May 1855 POFFI Check her autobiography
  • Ann Walker (1799 - 1859)
    TIB !Christening on film 1040326--------------------TIB !Christening on film 1040326
  • Henry Walker (1806 - 1879)
    !Emigrated on the International in 1853 with all of his living children and brother Thomas !Christening date extracted from film 1040326 parents listed as Thomas Walker and Mary !There is an other marr...
  • Silas Schellinger Smith (1822 - 1892)
    Silas Smith (1822 - 1892) , son of Asahel Smith (1773 - 1848) and Elizabeth Schellenger (1785 - 1840), was born 6 June 1822 at Stockholm, St. Lawrence County, New York. He married (1) Elizabeth Norton ...


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

This page covers the Mormon Pioneers of 1853 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.