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  • Emily Amelia West (1825 - 1900)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Moses Daley Freight Train (1853) Age at departure: 27
  • Joseph Simpson Barnes (1850 - 1921)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Cyrus H. Wheelock Company (1853) Perpetual Emigrating Fund Age at departure: 3 Find a Grave Birth: Jan. 16, 1850 Kingston upon Hull, England D...
  • Charles Barnes, Jr. (1827 - 1911)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Cyrus H. Wheelock Company (1853) Perpetual Emigrating Fund Approximate age at departure: 26
  • Peter McIntyre (1790 - 1872)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Vincent Shurtleff Freight Train (1853) Age at departure: 63 Find a Grave Birth: Mar. 17, 1790, Scotland Death: Apr. 10, 1872 Tooele Tooele Coun...
  • 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...


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.