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  • Sarah Curtis (1814 - 1909)
    Sources Joseph W. Young/Ansil P. Harmon/Heber P. Kimball Company
  • Joseph Hewson Curtis (1812 - 1877)
    Sources Joseph W. Young/Ansil P. Harmon/Heber P. Kimball Company
  • Eleanor Caroline Cowley (1844 - 1931)
    Eleanor Caroline Curtis (1844 - 1931) married Charles Caesar Cowley (1834 - 1905) , son of Charles Cowley (1800 - 1875) and Ann Killip (1815 - 1857), on 25 February 1864 at Logan, Cache County, Utah Te...
  • William Henry Thompson (1838 - 1922)
    William Henry Thompson (1838 - 1922) , son of Joseph Lewis and Penelope Thompson, was born 1 May 1838 at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Came to Utah in 1861 with the Ira Eldredge company. He marrie...
  • Joshua Northrup Benedict (1806 - 1861)
    Pioneer Information Individual Information Birth Date 14 April 1806 Death Date 10 September 1861 Gender male Evidence from genealogical and census records prove that the Benedict family ca...


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

This page covers the Mormon Pioneers of 1861 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.