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  • William Willes (1814 - 1890)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary: William Willes (1814–1890) was an early Latter-day Saint songwriter and, along with Hugh Findlay, was one of the first Mormon missionaries to enter India. Wil...
  • Niels Peter Hjorth (1818 - 1895)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Company Unknown (1865) Approximate age at departure: 46 Son of Niels Gregersen Hjorth and Johanne Pedersen. Updated from Find A Grave Memorial vi...
  • Joseph Bircumshaw (1820 - 1889)
    Joseph Bircumshaw (1820 - 1889) , son of Joseph Bircumshaw and Hannah Inger, was born 7 March 1820 at Heanor, Derbyshire, England; he died at the age of 69 on 4 October 1889 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lak...
  • Fredrick Walter Cox, Sr. (1812 - 1879)
    Biographical Sketch of Frederick Walter Cox Beginnings Frederick Walter Cox, known as Walter, was born Jan 20, 1812, in Plymouth, New York, the son of Jonathan Upham Cox and Lucinda Blood. He was t...
  • Mary Ellen Bircumshaw Wilkinson (1851 - 1915)
    Mary Ellen Bircumshaw , daughter of Joseph Bircumshaw and Rosetta Plackett, both of Taghill Ena, Derbyshire, England, was born 13 August 1851. She and her father came to Utah in August 1865 with the Ca...


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

This page covers the Mormon Pioneers of 1865 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.