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Perpetual Emigration Fund

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  • David Broadhead (1829 - 1905)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Moses Clawson Company (1853) Perpetual Emigrating Fund Age at departure: 23 Find a Grave Birth: Oct. 2, 1829 Coventry, England Death: Mar. 26...
  • Harriet Broadhead (1831 - 1927)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Moses Clawson Company (1853) Perpetual Emigrating Fund Age at departure: 22 Find a Grave Birth: Feb. 19, 1831 Foleshill Warwickshire, England ...
  • Robert Broadhead (1836 - 1916)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Daniel A. Miller/John W. Cooley Company (1853) Perpetual Emigrating Fund Age at departure: 17 Find a Grave Birth: Jun. 3, 1836 Warwickshire, Eng...
  • Sarah Broadhead (1800 - 1868)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Daniel A. Miller/John W. Cooley Company (1853) Perpetual Emigrating Fund Age at departure: 53 Find a Grave Birth: Jun. 20, 1800 Worcestershire, ...
  • William Broadhead (1806 - 1872)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Daniel A. Miller/John W. Cooley Company (1853) Perpetual Emigrating Fund Age at departure: 47 Find a Grave Birth: Jun. 28, 1806 Coventry Warwick...

The Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company was organized in October 1849. The "donations to the fund" helped outfit members "for the trek west" from 1850 to 1887. It also funded voyages to America starting in 1856. The fund was dis-incorporated in 1887 under the provisions of the Edmunds-Tucker Act. Approximately 30,000 people were assisted with all or part of their transportation expenses during the thirty-seven years of the Fund's operation.

There is no complete list of members who used PEF. Many members used the fund, and paid their debt; enabling other members to emigrate. However, in 1877 a list called Names of Persons and Sureties Indebted to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company from 1850 to 1877 was created. This was a list of everyone who used PEF but had not paid their debt. Then as part of the Jubilee year of the Church, the "Worthy Poor" were forgiven their debt.

You can find this list in the document area "Names of Persons and Sureties Indebted to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company"

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