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Bryan Ward Nowlin

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Lewisburg, Bedford County, Tennessee
Death: May 2, 1877 (61)
sawmill in Butterfield Canyon, Tooele County, Utah Territory, USA
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Peyton Wade Nowlin and Margaret Nowlin
Husband of Mary Susannah Cummings; Jane Nowlin and Susannah Nowlin
Father of Mary Susannah Peck; Generva Hale and Ulysses Cicero Nowlin
Brother of Bluford Nowlin and Jabus Townsend Nowlin

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About Bryan Ward Nowlin

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847 -1868 Daniel Spencer/Ira Eldredge Company (1847)

Age at Departure: 31 He married Mary Susannah Cummings on the plains.

Mormon Pioneer:

"...I will now mention that B.W. Nowlin from who I got a yoke of oxen to work through my journey was one of the same company he being without any family with him as his wife had deserted him at Winter Quarters returning to Kentucky from <:w>hence they had emigrated, taking three children and two young negro slaves and quite an amount of property in team[,] carriage and dry goods. This she did while he was on a trip down into the State of Missouri for Supplies.

Bro Nowlin and my self entered into an arrangement to unite in our Cooking and eating arrangements as one family, both of us being bachelors. He had <also> a young man, by the name of William Bryant along with him as teamster driving a team he furnish to haul one of the canon had in the company.

My bro Alva also drove a team for Bro Nowlin he having three teams. My sister Mary [Mary Cummings Nowlin] acted as cook and house Keeper and I might as well state now that after we had been on the road a few week (the date I have lost) She became the wife of bro Nowlin being married by father John Smith President of the camp ..."

SOURCE: Cummings, Benjamin Franklin, Reminiscences and diaries, 1842-1879, fd. 1, 8p. Retrieved from,18016,4976-6119,00.html

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Bryan Ward Nowlin's Timeline

July 4, 1815
Lewisburg, Bedford County, Tennessee
May 31, 1841
Age 25
Pontotoc County, Mississippi, United States
May 16, 1850
Age 34
Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
November 17, 1860
Age 45
Ogden, Weber County, Utah Territory, United States
May 2, 1877
Age 61
Tooele County, Utah Territory, USA
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA