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  • Pvt John Richard Gilbert (1822 - 1902)
    Son of Rufus Gilbert & Bethiah CarpenterMarried Betsey Ann PettegrewJohn Richard Gilbert enlisted in Company D of the U.S. Mormon Battalion in 1846. He completed the march to California and was dischar...
  • Rufus Beach (1795 - 1850)
    Rufus was born in Roxbury, Connecticut. He served as the company clerk and traveled with his wives. In 1850, he lived in a household with Laura Ann and Alfred. Daniel Spencer/Perrigrine Sessions Comp...
  • Joseph Adair (1806 - 1858)
  • Adeline Brooks Benson (1813 - 1898)
  • Madison Daniel Hambleton (1811 - 1870)


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

This page covers the Mormon Pioneers of 1847 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.