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  • Elijah Laycock (1848 - 1909)
    His death date is confirmed by his obituary. He undoubtedly traveled with his grandparents, John and Margaret Pilling. Atchison-Pilling Company (1853) Age at Departure: 4 Reference: Find A Grave ...
  • John Pilling (1796 - 1887)
    Atchison-Pilling Company (1853) Age at Departure: 57 Company Captain His grandson, Elijah Laycock, undoubtedly traveled with him Son of Edmund Pilling and Ann Campbell of England. Ann died in 1850 ...
  • Margaret Ann Pilling (1799 - 1874)
    Atchison-Pilling Company (1853) Age at Departure: 54 Daughter of Richard Banks and Margaret Harrison Married John Pilling, 17 Oct 1818, Ashton, Lancashire, England Children - Susannah Pilling, Al...
  • Thomas Carter (1822 - 1892)
    Residence: (1851 — Age: 28) Preston, Lancashire, England* Residence: (1861 — Age: 38) Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England* Marriage to Jane Lyons: (26 Aug 1892 — Age: 69) Nephi, Juab, ...
  • Mary Ann Rees (1853 - 1921)
    Daniel A. Miller/John W. Cooley Company (1853) Age at Departure: Infant Traveled with Mary Williams Rees (Age: 31) Elizabeth Rees (Age: 3) John Evans Rees (Age: 31)


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

This page covers the Mormon Pioneers of 1853 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.