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  • James Robins (1818 - 1907)
    James initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with five others in the William Snow/Joseph Young Company in 1850. He later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856...
  • George Austin (1835 - 1918)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 John A. Hunt Company (1856) Age at Departure: 20 George was a laborer from England. He arrived to New York on June 14, 1856 via the ship Thornton. The ...
  • John Henwood (1809 - 1874)
  • Elizabeth Tregenna Gailey (1840 - 1876)
    Daughter of John Henwood and Jane TregannaMarried John Gailey, 25 Aug 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UtahChildren - Edwin Gailey, David Gailey, Heber Charles Gailey, Willard Gailey, Ernest Gailey, ba...
  • Isaac John Wardle (1835 - 1917)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Edward Martin Company (1856) Age at Departure: 21 Perpetual Emigrating Fund Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Mar 12 2016, 16:09:03 UTC


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

This page covers the Mormon Pioneers of 1856 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.