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  • Samuel Winsbrough Western (1843 - 1938)
    listed as 36 in 1880 Census, Job as Blacksmith Born in Cove, Tiverton (son of Samuel R. Western and Ann Winsborough). Born December 4, 1843, Tiverton, England. Came to Utah September 13, 1861, Home...
  • Charles Henry Yeamans (1858 - 1930)
    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 David H. Cannon Company (1861) Age 2 Departure: 1 June 1861 Arrival: 11-16 August 1861* Updated from Find A Grave Memorial by SmartCopy : Aug 17 2015, 1:40...
  • Jens Peterson (1818 - 1884)
  • Ellen Taylor Holroyd (1850 - 1939)
    Residence : Bountiful, Davis, Utah, USA - 1880* Residence : West Precinct, Davis, Utah, USA - 1900* Residence : West Bountiful, Davis, Utah, USA - 1910* Residence : Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United State...


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

This page covers the Mormon Pioneers of 1861 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.