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William Holmes Walker Freight Train (1857)



14 July 1857

Arrival in Salt Lake Valley:

4-11 September 1857

Company Information:

86 individuals and 28 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Florence, Nebraska (now Omaha).


Individuals Known To Have Traveled In This Company

Barzee, George (20)

Barzee, Reuben Woodard (20)

Hartle, [Brother] (Unknown)

Marsh, Thomas B. (57)

Rise (Rice), Thomas E. (Unknown)



Simpson, [Brother] (Unknown)

Smith (Schmidt), Alseone (Elsone) (6)

Smith (Schmidt), Georg Adam (32)

Smith (Schmidt), Joseph McGinnis (Infant)

Smith (Schmidt), Melissa Henrie (29)

Smith (Schmidt), Octavous (5)

Walker, William Holmes (37)

Wheeler, Eliza (11)

Wheeler, Elizabeth (48)

Wheeler, John (52)

Wheeler, John, Jr. (22)

Wheeler, Sarah Ann (16)

Wheeler, William (14)


"Immigration," Deseret News (Weekly) , 2 Sept. 1857, 208.

"Arrival and Latest News," Deseret News (Weekly), 19 Aug. 1857, 188.

Barzee, Reuben Woodard, [Diary], in Gwendolyn E. Pickens, ed. and comp., Sons of God [1984], 183-89.

Barzee, Reuben Woodard, [Diary], in Gwendolyn E. Pickens, ed., i>Diary: "Patriarch John Boice, Body Guard of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and Mary Ann Barzee, Pioneer, Wife, Mother and Indian Peacemaker" [1979], 80-83.

Musser, Amos M. [Letter], Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 26 Sept. 1857, p. 620-22

Smith, Joseph Maginnis, [Reminiscences], in Our Pioneer Heritage, 20 vols. [1958-77], 1:28.

Taylor, John, "Editorial Correspondence from the Plains," The Mormon, 8 Aug. 1857, 3.

Taylor, John, [Letter], Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 19 Sept. 1857, p. 605-6

Walker, William Holmes, The Life Incidents and Travels of Elder William Holmes Walker and His Association with Joseph Smith, the Prophet [1943], 65-67.

Walker, William Holmes, Reminiscences and diary, 1843 Sept.-1897 Apr., 127-31.

Walker, William Holmes, [Journal], in Treasures of Pioneer History, 6 vols. [1952-57], 6:253-54.


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