Mormon Pioneers

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NOTE: This is not an official list, though it should be accurate. If you find
any discrepancies or wish to add information to this list (perhaps the names of
the two children that came with the group), please contact me at
[contact link].
I got this list from the book: "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah" by Frank
Esshom (published 1913 by Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company, Salt Lake City,
UT). Additional information came from "Essentials in Church History" by Joseph
Fielding Smith. - Joseph F. Buchanan
THE ORIGINAL COMPANY:
First Ten
Wilford Woodruff, Captain
John S. Fowler
Jacob D. Burnham
Orson Pratt
Joseph Egbert
John M. Freeman
Marcus B. Thorpe
Geo. A. Smith
Geo. Wardle
Second Ten
Ezra T. Benson, Captain
Thomas B. Grover
Barnabas L. Adams
Roswell Stevens
Amasa M. Lyman
Starling Driggs
Albert Carrington
Thomas Bullock (Clerk of the camp)
George Brown
Willard Richards
Jesse C. Little
Third Ten
Phinehas H. Young
John Y. Green
Thomas Tanner (Captain of the cannon)
Brigham Young (lieutenant-general)
Clarissa Decker Young (wife of Brigham Young)
Addison Everett (a captain of fifty)
Truman O. Angell
Lorenzo D. Young
Harriet Page Wheeler Young (wife of Lorenzo D. Young)
Bryant Stringham
Joseph S. Scofield
Albert P. Rockwood (a captain of hundred)
Fourth Ten
Luke S. Johnson, Captain
John Holman
Edmund Ellsworth
Alvarus Hanks
George R. Grant
Millen Atwood
Samuel B. Fox
Tunis Rappleyee
Harry Pierce
Wm. Dykes
Jacob Weiler
Fifth Ten
Stephen H. Goddard, Captain
Tarlton Lewis (a captain of fifty)
Henry G. Sherwood
Zebedee Coltrain
Sylvester H. Earl
John Dixon
Samuel H. Marble
George Scholes
Wm. Henrie
Wm. A. Empey
Sixth Ten
Charles Shumway, Captain
Andrew Shumway
Thos. Woolsey
Chauncey Loveland
Erastus Snow
James Craig
Wm. Wordsworth
Wm. Vance
Simeon Howd
Seeley Owen
Seventh Ten
James Case, Captain (also a captain of fifty)
Artemas Johnson
Wm. C. A. Smoot
Franklin B. Dewey
Wm. Carter
Franklin G. Losee
Burr Frost
Datus Ensign
Franklin B. Stewart
Monroe Frink
Eric Glines
Ozro Eastman
Eighth Ten
Seth Taft, Captain
Horace Thornton
Stephen Kelsey
John S. Eldredge
Charles D. Barnum
Alma M. Williams
Rufus Allen
Robert T. Thomas
James W. Stewart
Elijah Newman
Levi N. Kendall
Francis Boggs
David Grant
Ninth Ten
Howard Egan, Captain
Heber C. Kimball
Ellen Saunders Kimball (wife of Heber C. Kimball)
Wm. A. King
Thomas Cloward
Hosea Cushing
Robert Byard
George Billings
Edson Whipple
Philo Johnson
Wm. Clayton
Tenth Ten
Appleton M. Harmon, Captain
Carlos Murray
Horace K. Whitney
Orson K. Whitney
Orrin P. Rockwell
Nathaniel T. Brown
R. Jackson Redding
John Pack (a captain of fifty) (Major)
Francis Pomeroy
Aaron Farr
Nathaniel Fairbanks
Eleventh Ten
John S. Higbee, Captain
John Wheeler
Solomon Chamberlain
Conrad Klineman
Joseph Rooker
Perry Fitzgerald
John H. Tippetts
James Davenport
Henson Walker
Benjamin Rolfe
Twelfth Ten
Norton Jacobs, Captain
Charles A. Harper
George Woodard
Stephen Markham (a captain of hundred) (Colonel)
Lewis Barney
George Mills
Andrew Gibbons
Joseph Hancock
John W. Norton
Thirteenth Ten
John Brown, Captain
Shadrach Roundy (a captain of fifty) (Major)
Levi Jackman
Lyman Curtis
Hans C. Hansen
Matthew Ivory
David Powers
Hark Lay (colored)
Oscar Crosby (colored)
Fourteenth Ten
Joseph Matthews, Captain
Gilbroid Summe
John Gleason
Charles Burke
Alexander P. Chessley
Rodney Badger
Norman Taylor
Green Flake (colored)
Ellis Eames (taken sick, returned to Winter Quarters)


There were also 2 children with the company: Lorenzo Young's two children, Isaac
Perry Decker (age six) and Lorenzo Sobieski Young (age six) [Thanks to Dave
Crockett's 150 years ago today - Apr. 16 1997].

Note: the odometer that was used to measure the distance travelled, was
suggested by William Clayton, who was recording the journey. It was designed by
Orson Pratt and constructed by Appleton M. Harmon
10 more companies came to the valley in 1847, plus a group from the Mormon
Battallion and the Mississippi saints, bringing the total to more than 2000
arriving in the valley that year:

Brigham Young Company - 148
Mississippi Company - 47
Mormon Batallion - 210
Daniel Spencer Company - 204
Parley P. Pratt Company - 198
Abraham O. Smoot Company - 139
Charles C. Rich Company - 130
George B. Wallace Company - 198
Edward Hunter Company - 155
Joseph Horne Company - 197
Joseph B. Noble Company - 171
W. Snow Company - 148
Jedediah M. Grant Company - 150
for a total of 2095 for the year 1847.

According to the book, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah by Frank Esshom, Published in 1913 by Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company following is a roster of the 1847 Brigham Young Company.

THE ORIGINAL COMPANY:
First Ten: Second Ten: Third Ten:
Wilford Woodruff, Captain Ezra T. Benson, Captain Phineash H. Young
John S. Fowler Thomas B. Grover John Y. Green
Jacob D. Burnham Barnabas L. Adams Thomas Tanner
Orson Pratt Roswell Stevens (Capt. of the cannon)
Joseph Egbert Amasa Lyman Lt. Gen. Brigham Young
John M. Freeman Starling Driggs Clairssa Decker Young
Marcus B. Thorpe Albert Carrington Truman O. Angell
George A. Smith Thomas Bullock Harriet Page Wheeler Young
George Wardle George Brown Lorenzo D. Young
Willard Richards Bryant Stringham
Jesse C. Little Jospeh S. Scofield
Albert P. Rockwood

From Day By Day with the Utah Pioneers, 1847
Saturday, June 26

"...George Wardle was a survivor of the pioneer company of 1847. He lived in Vernal, Unitah county, and wrote an interesting letter to The Tribune full of pioneer reminiscensces. Mr. Wardle was born in Leek, Staffordshire,England, February 3, 1820. He joined the church in 1839, emigrated to Nauvoo in 1842 and passed through all the difficulties incedent to the time, arriving at Winter Quarters in 1846. He left there with the other pioneers and was with the party in all its travails and hardships. He was one of the advance company to enter the valley with Orson Pratt and was the first to go to work whipsawing for lumber. He and George A. Smith were among the first to plant potatoes in the valley.
Mr. Wardle was a great musician, one of the earliest singers in Utah and was a member of the Nauvoo brass band. He, with James Smithers, conducted the singing for the ceremonies incident to the laying of the cornerstone of the Salt Lake temple in 1853, and was deeply interested in all branches of music. He also taught dancing at Marcy R. Thompson's log house and among his early pupils were George Q. Cannon, Joseph Fielding Smith and others. Until a few years ago there were many alive who used to dance at Mrs. Thompson's and nearly everyone remembered George Wardle. He died November 25, 1901 in Vernal, Utah.

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Grant Lee Great story. Thanks for submitting. I am interested in any stories or informatio about George Wardle, his conversion, trip to Salt Lake, relationships with early Mormon church leaders. Grant Lee, [contact link]
Mar 09, 2003 9:37 pm · Reply
Victoria Ciabattari Thank you for the time and effort it took to submit your information. It is greatly appreciated.
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