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1861 Wagon train in Echo Canyon

Edward Hunter 1850 Pioneer Company was led by Edward Hunter. 261 individuals and 67 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs). This company was organized at 12-mile creek near the Missouri River. It was the first Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company.

Company History[]

Company Captain : Edward Hunter was the third Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1851 (after his arrival in Salt Lake City until his death in 1883. He served as Presiding Bishop longer than any other person in the history of the LDS Church. He migrated to the Salt Lake Valley in 1846–47 and served as the bishop of the Salt Lake City 13th Ward from 1849 to 1854.

Reference Sources[]

  • Edward Hunter 1850 Company - LDS History Pioneer Overland Companies
  • "Arrival of the Mail from Salt Lake," Frontier Guardian , 14 Sep. 1850, 1.
  • Cluff, Harvey Harris, Autobiography and journals, 1868-1912, vol. 1, 8-14.
  • Deseret News [Weekly] , 5 Oct. 1850, 134.
  • "Emigration Closed," Deseret News [Weekly], 19 Oct. 1850, 140.
  • "From the Plains," Frontier Guardian, 21 Aug. 1850, 2.
  • Fullmer, Rhoda Ann Marvin, Reminiscences, 1885, 5.
  • Heywood, Martha Spence, Journals 1850-[1860], vol. 1, 3-14.
  • Hunter, Edward and Robert Campbell, to Brigham Young, 17 July 1850, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 31, box 22, fd. 1.
  • Hunter, Edward and Robert Campbell, to Brigham Young, 22 Aug. 1850, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 31, box 22, fd. 1.
  • "Interesting News from the Plains," Frontier Guardian , 24 July 1850, 1-2.
  • “Latest From the Plains,” Frontier Guardian, 10 July 1850, 2.
  • Lyons, Oscar F. , Autobiographical sketch, [1]. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
  • Palmer, James, Reminiscences [ca.1884-1898], 103-13.
  • Pitt, Robert Calvin, [Interview], in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 23:147-48.
  • Romney, Miles, Journal [ca. 1850 Mar.]-1855 May, 1-2.
  • Spilsbury, George, [Autobiography], in Viva Skousen Brown, The Life and Posterity of Alma Platte Spilsbury [1983], 42-43.
  • Wight, Lewis, [Reminiscence], 2-3. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)

List of Passengers[]

Name / Age / Birthdate / Deathdate

  1. Barney, Electa Jane 9 29 August 1840 25 January 1883
  2. Barney, Royal 41 15 December 1808 9 June 1890
  3. Barney, Sarah Bowen 39 12 June 1811 9 November 1895
  4. Barney, Sarah Melissa 16 30 March 1834 22 May 1911
  5. Benson, Mary 20 24 January 1830 27 March 1905
  6. Bigelow, Asa Elijah 18 2 February 1832 9 November 1911
  7. Bigelow, Daniel 8 18 March 1842 22 October 1921
  8. Bigelow, Hiram 21 20 May 1829 29 February 1916
  9. Bigelow, Lovina 17 24 March 1834 5 November 1900
  10. Bigelow Mary 41 1809-1888 (spouse)
  11. Bigelow, Moroni 9 1 September 1840 13 April 1870
  12. Bigelow, Nahum 65 9 February 1785 28 January 1851
  13. Bigelow, Sariah 12 29 January 1838 11 January 1877
  14. Bullard, Prudence 46 31 July 1803 27 February 1883
  15. Burlingame, [Mr.] Unknown Unknown Unknown
  16. Burnham, Andrew 42 19 May 1808 30 December 1867
  17. Burnham, Charles Caroll 11 7 November 1838 1928
  18. Burnham, Emily Frances 9 21 November 1840 28 August 1911
  19. Burnham, Harriet Ruhamah 32 25 January 1818 24 July 1885
  20. Burnham, Mary Kimball 1 18 February 1850 15 April 1931
  21. Butterfield, Don Carlos 7 12 August 1842 8 November 1906
  22. Butterfield, Edward Lawrence 4 9 November 1846 13 April 1924
  23. Butterfield, Margaret 49 29 April 1801 1 January 1853
  24. Buxton, Elizabeth 35 17 July 1814 5 November 1884
  25. Buxton, Emma E. 2 4 December 1847 22 February 1902
  26. Buxton, Joseph 32 27 May 1818 2 April 1891
  27. Buxton, Mary Ellen Infant 26 July 1849 24 January 1877
  28. Campbell, Amelia Delilah 36 27 July 1813 19 August 1850
  29. Campbell, Catherine 3 23 January 1847 Unknown
  30. Campbell, Robert 40 31 March 1810 5 June 1890
  31. Campbell, Robert Ashmore Infant 12 July 1849 3 December 1906
  32. Carr, Fanny 62 8 November 1787 11 June 1859
  33. Chase, Dorothy 59 About 1791 Unknown
  34. Chase, Sisson 64 6 February 1786 Unknown
  35. Cheever, Henry Albert 23 7 November 1826 13 February 1918
  36. Clapp, Benjamin Lynn 35 19 August 1814 31 October 1865 (Member Seven Presidents of the Seventy of the Church - 2 wives and children and mother)
  37. Clapp, Corinda Elvira 1 28 September 1848 22 January 1926
  38. Clapp, Elvira 25 26 February 1825 25 September 1876 (wife)
  39. Clapp, Frank Lewis 17 6 January 1833 18 June 1892
  40. Clapp, Joel Henry Infant 7 August 1850 4 September 1919
  41. Clapp, Joseph Carlos 12 24 August 1837 31 January 1912
  42. Clapp, Margaret Ann 76 15 August 1773 15 December 1855 (Mother)
  43. Clapp, Margaret Ann 6 1844 1896
  44. Clapp, Mary Elizabeth 10 9 February 1840 19 February 1904
  45. Clapp, Mary Rachel 35 2 April 1815 13 November 1874 (wife)
  46. Clapp, Nancy Jane 2 6 January 1848 November 1892
  47. Clapp, Sarah Mariah 3 13 April 1847 1 January 1904
  48. Clapp, William 15 15 August 1834 3 June 1888
  49. Cluff, Alfred Aaron 5 1 November 1844 21 January 1930
  50. Cluff, Benjamin 20 20 May 1830 19 November 1909
  51. Cluff, David 23 26 July 1826 3 October 1883
  52. Cluff, David 55 20 June 1795 6 December 1881
  53. Cluff, Elizabeth Betsy 44 10 July 1805 5 June 1881
  54. Cluff, Harvey Harris 14 9 January 1836 19 April 1916
  55. Cluff, Henry 7 15 February 1843 16 January 1931
  56. Cluff, Hyrum 9 19 April 1841 14 May 1923
  57. Cluff, Joseph 16 11 January 1834 4 June 1914
  58. Cluff, Moses 22 11 February 1828 30 January 1903
  59. Cluff, Orson 2 17 August 1847 14 May 1933
  60. Cluff, Samuel Sampson 12 27 September 1837 16 June 1920
  61. Cluff, William Wallace 18 8 March 1832 21 August 1915
  62. Conder, Helen 24 19 December 1825 2 February 1894
  63. Conder, John Spencer 1 7 April 1849 14 January 1929
  64. Conder, William Edward 23 19 November 1826 18 December 1885
  65. Condit, Amos Wallace Unknown About 1848 11 December 1913
  66. Condit, Ann 42 9 April 1808 14 December 1889
  67. Condit, Charlotte 15 17 June 1835 12 September 1874
  68. Condit, Ruth W. 10 4 November 1839 9 July 1911
  69. Cram, Abigail 24 14 July 1825 11 December 1904
  70. Decker, Delight 46 6 March 1804 24 October 1883

Decker, Fanny Eliza 29 17 January 1821 7 March 1901 Decker, Isaac 50 29 November 1799 13 June 1873 Dive, Verulam 16 21 February 1834 3 March 1864 Dudley, Brigham Simeon 4 28 August 1845 20 August 1921 Dudley, Charles Heber 1 17 August 1848 12 January 1923 Dudley, Mary Ann 39 19 March 1811 4 February 1884 Dudley, Oliver Hunt 41 22 February 1809 27 May 1897 Dudley, Susan Jane Katherine 14 8 June 1836 8 December 1916 Eaton, John Sagers 9 2 April 1841 25 March 1912 Eaton, Joseph Orlando Beckwith 11 2 January 1839 1 July 1900 Eaton, Minerva Lucinda 14 8 June 1836 11 March 1920 Eddins, Jessie Ann 11 17 June 1839 9 May 1923 Ellsworth, Mary Ann 15 11 August 1834 16 December 1916 Felt, Eliza Ann 29 10 November 1820 19 June 1875 Felt, Joseph Henry 10 9 May 1840 15 June 1907 Felt, Margaret Eliza Infant 6 October 1849 12 January 1927 Felt, Nathaniel Henry 34 6 February 1816 27 January 1887 Felt, Nathaniel Preston 4 2 June 1846 3 December 1855 Fisk, Minerva 41 5 June 1809 18 December 1851 Fordham, Amos Pierre 9 4 January 1841 4 June 1918 Fordham, Anna Bibbins 39 24 March 1811 8 December 1881 Fordham, Anna Maria 6 21 May 1844 6 October 1917 Fordham, Elijah 52 8 March 1798 9 September 1879 Fordham, Joseph Elijah 2 21 November 1847 3 August 1929 Fordham, Mary Louisa 1 1 December 1848 15 June 1850 Foster, Charles Franklin 2 22 August 1847 25 January 1936 Foster, Orson Hyde Infant 2 March 1850 19 March 1898 Foster, Sarah 31 11 February 1819 17 February 1897 Foster, Solon 39 8 January 1811 17 March 1896 Foster, William Riter 6 4 November 1843 10 December 1927

  1. Fullmer, David 3 16 March 1847 27 January 1922
  2. Fullmer, Elvira Martha 10 14 October 1839 14 January 1915
  3. Fullmer, Eugene Bertrand 17 3 May 1833 5 November 1899
  4. Fullmer, Hannibal Octavius 13 16 May 1837 22 October 1909
  5. Fullmer, Hortensia Jane 7 6 September 1842 28 October 1853
  6. Fullmer, Junius Sextus 15 14 January 1835 30 September 1888
  7. Fullmer, Rachel 18 27 May 1832 20 December 1912 (Sister-in-law)
  8. Fullmer, Rhoda Ann 4 15 March 1846 28 January 1917
  9. Fullmer, Rhoda Ann 37 12 February 1813 18 August 1892
  10. Fullmer, Susannah 5 25 November 1844 30 August 1916
  11. Goldthwaite, Jesse Unknown Unknown Unknown
  12. Greene, Nancy Zerviah 20 17 September 1829 10 July 1852
  13. Haven, Jesse 36 28 March 1814 14 December 1905
  14. Haven, Martha 3 About 1847 Unknown
  15. Haven, Martha Spring 30 21 November 1819 22 March 1861
  16. Heywood, Franklin 19 9 August 1830 9 November 1850
  17. Heywood, Joseph Leland 34 1 August 1815 16 October 1910
  18. Holdaway, Daniel Webster 15 14 July 1834 3 July 1914
  19. Holdaway, David Oscar 18 9 March 1832 13 March 1907
  20. Holdaway, Elizabeth 20 23 June 1830 23 December 1854
  21. Homiston, Clarissa Blake 53 28 October 1796 13 March 1863
  22. Homiston, Lyman 71 27 September 1778 10 October 1859
  23. Hulet, Henrietta 30 13 October 1819 19 April 1866
  24. Hulet, Orin Taylor 35 3 June 1815 6 November 1898
  25. Hunter, Edward 57 22 June 1793 16 October 1883
  26. Hunter, Laura Lovina Shimer 23 23 March 1827 16 July 1894
  27. Hunter, Rodolph Edward Shimer 2 26 October 1847 14 February 1923
  28. Hutchinson, Catherine 7 February 1843 Unknown
  29. Hutchinson, Constantia Elizabeth 32 14 October 1817 28 February 1865
  30. Hutchinson, George Henry Young 1 May 1849 Unknown
  31. Hutchinson, Jacob Flynn 33 4 August 1816 22 May 1867
  32. Hutchinson, Jacob Flynn, Jr. 4 January 1846 Unknown
  33. Hutchinson, Nathaniel 8 November 1841 Unknown
  34. Hutchinson, Sarah Ellen Infant 9 August 1850 Unknown
  35. Johnson, Charles Wesley 5 September 1844 2 December 1885
  36. Johnson, Louisa 35 28 June 1815 3 January 1912
  37. Johnson, William Henry 10 10 July 1839 3 December 1911
  38. Kim, [Elder] Unknown Unknown Unknown
  39. Knight, Hyrum Helaman 2 26 August 1847 8 July 1880
  40. Knight, James Philander 12 29 April 1838 14 June 1909
  41. Knight, Jesse 5 6 September 1845 14 March 1921
  42. Knight, Joseph Ether 9 18 October 1840 27 June 1878
  43. Knight, Lydia 6 6 June 1844 8 May 1905
  44. Knight, Lydia 38 9 June 1812 3 April 1884
  45. Knight, Maria 56 11 January 1794 31 March 1870
  46. Knight, Newel 7 17 October 1843 24 May 1907
  47. Knight, Oswell 15 20 December 1834 21 March 1911
  48. Knight, Sally 13 1 December 1836 1 October 1916
  49. Lawrence, Henry William 14 18 July 1835 5 April 1924
  50. Lawrence, James 21 August 1828 13 October 1891
  51. Lawrence, Julia Adelaide 12 23 January 1838 24 March 1907
  52. Lawrence, Margaret Edwards 9 8 April 1841 22 January 1910
  53. Lawrence, Sarah A. 24 13 May 1826 28 November 1872
  54. Lockley, Ellen Stuart 43 15 November 1806 28 February 1859
  55. Lyons, Amanda Fitzallen 6 7 September 1843 12 September 1884
  56. Lyons, Caleb Washington 4 9 January 1846 6 June 1898
  57. Lyons, Oscar Fitzallen 9 25 December 1840 31 January 1908
  58. Lyons, Sarah 30 9 October 1819 3 October 1889
  59. Lyons, Sarah Bigler 1 23 February 1849 24 July 1911

Marshall, Washington Unknown Unknown 16 July 1850 McCall, Dorothy 37 31 January 1813 2 January 1893 McCall, James Armstrong 61 3 August 1789 6 December 1861 McMinn, Mary 64 15 February 1786 12 July 1873 McPherson, William Unknown Unknown Unknown Meacham, [Brother] Unknown Unknown Unknown Mead, Elizabeth 66 17 January 1784 3 April 1881 Mifflin, Edward McMinn 4 1 November 1845 8 April 1906 Mogridge, Henry 22 25 February 1828 Unknown Neyman, Jane 57 22 September 1792 3 May 1880 Nickerson, Charles Albert Infant 4 May 1850 1 June 1918 Nickerson, Eleazer Freeman 2 4 May 1848 31 August 1906 Nickerson, Elizabeth 4 8 April 1846 10 December 1912 Nickerson, Levi Stillman 36 2 April 1814 15 December 1853 Nickerson, Mary Ann 27 5 September 1822 29 November 1916 Palmer, James Weaver 29 6 August 1820 6 October 1905 Palmer, Mary Ann 34 6 August 1815 4 October 1888 Parker, Heber Thomas Riley Infant 30 August 1849 23 June 1914 Parker, Henry Miller 42 26 September 1807 28 July 1887 Parker, Joseph Hyrum 5 27 February 1845 27 October 1912 Parker, Nancy Wood 33 20 May 1817 13 May 1879 Parker, Violate Ellen 2 30 June 1847 28 January 1861 Parker, William Henry 7 30 August 1842 29 May 1890 Phiners, [Mrs.] Unknown Unknown Unknown Pitt, Cornelia Melvina 23 27 November 1826 21 August 1860 Pitt, Moroni William 8 11 January 1842 22 September 1910 Pitt, Robert Calvin Infant 30 November 1849 27 September 1938 Pitt, William 36 16 August 1813 21 February 1873 Pitt, William Heber 3 8 October 1846 8 July 1938 Richardson, Albert Ebenezer 13 2 May 1837 16 December 1919 Richardson, Amanda Melvina Infant 23 August 1849 9 January 1913 Richardson, Angeline 36 25 November 1813 10 April 1880 Richardson, Ebenezer Clawson 34 7 August 1815 25 September 1874 Richardson, Eliza 7 17 March 1843 3 May 1908 Richardson, Emiline 1 About 1849 17 July 1891 Richardson, George Allen 10 24 December 1839 Unknown Richardson, Josiah 6 16 April 1844 13 April 1933 Richardson, Mary Amanda 15 24 August 1834 13 April 1917 Richardson, Phoebe 17 17 January 1833 21 May 1917 Richardson, Polly Ann 27 20 July 1822 19 January 1905 Richardson, Warren Child Bosworth Infant 4 May 1850 28 March 1910 Richardson, William Alma 2 19 January 1848 26 May 1923 Rin, [Elder] Unknown Unknown Unknown Robinson, Noah Unknown Unknown Unknown Robinson, Susannah Unknown Unknown Unknown

  1. Rockwell, Martha Ann 21 10 September 1831 29 May 1907
  2. Rockwell, Merritt 28 23 July 1821 1855
  3. Rockwell, Porter Jeptha 1 20 August 1846 12 December 1921
  4. Romney, Brigham 11 1839 Unknown
  5. Romney, Elizabeth 41 8 January 1809 11 October 1884
  6. Romney, Elizabeth Ann 16 22 November 1833 14 December 1907
  7. Romney, Heber 6 1844 Unknown
  8. Hiram Thomas Gaskell Romney (1845-1902) Romney, Hiram Thomas Gaskell 5 19 June 1845 6 May 1902
  9. Romney, Joseph Gaskell 12 30 April 1838 6 March 1888
  10. Romney, Mary Ann 2 20 May 1848 14 March 1924
  11. Romney, Miles 43 13 July 1806 3 May 1877
  12. Romney, Miles Park 7 18 August 1842 26 February 1904 (Grandfather to US Gov. G.W. Romney and GGF to US Gov. Mitt Romney).
  13. Romney, Sarah 14 22 February 1836 9 January 1909
  14. Rose, Adelaide Infant 9 December 1849 22 August 1928
  15. Rose, Ralph 30 16 November 1819 22 March 1881
  16. Rushton, John Willard 3 16 March 1847 18 May 1911
  17. Rushton, Margaret 27 28 July 1822 29 April 1872
  18. Rushton, William James Infant 2 December 1849 8 September 1923
  19. Sagers, Harriet Emeline Barney 19 13 October 1830 14 February 1911

Sagers, Lucy Marilla 19 29 April 1831 1915 Sagers, Ruth Adelia 17 20 September 1832 12 March 1871 Sagers, William Henry Harrison 36 3 May 1814 19 June 1886 Sagers, William Orson Infant 1850 Unknown Silcock, Alma H. 8 6 February 1842 29 August 1864 Silcock, Jane 23 6 November 1826 27 April 1902 Silcock, Nicholas Thomas 30 29 September 1819 10 May 1906 Silcock, Thomas Infant 4 December 1849 25 December 1924 Smith, Charles Nephi 26 14 March 1824 1 March 1897 Smith, Mary Jane 16 27 July 1833 2 June 1871 Spence, Martha 38 8 March 1812 5 February 1873 Spencer, Amelia 46 15 May 1804 18 May 1877 Spencer, Henrietta 11 5 March 1839 1876 Spencer, Julia Josephine 13 9 April 1837 31 October 1909 Spillsbury, Alma Platte Infant 5 August 1850 12 June 1920 Spillsbury, Fanny 26 25 December 1823 5 June 1903 Spillsbury, George 27 21 April 1823 23 January 1919 Stewart, [Child] Unknown Unknown Unknown Stewart, [Sister] Unknown Unknown Unknown Thompson, George Unknown Unknown Unknown Tippets, Abigail Eliza Infant 18 January 1850 17 May 1912 Tippets, Alice Jeanette 6 15 March 1844 13 October 1914 Tippets, Emma Ann 4 13 November 1845 8 September 1869 Tippets, Mary Ellen 1 22 December 1848 31 March 1908 Tippets, Sophia Burnham 37 12 July 1812 25 June 1898 Tippets, William Plummer 38 26 June 1812 29 March 1877 Walker, [Mr.] Unknown Unknown Unknown Walker, [Sister] Unknown Unknown Unknown Weymouth, Henrietta Druicillia 20 8 March 1830 22 June 1888 Wight, Charles 19 28 May 1831 1 June 1911 Wight, Ephraim 24 13 March 1826 8 August 1903 Wight, Harriet 19 4 November 1830 23 March 1907 Wight, Harriet Amelia 1 4 March 1849 27 January 1867 Wight, Heber 5 1845 Unknown Wight, Joseph Moroni 6 18 June 1844 22 October 1914 Wight, Lewis William 42 11 December 1807 2 August 1882 Wight, Lyman 20 24 September 1829 15 May 1896 Wight, Maria 38 4 November 1811 29 April 1885 Wight, Nancy 3 1847 Unknown Wight, Nancy Urania 41 18 March 1809 29 November 1894 Wight, Sarah 17 28 May 1833 21 February 1901 Wight, William 8 1842 Unknown Wight, William Lewis Infant 22 March 1850 24 October 1907 Winkless, Charlotte 12 25 July 1837 31 March 1918 Winkless, Joseph Thomas 3 30 January 1847 7 January 1932 Winkless, Mary Eliza 6 20 June 1844 26 July 1929 Woolley, Edwin Dilworth 43 28 June 1807 14 October 1881 Woolley, Edwin Gordon 4 30 July 1845 13 January 1930 Woolley, Mary Ann 26 8 March 1824 30 September 1894 Wright, Amos Russell 10 11 January 1840 24 February 1915 Wright, David Darwin 6 13 September 1843 26 February 1894 Wright, Jonathan 2 24 May 1848 10 March 1927 Wright, Jonathan Calkins 41 29 November 1808 8 November 1880 Wright, Lyman Van Infant 21 May 1850 4 July 1850 Wright, Virginia Ann Charlotte 8 1 March 1842 21 June 1899 Young, Harriet Maria 15 21 July 1834 16 February 1928 Young, Mary Jane 22 15 October 1827 26 September 1868 Young, Persis 44 15 March 1806 16 September 1894

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1850 Hunter Wagon Company[]

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Numbered amoung the participants in the Edward Hunter 1850 Pioneer Company, a early Mormon pioneer wagon train traveling from to Salt Lake City in the early summer. 261 individuals and 67 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs). This company was organized at 12-mile creek near the Missouri River. It was the first Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company of LDS Church. Its leader, Edward Hunter (1793-1883) had served as bishop of the Nauvoo 5th Ward and would go to become the 3rd presiding bishop of the church the following year. Several diary/biographical accounts exist for this group.

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