Daughters of Utah Pioneers Camp 33 records, undated

Overview of the Collection

Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Camp 33
Daughters of Utah Pioneers Camp 33 records
undated (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet, (1 box)
Collection Number
MS 0284
The Daughters of Utah Pioneers Camp 33 records contain several Utah pioneer biographies, which were made available from the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP). The collection also contains Anne Fellows Johnson's poem The Salt Lake Seagulls, and a picture of Seagull Monument.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Daughter of Utah Pioneers Camp 33 records contain biographies that were made available through the DUP. On 11 April 1901, Annie Taylor Hyde, the daughter of John Taylor, invited forty-six women, descendants of 1847 pioneers, to her home. There they discussed the purpose and organization of the DUP. The organization was meant to develop bonds of friendship among the descendants of pioneers who had entered the valley, perpetuate patriotism, commemorate and remember the pioneers, and compile genealogies of Utah pioneers. When the group was organized Annie Taylor Hyde was nominated as president, and she chose Maria Y. Dougall and Sarah E. Richards Smith as her counselors.

The biographies found in this collection are as follows:

Alexander Franklin Barrow (b. 1813), was born in Tennessee. He moved about Georgia and Texas as a surveyor. Alexander married Ann Shinn Dovey (1844-1847) with whom he had two daughters. In 1848, Alexander married Mary Miller, with whom he had eleven children. Alexander and Mary converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in 1951, and settled in Panaca, Nevada. There they farmed and raised stock.

James Benson (1817-1913) and his wife, Hanne Petersen (b. 1823), were from Sweden. They settled in Utah in 1862, where they farmed in Salt Lake County.

Mary Coats Bergstrom (1831-1901) was born in Scotland. She married Carl Bergstrom in 1856. They settled in Ogden in 1863, but in 1877 Carl deserted Mary for California. In 1878 Mary opened a grocery store.

James Burton (1800-1849) and Isabella Walton Burton (1802-1863) migrated, with their twelve children, to Utah in 1855.

Anna Benson Carlson (1856-1935) left Sweden, with her parents, in 1862. She married William Carlson in 1880. They had ten children, and farmed in the Salt Lake Valley.

Robert Cleghorn (1841-1899) and Eliza Wilson Cleghorn (1854-1923) were both from England. The Cleghorns met in America, were married in 1871, and later settled in the avenues area of Salt Lake City. Robert's position as a druggist supported three children.

Walter John Cleghorn (1835-1869) and Harriet Ann Willes (1841-1888) married, after Harriet had already married and had one child with Walter's brother Robert Cleghorn. Walter and Harriet also had one child. Walter also married Emily Sophia Munton (1835-1861) on 3 June 1860. Walter's parents were Henry Fleet Cleghorn (1801-1879) and Eliza Morphet (1802-1868).

Benjamin Covey (1792-1868) ame to Utah in 1849 after having been jailed with Joseph Smith and others at Liberty Jail, Missouri. He married Almira Mack Covey (1805-1886), Sally Clark Covey (b. 1796), Diana Cole Covey (1819-1847), and Elizabeth Skinner Covey (b. 1796). The Mack family history dates back to the 1600s. Little is known of the other wives.

Peter Wilson Cownover (1807-1892) settled in Utah about 1849. He later married Evelynn B. Golden (1809-1847), and Mary Jane McCall (1829-1896). The family history describes confrontations with Indians and the Tintic War of 1856.

George Benjamin Craner (b. 1800) and Elizabeth West Craner (b. 1799) had twelve children together. This biography has a description of the 1854 voyage of the S.S. Windermere that brought four of their children to America.

Henry Harrison Dalrymple (1824-1895) was an early convert to the LDS Church; he married Mariah C. Williams (1836-1897). Henry was born in New York, and was baptized in 1851. He migrated to Utah in 1859. He had two wives, and twenty-two children. He was arrested for polygamy.

Janvren Hayes Dame (1808-1885) and Sophia Andrews (1818-1847) were married in New Hampshire in 1833. They arrived in Utah in 1848, and settled in Fillmore.

Albert Wesley Davis' (1841-1928) biography describes his Ohio childhood, his migration to Utah in 1851, and his job as foundry worker in Salt Lake City, Utah. Melissa Jane Lambson (1846-1937) and her parents, Alfred Boaz Lambson (1820-1905) and Melissa Jane Bigler (1825-1899), moved to Utah in 1847. Albert and his wife settled in Southern Utah, and had nine children.

Charles Augustus Davis (1810-1898) and Ruth Kennan Davis (1821-1892) settled in Spanish Fork in 1849. There they raised five children. Charles was noted as a founder of ZCMI and an original stockholder in the company.

Jane Jenkins Harve Williams Davis (1806-1899) and William Williams (b. 1802) migrated to Utah in 1866. On the journey William Williams died, leaving Jane Williams and one child to settle in Spanish Fork. Jane supported them through her work as a seamstress. Jane later married David Evans Davis (1797-1889) and they remained in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Nathan Davis (1814-1894) was a bishop in the LDS Church. He married Sarah Woolley Davis (1815-1895) on 31 March 1836. Sarah was noted as a weaver and spinner. They had nine children.

William Wilkinson Dixon (1818-1891) and Sabra Lake Dixon (1824-1908) were married on 16 August 1842. They had fifteen children, and settled in Harrisville, Utah.

Horace Sunderlin Eldredge (1816-1888) and his second wife, Sarah Gibbs Eldredge (1827-1903), lived in Bountiful, Utah, where Sarah was a school teacher.

James Wilson Elliott (1840-1909) and Sara Scott Frazier Elliott settled in Richfield, Utah, where James worked on the railroad. They were notable singers, and their Scottish ballads were popular. Sara started the Utah silk industry by raising silk worms for the LDS Church's Relief Society. James was also a stone cutter for the Salt Lake Temple.

Rachel Caroline Poulter Farley (1858-1938) and Asa Farley lived in Salt Lake City, Utah. They raised nine children and participated in the Salt Lake silk industry.

Darcas Terry Farnsworth (1838-1913) and Astin M. Farnsworth were settlers of Richfield, Utah. The Farnsworths bore nine children, of whom three lived. Astin was known as a seamstress of burial clothes.

Adam Fletcher (1814-1854), Ann Clark Fletcher (1812-1882) and their four children lived in Coalville, Utah. Ann's eldest son, Samuel, lived in Salt Lake City.

John Gerber (1796-1870) was a notable African missionary doctor. He married Madeline High, Maria Elizabeth Wagner Gerber, Johanna Elinor Gissing Gerber (d. 1834) and Anna Maria Ackeret Gerber. John and his early wives (who all died in Africa) were stationed in West Africa. In 1854 John settled in Midway, Utah. He was one of Brigham Young's physicians.

Fanny Graehl (1851-1948), with her Swiss family, migrated to Brigham City, Utah. She was a renowned milliner.

George L. Graehl (b. 1844) and Louise Graehl's (b. 1822) biography is written by Louise. She tells about her emigration form Switzerland with her husband and daughters, their journey across the plains, and the hardships of pioneer life.

Jedediah M. Grant (1816-1856) was Salt Lake's first mayor, and second counselor to Brigham Young. At his death, Susan Noble Grant (1832-1914) married Jedediah's brother, George Davis Grant (1812-1876).

Thomas Grover (1845-1931) and Elizabeth Heiner Grover (1848-1882) moved to Weber Valley, Utah, and then to Morgan, Nevada.

Hannah Typper [Tupper] Grover (1823-1893) was one of several wives of Thomas Grover (1807-1886). She had fifteen children.

William Gunn, Baker Gunn, and Lois Gunn Judd, settled Summit County, Utah.

Madison Daniel Hambleton (1811-1870) married Chelnecha Smith (1818-1880). Madison came from Quaker parents in New York. In 1843 he was ordained an elder in the LDS Church and moved to Nauvoo, Illinois. His biography tells about the violence in Nauvoo, in 1874, and about his move to Utah in 1847.

Orin Hatch (1830-1907), Elizabeth Mallissa Perry Hatch's (1835-1908) families were settlers in Nauvoo, Illinois. The families moved to Utah and Orin married Elizabeth in 1855. Orin also married Maria Thompson (1838-1911) about 1857.

Joseph L. Heywood's (1815-1910) fourth wife was Mary Bell Heywood (1839-1915). They had eleven children and lived on a farm in Panquitch. Joseph Heywood was also known as the post master of Salt Lake City and an original founder of Nephi, Juab County, Utah.

Arza Hinkley (1826-1901) was an LDS member from Nauvoo, who married Amelia Woodhouse (1834-1861), Temperance Ricks (1836-1916), and Mary Heiner (1839-1879). After moving to Utah he settled in Summit County, Utah and subsequently moved to Rexburg, Idaho.

John Holland (1836-1825) was orphaned in Nauvoo and moved to Utah in 1850. He married Mary Burton (d.1974) and Ann Wood. He was an original settler of Kaysville.

Alice Merrill Horne (1868-1948) was born in Fillmore, Utah. At the age of nine, she organized and was president of the Juvenile Association, a forerunner to the Primary Association. Alice organized the Shakespeare Society in 1885. She married George Henry Horne (1864-1934) on 20 February 1890. She also organized the Utah Art Colony in 1920. She sponsored many projects throughout her lifetime, one being the "Clean Milk for Utah" campaign, setting up free milk stations in Salt Lake for young children. She also founded the Women's Chamber of Commerce.

Mary Ann Bosworth Hubbard (1816-1908) was born in Massachusetts. She married Charles Wesley Hubbard (1810-1903) in 1832; they had twelve children. They lived in Nauvoo until 1845, and arrived in Utah in 1848. Charles helped build and operate a flour mill on the bank of the Ogden River; it flourished for several years. Charles also married Mary Edwards (1835-1893) around 1855, and Sophia Pollard (1831-1921) as a third wife.

William Humphrey (1839-1914) was born in England. He came to America in 1860, and spent that first winter in Draper, Utah. He married Elizabeth Nelson on 3 August 1862. He was a teacher and a ward clerk for many years. William owned one of the first organs in Cache County, Paradise Valley, where he settled.

Elizabeth Nelson Humphrey (1840-1914) was born in England. She came to America in 1861 with her family, and in 1862 they arrived in Utah. She married William Humphrey on 3 August 1862.

Phoebe Lodema Merrill Jackman (1832-1909) was born in New York. She came with her family to Utah, in 1847. At the age of fifteen she went as a nurse, with her sister and others, to help fight in the war in Mexico. She married Parmino Jackman (b. 1828) in 1851. Parmino died at an early age. Phoebe and Parmino had three children and she gave birth to a son after Parmino's death. She remarried and had four other children.

Andre (1826-1891) and Margaret Johnston (1926-1900) were born in Scotland, and were married in 1848. In 1857 they left Scotland for America, and settled in Coalville, Utah.

Sarah Peppin Jolley (1812-1889) was born in North Carolina. She married Reuben Manning Jolley (1808-1849) on 13 January 1829 and later gave birth to ten children. They moved to Nauvoo in 1842. Reuben died on 29 April 1849. After his death, Sarah took her children to Utah. The Jolley family assisted in colonizing the Dixie Country. Washington County was named after Sarah's oldest son Washington L. Jolley (1831-1889). Sarah was a midwife and nurse in her later years.

Rhoda Merrill Jones (1883-1958) was born in Arizona in the United Order, which was a communal project of Brigham Young's. The project was abandoned when she was eight-teen months old. Rhoda married Daniel Brooks Jones (1879-1916) on 10 March 1903. Daniel died 24 January 1916, leaving Rhoda with six children to support. She went to the Utah Summer School and trained to be a teacher. She taught for thirty years.

Jorgensen (1830-1893) and Jens (1823-1905) were born in Denmark. They were married on 12 September 1854. They migrated to America in 1857, settling in Mr. Pleasant as farmers. They raised eight children.

Jacob Keller (1837-1892) and Anna Regina Heman (1837-1916) were born in Switzerland. They migrated to America in 1863, and married on 11 June 1863 on board ship, crossing the Atlantic. They raised eight children and settled in Manti, Utah.

Mary Lawson Kirkman (1823-1899) was born in England. She married Robert Kirkman (1822-1856) in 1845. They migrated to America in 1856. Robert and an infant died on their way to Utah, leaving Mary with five children to care for. She married Charles Hulet (1790-1863) in March 1857. They had two children, but Charles died in May 1863. A few years later Mary married Joseph Cook (1830-1893); they had one child. After Robert's death Mary settled in Springville, Utah.

Alfred Boaz Lambson (1820-1905) was born in New York. He came to Utah in 1847. He married Melissa J. Bigler on 25 November 1945. His was the first house built in the valley. He lived in Florence for ten years as a blacksmith, before returning to Utah in 1956 with his family.

Melissa Jane Bigler Lambson (1825-1899) was born in West Virginia. She married Alfred Boaz Lambson on 25 November 1845, in Nauvoo, Illinois. She raised four children.

Annie C. Larson (1877-1916) married Peter Larson (b. 1837). She had six children. They migrated to America from Denmark, and settled in Ephraim in 1968. Peter was a carpenter and basket weaver. Annie was a doctor, and started a silk worm industry in Elsinore.

John Long (1826-1869) and Eleanor Oates (1829-1905) came to Utah from England, with their children, in 1854. John was elected to the Territorial Legislature in 1860, Regent of the University of Deseret in 1864, and Associate Editor of the Deseret News in 1864 and 1865.

William H. Maughan (1834-1905) was born in England. He came to America with his family in 1841. He married Barbara Morgan (1833-1888) in 1853. He was one of the first pioneers in Tooele, Utah. He took five other women in polygamist marriages: Euphemia Nibley (1855-1930), Elizabeth Bryce (Brice) Hill (1838-1908), Margaret Wilson Nibley (1843-1930), Mary Jane Roberts Lloyd (1847-1922), and Rachel Barns Woodward (1852-1922). William fathered fifty-two children.

Alexander Melville (1821-1911) was born in Scotland. In this biography he relates some of his whaling experiences. He married Elizabeth Adamson (1818-1846), and came to Utah in 1852. He also married Jane Dutson (1827-1911), who died on 11 May 1911. He had eleven children.

Lewis Neeley, Sr. (1805-1857) was born in New York. He married Elizabeth Miller (1808-1847) on 20 April 1828. They had eight children. Elizabeth died, and he then married Sophronia Parsons Ketchum (1815-1901), a widow. Leis and Sophronia had six children. They settled in Fillmore, Utah.

Peter A. Nielson (1845-1933) was born in Denmark. His biography tells the story of his voyage form Copenhagen to Salt Lake, in 1865, with many trials and tribulations along the way. He married Olivia Jensen (1845-1929) on 16 November 1865, in Provo, Utah. They settled in Draper, Utah and raised eleven children. Olivia died on 15 April 1929.

Neils Neilson (1857-1908) was born in Denmark. He came to America, in 1865, with his family. The Eccles were friends of Neils' family and he remained with them until he was twenty-two. He married Bodel Christena Larson on 23 June 1878. They had eleven children and made their home in Elsinore, Utah.

John Wesley Norton (1820-1901) was born in Indiana. He arrived in Salt Lake on 24 July 1847. He married Rebecca Homer (1827-1900) on 20 July 1846. He also married Martha Norton. He resided in Lehi, Utah. Included in this biography, is a Patriarchal Blessing given to him. John fathered eleven children.

John Robert Oswald (1834-1908) was born in England. He married Hannah Bensley (1834-1905), who was born on 15 January 1834. They had five children. He worked as a pressman and printed the first Tribune in Salt Lake City. He became president of the Salt Lake Iron Workers Union.

William Oswald (1863-1941) was born in England. He came to Utah with his family at the age of five. He was involved with the sheep business for many years. He married Nellie Newton on 4 January 1898; they had seven children.

Mary Jane Walker Pack (1835-1908) was born in Jersey Island, in the South of England. She migrated to America, arriving in Utah in 1852. She married John Pack on 15 September 1852, as his fourth polygamist wife. She gave birth to eleven children.

John Pack (1809-1885) was born in New Brunswick, Canada. He married Julia Ives (1817-1903) on 10 October 1832. They had seven children. He also married six other women, and fathered forty-three children. Included in this biography is a detailed account of Brigham Young's entry into the Salt Lake Valley in July 1847.

Jean Rio Griffiths Baker Pearce (1810-1883) traveled, with seven children and her late husband's family, from England to America. She describes the voyage and subsequent journey to Utah in detailed diary form. She married Edward Pearce in 1863. She moved to California in 1870.

Canute Peterson (1824-1902) was born in Norway. He came to America as a Quaker. He married Sarah Ann Nelson (1827-1896) on 2 July 1848, on their way to Utah. He was sent on a seven year mission to Norway. He married Maria Rolfson (1830-1913), and he married Charlotte Eckstrom on 2 February 1867.

Charlotte Eckstrom Peterson (1844-1934) married Canute Peterson on 2 February 1867. They had five children.

William Poulter (1820-1866) married Carolyn Strubell (1820-1887) in 1844. He also married Elizabeth Wilson. William was an expert mason.

Hannah Barwell Saunders (1839-1924) was born in England. She migrated to America in 1860. She married Demas A. Saunders (1834-1896) on 20 March 1860. They had ten children, and settled in Salt Lake City.

Henry Albert Shaw (1832-1884) was born in England. He came to Utah in 1861. Henry married Elizabeth Holbrook (1845-1928) on 26 March 1865. They had nine children. He married Emma Rogers (1834-1904) in 1965; they had six children. He was a farmer and a teacher in Paradise, Utah.

Maria Amada Dolby Skeen (1817-1854) married Joseph Skeen (1816-1882) on 8 September 1835; they had six children. She came to Utah, in 1852, with her husband and children.

Lyman Stoddard Skeen (1850-1933) was the son of Maria (1817-1854) and Joseph Skeen (1816-1882). He came to Utah in 1852, with his parents. He married Electa Philomelia Dixon (1852-1891) who died in April 1891. They had eleven children. He also married Annie Skelton (1866-1933) in 1892; they had eight children. He was County Commissioner, a school trustee, and a member of various committees.

James Standing (1815-1886) was born in England. He married Mary Standing (1825-1894) on 27 June 1847; they had eight children. He came to Utah in 1849, and settled in Cache Valley, where they operated a toll bridge across the Bear River.

John H. Stinger (1839-1916) was born in Ohio, and was of German heritage. He married Elizabeth Hollist (1842-1914) on 1 October 1859. Elizabeth Holist was born on 14 February 1842. They came to Utah in 1861 and settled in Ogden. Elizabeth died on 16 April 1914.

Ola Nelson Stohl (1835-1926) was born in Sweden. He married Christena Johnson (1842-1913) on 16 April 1862. They lived in Brigham City.

Marianna Crabb Stratford (1831-1919) was born in England. She married Edwin Stratford (1833-1899) on 25 December 1855; they had nine children. They came to Utah in 1861. Marianna taught school in Cache Valley.

Mary Maud Coats Bergstrom Stratford (1860-1942) was born in Scotland. She came to America with a foster mother in 1863 after the death of her mother. They resided in Ogden. In this biography Mary talks about the "Grasshopper War" of 1868. She married Edwin A. Stratford (1856-1942) on 6 February 1879. They moved to Logan. Edwin died on 6 June 1942.

Edwin Stratford (1833-1899) was born in New York. He was the son of Edwin and Marianna Crabb Stratford. He married Mary Coats Bergstrom on 6 February 1879; they had seven children. He worked as a printer.

Sidney Teeples (1837-1902) was born in Missouri. He came to Utah in 1848, with his family. He married Nicholas Gourley (b. 1830) on 27 October 1861. They settled in Holden, Utah.

Daniel Towler (1839-1911) was born in Wales. He married Sarah Ann Durnford (1843-1924) on 17 August 1867; they raised ten children. He managed several boarding houses and hotels in Utah.

Hannah Ladd Tupper (1785-1855) was born in New Hampshire. She married Silas Tupper in 1817; they had seven children. Silas was a widower with ten children at the time of their marriage. They came to Utah in 1847. They settled in Farmington, Utah.

George P. Ward (1828-1900) was born in England and came to Utah in 1861. He married Sarah Ann Plant on 28 March 1849; they had four children. He married Sonnie Nielson on 18 August 1867; they had nine children. He married Jan Ashworth on 30 March, sometime in the 1840s; they had four children. They lived in Hyrum, Chache County, Utah, and farmed sugar cane.

Martha J. Watson married Charles W. Watson in 1876; they had seven children. She became involved in many projects, some of which were the City Federation of Women's Clubs, Board of Trustees for the Sarah Daft Home, and the Neighborhood House.

Danquarte Anthon Weggeland (1827-1918) was born in Norway, and migrated to America in 1861. He was called the "Pioneer Artist of Utah" and worked as a painter in the Salt Lake Theater for several years. He married Andriene M. Holm in 1869; they had eight children.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers Camp 33 records consist of roughly eighty biographical and autobiographical sketches of LDS pioneers who migrated to Utah from 1847 through the 1860s. The biographies and autobiographies are arranged in alphabetical order. The first folder contains an index of names as well as miscellaneous information, such as Anne Fellows Johnson's poem, The Salt Lake Seagulls and a picture of Seagull Monument.

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Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library's Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Arranged alphabetically by surname.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Index, Poem, and Picture
1 2 B Biographies
1 3 C Biographies
1 4 D Biographies
1 5 E Biographies
1 6 F Biographies
1 7 G Biographies
1 8 H Biographies
1 9 J Biographies
1 10 K Biographies
1 11 M Biographies
1 12-13 P Biographies
1 14 S Biographies
1 15 T and W Biographies

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Subject Terms

  • Frontier and pioneer life--Utah
  • Latter Day Saint churches--History
  • Latter Day Saint pioneers--Biography
  • Latter Day Saint pioneers--Emigration

Form or Genre Terms

  • Biographies