Name: Solomon TINDELL
Given Name: Solomon
Suffix: , U.S. Mormon Battalion
Change Date: 1 AUG 2005
Name: Page 1
Birth: ABT 1801
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1801 in Cornwall, Cornwall, England
Event: as a PVT in Company C
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1846
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1850 , Pottawattamie, Iowa
Solomon was a Private in Company C of the Mormon Battalion. He was a member of Captain Brown's Pueblo detachment.
The soldiers of the battalion who arrived in the valley this day July 29, 1847 included:
Heart Throbs of the West, Vol.8, p.414
August 16, 1847: This was the day of departure, for the Missouri River, of members of the Mormon Battalion and some of the Pioneer Company, who wished to meet their families and bring them back west, after thirteen months of separation. The members of the Mormon Battalion listed among the seventy-one men included, Solomon Tindell
Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, Vol. 1, p.354
The third (included Solomon Tindell) and fourth tens of the second division were members of the Mormon Battalion, returning to meet their families on the plains or the frontier. For each man there had been provided eight pounds of flour, nine pounds of meal, and a few pounds of beans. For the rest of their subsistence they were to depend upon game killed by the way. A new roadometer was constructed for this company by William A. King; William Clayton having received special instructions from President Young to carefully re-measure the distance back to Winter Quarters, and collect such other information as might be serviceable to future emigration.
Their journey back to the Missouri consumed a little over nine weeks. It was prosperous and comparatively uneventful. Beyond Green River, on Big Sandy, they met Ezra T. Benson and Porter Rockwell, returning west with the mail, after delivering the President's letter to General Rich and the on-coming trains. The leading one?Captain Daniel Spencer's first fifty?was encountered by the east-bound wagons on the 31st of August, at the "first crossing" of the Sweetwater. Here Shadrach Roundy joined his family and returned west, and John G. Smith took his place as captain of the second division. The other companies were met at various points within the next three days.
Heavy rains, with snow, set in early in September. The provisions?breadstuffs?of the returning company gave out, and for several weeks dried buffalo meat was their sole subsistence. During the latter part of the journey the Indians annoyed them considerably, [p.355] burning the prairies before them and stealing their stock. At the North Platte ferry they met Luke Johnson, William A. Empey and Appleton M. Harmon, of the nine men left there by the pioneers in June, and at Loup Fork Captain Hosea Stout and a party of mounted police from Winter Quarters, going out to meet President Young, who was now supposed to be on his way back to the Missouri.
Captain Rappleyee's wagons rolled into Winter Quarters on the 21st of October. The distance from Salt Lake Valley, as re-measured by William Clayton, was found to be 1032 miles?twenty-two miles less than the former reckoning of the Pioneers.
Death: BEF 1860
_SDATE: 31 DEC 1859
1850 US census District 21, Pottawattamie, Iowa Roll: M432_188 Page: 100/149 1st Oct extracted by Vern Taylor Feb 2005 lists fam #573 TINDELL, Solomon 49 Cornwall (Eng) laborer, Lydia 45 MO?. Not found in 1860, 1870.
Father: unrelated U.S. Mormon BATTALION
Lydia b: ABT 1805 in , , Missouri
- Abbrev: LDS Historical database by Vern Taylor
Title: LDS Historical database compiled by Vern Taylor Dec 2003