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  • ID: I145661
  • Name: unrelated U.S. Mormon BATTALION
  • Given Name: unrelated U.S. Mormon
  • Surname: Battalion
  • Suffix: members
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: EDEB274161E5E644AE5C0F87DAEA940DB513
  • Change Date: 11 MAY 2014
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    Mormons have been making American history for a long time. It should be remembered.
    Through its epic march, the U.S. Mormon Battalion helped secure California from Mexico. They are honored for serving their country. They earned needed funds to help destitute immigrants cross the plains to Utah. The Battalion forged a wagon road from Santa Fe to the Pacific Ocean, another from San Diego to San Francisco, and a new route over the Sierra Nevadas that was used by 50,000 gold seekers entering California.
    They built buildings, dug wells, and built an industrial base of flour and saw mills. They were there when gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill. See the James S. Brown history of the California gold discovery. They stayed and finished their projects instead of leaving for the gold fields. They changed the fate of the American West. Many of their stories are contained in their general notes. Of particular interest are the histories of Elisha Averett, William and Melissa Corey, and Elisha Smith. Search the Mormon Battalion roster in the LDS Historical readme file general events list, to see those members included in this database.
    Those Battalion members listed here are those who have not been researched, or whose families do not as yet have a link to someone in the LDS historical database.
    These are the Battalion members who are in danger of being forgotten. For some, only their names remain.
    If you have information or connect to any one of these Battalion members, please contact me. ~Vern Taylor

    The US Mormon Battalion was commanded by the regular US Army of the West. Non LDS church members who were associated with the US Mormon Battalion as command, staff, or support were:

    Stephen Watts KEARNY, born 30 Aug 1794 as Gen. of the Mexican War
    Willard Preble HALL, born 9 May 1820 as Legal Aid to General Kearny
    Col. Philip St. George Cooke b. 13 Jun 1809 Leesburg, Virginia
    Col. James D. Allen b. 1806 died 1846 Fort Leavenworth on the trek
    Major Jeremiah Huddleston CLOUD born abt 1807 US Army paymaster
    Capt. William M.D. McKissack b. Aug. 23, 1812 NJ, QuarterMaster
    Lt. George J. Stoneman b. 8 Aug 1822 Busti New York, QuarterMaster
    LCL Andrew Jackson Smith b. 28 Apr 1815 Wrightstown, Pennsylvania
    John QUIGLEY, born 1807 rank: Bugler on Battalion Staff?
    George B. SANDERSON, born 1800 as Surgeon
    Stephen G. FOSTER, born about 1820 as interpreter
    Antione LEROUX born after 1800 as a guide
    Jean Baptiste CHARBONNEAU, born 11 Feb 1805 as a guide
    Phillip THOMPSON born after 1800 as a guide
    Paulino WEAVER born about 1798 as a guide
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  • Ancestral File #: 0000-00
  • Event: Literature
  • Event: Alt. Death
  • Event: Alt. Birth
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  • Death: Y
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  • Title: USMB 50th Reunion
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    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has No Children John ALLEN b: AFT 1810
      2. Has No Children Addison BAILEY b: ABT 1821 in , , Ohio
      3. Has No Children Henry A. BOWING b: 5 AUG 1829
      4. Has No Children William W. BOYD b: ABT 1817
      5. Has No Children William BUSH b: AFT 1800
      6. Has No Children Samuel George CHAPIN b: AFT 1810
      7. Has No Children John Q. A. COVIL b: AFT 1810
      8. Has No Children Walter L. DAVIS b: 23 MAR 1821 in , , Ontario, Canada
      9. Has No Children William EVANS b: 1 MAR 1818 in , Herefordshire, England
      10. Has No Children Ezra FATOUTE b: 24 DEC 1804 in Scoch Plains, Essex, New Jersey
      11. Has No Children Thomas B. FINLAY b: AFT 1810
      12. Has No Children Philander FLETCHER b: 12 FEB 1823 in , Tioga, Pennsylvania?
      13. Has No Children Thomas GIBSON b: AFT 1810
      14. Has No Children Gilbert R. GILBERT b: AFT 1810
      15. Has No Children Thomas H. GILBERT b: 10 AUG 1817 in Perth, Lanark, Ontario, Canada
      16. Has No Children Eli Buckner HEWITT b: 27 JUL 1826 in , Brown, Ohio
      17. Has No Children John HICKMOTT b: 1 AUG 1824 in , Kent, England
      18. Has No Children Henry Mitchell JOHNSON b: 12 JUL 1821 in Cleaves Twp, Dearborn, Indiana
      19. Has No Children Thomas KIRK b: 18 MAY 1815 in , Staffordshire, England
      20. Has No Children Maxie MAXWELL b: AFT 1800 in Montreal, Ile De Montreal, Quebec, Canada
      21. Has No Children James (T.) MOWREY b: 28 NOV 1828
      22. Has No Children Christian NOLER b: 1813 in , , , Germany
      23. Has No Children George PARKE b: AFT 1800
      24. Has No Children Peter F. RICHARDS b: 6 APR 1808 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
      25. Has No Children William J. ROBINSON b: 28 FEB 1828 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
      26. Has No Children George B. SANDERSON b: 1800 in , , , England
      27. Has No Children James A. SCOTT b: ABT 1829
      28. Has No Children Rebecca SMITH b: 5 DEC 1815 in Niagara County, New York
      29. Has No Children Andrew J. STEERS b: ABT 1828 in , Clinton, New York
      30. Has No Children Phillip THOMPSON b: AFT 1800
      31. Has No Children Solomon TINDELL b: ABT 1801 in Cornwall, Cornwall, England
      32. Has No Children John D. WATTS b: 4 JUN 1810 in Colne, Huntington, England
      33. Has No Children Benjamin WEST b: 13 SEP 1810 in , , New York
      34. Has No Children Matthew WILCOX b: AFT 1800
      35. Has No Children Charles WRIGHT b: 26 AUG 1828 in Cheshire, England
      36. Has No Children Robert QUIGLEY b: 1816 in Kirtland, Geauga (Lake), Ohio

      1. Abbrev: Database of the Mormon Battalion
        Title: Carl V. Larson, compiler, Database of the Mormon Battalion (251 West SR 198, Salem, Utah, 84653: U.S. Mormon Battalion Inc., Second Editon 1997)est SR 198, Salem, Utah, 84653: U.S. Mormon Battalion Inc., Second Editon 1997.
        Name: Footnoteest SR 198, Salem, Utah, 84653: U.S. Mormon Battalion Inc., Second Editon 1997)
        Name: ShortFootnote
        Name: Bibliographyest SR 198, Salem, Utah, 84653: U.S. Mormon Battalion Inc., Second Editon 1997.
      2. Abbrev: Family Tree File Vern Taylor
        Title: Family Tree File Vern Taylor stanleyscribe @

        Name: Footnote

        Name: ShortFootnote
        Name: Bibliography
      3. Abbrev: LDS Historical database by Vern Taylor
        Title: LDS Historical database compiled by Vern Taylor Dec 2003
        Name: Footnote
        Name: ShortFootnote
        Name: Bibliography
      4. Abbrev: International Genealogical Index (R)
        Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 1, 2007)ical Index (R)ical Index (R). Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 1, 2007.
        Name: Footnoteical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 1, 2007)
        Name: ShortFootnoteical Index (R)
        Name: Bibliographyical Index (R). Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 1, 2007.
          Name: Family History Library
          Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

          Name: Family History Library
          Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA