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51 !Source - from fathers and mothers marker "and also of Elizabeth and Rebecca their daughters who was burried here." Elizabeth LEWIS
 
52 !Marriage - From the marriage of Anthony Stoner of Gloucester and Martha Lewis, it was determined that Martha's name was Lewis. Anthony and Martha Stoner had named one of their children Ambrose Lewis Stoner. This confirmed Martha's maiden name _____ Lewis. Secondly, the name of Ambrose appears once again.
Searching back into the Kingswood registers Martha's baptism was located:
Marth dau of Ambrose and Ann Lewis bapt. 2 June 1718 GS #425449,
Kingswood, Gltshr. Eng. Bishop's Transcripts
This confirms the origin of the name Ambrose.
Baptisim - GS #425449
Kingswood Gltshr baptisims
Martha dau of Ambrose and Ann Lewis bapt 2 June 1718 
Martha LEWIS
 
53 !Burial noted on fathers and mothers marker "and also Elizabeth and Rebecca their daughters who was burried here." Rebecca LEWIS
 
54 !His burial noted on his fathers and mothers marker "also of William thier son who was buried near this place. William LEWIS
 
55 !Source - Father and mother's marker "and also the body of thier son
William Lewis who departed his life 23 - - - 1705-6 aged 22 years" 
William LEWIS
 
56 !Source - Family group sheet of Alice Bailey Stay no GS information recorded Sarah LUDLOW
 
57 !Marriage -
Israel Musson and Rebecca Miller married at Wimborne Minster 24 May 1737
IGI for Dorset

!Marriage -
Israel Musson and Rebecca Miller married at Wimborne Minster 24 May 1737
IGI for Dorset 
Rebecca MILLER
 
58 !Are not sure this is wife of John.
Also can be Elizabeth Robinson or Mary Ann Perry
Don't know the source of this marriage.
A marriage to Sarah Moone is recorded as 25 Oct. 1860 Milton Parish, Hamps.
see film 1396178. 
Sarah MOORE OR MOONE
 
59 Married in the presence of Peter Stay and Susan Stay Elizabeth MOSDASH
 
60 ! We are not sure this is father of Isreal -81
However his marriage is recorded as follows:
Israel Musson and Rebecca Miller married at Wimborne Minster 24 May 1737 Researcher notes:
"Wimborne Minster is a neighboring parish to Canford Magna. Unfortunately, the baptism of Israel Mussen was not located in the IGI. Possbily these are the parents of Israel Mussen. Strength is lent to this present speculation because of the similarity in names i.e. Israel and secondly because Peter and Sarah Stay had also named one of their children Rebecca."

! We are not sure this is father of Isreal -81

However his marriage is recorded as follows:
Israel Musson and Rebecca Miller married at Wimborne Minster 24 May 1737 Researcher notes:
"Wimborne Minster is a neighboring parish to Canford Magna. Unfortunately, the baptism of Israel Mussen was not located in the IGI. Possbily these are the parents of Israel Mussen. Strength is lent to this present speculation because of the similarity in names i.e. Israel and secondly because Peter and Sarah Stay had also named one of their children Rebecca."

"A considerable amount of time was directed toward locating a probate which could have possibly made mention of the Stay or Mussen/Muston families. Although a number of entries were located none provided information which led to the origins of Israel Mussen." 
Israel MUSSEN, Sr ?
 
61 !Marriage giving wife's name
Israel Mussen and Mary Cross married 16 June 1771
Canford Magna marriage records Dorset County Record Office The IGI for Dorset has provided a possible marriage for Isreal Mussen's Parents:

Israel Musson and Rebecca Miller married at Wimborn Minster 24 May 1737 Researcher notes: "Wimborne Minster is a neighboring parish to Canford Magna. Unfortunately, the baptism of Israel Mussen was not located in the IGI. Possibly these are the parents of Israel Mussen. Strength is lent to this present specuation because of the similarity in names i.e. Israel and secondly because Peter and Sarah Stay had also named one of their children Rebecca." "A considerable amount of time was directed toward locating a probate which could have possibly made mention of the Stay or Mussen/Muston families. Although a number of entries were located none provided information which led to the origins of Israel Mussen."

"Speculation was made that More Critchell was the ancestral home of the Mussen family. Unfortunately, the Bishop's Transcripts for More Critchell are only available at the library back to 1730 and it looks very probable that the Mussen family extends back into the parish prior to 1730 (notes from Trevor Burborough research)

Further, the baptism of Sarah Stay was also located as follows:
Sarah dau of Israel and Mary Mussen bapt 26 Oct 1783 at Canford Magna
It appears now after a rather lengthy amount of time that Sarah Mussen's ancestry has opened up. The marriage of Sarah's parents was also found in the Canford Magna marriage records:
The IGI for Dorset has provided a possible marriage for Israel Mussen's parents:
Israel Mussen and Rebecca Miller married at Wimborne Minster 24 May 1737
Wimborne Minster is a neighboring parish to Canford Magna. Unfortunately, the baptism of Israel Mussen was not located in the IGI. Possibly these are the parents of Israel Mussen. Strength is lent to this present speculation because of the similarity in names i.e.. Israel and secondly because Peter and Sarah Stay had also named one of their children Rebecca.

19 Aug 1987 Research Notes Trevor Burborough

As per instructions given efforts during this research session were directed toward locating the origins of Israel Mussen/Muston etc. A thorough search was made into the Bishop's Transcripts of parishes surrounding Canford Magna.
Unfortunately, the baptism of Israel Muston was not located although the probable baptisms of his brothers and sisters and the burials of his mother and father were located.
Isreal Mussen and Rebecca Miller married in Wimborn Minster 24 May 1737 and had their first child baptized in that parish by the name of William 27 Oct. 1737. Apparently, Israel and Rebecca Mussen were on the way to expecting their first child at the time of their marriage and it is entirely possible that they removed themselves to the parish of Wimborne Minster from their native parish to avoid embarrassment of the impending birth. There were no other baptisms to this couple in the parish of Wimborn Minster so it is entirely possible that this speculation may be correct.
In the rather extensive searches of parishes surrounding Canford Magna three children of Israel and Rebecca Mussen were noted i.e. John bapt 30 Nov 1742, Elizabeth baptized 7 Mar 1753 and Mary baptized 28 Feb 1747 in the parish of More Critchell a parish about two miles north of Canford Magna. Interestingly, both Israel and Rebecca Mussen were buried in the parish of More Critchell.
A search of the probate indexes for the county of Dorset provided a number of wills for the Muston, Cross and Stay families but after reading those wills it was readily determined that no relationship existed with your members of the family.
Since the church records that were searched were Bishop's Transcripts it is entirely possible that entries may have been missed. Also the parishes of Tarrant Rawston, Hammworthy, Stourpain and Poole St. James were not searched as Bishop's Transcripts were not available. The actual parish registers of More Critchell, Wimborne Minster and other parishes within the vicinity should be searched.
A number of Muston entries were located in other parishes which are recorded on the colored map. At this stage, I believe it would be wise to contact my research agent in Dorset to initiate the search suggested above. 
Israel MUSSEN
 
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!Mussen is also listed as Muston in Stay family records.
Baptism of Sarah Mussen :
Sarah dau of Israel and Mary Mussen bapt 26 Oct. 1783 at Canford Magna
!Mussen is also listed as Muston in Stay family records.
Canford Magna, Dorset Eng. Parish Registers (age 14 Days which would make her birth date to be 12 Oct.)
Based upon marriage data from Canford Magna we must now assume that Sarah's sir name is Mussen not Muston we don't know why Muston was used by Son and Daughter in law during temple work in 1887 at the Logan Temple (No. 379 Book D Page 12)
At the time of her marriage, she was listed as living in Longfleet. 
Sarah MUSSEN OR MUSTON
 
63 !Name and marriage information from index file request form by Ctherine Woodbury Stay Green 1967 Alford NETHERCOTT
 
64 !Baptism - The baptism of Ann Osborne was located near Kingswood in the neighboring parish of Wooton-uner-Edge:
Anne dau of William Osborne bapt. 12 Sept 1674
GS #427812 Wooton-under-Edge, Gltshr. Eng. BT's.
We note that Charles Pearce -24 was a cloth worker and a decendent of Ann Osborne. The following was taken from an account of Kinsgwood History.
"The clothing manufacture has long been established at Kingswood which is a large populous village but the houses are very irregulary placed. Principal estates are now held by the families of Tyler, Partridge, Pope, Trotman, Osborne and Jones." It is possible that Ann was from this noted Osborne family?
Marriage to Ambros Lewis Kingswood Marriages her name was listed as Ann Oscurd GS #425449 page 112 
Ann OSBORNE
 
65 Anne dau of William Osborne bapt. 12 Sept 1674
GS #427812 Wooton-under-Edge, Gltshr. Eng. BT's. 
William OSBORNE
 
66 !From records of Alice Bailey Stay Edith PARK
 
67 !Birth GS #425449 Ambrose PEARCE
 
68 !birth and death recorded GS #425449 Anthony PEARCE
 
69 !source from records of Alice Bailey Stay Billa PEARCE
 
70 !1841 Census of Kingswood, Glcstr is source of his birth Age 30.
Source also from records of Alice Bailey Stay 
Charles PEARCE
 
71 !1841 Census Information Kingswood, Wilts., Eng.
Charles Pearce-60-cloth worker-no
Mary " -55- -yes
Charles " -30- -yes
Sarah* " -15- -yes
Thomas " -10- -yes
Charlotte " - 6- -yes
Note - The census gives the county as Wiltshire even though Kingswood is located in the heart of Gloucestershire. Kingswood is a parish under the jurisdiction of Wiltshire.
TIB (Temple Index Bureau) source for ancestry -
Charles Pearce son of William Pearce Jr. and Hannah Tanner born about 1790
and married Mary Lacy 1810.
William Pearce Jr. son of William Pearce and Anna Worlock born abt 1790 Note: The death location of Charles Pearce is assumed to be in Bristol, the 1851 census shows Mary widow and Charlotte living with James in Bristol. Previous work in the Temple Index Bureau (TIB) located Charles Pearce's parentage as William Pearce Jr. and Hannah Tanner (Stoner). The temple work was performed in 1887 by Joseph Stay, son-in-law to Charles Pearce Baptisim - Charles Pearce
Charles son of William and Hannah Pearce baptized 5 Jan 1789
Kingswood Glcstr. Eng. Parish Reg (Phillimore's Marriages)
942.41 V25p Vol 9
The brothers and sisters of Charles Pearce were summarily extracted from the Biship's transcripts of Kingswood and the family of William and Hanna was constructed.

!NOTE: ONE RECORD LISTS CHARLES PEARCE'S BIRTH LOCATION AS ST. MARY'S PARISH, BITTON, GLOUCS. 30 MAR. 1793 THIS RECORD WAS FROM SARAH PEARCE STAY'S NOTES, WE MAY HAVE TWO LINES, DID THE FAMILY PICK UP ON THE WRONG LINE? IF WE NOTE THE ENTRY ABOVE RE A BAPTISIM IN KINGSWOOD ON 5 JAN 1789 IT APPEARS WE HAVE A PROBLEM. 
Charles Sr. PEARCE
 
72 !Source 1841 Census Kingswood, Glcstr.
Also from records of Alice Bailey Stay
Marriage is recorded to Alfred A. Nethercott 
Charlotte PEARCE
 
73 !birth GS #425449

!Note: It is possible that Fanny could also be listed as Betsy Pearce a family group sheet was found listing Charles Pearce Sr. as having a sister born about 1793 by the name of Betsy, the same year as Fanny. The source of the group sheet was from the temple records written by Joseph Pearce gr. son. 
Fanny PEARCE
 
74 !Birth GS #425449
1851 Census reports the following about Henry-
page 12 number 77 Charfield Rd.
Henry Pearce Widr age 57 General Servent born Kingswood, Gltshr.
Thomas Elliott son in law age 32 Baker Servent born Wootton under Edge
Elizabeth Elliott Dau age 26 born Kingswood
Harriett G-dau age 1 born Kingswood 
Henry PEARCE
 
75 !source from records of Alice Bailey Stay James PEARCE
 
76 !Information from family group sheet of Alice Bailey Stay It is possible that this is the first Joseph Pearce but must be verified. Joseph Charles PEARCE
 
77 !birth GS #425449 Mary PEARCE
 
78 !source - Family group sheet of Alice Bailey Stay Mary Ann PEARCE
 
79 !Two Sarah Pearce daughters are noted one born 3 Aug 1778 and the second born born 5 December 1779. Sarah PEARCE
 
80 !1841 Census Information Kingswood, Wilts., Eng.
Charles Pearce-60-cloth worker-no
Mary " -55- -yes
Charles " -30- -yes
Sarah* " -15- -yes
Thomas " -10- -yes
Charlotte " - 6- -yes
Note - The census gives the county as Wiltshire even though Kingswood is located in the heart of Gloucestershire. Kingswood is a parish under the jurisdiction of Wiltshire.

1870 Census St. Louis Mo.
Stay Joseph 48 m w Gardner England
Sarah 45 f w Keeping House England
Joseph 19 m w Gardner England
Charlotta 17 f w At house England
Louisa 13 f w At School Missouri
Rebeca 8 f w At School Missouri
*Feande, Mary 91 f w England


Mary Lacy Pearce shown at age 91 Her birth would be about 1789.
Sarah's mother was Mary Lacey Pearce born 7 Sept 1790, her
Death of Mary Lacey is listed as 7 Sep. 1873 in St. Louis. 
Sarah Jane PEARCE
 
81 !Source - family group sheet of Alice Bailey Stay no GS source recorded Temple work was done by Joseph Pearce 2nd grt gr son Thomas PEARCE
 
82 !Source Census 1841 Kingswood, Glcstr.
Also from records of Alice Bailey Stay
Death is recorded in California sometime between 1887 and 1934 
Thomas PEARCE
 
83 !Birth GS #425449
1951 Census of Kingswood, Wilts Eng. Film #87358
William Pearce Mar. age 56 Ag. Lab born Wootton under Edge, Gltshr
Elizabeth wife age 47 born Kingswood
Elizabeth Dau unmarried age 18 born Kingswood
Emma dau unmarried, age 15 born Kingswood
Anne green G. Dau age 5 born Kingswood 
William PEARCE
 
84 !Birth GS #425449
1951 Census of Kingswood, Wilts Eng. Film #87358
William Pearce Mar. age 56 Ag. Lab born Wootton under Edge, Gltshr
Elizabeth wife age 47 born Kingswood
Elizabeth Dau unmarried age 18 born Kingswood
Emma dau unmarried, age 15 born Kingswood
Anne green G. Dau age 5 born Kingswood 
William PEARCE
 
85 !source from records of Alice Bailey Stay William PEARCE
 
86 !source is from family group record of Alice Bailey Stay.
Joseph Pearce Heir 3 grt gr son
It would appear from this record that this is the father of Joseph Pearce Sr.-31 
William PEARCE
 
87 !TIB reference to William Pearce Jr. provides father and mother's name William Pearce Jr. born 1765 Bitton Gltshr. father William Pearce, mother Anna Worlock work done by Joseph Pearce g-son 23 Sept 1939.
Marriage recorded: William Pearce and Anna Worlock married 9 July 1764 GS 942.41 V 25 P Vol 9, Kingswood, Gltshr Eng. Parish Register Marriages (Phillimores)

!NOTE: THE BIRTH PLACE OF WILLIAM PEARCE SR. IS NOTED FROM THE TEMPLE RECORDS AS BITTON, GLTSHR THIS SHOULD BE CHECKED OUT CAREFULLY TO BE SURE THIS IS THE CORRECT LOCATION. WILLIAM PEARCE IS A VERY COMMON NAME. IS THE FAMILY RECORD CORRECT OR IS THE FAMILY FROM THE KINGSWOOD - WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE AREA A NUMBER OF PEARCE FAMILY NAMES ARE RECORDED?

!The children of William Pearce Sr. and Anna Worlock are extracted from CFI Batch 7223114,ss-44 by Thomas Dale Marcum. He also indicated that William Pearce Jr. is listed as a twin to Mary. However the birth dates differ? were there two Mary Pearce's born about this time to the same family? or is one of the birth dates incorrect? 
William PEARCE, Sr
 
88 !Marriage of William Pearce Jr.

! Willaim Pearce and Hannah Tanner married 30 Jan 1787 Researcher's note - Upon reading the extracted marriages from the parish registers of Kingswood a most relevant piece of information was obtained which had not been recorded on the above marriage entry in the Bishop's Transcripts:
William Pearce, pig Killer, and Hannah Tanner W, married 30 Jan 1787 Hannah, a widow, had been previously married to a ____ Tanner.
The TIB indicated he was born 1765 in Bitton Gltshr. Father William Pearce, Mother Anna Worlock Marr 30 Jan 1787 to Hanna Tanner - heir Joseph Pearce g-son bapt 23 Sept 1939 end. 17 Apr 1946

!NOTE: THE BIRTH PLACE OF WILLIAM PEARCE JR. IS IN QUESTION - FAMILY GROUP SHEETS INDICATE HIS BIRTHPLACE AS BITTON WHICH IS SOME 20 MILES TO THE SOUTH OF KINGSWOOD WHICH IS RECORDED AS HIS CHRISTENING PLACE. WE MAY HAVE TWO DIFFERENT LINES OF PEARCE FAMILIES, ONE IN BITTON THE OTHER IN KINGSWOOD. THIS DISCREPENCY SHOULD BE CHECKED CAREFULLY. 
William Jr. PEARCE
 
89 !Elizabeth Pomeroy married to Charles Stay based upon family information from Harry Stay. Elizabeth POMEROY
 
90 !Third Husband of Sara Jane Stay, one daughter resulted from this marriage, Sarah Mable Powell born 26 Jul 1884 William James POWELL
 
91 Spanish Fork Utah U.S. Census 1860

REED ARTHUR 62 M W Millwright N. Hampshire (Should be Luther)
REED Elizabeth 37 F W Halifax Nova Sc.
REED ARTHUR 2 M W Utah
REED Julia Ann 2 Months Utah
BAILEY ANN 60 F W Prince Edward Island Canada
REED Reuben L 21 M Farmer England
Wm I Lambert 13 M England 
Luther REED
 
92 About 1806 Kingswood, Wiltshire, England
Christening:
Marriage:
Death: About 1861
Burial:
Not sure of this source. 
Ruth ROBINSON
 
93 Parish Regs of Wookey, Somerset, England
By correspondence with County Record Office
by Bessie Shields, Cardston, Alberta 
John RUSSELL
 
94 Parish Regs. of Wookey, Somerset, England
by Correspondence with county record office
of Bessie Shields, Cardston, Alberta 
William RUSSELL
 
95 Anton Emanuel had two brothers, Hilgie and Emile. Cecil O. Samuelson is the son of Hilgie. Anton Emanuel SAMUELSON
 
96 Anton Emanuel had two brothers, Hilgie and Emile. Cecil O. Samuelson is the son of Hilgie. Anton Emanuel SAMUELSON
 
97 DEATH: Deseased Kenneth David SAMUELSON
 
98 !Marriage information:
James Vick and Mary Shatford married 1774 Tortworth, Glos
Tortworth is a parish within five miles from King Stanley
No children are recorded in this parish from James and Mary
Source: Boyd's Marriage Index - should try to locate original entry in
parish to see if other information was provided. 
Mary SHATFORD
 
99 !Marriage from family group sheet of Alice Bailey STay. Ebenezer SHURMER
 
100 Milo Andrus Company (1855)

Narrative:
This was the last of the Perpetual Emigration Fund companies for 1855. Milo Andrus received the assignment to captain the train the night before the party was to leave Mormon Grove (just outside Atchison, Kansas Territory) and had just 12 hours to get himself ready. Two things made this last-minute appointment necessary: the season was very late and no one else with plains experience was available. Thus Andrus and his two assistants had an enormous responsibility. The company had few oxen, and many of these were small and unbroken, so they had to be trained en route. Part of the company left Mormon Grove on August 1; the rest left on the 3rd. Inexperienced drivers had to shuttle some wagons forward, then return with the teams to bring up others. One emigrant recalled that early on it took four men to drive one yoke of oxen. There were 461 individuals in the company when it set out. No sooner had the company left Mormon Grove than the U. S. Marshall for Kansas Territory arrived with an order to attach the train for debts attributed to Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and Jedediah M. Grant (at that time the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Captain Andrus convinced the marshall that the train belonged not to the First Presidency, but to the Perpetual Emigration Fund Company. The lawman then tried to take Andrus back to Atchison to "get sufficient good security from amongst the Citizens there to secure the debt & cost," but the Captain refused to leave his train. At this critical moment, the marshall "was taken with the bellyache and wanted a little brandy," which Captain Andrus quickly supplied. He then fed the marshall supper and drove him in a buggy to his lodgings. Nevertheless, the marshall ordered Andrus and three other brethren to appear at the October 3rd term of the U.S. court in Leavenworth, and when he got back to Mormon Grove, he attached four or five Mormon-owned wagons, "a few lame cattle," and some calves. The Andrus train overtook Captain Allred's emigrant company on Big Grasshopper Creek; later, both parties camped on Walnut Creek. Tired of leapfrogging his wagons, Captain Andrus decided to leave a Perpetual Emigration Company thrashing machine in the care of a local farmer (Captain Allred left five wagons with this same man at that time). Andrus now set a pace that was "as hurried as he could urge, push, and cajole, the group over the plains, up and down the mountains, through the canyons, across the rivers, and through the miles of the thick dust of the trails." At some point, the train encountered a large herd of buffalo that "ran across our train, while in motion, and knocked down and [bore] off the horn of one of the oxen." The Indians that the train met were friendly. At Big Blue River the train used the ferry because the river was running high. Near there the party camped just a few rods west of Captain Harper's company. It was here that Andrus "nailed our colors to the top of the mast." From Little Blue River, the Captain wrote: "Two wagon axles, one wheel, and several tongues broke which has caused us some delay; but notwithstanding . . . I . . . am doing all in my power to push on this camp . . . as I am deeply anxious for their welfare." Two elderly emigrants had died. The train followed the Platte River and must have crossed the South Platte. It stopped at Ash Hollow, where Andrus learned that General William S. Harney and about 700 soldiers had "found a party of the Sioux Indians about eight miles from Ash Hollow and a battle had ensued on the 3rd of October. The General sent over word to Andrus on the 5th keep an advanced guard stating at the same time that the best information that they could get was that they had killed one hundred and twenty Indians, taken about fifty-eight prisoners, mostly women; had four soldiers killed and five wounded. He stated, also, they were going to lay out a fort a small distance below Ash Hollow after which they calculated to proceed to Fort Laramie, and from thence to wherever they could find any of the Sioux Nation." "A few miles from where they were encamped there were about forty Indians that were in the battle near Ash Hollow. Nothing came of this. The company passed Court House Rock, Chimney Rock, and Scotts Bluff. By September 13 the company was 12 miles below Fort Laramie. It then passed Laramie Peak, Independence Rock, and Devil's Gate. At the latter place, on September 28, the emigrants met brethren from the Salt Lake Valley. On October 4 the train crossed Devil's Backbone, "a most awful mounting [sic] of stone." That night "came on a dredfull [sic] storm of snow." On the 6th the train crossed South Pass. Near Chimney Rock 20 oxen and 2 cows died "from something the[y] had eat or drank [sic]." Upon reaching the Sweetwater River many more cattle died. There was little feed for the animals; in all, the Andrus train "lost 11 animals above 50%." At the fifth crossing of the Sweetwater it snowed three inches. The train crossed the Green River on October 11 and arrived at Fort Bridger four days later. From the fort, Captain Andrus sent word to Salt Lake that he needed fresh animals and that "many of the men, women and children were almost barefoot and very destitute of clothing." By the time the train reached the Weber River, the emigrants were running out of provisions. They crossed Big Mountain and Little Mountain. A delegation of dignitaries from Salt Lake met them at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. Here the emigrants formed a circle around the welcoming party and "sang a piece of poetry composed for the occasion":

"Come Zion's sons and daughters, Who seek this blest abode, That over plains and waters Have come to serve our God; Our gratitude demanding, Let praise to Him abound, That we are favored, standing On consecrated ground. Oh! This we've long expected, For this we've prayed and sighed, Like Israel's sons neglected, By Babel's limpid tide; And now befo . . . When on the way to Zion, And every heart was hope, The means we'd to rely on Was fastly closing up; But as the darken'd shadows Declared a brighter sun, We felt a power to glad us, Th' Apostles would make known. Tho' elements did battle, As late the season pass'd, And weakly seemed our cattle, We're in the "hive" at last: No power should withstand us, Declared Erastus Snow; And Captain Milo Andrus Thank God, has brought us thro'. We come not here for pleasures That carnal minds can prize, Nor seek aurif'rous treasures Of th' West to aggrandize; We come with spirits fervent To fully serve the Lord; To hear His holy servant, And live by every word. And as the arms of Moses Required bearing up, So every soul proposes To be our Brigham's prop: Tho' late and last our carriage Across the mountains' brow, We hope, like Jesus' marriage, There's best wine even now."

The Andrus train, with "upwards of 50 wagons," arrived in Salt Lake City October 24th. Because of the lateness of the season, Captain Andrus had pushed his people hard. Undoubtedly, this is why one of the travelers described him as "a terrible bully and tyrant." However, another emigrant wrote, "It was not an altogether unpleasant trip." For his part, Captain Andrus had been ill during much of the journey. He said that leading this 1855 train was "one of the hardest burthens that I have been called to bear in the midst of Israel during my sojourn in mortality" this from a man who had been with Zion's Camp, who had been in Nauvoo at the time of the Martyrdom, who had "helped watch the city by night, and worked on the temple by day," who had gone to Carthage at the time of the indictment of the murderers of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, who had experienced the persecutions leading up to the abandonment of Nauvoo, and who had participated in the Latter-day Saint exodus westward, a man who, himself, had led several other emigrant companies. 
Ann SMITH
 

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