Monday, November 28, 2011

This site includes a nice synopsis of the experience of the Willie & Martin handcart companies. Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868
Another site listing members of the Willie handcart company. This one is nice because you can click on a name and it brings up additional information.

Sophie listed in Deseret News 15 Oct 1856

Here Sophie is listed at Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868. Note both spellings of her name Sophia / Sophie.

Sophie's family appears on the ship Thorton's manifest

Here you can see Sophie's family listed on the roster for the ship Thornton at the site ISTG Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild. Note that they are listed last name Patterson and that Thomas's death date is given as June 8, 1856.
Here is Sophie's family listed as members of the Willie handcart company at Note that she is listed as last name Klawn and that son Thomas is not included.