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Link alphabetical listing (surname) of Mormon Pioneers that played a noteworthy role in the establishment and early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The following is a collection of biographies, diaries, personal histories, etc:

Mormon pioneer wagon train

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Wade

  • Moses Wade (1792-1869) - medicine man, marched in the Mormon Battalion, Co C, alongside his oldest son, while his wife died in Winters Quarters.

Walker

  • William Walker (1820-1908) - Veteran of Mormon Battalion and mountain guide - William H. Walker Freight Train (1857) - Company Captain
  • Lorin Walker (1822-1907) - Married oldest daughter of Patriarch Hyrum Smith just four days before the martyrdom of her father and uncle.

White

  • Barnard White (1839-1912) - English immigrant - He and his family were part of the 1856 Hunt Wagon Company that followed behind the ill-fated Martin Handcart Company. They witnessed much of the suffering of that group.
  • Dantzel White (Nelson) (1926-2005) - 1st wife of LDS Apostle and Cardiac Surgeon Russell M Nelson, 10 children.

Whitlock

Whitmer

The Peter Whitmer Family hosted the prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. for the final period of the Book of Mormon Translation. It was the site of the founding of the church on 06 April 1830, as well as several early revelations of the church. 7 of the 11 witnesses to the Book of Mormon were members of the Whitmer Family.

  1. See also Book of Mormon, Witnesses of.
  2. See also The Whitmers: A Family that Nourished the Church - LDS Ensign Aug 1979.

Whitney

Newell K Whitney Store in Kirtland OH

  • Newell K Whitney (1795-1850) - Early LDS Church leader, LDS Bishop in Kirtland, Far West and Nauvoo and 2nd Presiding Bishop of the Church. Most famous as proprietor of the N.K. Whitney Store in Kirtland, site of many early revelations given to Joseph Smith.
  • Orson F Whitney (1855-1931) LDS Apostle and Church historian.
  • Sarah Whitney (1825-1873) - polygamous wife of prophet Joseph Smith and then of apostle Heber C Kimball.

Wight


Williams

  • Sgt Thomas Williams (1827-1860) - Veteran of Mormon Battalion - marched with his wife and 2 kids. Killed by Indians near Baker, CA on a wagon freight trip.

Willis

Woodruff

President Wilford Woodruff

References

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