The pioneer ancestor that Landon chose to represent and learn more about this year is Charles Wesley Hubbard.
Charles was born on February 7, 1810 in Sheffield, Massachusetts. His first time crossing the plains (when he was 38 years old) was with the Heber C. Kimball Company. They left from Winter Quarter’s Nebraska in September 1848.
His second time crossing the plains was 10 years later in 1858. This time, he crossed with the John W. Berry Company and departed from Des Moines, Iowa.
The pioneer ancestor that Porter chose to represent and learn more about this year is Charles Alfred Harper. It’s going to get a little confusing having 2 Charles.
Charles was born on January 27, 1817 in Upper Providence Township, Pennsylvania. He crossed the plains 3 times. The first was in 1847 with the Brigham Young Vanguard Company when he was 30 years old.
The second was a year later, in 1848 when he crossed with the Heber C. Kimball Company. Interestingly, Charles Hubbard (who Landon is representing) was also in this Company. They may have known each other but I’m sure they didn’t realize that they would later share the same great+ grandchildren.
The third and final time across the plains with the pioneers was in 1855 when Charles was the captain of the Charles A. Harper company. He had just returned from a two year mission to Britain and was headed back to Utah. He was 38.
The pioneer ancestor that Evelyn chose to represent and learn more about this year is Harriet Matilda Casper.
Harriet was born in Lexington, Missouri on November 9, 1849. She crossed the plains with the John Hindley Company in 1855, starting from Mormon Grove, Kansas. She was 5 years old when she made the trek, which is why Evelyn picked her since that’s how old Evelyn is. 🙂
Harriet is the daughter of Matilda (who Roxanne is representing)
The pioneer ancestor that Roxanne chose to represent and learn more about this year is Matilda Allison.
Matilda was born on December 31, 1820 in Chester, Ohio. She crossed the plains with the John Hinckley Company in 1855 when she was 34 years old. They departed from Mormon Grove, Kansas.
Matilda is Harriet’s (who Evelyn is representing) mom.
The pioneer ancestor that I chose to represent and learn more about this year is Ann Sewell.
Ann was born on March 25, 1806 in Little Walsingham, Norfolk, England. She crossed the plains at the age of 47, in 1853, with the Jacob Gates Company. They departed from Keokuk, Iowa.
We packed our wagon today! First, we wrote down what supplies we wanted to pack, how much they would cost, and how many pounds they would take up in our wagons. Some of us might be a little more prepared than others. Haha
Charles (Landon) bought/packed 400 chickens, 180 cows, and 1 ox.
Charles (Porter) bought/packed 2000 lbs of pickles, 108 cows, and 1 ox.
Harriet (Evelyn) bought/packed 2 dolls, some chickens, pickles, dried fruit, animal food, blankets, a fiddle, a hammer, a sewing kit, a Dutch oven, and a baby cradle.
Matilda (Roxanne) bought/packed 2 dolls, 2 horses, 3 chickens, flour, animal food, a hammer, some blankets, a sewing kit, a Dutch oven, some candles, a butter churn, a fiddle, a baby cradle, and a cooking pot.
After getting our supplies, we packed up!
The girls couldn’t resist spinning in their adorable new dresses that my friend made for them. 🙂