Son of Harvey Whitlock and Minivera Abbott. A note in Journal History (18 Apr. 1859, 2) is the only evidence that the Whitlock family came to Utah in 1849. It is presumed the family all traveled together as they are in the 1850 Utah census. In the 1850 Utah census he is listed as Almon Whitlock but in New Family Search he is Alma W. Whitlock. Additional research is needed to verify the year of travel and the name of the pioneer company with which they traveled.