Charles Edward Silverwood

Arrived in New York on the ship Monarch of the Sea, arriving 19 June 1861. He was traveling with his grandmother, Elizabeth, and uncle, William. First documentation to place the group in the Valley is William's rebaptism in the Lehi Ward on 21 September 1862, so the family could have traveled to Utah in either 1861 or 1862. As of yet, there is no evidence that Elizabeth even began the overland portion of the journey. Further research is needed. He is seen crossing the plains again in 1866 as a teamster for William Chipman's out-and-back company from the American Fork Ward.

More research is needed concerning Charles's date of birth. Charles's death register and headstone state and imply that he was born 18 January 1849. However, census records imply that he was born sometime between 1847 and 1848. A possible christening record was located which states he was christened 23 April 1848. Therefore, Charles could not have been born in 1849. 

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