Martha Elizabeth Cooper

Martha Elizabeth, sometimes "Betty" in some sources, is the daughter of Holland and Sarah Cooper. She emigrated from England with her mother, and two brothers. They sailed on the Manchester and arrived in New York on 14 May 1861. As of now, there is no documentation that specifically states which company she came with to Utah. However, local church financial records state that her brother George traveled in the Eldredge Company of 1861. It is highly likely that she came to Utah then. The first documentation to place her in Utah is her marriage to Thomas Bithell in 1864.

 

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