The Hales family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Harry Walton/Garden Grove Company in 1851. The Hales family included Stephen and Eveline Lydia Carter and their son Stephen Hales, Jr. One source stated that Stephen traveled with four people. Further research is needed to determine who the fourth person was. There are quite a few Hales in the company.
At the end of a mission to Europe, Stephen returned home with the Leonard G. Rice Company in 1867. He was a bugler and drove a wagon.
Stephen’s birth date is confirmed by the missionary register. Also, some sources record his name as “Steven Hale.”