Charles McCarty/William Appleby Company (1858)
Organized at Florence, Nebraska. Had 6 wagons, 34 cattle and 23 people.View Summary
- "Arrival from Salt Lake," Crescent City Oracle , 15 Oct. 1858, 2.
- "Elder William I. Appleby," Deseret News [Weekly], 20 Oct. 1858, 142.
- [Littlefield, Lyman O.], "Editorial Correspondence," Crescent City Oracle , 27 Aug. 1858, 2.
- "Oraculum," Crescent City Oracle , 6 Aug. 1858, 2.
- "William I. Appleby Company schedule, 1858." In Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports 1850-1862, Reports 1856-1862.
- “William I. Appleby Company schedule, 1858.” In Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports 1850-1862, Reports 1856-1862. (CR 1234 5, Box 1, Folder 53)
|Albrand, William Frederick John||29||30 August 1828||17 January 1903|
|Appleby, William Ivins||47||13 August 1811||20 May 1870|
|Babbitt, Don Carlos||14||15 August 1843||5 September 1912|
|Culver, Edward||33||About 1825||Unknown|
|Goodwin, Charles||18||ca. 1840||Unknown|
|Holmes, William||50||10 October 1807||6 November 1892|
|Robinson, Joseph W.||25||About 1833||Unknown|
|Robinson, Martha I.||17||About 1841||Unknown|
|Saunders, Caroline Eliza||5||5 March 1853||28 September 1914|
|Saunders, Mary Ann||17||5 October 1840||10 February 1891|
|Saunders, Phoebe||41||7 June 1817||8 September 1871|
|Saunders, Phoebe||Infant||5 August 1857||30 May 1932|
|Saunders, William Gill||14||6 February 1844||7 December 1879|
|Saunders, William Gimbert||39||10 January 1819||9 June 1888|
|Warrender, Alexander||42||About 1816||Unknown|
|Young, Ebenezer Russell||43||14 November 1814||23 November 1890|
|Young, Ebenezer Russell||15||29 August 1842||3 June 1912|
|Young, Esther Elizabeth||9||27 March 1849||15 February 1932|
|Young, George Washington||4||24 April 1854||14 May 1937|
|Young, John William||13||22 April 1845||20 June 1932|
|Young, Margaret||45||17 April 1813||19 October 1888|
|Young, Margaret||21||24 April 1837||3 May 1919|
|Young, Mary E.||18||18 March 1840||2 February 1891|
|Young, Robert||7||25 June 1851||13 December 1930|
Charles McCarty, captain of this small company, was not a Mormon, though he was obviously friendly to the Latter-day Saints. More importantly, he was an experienced plainsman from Florence, Nebraska Territory. William I. Appleby, president of the company, was a Mormon elder who, from headquarters in New York City, had recently presided over the Church in the northeastern states. William G. Saunders was a returning missionary, while Ebenezer Russell Young was a prosperous businessman from Westport, Connecticut, who had owned a cotton factory and a silk mill and who had served as president of various branches of the Church. He and his family were emigrants.
The company organized at Florence. There were 6 wagons, 34 cattle, and 23 people. Four of the men were teamsters: William Allhand from Utah, Alexander Warrender from Connecticut, and Don Carlos Babbitt and Charles Goodwin from Iowa. The train left Florence August 9. By the 14th they were at Genoa, a Mormon settlement on the Loup Fork River. Here, the company attended a meeting in the bowery and President Appleby (also known as Judge Appleby) spoke to the congregation. Here also, another teamster (Edward Culver) joined the group, and local citizens helped the wagons ford the river. By August 16 the train was again on its way. The travelers had a prosperous journey. They met with no accidents and experienced no serious storms. Other than a few cases of chills and fever, they all enjoyed good health. Most of the cattle stood the journey quite well also, though one ox died and a yoke of oxen strayed and was not recovered. The travelers saw large numbers of friendly Indians and they passed several hundred government teamsters who were returning east. The emigrants arrived in Salt Lake City on October 17.