- Birth Date
- 1 November 1834
- Death Date
- 9 November 1921
Robert Edson King
Robert initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the John Tidwell Company in 1852. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.
His birth year is confirmed by his death certificate and the inscription on his gravestone.
- Age at Departure: 17
- Age at Departure: 21
- “5th Company of 50 Report, 1852 September 14.” In Brigham Young Office emigrating companies reports 1850-1862, Reports 1850-1852. (CR 1234 5. Box 1, Folder 10)
- Find a Grave (Website)
- "Man Who Was Baptized by Prophet Joseph Smith Dies at American Fork," The Deseret News , 10 Nov. 1921, 3.
- "Robt. Edson King, Pioneer of '52 Called Wednesday," American Fork Citizen, 12 Nov. 1921, 1.
- Utah Death Certificates.