- Birth Date
- 2 September 1814
- Death Date
- 8 February 1902
The Gardner family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Edward Hunter/Joseph Horne Company in 1847. The Gardner family included Robert and his wife Jane McKewen, and their children Robert Rierson, who died en route, Mary Jane, and Margaret. Robert’s parents, Robert and Margaret Callender, and siblings William, Mary Gardner Sweeten Luckham, and Archibald. The Gardner family’s travels are mentioned in the obituary of Robert’s daughter, Margaret.
Archibald was the Captain of 3rd Ten. His travel to Utah is also mentioned in his son's obituary.
In 1856 he served as one of the rescuers of the pioneer companies that were stranded on the plains.
- Age at Departure: 32
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 42
- “A Pioneer Gone to Rest,” Spanish Fork Press, 12 July 1906, 8.
- Archibald Gardner reminiscences, 1857, 11, 20.
- "Bishop Gardner Dead," Salt Lake Herald , 9 Feb. 1902, 2.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21 June 1847, 19.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger A, p. 271.
- "Pioneer Adversities," Deseret Weekly, 17 April 1897.
- Salt Lake Stake Record of Members, 1848-1917.
- "Spanish Fork Pioneer Dead," Ogden Standard Examiner , 10 July 1906, 5.