- Birth Date
- 3 May 1837
- Death Date
- 14 January 1916
Esther Frances Neslen
The Neslen family consisting of Samuel, his wife, Eunice Burgess Francis, and nine children, initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Claudius V. Spencer Company in 1853. Samuel and Eurnice’s nine children are: Susannah, Samuel Francis, Robert Francis, Esther Francis, Elizabeth Burgess, Eunice, Phebe, William Francis, and Hannah.
Samuel and his family left England, and sailed on the “Golconda” and arrived in New Orleans on 1 April 1853. Samuel and his family stayed in St. Louis while they prepared for their trip to the Salt Lake Valley. They then moved to Keokuk, Iowa, then on to Omaha, Nebraska. Eight months after the Neslen family left their home in England, all eleven of them arrived in the Salt Lake Valley.
Her birth and death dates are confirmed by her death certificate and the inscription on her gravestone. Her travel to Utah is mentioned in the obituary of her brother, William.
- Age at Departure: 16
- “Claudius V. Spencer Company report, 1853.” In Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports 1850-1862, Reports 1853-1855. (CR 1234 5, Box 1, Folder 31)
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949.
- "William F. Neslen, Pioneer of 1853, Dies," Salt Lake Herald, 23 January 1918, 12.