- Birth Date
- 24 July 1828
- Death Date
- 22 August 1903
Edwin Martin Peck
Edwin joined the Mormon Battalion and reenlisted for six more months at the time of his discharge in July of 1847. Jenson's Biographical Encyclopedia indicates he came to Utah after he was discharged, but the 1850 California census places him, with his brother Joseph, back in California doing mining activity at the Middle Fork of the American River, El Dorado. His obituary states that he was present at Sutter's Mill in 1848 when gold was discovered in California. If Jenson is accurate, Edwin would have emigrated to Utah sometime between January 1848 and early 1850. If he isn't, Edwin would have emigrated sometime between 1850 and October of 1856 when when he answered to the call to go out and rescue the handcart emigrants stranded in Wyoming. Further research is needed to narrow the time he traveled and identify the name of the company he initially traveled with.
- Age at Departure: Unknown
- Age at Departure: 28
- 1850 California Census
- 1900 Utah Census.
- Broomhead, William, Diary, 1856 Oct-1857 Apr.
- Burton, Robert Taylor, Diaries 1856-1907, Record book, circa 1856 October-November.
- Jenson, Andrew. Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: A. Jenson History Co., 1971), Volume 4.
- "Muster Roll D, Mormon Battalion," p. 2.
- "Names of Persons Who Volunteer to Go as Teamsters." Offerings for the assistance of the P. E. F. immigrants, 1856 October. Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887.
- "Pioneer Miner Dead," Deseret News, 22 August 1903, 1.
- Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966.
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.