- Birth Date
- 20 April 1834
- Death Date
- 3 April 1919
Arthur Pendry Welchman
Arthur was originally a sailor from England. He investigated the church for a time, and eventually wanted to go to Utah to investigate the people of the Church. He was baptized enroute, in New Orleans. While there, he heard of a group of saints in Texas preparing to head to Salt Lake. This group of saints was led by Preston Thomas, who was a returning missionary. He traveled with the Preston Thomas Company as far as the mouth of the Verdigris River, not far from Fort Gibson, Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Here, most of the company halted for the winter. Arthur continued on to the valley the following spring with the Washington L. Jolley Company in 1854.
In 1858, he was returning from a mission to the Eastern States.
His birth and death dates are confirmed by the inscription on his gravestone in Wyoming.
- Age at Departure: 19
- Age at Departure: 20
- Age at Departure: 24
- Returning Missionary
- Arthur P. Welchman reminiscences, 1903, 69-77.
- Arthur P. Welchman reminiscences and diary, circa 1854-1917, Volume 1, 14-25.
- Brinton, David, to Brigham Young, 20 June 1858, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 36, box 26, fd. 5.
- Bullock, Thomas, to Editor, 22 July 1858, in Missionary Reports, fd. 17.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- George Goddard papers, 1855-1899, Journals, Volume 2, 1857 April-1858 July.
- Isaiah M. Coombs collection, 1835-1938, Diaries, Volume 8, 1858 April 13-1858 September 1, 16-66.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21 June 1858, 33.
- "Pioneer Honored at Close of Active Life," Deseret News, 19 April 1919, 5.
- Thomas Bullock journal, 1858 May-June.
- Utah, Early Mormon Missionary Database
- Welchman, Arthur P., Reminiscences and diary, [ca.1854-1917], fd. 1, 93-94.