- Birth Date
- 19 May 1838
- Death Date
- July 1879
Samuel initially traveled with the Edward Martin Company. After the death of his parents and some of his siblings, he dropped out of the company to return east. However, Endowment House records show that he was in Utah for his 20 December 1862 marriage. He possibly began the westward journey in the same company as his future wife, Ellen Hallett, who traveled in the Ansil P. Harmon Company of 1862, but further research is needed to confirm that.
The family sailed to America in 1856 on the ship Horizon.
- Age at Departure: 18
- Age at Departure: Unknown
- Handcart Veterans Association. Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914, folder 7.
- Historians Office Record of Members (Minnie Margetts file).
- Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1830-2008, 30 November 1856, 60.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 254.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America
- Treasures of Pioneer History , 5:268-69.
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885.