- Birth Date
- 17 January 1830
- Death Date
- 17 November 1894
Mary Ann Wheeler
The family sailed to America in 1856 on the ship Thornton, and Mary Ann is listed as a "Spinster" on the ship manifest.
There is a major discrepancy concerning her birth date. Her birth information that we have located is as follows:
* FamilySearch: 12 February 1832
* Utah State History Cemeteries & Burials Database: 19 January 1838
* Mary Ann's obituary: 17 January 1830
* A history of her in FamilySearch says that some church records where she is listed with her parents: 17 January 1832.
The bottom line is that further research is needed to determine her actual date of birth.
- Age at Departure: 26
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9 November 1856, 22.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1848-1886, Ledger B, p. 214.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America
- "The Late Mrs. Mary Blakely," Ogden Daily Standard, 23 November 1894, 1.
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.