- Birth Date
- 27 June 1819
- Death Date
- 29 January 1879
Daniel Newell Drake
Daniel and his family started west from the Missouri River in July 1846 led by Bishop George Miller; but Brigham Young advised this company to not proceed that year so Daniel and his family (along with other pioneers), spent the winter with Ponca Indians on the Niobra River, a western tributary of the Missouri. It was here that Daniel's wife, Cynthia Parker Johnson Drake, died. In 1848 Daniel traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with his daughter Lucy. His other daughter, Cynthia Remina, traveled with an aunt in Jacob Croft Company (1856).
- Age at Departure: 28
- A Mormon chronicle: the diaries of John D. Lee, 1848-1876 edited and annotated by Robert Glass Cleland and Juanita Brooks (1955), 1:30-79.
- "First 100, report, 1848 June," In Camp of Israel schedules and reports 1845-1849, Brigham Young's 1848 emigration division.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1848, 5.