- Birth Date
- 7 August 1836
- Death Date
- 30 November 1926
Rachel Emma Woolley
Rachel initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Brigham Young Company in 1848 with her parents, Edwin Dilworth and Mary Wickersham, and her siblings, Franklin Benjamin and Mary Louisa. Mary Louisa was born on 5 July, while the company was camped at Goose Creek. Also in the company was her aunt and uncle, Samuel Amos and Catherine Elizabeth Mehring.
When the family made it to the Salt Lake Valley, they ate with her father's brother, John Mills Woolley, who had traveled to the Salt Lake Valley the year before with the Abraham O. Smoot/George B. Wallace Company in 1847, according to Rachel Emma Woolley Simmons’ Biography.
- Age at Departure: 11
- "First 100, report, 1848 June," In Camp of Israel schedules and reports 1845-1849, Brigham Young's 1848 emigration division.
- Simmons, Rachel Emma Woolley, Brief Biography of Rachel Emma Woolley Simmons, 11-14. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)