- Birth Date
- 1 December 1843
- Death Date
- 18 June 1936
Martha Spencer Sugden
She traveled with her mother Mary, and two sisters, Elizabeth and Sarah. After arriving to Utah, she eventually married Jonas Nuttal Beck, who her family traveled with in the Thomas E. Ricks Company in 1866. As a returning missionary, Jonas drove a team of four mules, and his wagon had a company of six saints. Among those was Mary Sugden and her three daughters, one of which was Martha.
Martha's autobiography, listed under her married surname "Beck," contains evidence regarding vital information for herself, her mother, and her sisters. It also provides a brief account of their immigration experience as part of the Thomas E. Ricks 1866 wagon train.
- Age at Departure: 22
- 1870 Utah Census.
- 1880 Utah Census.
- 1900 Utah Census.
- Beck, Martha, Autobiography, in Joel Edward Ricks, Cache Valley Historical Material [ca. 1955], MS 8237, reel 3, item 25, 3-4.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- "List of Names in Incoming Passenger Trains," Deseret News, 16 August 1866, 1.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 293.