- Birth Date
- 25 September 1834
- Death Date
- 2 June 1903
Rosser James Jenkins
Rosser sailed to America in 1856 on the ship S. Curling. He was among the small group of men who remained behind at Devil's Gate until spring to guard the personal belongings of the emigrants who had been rescued.
His given name is listed as "Rossar" in the Deseret News article and as "Rossiter" in the Daniel W. Jones account.
- Age at Departure: 21
- Cooper, John. Statement, 10 October 1916.
- Daniel W. Jones, Forty Years Among the Indians (Salt Lake City: Juvenile Instructor Office, 1890), 62-75.
- "Died," Zion's Ensign, 16 July 1903, 8.
- Handcart Veterans Association. Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914, folder 7.
- "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News, 15 October 1856, 254.
- Jaques, John, [Minutes of meeting at Devil's Gate, 9 November 1856], in John Jaques, Collection, 1846-1920.
- John A. Hunt Company report, 1856, Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports, 1850-1862.
- Josiah Rogerson, "Strong Men, Brave Women and Sturdy Children Crossed the Wilderness Afoot," Salt Lake Tribune, 4 January 1914.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15 December 1856, 13.