- Birth Date
- 4 December 1827
- Death Date
- 3 September 1888
Henry, son of Alexander and Catherine Beckstead, initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Allen Taylor Company in 1849. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.
His death date is confirmed by the inscription on his gravestone.
- Age at Departure: 21
- Age at Departure: 28
- 1850 Utah Census.
- 1860 Utah Census.
- "Allen Taylor's 100, first 50, report, 1849 September 3." In Camp of Israel schedules and reports 1845-1849. (MS 14290, Reel 3, Box 2, Folder 40)
- Broomhead, William, Diary, 1856 Oct-1857 Apr.
- "Death of Henry Beckstead," Deseret News , 12 Sep. 1888, 545
- Find a Grave (Website)