- Birth Date
- 23 December 1836
- Death Date
- 31 October 1856
Robert Whittaker was on the Martin Co. and his brother John Whitaker on the Jones/Hunt Company. Their brother William is not shown on the roster or any other document even though the name is noted in the Patience Loader Reminiscences.
He sailed to America in 1856 on the ship Horizon.
- Age at Departure: 19
- Died en Route
- Josiah Rogerson, "Strong Men, Brave Women and Sturdy Children Crossed the Wilderness Afoot," Salt Lake Tribune, 4 January 1914.
- Patience L. Archer reminiscences, undated, 57-92.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 266.
- Stella Jaques Bell, Life History and Writings of John Jaques: Including a Diary of the Martin Handcart Company (Rexburg, Idaho: Ricks College Press, 1978), 118-22, 129, 134-37, 140-41, 143-44, 150.