- Birth Date
- 27 February 1819
- Death Date
- 23 November 1881
Robert and his family left Nauvoo in 1846 heeding the counsel to prepare to head for the west. They made it to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he joined the Mormon Battalion. His family stayed behind in Council Bluffs until 1848, when they traveled with Brigham Young’s Company to the Salt Lake Valley.
After serving in the Mormon Battalion, in 1848 he traveled with the Jonathan H. Holmes/Samuel Thompson Company to the Salt Lake Valley, where he was reunited with his family, who had arrived in the Salt Lake Valley a week before.
On 27 April, 1862, Roberts was set apart for a mission to England. He arrived in Liverpool on 6 August 1862. At the end of his mission, he returned home with the Henson Walker Company in 1865.
All of this was recorded in Robert’s Autobiography.
- Age at Departure: 29
- Age at Departure: 46
- Returning Missionary
- Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1959, Volume 1.
- Norma Baldwin Ricketts, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996), 222-23.
- Norma Baldwin Ricketts, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996), 23.
- Pixton, Robert, Autobiography, [ca. 1870], fd. 1, 44.
- Robert Pixton, Autobiography, circa 1870, 30-31, in Robert Pixton papers, circa 1870.
- "The Immigration," Deseret News [Weekly], 13 Sep. 1865, 397.
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.