- Birth Date
- 20 July 1826
- Death Date
- 7 June 1899
Erastus Darwin Mecham
As with many who were part of the sick detachments, Mecham would have traveled back to Winter Quarters and resumed his journey to the Salt Lake Valley with family that he had left behind when he joined the Mormon Battalion. The Hamblin account places his wife, Martha Mecham, in the Aaron Johnson Company of 1850. It is assumed that he and his infant child would have been traveling with her.
In some sources hisr surname is spelled "Meacham".
- Age at Departure: 20
- Age at Departure: 23
- Head of Household
- Hamblin, Jacob, Autobiography and journal, 1850 June-1854 Apr; 1870 Apr., 13-15, in Jacob Hamblin, Papers, 1850-1877.
- Ricketts, Norma Baldwin, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 , , 244-45.
- Ricketts, Norma Baldwin. The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848, Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996, 23.