- Birth Date
- Death Date
- About 25 August 1856
This child traveled with its mother, Mrs. Wilson, who is said to be from St. Louis. They traveled with the Martin Company as far as Cutler's Park. Col. Almon W. Babbitt entered the camp and the mother accepted his offer for quick passage to Salt Lake as her husband had gone to the valley the previous year. Babbitt's wagon train was attacked by Indians, the baby was killed and Mrs. Wilson was taken captive. It is thought she was also killed the same day. John Jaques and Patience Loader identify her as Mrs. Williams and baby who left with Babbitt. Patience Loader writes that they recognized her green bonnet at the massacre site. All other accounts of the incident (including John Jaques) names her as Mrs. Wilson. She is thought to possibly be Elizabeth Ramsey Small Wilson (born 14 July 1832), wife of Thomas Henry Wilson, who traveled in the Ballantyne Company of 1855.
One source indicates that the baby was about 2 months old.
- Age at Departure: Infant
- "Correspondence of Elder Philip Margetts," The Mormon, 18 July 1857, 3.
- Felt, N. H., "Correspondence from Bishop N. H. Felt," The Mormon, 15 November 1856, 3.
- "From the Plains," The Mormon, 27 Sep. 1856, 2.
- "From the Plains," The Mormon, 4 Oct. 1856, 2.
- J[aques], J[ohn], "Some Reminiscences," Salt Lake Daily Herald, 8 December 1878, 1.
- James G. Willie Emigrating Company journal, 1856 May-November, 16-53.
- John Jaques diary entries in Life History and Writings of John Jacques by Stella Jaques Bell (1978), 79, 83-84, 95-
106. Transcription found on Mormon Migration. Original publication can be found at the Church History Library, M270.1 J361b 1978.
- "Journey from Florence to G. S. L. City," Deseret News, 22 October 1856, 258.
- Marilyn Austin Smith, Faithful Stewards--the Life of James Gray Willie and Elizabeth Ann Pettit, 95-120.
- Patience L. Archer reminiscences, undated, 57-92.
- "The Death of the Captive Mrs. Wilson," The Mormon, 10 January 1857, 3.