- Birth Date
- 26 August 1830
- Death Date
- 19 April 1915
Daniel Webster Jones
He arrived in Utah County in September 1850. He accidentally shot himself at Green River while helping drive a herd of sheep headed for California from Santa Fe. While recovering from his accidental injury, he investigated and joined the Church.
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. He was among the small group of men who remained behind at Devil's Gate until spring to guard the personal belongings of the emigrants who had been rescued.
- Age at Departure: 19
- Age at Departure: 26
- 1900 California Census
- Arizona Death Certificate.
- “As I Remember,” Salt Lake Telegram, 31 August 1926, 8.
- Broomhead, William, Diary, 1856 Oct-1857 Apr.
- Burton, Robert T., to the members of the Hand Cart Association, Handcart Veterans Association, 1 October 1907. Handcart Veterans Association, Scrapbook, 1906-1914, folder 4.
- Burton, Robert Taylor, Diaries 1856-1907, Record book, circa 1856 October-November.
- Cooper, John. Statement, 10 October 1916.
- "Daniel W. Jones Is Called to Last Rest," Deseret Evening News , 29 Apr. 1915, 12.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Handcart Veterans Association. Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914, folder 4.
- Handcart Veterans Association. Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914, folder 7.
- Jaques, John, [Minutes of meeting at Devil's Gate, 9 November 1856], in John Jaques, Collection, 1846-1920.
- Jones, Daniel W., Forty Years Among the Indians (1890), p. 62-114.
- Josiah Rogerson, "Strong Men, Brave Women and Sturdy Children Crossed the Wilderness Afoot," Salt Lake Tribune, 4 January 1914.
- "Life Sketch of Pioneer, D. W. Jones, Deceased," Deseret Evening News , 6 May 1915, 12.
- Rogerson, Josiah, "Martin's Handcart Company, 1856 [No. 10]," Salt Lake Herald , 8 Dec. 1907.