- Birth Date
- 19 October 1815
- Death Date
- 8 August 1910
Ruben Lloyd Dewitt
The Ruben DeWitt family is not directly listed in the 1852 Outhouse Company. However, it is extremely likely that he and his family are amongst the 10 adults and 5 children that company records say made up the traveling party of Martin Potter. This conclusion was reached based on the following information: The 1852 Bishop's Report confirms that the Ruben DeWitt family was in the Valley by December of 1852. Martin Potter family is documented in the 1852 Outhouse Company with 14 other individuals who are not named. The Potter and DeWitt families are seen living closely together in Iowa in the 1850 census (Ruben's siblings, John and Polly, were even living in the Potter household) and again in California in the 1860 census.
- Age at Departure: 36
- Head of Household
- 1860 California Census.
- "4th Company," Deseret News, 18 September 1852, 2.
- 4th Company of 50 reports, 1852.
- "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852" in Key to Migration Sources, Great Britain and North America: A Manual for Students Attending the Second Annual Priesthood Genealogical Research Seminar, June 19-23, 1967 (Provo: Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education, 1967), edited by Norman Edgar Wright.