- Birth Date
- 28 January 1805
- Death Date
- 26 March 1886
Isabella and her son Alexander crossed the Atlantic on the ship Harvest Queen in 1856; on the New York list of arriving passengers she is listed as "Isabel Mearbrook" and he as "Alex Mearbrook." The first documentation to place them in Utah is the marriage of Isabella's daughter from her first marriage ( Isabella McPherson) in November 1859 (see our note for Isabella McPherson). In the 1860 Utah census mother Muirbrook and Alexander are in the household of John Shields of Tooele. Isabella Sr. married Shields 1 October 1860. Further research is needed to identify the name of the pioneer company with which they crossed the plains.
- Age at Departure: 53
- Head of Household
- 1860 Utah Census, Tooele County.
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers. History of Utah's Tooele County: From the Edge of the Great Basin Frontier (Tooele, UT: Transcript Bulletin Publishing, Inc., 2012).
- "Died," Salt Lake Herald, 14 April 1886, 8.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
- Utah Cemetery Inventory