- Birth Date
- 25 April 1837
- Death Date
- 8 September 1909
Aaron Dunham Thatcher
Aaron initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with his parents and siblings in 1847. Sometime after this, the Thatcher family moved to California, settling near Salmon falls (near present day Folsom CA) by 1850. In 1857, heeding the call for the Saints to return to Utah, Aaron's family headed East, while he and his brother Moses stayed in California. Their brother John later returned, and they are seen with him to San Bernardino, and then back up into Utah. Further research is needed to determine which company they left San Bernardino with.
In 1868 he acted as "assistant captain" of the Simpson M. Molen out-and-back train sent out to collect emigrants from the terminus of the rail line in Laramie, Wyoming.
- Age at Departure: 10
- Age at Departure: 19
- Age at Departure: 31
- 1850 California Census, Eldorado County.
- "Aaron D. Thatcher Goes to His Reward," The Journal, 9 September 1909, p. 1.
- "Aaron D. Thatcher Joins His Brother," Deseret News, 8 Sep. 1909, 3.
- "Aaron D. Thatcher Laid to Rest," The Journal, 14 September 1908, p. 1.
- Frederick W. Hurst autobiography and diaries, 1855-1877, Journal, 1857 April-1860 April.
- Hyde, William, “Correspondence,” Semi-Weekly Telegraph , 6 July 1868, 2.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21 June 1847, 11.
- Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1959, Volume 1.
- Smith, Mercy Livermore, Autobiography, in Dorothy Streeper, Family Histories, [ca. 1983].