Names of its Members, and a List of Its Outfit.


Deseret News. 26th.

Brother M.L Pratt has just reached this city from a visit to Coalville, which place is now the home of Sister Betsy H. Bullock, widow of the late Thomas Bullock, who was at one time clerk to the Prophet Joseph Smith, and for many years a widely known and much esteemed citizen of the Territory.  Brother Pratt called upon Sister Bullock, who kindly showed him some relics of great interest.

One of these is a banner, painted by Brother Bullock, about four feet by four feet ten inches in size, surrounded by a handsome fringe. On one side is represented the Prophet Joseph Smith as an angel; in his right hand he holds a trumpet, and in his left a scroll. On the latter appear, in four columns, the names of the Pioneer Company, and appended is an inventory of their outfit. Brother Pratt transcribed the names and inventory.which are subjoined, the spelling on the banner being retained:

“Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Willard Richards, Orson Pratt, Wilford Woodruff, George A. Smith, Amana Lyman,  Ezra T. Benson, Erastus Snow, Shadrack  Roundy, Albert P. Rockwood, John Pack, Albert Carrington, Orrin Porter Rockwell, Wm Clayton, Thomas Bullock, John S. Fowler, Jacob Burnham,  Joseph Egbert, John M. Freeman, Marcus B. Thorp, George Wardle, Thomas Grover, Barnabas L. Adams, Roswell Stevens,  Sterling Driggs, Geo. Brown, Jesse C. Little, Phineas H. Young, John Y. Green, Thomas Tanner, Addison Everett, Truman O. Angell, Lorenzo D. Young, Bryant Stringham, Joseph L. Scofield, Luke Johnson, John Holman, Edmond Ellsworth, Alvarus Hanks, George R. Grant,  Mellen Atwood, Samuel Fox, Tunis Rappelyce, Ely Harvy Pierce Wm. Dykes, Jacob Weilar,  Stephen H. Goddard, Tarlton Lewis, Henry G. Sherwood, Zebedee Coltrin, Sylvester H. Earl, John Dixon, Samuel H. Narbol, George Scholes, William Henrie, Wm. A. Empy, Charles Shumway, Andrew Shumway, Thomas Woolsley, Chancy Loveland, James Craig, Wm. Wardsworth, Wm. P. Vance, Simeon Howd, Seely Owen, James Case, Artemas Johnson, Wm. A. Smoot, Franklin B. Dewey, William Carter, Franklin G. Losee, Burr Frost, Datus Ensign, Franklin B. Stewart,  Monroe Frink, Eric Glines, Ozro Eastman, Seth Taft, Horace Thurston, Horace K. Whitney, Orson K. Whitney, Stephen Kelsey, John S. Eldredge, Charles D. Barnum, Almon L. Williams, Rufus Allen, Robt. T. Thomas, Jas. W. Stewart, Elija Newman, Levi N. Kendall, Francis Boggs, David Grant, Howard Egan, Wm. A. King, Thomas Cloward, Hosea Cushing, Robert Byard, George Billings, Edson Whipple, Philo Johnson, Appleton M. Harmon, Carlos Murray, Nathaniel T. Brown, Jackson Redden, Francis M. Pomery, Aaron Farr, Nathaniel Fairbanks, John S. Higbee, John Wheeler, Solomon Chamberlain, Conrad Klineman, Joseph Booker, Pery Fitzgerald, John H. Tippets, James Davenport, Henson Walker, Benj. Rolfe, Norton Jacob, Charles A. Harper, Stephen Markham, George Woodward, Lewis Barney, George Mills, Andrew Gibbins, Joseph Hancock, John W. Norton, Hance C. Hanson, Levi Jackman, Lyman Curtis, John Brown, Mathew Ivory, David Powell, Joseph Mathew,  Gilburd Somme, John Gleason, Chas. Burke, Alex. P. Chessley, Rodney Badger, Norman Taylor,Green Flake, Hank Lay, Oscar Crosby. (The last three names are included in a brace, and marked “servants:” they were colored persons.) Clarissa Decker Young, Ellen Sanders Kimball, Harriet Page Young, Isaac P.D. Young, Sobrisky L. Young, 143 Pioneers, 3 women, 2 children, 70 wagons, 1 boat; 1 cannon, 93 horses, 52 mules, 66 oxen, 19 cows.”

On the other side of the banner is the following inscription:

“Names of the Pioneers who left their winter quarters at Council Bluffs April 14th 1847. Arrived in Great Salt Lake Valley July 24th, 95 of whom returned to Winter Quarters by Oct. 31st of the same year, without an accident to any person.

“Praise ye the Lord.”

This banner was displayed on the occasion of the first celebration of Pioneer Day, which was held in 1849, and is a valuable and interesting historical record.

Sister Bullock also showed Brother Pratt two other relics, having a mournful interest. Neatly folded in a piece of paper were two small fragments of cloth each about one inch square. The paper bears the following inscription in the neat handwriting of Brother Bullock:

“Enclosed is a piece of the shirt worn by the Prophet Joseph Smith at the time of his assassination at Carthage Jail, Ill. It was taken from within two inches of the spot where one of the balls entered his breast. Also a piece of the lining of his vest, where a ball passed out of his body.  Given to me on July 2nd, 1844.

his clerk.”

[Transcribed by Nora Fowers and Tiffany Whiting, Apr. 2012]

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