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Henry Weeks Sanderson Sr. (1829 - 1896)

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Pvt. Henry Weeks Sanderson Sr.
Born in Hampden, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Pigeon Grove, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USAmap
Husband of — married in Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United Statesmap
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Henry became a member of the LDS Church between 1830 - 1848.
Henry Sanderson Sr. was a Latter Day Saint pioneer.
Private Henry Sanderson Sr. served with the Iowa Volunteers during the Mexican-American War
Service Started: Jul 1846
Unit(s): Company D, Mormon Battalion
Service Ended: Jul 1847

Henry Weeks Sanderson was a Private in Company D. He was a member of Captain Brown's Pueblo detachment.[1]

Henry was born in 1829 in Massachusetts, United States.

LDS Early Church Ordinances: Baptism in 1842 (Reference: Journals in BYU Library. Campbell, Eugene) and/or on March 31, 1844 (Reference: Family Group Sheet-Self; Temple Index Bureau)

He traveled overland to the Salt Lake Valley with the sick detachments in 1847, then returned east, married and came to Utah with his wife, Rebecca, and other family members. Together they were a part of the Warren Foote Company in 1850. Later Henry also participated in the Rescue Companies of 1856.

Biographical Notes: Henry was a private in Company"D" of the Mormon Battalion. Taken from Henry Weeks Sanderson's Augtobiography-Moved to Connecticut, 1834. contacted by Mormon missionaries. Left for Nauvoo. To St. Louis, 1845. Father died. Back to Nauvoo. Mother remarried. At this point author begins sketch a second time with his birth, 1829. Memories of Nauvoo. Enlisted in Mormon Battalion, 1846. With Pueblo Company. Joined pioneers. Indian experiences. Ferryman in Missouri, 1848. Married Rebecca Ann Sanders. To Utah, 1850. Food shortage. Lived at Union Fort. Farmer and cattle trader. Moved to Green River, Wyoming,1853. Unsuccessful farmer at Ft. Supply, 1854-55. Handcart companies, 1856. Reformation. Justice of Peace, 1855-1856. Utah War caused family to return to Salt lake City. Mormon scout. Moved to Fillmore, 1858. Moved to Mt. Pleasant, 1859. Clerk of seventies quorum. Supervised lesser priesthood. Married Sarah J. Cole, 1861. Black Hawk War. Missionary.

He passed away in 1896 in Utah, United States and is buried in Fairview Pioneer Cemetery (lower), Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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