Statistics of the Winter Quarters Nineteenth Ward

All family members of the head of the household living within the Ward boundaries are listed prior to their departure West or through 1853, whichever occurred first. Some of these children may have been married or died and were not living with the family when the Ward census was taken. The Winter Quarters wards were only in place from 1846-1848, at which time the government required the Latter-day Saints, who were on Indian lands, to move back to the east side of the Missouri River.

To view and/or download the GEDCOM for the Winter Quarters Nineteenth Ward Residential Area, click here: WARD 19.

*Please note that all individuals included in the GEDCOM file did not necessarily live at Winter Quarters. They are only included as family members of those who did reside at Winter Quarters.


Bishop: John S. Higbee

Number of members:
  127 as of 31 Dec 1846.

# Indicates members of the ward as listed by “Winter Quarter Wards Index to Membership Lists: 1846-1848 (indicates spelling, if different).

Only soldier's wives and widows were listed for this ward.  The term "widow" does not necessarily mean the husband has died.  It just means that the woman is living alone.

Those members in "bold type" are most likely the ones in the current family.

Multiple wives/husbands are indicated by ( ) after the name.

   Babcock, Adolphus
# Babcock, Jerusha Jane Rowley (Babcock, Drusha) (Widow) (42)

Babcock, Sophronia
   Babcock, Lorenzo
# Babcock, Eliza (18)

# Babcock, George William (Babcock, George) (16)

# Babcock, Lucy (14)

# Babcock, Permelia (Babcock, Permilia) (9)

# Babcock, Albern (Babcock, Alburn) (7)

# Babcock, John Niels (Babcock, John) (4)
Brazier, Richard (Soldier in Mormon Battalion)
# Brazier, Sarah Luff (Brazien, Sarah) (Soldier's wife living with Ann Slater (64)
Brazier, Richard
  Clements, Alvin  
# Clements, Rhoda Gifford (Clements, Rhoda) (Widow) (19)
# Clements, Alpheus G. (Clements, Alphius) (12 d)
   Cravath, Austin
# Cravath, Eliza Doty (Cravath, Eliza) (Widow) (39)
# Cravath, Rudolphus (Cravath, Rhedophus) (13)
# Cravath, Helen (Cravath, Hellen) (11)
# Cravath, Mary (8)
# Cravath, Laura (6)
   Gifford, Alpheus (Died in Nauvoo)
# Gifford, Anna Nash (Gifford, Anna) (Widow) (47)
Gifford, Mary Elizabeth
   Gifford, Ichabod Bowerman
   Gifford, Samuel Kendall
   Gifford, William Pitts
# Gifford, Henry Dill (Gifford, Henry) (21)
Gifford, Rachel
   Gifford, Enos Curtis
# Gifford, Moses Elias (Gifford, Moses) (13 not 18)
   Higbee, John Somers
Higbee, Sarah Ann Voorhees (1) (Died at Mt. Pisgah)
   Higbee, John Mount
   Higbee, Sarah
   Higbee, Harriet Louise
   Higbee, Silas Somers
   Higbee, Judith Ball (2)
# Holman, Lynda (Widow) (53)
   Holman, Chester (22)
   Holman, Christina (20)
   Holman, Adelle (15)
Maxwell, William Bailey (Mormon Battalion)
# Maxwell, Lucretia Charlotte Bracken (Widow) (23)
# Maxwell, Levi William (Maxwell, Levi) (5)
# Maxwell, James Bailey (Maxwell, James) (3)
   McCord, Alexander (Mormon Battalion)
# McCord, Sibyl Vradenburg (Widow)
   McCord, Elizabeth
   McCord, Ichabod Ewnias
   McCord, William
   McCord, Hirum
Slater, Richard (Mormon Battalion)
# Slater, Ann Corbridge (Soldier's wife) (35)
# Slater, Thomas (12)
Slater, William (Died in Nauvoo)
# Slater, Mary Ann (8)
# Slater, Priscilla (6)
# Slater, Margaret Ellen (Slater, Margaret) (2)
# Slater, Rachel Jane (Slater, Rachael) (0)

Residents in the Mormon Battalion

Brazier, Richard (2nd Sergeant Company E)
Maxwell, William Bailey (Private Company D)
McCord, Alexander (4th Sergeant Company A)
Slater, Richard (Private Company E)

Residents Who Died At Winter Quarters (2) (1.6%)

*Click on the grave number to see a map of the Winter Quarters Cemetery.

Clements, Alpheus G.
Grave #90
McCord, Hirum
Cutler's Park #37

Information taken from Jensen, Carlyle B. and Gail Geo. Holmes, A “Grave” Experience at the Mormon Pioneer Winter Quarters Cemetery, October 1999.

Others that died indicated by family records:

Slater, Enoch