Statistics of the Winter Quarters Second 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 Second Ward Residential Area, click here: WARD 2

*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: David Fairbank.

Number of members: 139 as of 31 December 1846

#Indicates members of the ward as listed by Ron Watt 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 are indicated by ( ) after the name.


  Crookston, James (died 29 Dec 1846)
#Crookston, Mary Young
  Crookston, Robert (son)
  Crookston, Ann Welch (Robert’s wife)
#Fairbanks, William David (Fairbanks, David)
  Fairbanks, Susan Mandeville
  Fairbanks, William Henry
  Fairbanks, Mary Jane
  Fairbanks, Cornelius Mandevillev
  Fairbanks, Susan Jones
  Hunter, Jesse Divine (serving in Mormon Battalion)
  Hunter, Keziah Brown (Hunter, Heziah)
  Hunter, William
  Hunter, Asa Barton
  Hunter, Mary Barton
  Hunter, Jesse
  Hunter, Samuel Divined
  Hunter, Martha
  McCord, Alexander (serving in Mormon Battalion)
#McCord, Sybil Bradenburg (McCord, Sybil)
  McCord, Elizabeth
  McCord, Ewnias
  McCord, William
  McCord, Hirum
  McCord, Warren (Luther)
  McCord, Bradley H.
  McCord, Ichabod
  Ott, Frederick (died Jan 1845)
#Ott, Nancy Williams Ferguson (Ott, Nancy W.)
  Ott, David Benton
  Ott, Frederick J.
  St. John, Stephen Merritt (serving in Mormon Battalion)
#St. John, Sally E. (Falley) Stanton (St. John, Sally)
  St. John, Harriet S.
  St. John, Geneva Marietta
  St. John, Mary (Polly)
  St. John, Lydia Clarinda
#Turner, Chauncey (Turner, Chancy)
  Turner, Hanna Redfield
  Turner, Mary Ann
  Turner, John Wesley
  Turner, Harriet Maria
  Turner, Julia Ann
  Turner, Henry Moroni

Members in the Mormon Battalion
Hunter, Jesse Divine  (Captain, Company B)
McCord, Alexander (4th Sergt. Company A)
St. John, Stephen Merritt (2nd Corp. Company E)


Residents Who Died at Winter Quarters (3) (2% of members)

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

Crookston, James
Grave #47
McCord, Hirum
Cutler's Park #37
Ott, Frederick J.
Grave #87

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

Other deaths reported by family records but not included in the Ward statistics

McCord, Ewnias (12 Dec 1849) Pottawattamie, Iowa
Turner, Harriet Maria (31 Aug 1849)