Statistics of Winter Quarters Twenty-third 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 the residents for the Winter Quarters Twenty-third Ward Residential Area, click here: WARD 23


Bishop: Joseph Knight
Clerk:  Richard Ballantyne

Number of members:  210 as of 31 December 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 are indicated by ( ) after the name.


   Ballantyne, Richard
   Ballantyne, Huldah Meriah Clark
Collins, Robert H.
# Collins, Mary Jane Mayberry (Mabery, Mary C.) (Soldier's wife) (19)
Collins, Joseph Smith
   Collins, Hyrum Dennis
   Collins, Mary Elizabeth
Evans, Evan
# Evans, Elizabeth Cook (Ivins, Elizabeth) (Soldier's wife, not on original record)
# Evans, Susanna Elizabeth (Ivins, Susana (12)
# Evans, William John (Ivins, William) (10)
# Evans, James (Ivins, James) (9)
# Evans, Isabella Margaret (Ivins, Isabel) (6)
# Evans, Elizabeth (Ivins, Elizabeth) (2)
Hamer, Samuel
# Hamer, Jane Thornley (Haner/Harner, Jan) (Widow) (44)
# Hamer, John (Haner, John) (22)
Hamer, Martha Jane
# Hamer, Nancy (Haner, Nancy) (18)
Hamer, Ellen
# Hamer, Samuel (Haner, Samuel) (13)
Hamer, James
# Hamer, Jane Ellen (Haner, Jane) (11)
# Hamer, James (Haner, James) (9)
# Hamer, Ann (Haner, Ann) (7)
Hamer, Joseph (Died in Nauvoo)
Hill, Leonard
# Hill, Sarah "Sally" Forbush (Widow) (38)
# Hill, Charles Frederick (Hill, Charles) (18)
# Hill, Sarah Julia (Hill, Sarah) (16)
# Hill, Jerusha Morrison (Hill, Jerusia) (14)
Hill, Cyrus Andrew
# Hill, Heamon Allison (Hill, Allison) (10)
# Hill, George Elbridge (Hill, George) (8)
# Hill, Maria Josephine (Hill, Mariah) (6)
Hill, Justis Franklin (Died in Nauvoo)
   Hill, Emerald Jasper (Died in Nauvoo)
   Hopkins, Charles A.
   Hopkins, Ann Steel (1)
   Hopkins, Albert 
# Hopkins, Lydia Okie (Hopkins, Lidai) (Soldier's wife, lives at Davis Camp-12 miles)
Van Dyke, Alfred
   Van Dyke, William
   Knight, Joseph
   Knight, Betsey Covert

   Knight Martha Ann
   Knight, Mary Elizabeth
   Knight, Rhoda Caroline

   Knight, Joseph James (Died in Nauvoo)
   Knight, Orpha Florialla
# Maybery, Rebecca
Newton, Robert W.
# Newton, Dolly Gridley (Newton, Dolly) (62)
Newton, Chauncey
   Newton, Rufus
   Newton, Earl
   Newton, Hannah
   Newton, Diantha
   Newton, Adelia
   Newton, Liza
   Newton, Lucy
   Newton, Palmer Fitzallen
   White, Joseph
# White, Ruby Elnora Stearns (White, Ruby) (Soldier's wife, lives at Henry Miller's-8 miles)
   White, Sarah Elnora
   White, Robert
   White, Ira Banks
White, Irena
   White, Moses
   White, Joseph

Served with Mormon Battalion

Hopkins, Charles A. (Private Company D)
Collins, Robert H. (Private Company A)

Residents Who Died at Winter Quarters (3) (1.4%)

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

 Hill, Charles Frederick
Grave #146
 Hill, Sally Forbush
Grave #81
 Knight, Orpha Florialla
Grave #251

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