Statistics of the Winter Quarters Seventh 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 Seventh Ward Residential Area, click here: WARD 7

*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: Joseph Lee Robinson
Counselor: James Flake
Counselor: Joseph Mathews
Clerk: Lot M. Flake

Number of members: 68 as of 31 December 1846
This list includes only widows and soldier’s wives and is incomplete.

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

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.


#Brailey, Nancy (Braley, _______)
Burton, John Newton (Burton, John) (Died in 1839 but was the husband of Susan McCord who married Joseph Lee Robinson of this ward)
Burton, Sally Allred (1)
Burton, Leona Elizabeth
Burton, Susan McCord (2)
Burton, William Parley
Burton, Sidney Rigdon
Campbell, Jonathan (Serving in Company E of the Mormon Battalion)
#Campbell, Charity Fuller (Cambell, Charity)
Campbell, William Abail
Campbell, Abail
Campbell, Nephi
Campbell, Louisa Jane
Campbell, Emma Lucinda
Campbell, Alma
Campbell, William
Campbell, Charity A.
#Chapman, Charles Perry (Chapman, Charles)
Chapman, Martha Maranda Fuller
Chapman, Juliett
Chapman, Sophia
Chapman, Charles P.
Chapman, Amanda
Chapman, Orson H.
Church, Haden Wells (serving in the Mormon Battalion as a private in Company B)
#Church, Sarah Ann Arterbury (Church, Sarah A.)
#Church, Hyrum Smith (Church, Hiram S.)
#Collins, Albert Washington (Collins, A. W.)
Collins, Susan Newman Thomas
Collins, Sarah Adeline
#Covington, Robert Dockery (Covington, Robert)
Covington, Elizabeth Thomas
Covington, John Thomas
Covington, Emily Jane
Covington, Sarah Ann
#Covington, William Berrill (Covington, William)
Covington, Berrill (father)
Covington, Elizabeth Hodges (mother)
Covington, Elizabeth
Covington, Mary Ann
Covington, Josiah
Covington, Elizabeth
Covington, Edward
Covington, Henry
Covington, Sarah Elizabeth
Covington, Priscilla
#Cox, Andrew Jackson (Cox, Jackson)
Cox, Elizabeth Ann
Cox, Phelina
#Flake, Green
#Flake, James Madison (Flake, James M.)
Flake, Agnes Haley
Flake, Carlotty L.
Flake, William Jordan
Flake, Charles Love
Flake, Thomas
Flake, Richmond
Flake, Samuel
Flake, Frederick
Flake, Sarah James
#Flake, Lot M.
Huff, Henry (died before WQ records)
Huff, Mary Magdelena Wiekel
Huff, Caroline Sarah
Huff, Jeremiah
Huff, Susannah
Huff, Lavina
Huff, Martha
Huff, Eugene
#Jones, Hannah
Jones, Henry
Jones, John
#Mathis, James Nicholas (Mathews, James N.)
Mathis, Mahala Jane
Mathis, Mary Catherine (Matthews, Mary C.)
Mathis, Sarah Ann (Matthews, Sarah)
#Matthews, Joseph Lazarus (Mathews, Joseph)
Matthews, Rhoda Carroll
Matthews, Mahalia Ann Rebecca
Matthews, Julie Antinett
Matthews, Ann Horton
Matthews, Anson
#Matthews, Lot N.
#McGee, Henry Taylor (McGee, Henry)
McGee, Susan
Noah, Pleasant D.
#Noah, Martha Ann Nichols (Nicholas) Mathis (Mathews) (Noe/Noah, Martha)
#Peck, Hezekiah
Peck, Jemima Smoot
Peck, Phoebe Ann
#Robinson, Joseph Lee (Robinson, Joseph L.)
Robinson, Maria Wood (1)
Robinson, Oliver Lee
Robinson, Ebenezer Jay
Robinson, Anna Maria
Robinson, Joseph
Robinson, Zephaniah
Robinson, Mary Elizabeth
Robinson, Joseph Elijah
Robinson, Susan McCord (2)
Burton, William Parley
Burton, Sidney Rigdon
Robinson, Susan Aseneth
Robinson, Laurinda Maria Atwood (3)
#Sanders, Moses Martin (Sanders, Martin)
Sanders, Amanda Armstrong Fausett (1)
Sanders, William Carroll
Sanders, Richard Twiggs
Sanders, John Franklin
Sanders, Rebecca Ann
Sanders, Martha Brown
Sanders, David Walker
Sanders, Joseph Moroni
Sanders, Sidney Rigdon
Sanders, Emma
Sanders, Eliza Jane
Sanders, Hyrum Smith
Sanders, Mary Jane Sparks Sanderson (2)
Sanderson, Henry Weeks (child from previous marriage)
Sanderson, Maria Louisa (child from previous marriage)
Sanderson, Mary Jane (child from previous marriage)
#Tanner, Nathan
Tanner, Rachel Winter Smith
Tanner, Lydia Jane
Tanner, Romelia
Tanner, Helen Alcy
Tanner, John William
Tanner, Nathan
Tanner, Rachel Winter
#Thomas, John Pledger
Thomas, Mahala Jane Mathis
#Warrick, Thomas
Warrick, Louisa Taylor
Warrick, Calyst Ward

Members in Mormon Battalion

Campbell, Jonathan (Private, Company E)
Church, Haden W. (Private, Company B)

Residents Who Died at Winter Quarters (9) (13% of members)

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

Campbell, Charity Fuller Grave #63
Campbell, Charity A. Grave #70
Covington, Sarah Ann Cutler's Park #25
Cox, Phelina Cutler's Park #14
Flake, Frederick Cutler's Park #47
Flake, Samuel B. Grave #114
Noah, Pleasant D. Grave #22
Robinson, Susan A. Grave #101
Sanders, Eliza Jane Grave #123

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

Number of Deaths by Age Group

Ward 7 Pie a  0-8 yrs
b  9-16 yrs
c  17-60 yrs
d  Over 60 yrs

Causes of Death For Residents of the Winter Quarters Seventh Ward

Ward 7 Bar a  Canker
b  Chills
c  Inflammation and
Bowel Complaint

d  Spasms
e  Summer Complaint
f  Whooping Cough
g  Winter Fever
h  Worms
i  Unknown