Statistics of the Winter Quarters Eighth 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 Eighth Ward Residential Area, click here: WARD 8

Bishop: L. H. Calkins

Number of members: 228 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.

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.


Bradford, Jehial (died 30 Sep 1845)
#Bradford , Abigail
Bradford, Mary Ann
Bradford, Roswell
Bradford, Jesse
Bradford, Grandville
Bradford, Sylvester
Bradford, Pleasant Sprague
Bradford, Tryphenia
#Calkins, Luman Hopkins
Calkins, Mahitable Cox
Calkins, Luman Israel
Newton, Mr.
#Newton, Dolly
Richards, Franklin Dewey (on a mission in England)
#Richards, Jane Snyder (1)
Richards, Wealthy Lovisa
Richards, Isaac Phineas
Richards, Elizabeth McFate (2)
Richards, Willard (on a mission in England)
#Richards, Mary Thompson (4)
Tippetts, John Harvey (in the Mormon Battalion)
Tippetts, Abigail Jane (1) (died 16 Mar 1840)
Tippetts, John Austin
Tippetts, Moses
#Tippetts, Caroline Fidelia Calkins (2) (Tippets, Sister)
Pew, Hyrum William
Pew, Sariah Fidelia
Tippetts, Abby Jane
Tippetts, John Harvey

Members in Mormon Battalion

Tippetts, John Harvey (Private, Company D)

Residents Who Died at Winter Quarters (3) (1% of members)

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

Calkins, Luman Israel Grave #175
Richards, Elizabeth McFate Grave #121
Richards, Wealthy Lovisa Cutler's Park #1

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 8 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 Eighth Ward

Ward 8 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