Statistics of the Winter Quarters Ninth 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, 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 Ninth Ward Residential Area, click here: WARD 9

*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: Thomas Lang

Number of members: 78 as of 31 December 1846
This list includes only widows and soldier’s wives and is incomplete.

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.

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

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

Multiple wives are indicated by ( ) after the name.


Gordon, Gilman (Serving in the Mormon Battalion)
#Gordon, Sophia Jordan (Gordon, Eliza)
Gordon, Stephen F.
Lainge, Thomas
Lainge, Laura
Murray, Roswell (died abt. 1837)
#Murray, Fanny Young (Murray, Fanny)
Pratt, Addison
#Pratt, Louisa Barnes (Pratt, Sister)
Pratt, Ellen Sophronia
Pratt, Frances Stevens
Pratt, Lois Barnes
Pratt, Ann Louisa

Members in Mormon Battalion

Gordon, Gilman (Private, Company A)

Residents Who Died at Winter Quarters (0) (0% of members)

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