Statistics of the Winter Quarters Fourth 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 Fourth Ward Residential Area, click here: WARD 4
*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 Spencer
Number of members: 98 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
Those members in “bold type” are most likely the ones in the current family.
Multiple wives are indicated by ( ) after the name.
Burnham, James Lewis (1) (died 8 Oct 1845)
#Burnham, Mary Ann Huntley (Burnham, Mary Ann)
Burnham, Luther Clinton
#Burnham, Ruth A.
#Burnham, Wallace Kendall (Burnham, Wallis)
#Burnham, George Franklin (Burnham, George)
Burnham, Marie Antoniette
Burnham, Mary Ann
Young, Joseph (2)
Houston, James (died 1841?)
#Houston, Mary Magdalena Ettleman
#Knowles, John (Know, John)
Knowles, Hannah Webb
Spencer, Sophronia Eliza Pomeroy (1) (died 1832)
Spencer, Claudius Victor
Spencer, Sarah Lester Von Schoonover (2) (died 1845)
Spencer, Mary Leona
Residents Who Died at Winter Quarters (4) (4% of members)
*Click on the grave number to see a map of the Winter Quarters Pioneer Cemetery
Information taken from Jensen, Carlyle B. and Gail Geo. Holmes, A “Grave” Experience at the Mormon Pioneer Winter Quarters Cemetery, October 1999.
Others that died indicated by family records: