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Statistics of the Winter Quarters Sixth 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 Sixth Ward Residential Area, click here: WARD 6

*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: William Faucett
Counselor: Gustavus Perry
Counselor: Alvah Lewis Tippets
Clerk: Wilbur Joseph Earl

Number of members: 112 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.


Benjamin Boyce (1)
#Boyce, Susanna Content Judd (Boice, Susanna C.)
Boyce, Alma
Boyce, Lois
Boyce, John
Boyce, Loenda
Boyce, Susan
Day, Hugh (2)
#Culbertson, James Gregg (Culbertson, James G.)
Culbertson, Patience Maria Eggleston
Culbertson, Sarah J.
Culbertson, Mary Ann
Culbertson, Mathew William
Culbertson, Mariette
Culbertson, George A.
#Earl, Wilbur Joseph (Earl, W. J.)
Beard, Harriet
Earl, Caroline
Earl, Wilbur T.
#Fausett, William McKee (Faucett, William)
Fausett, Matilda Caroline Butcher
Fausett, Nancy Mariah
Fausett, Martha Jane
Fausett, Narcissa Rebecca
Fausett, Mary Ann
Fausett, Harriet Catherine
Fausett, Sarah Louisa
Fausett, Amanda Caroline
Fausett, Joseph Smith
Fausett, William Calvin
Follett, William Alexander (Serving in the Mormon Battalion)
#Follett, Nancy Mariah (Follet, Nancy M.)
Follett, William King
Grover, Joseph True
#Grover, Sarah Jenkins (Grover, Sally)
Grover, Justin True
Grover, Jared
Grover, Joseph
Grover, Alma
Grover, Joseph Smith
Grover, Sarah Jane
Grover, Mary Ann
Henderson, James Madison (died 21 Apr 1845)
Jones, Charlotte (1) (died 21 Dec 1840)
Henderson, William
Henderson, John
Henderson, Eunice Charlotte
#Henderson, Rachel Judd (2) (Henderson, Rachel)
Henderson, Alvira E.
#Perry, Gustavus Adolphus (Perry, Gustavus)
Perry, Eunice Wing (1)
Perry, Orrin Alonzo
Perry, Rosalia Elvira
Perry Amanda Melvina
Perry, Lorenzo
Perry, Henry Elisha
Perry, Cornelia
Perry, Lucy Ann
Perry, Sarah (Sally) Jenkins Grover (2)
#Tippets, Alvah Lewis (Tippet, Alva L.)
Tippets, Abigail Tippets (1)
#Tippets, Caroline Beard (2)
Tippets, Alvah
Tippets, Joseph Harrison
Tippets, Elizabeth Beard (3)
Tippets, Rachel Abigail Beard

Members in Mormon Battalion
Follett, William A. (Private, Company B)

Residents Who Died at Winter Quarters (5) (4% of members)

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

Fausett, William Calvin Grave #136
Grover, Sarah Jane Grave #2
Tippets, Alvah Grave #180
Tippets, Alvah Lewis Grave #254

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:

Follett, William King Died 6 Sep 1846

Number of Deaths by Age Group


Number of Deaths by Age Group 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 Sixth Ward

Causes of Death For Residents of the Winter Quarters Sixth Ward a  Canker
b  Chills
c  Inflammation and
Bowel Complaint

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