The Brooklyn (1846)
In 1846, a group of Mormons lead by Samuel Brannan
were sent on a mission to establish New Hope in the San Joaquin
Valley, assumedly outside the United States. They boarded the ship The
Brooklyn and left New York harbor on February 4 with about 238 passengers,
including 70 men, 68 women, and 100 children. After rounding Cape Horn,
visiting the Islands of Juan Fernandez and Hawaii, they passed through
the Golden Gate on July 31, 1846. When they anchored at Yerba Buena, just
recently becoming part of the United States, on August 3, the mormons “were
greeted at the little town ...by about a half dozen American settlers,
several members of Spanish families and about 100 Indians.” Some of the
passengers remained in Yerba Buena, but others migrated south to the more
established and desirable Santa Clara valley. For a more complete story,
visit Forgotten Voyage.
A local prominent historian, Hubert H. Howe, had access to three lists
that contained the the names of the passengers on board. His compilation
is presented below.
Addison, Isaac, wife and daughter
Aldrich, Silas (died at sea), wife Prudence, son Jasper, and daughter
Atherton, William, wife
Austin, Julius C., wife and 3 children
Brannan, Samuel, wife and child
Buckland, Alondus L. D., and mother Hannah D. Buckland
Bullen, Newell, wife and 3 children
Burr, Charles C., wife and child
Burr, Nathan, wife
Cade (possibly Kincaid), John, wife
Clark, Sophia P.
Combs, Abram, wife and 3 children
Corwin, Mrs. Fanny M.
Eagar, John, wife Lucy, daughter Mary (possibly 2 children)
Ensign, Elias (died at sea),
Ensign, Miss Eliza (died at sea)
Ensign, Jerusha, and son
Evans, William, wife and 4 children
Fisher, Joseph R.
Fisher, Mary Ann
Fowler, Jerusha, and 4 children (1 died at sea)
Glover, William, wife and 3 children
Goodwin, Isaac, wife (died at sea) and 6 children
Griffith, Jonathan, wife and 2 children
Hamilton, Mrs. Mary (and possibly children)
Horner, John Meirs, wife [Elizabeth]
Hyatt, Elisha, wife and son
Ira (or Irea), Cyrus
Joyce, John, wife and child (possibly 2)
Jones, Mrs. Isabella
Kemble, Edward C.
Kittleman, William, wife and 6 children
Knowles, Richard, wife
Ladd (or Johnson), Samuel
Lane, Emmeline A.
Leigh (or Lee), Isaac, wife
Light, James, wife and child
Lovett, Angeline M.
McCue, Patrick, wife and 4 children
Marshall, Earl and family
Meder, Moses A., wife Sarah D. and child
Mowry, Barton, wife and 2 sons
Mowry, Origin and family (?)
Moses, Ambrose T., wife and 4 children
Murray, Miss Mary
Narrimore, Mercy M. (departed in Honolulu) and child
[Narrimore, Mrs. Mercy?]
Nichols, Joseph, wife Jerusha and 2 children (1 died at sea)
Pell, E. Ward, wife and 2 daughters
Petch, Robert, wife and 2 children
Read (Jimison?), Hannah T., and child
Robbins, Isaac R., wife and 2 children
Robbins, John R., wife and 2 children (2 children died at sea)
Rowland (Roulan or Rollins), Henry and daughter (?)
Sirrine, George W.
Sirrine, John J., wife and child
Skinner, Horace A., wife and child
Smith, Orrin, wife and 6 children
Smith, Robert, wife and 2 children
Snow, Zelnora S.
Sparks, Mary, and family
Sparks, Quartus S., wife and child
Stark, Daniel, wife and 2 children
Still, George, wife and 3 children
Stout, William, wife and child
Stringfellow, Jesse A.
Tompkins, Thomas, wife and 2 children
Warner, Caroline and 3 children
Winner, George K., wife and 6 children (a child died at sea)
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