Van Noy Family
Mormon Pioneer Ancestors
of Agnes LaVerna Van Noy
William Thomas VanNoy (FS PID# KW87-TSL):
"William Thomas Van Noy [of Missouri]…lived in the state of Missouri until he was 22 years of age. He started with a company of emigrants to California at the time of the gold rush in 1849. They traveled by way of Salt Lake City and while there he became very ill and could not go on. The saints being very hospitable he was taken in and cared for by [a Latter-day Saint family. On] December 18, 1850, he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints."
Agnes Birrell (FS PID# KWN2-7LP)
In 1859, Agnes Birrell of Scotland immigrated to Utah. She was in the "8th Handcart Company" and listed as "Agnes Birrell" in the George Rowley Company, and was among 235 individuals-along with 60 handcarts and 8 wagons--that began their journey from the outfitting post at Florence, Nebraska (now Omaha), on 7-10 June 1859, and who traveled across the Plains and arrived in Salt Lake City on 4-6 September 1859.
Isaac Hawk Vail (FS PID# KWJB-WPC)
Isaac Hawk Vail of Illinois may have traveled to Utah in 1851 in the Morris Phelps Company--which had about 77 people and begin its journey on 9 June 1851 from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs) and arrived in Salt Lake City between 26 September and 1 October 1851. Isaac's travel to Utah is mentioned in his sister's obituary.
Tyresha Ann Beeler (FS PID# KWJ8-WPZ)
"Tyresha Ann Beeler Vail [of Indiana]…came across the plains [in 1852] with ox teams when she was eight years old. She was married [in 1857] to Issac H. Vail when she was 14 years old. To this union seven children were born."
Tyresha Ann Beeler traveled across the Plains in the John B. Walker Company--which had about 258 individuals when it began its journey on 26-30 June 1852 from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs). The company arrived in the Salt Lake City on 2-7 October 1852.