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07 Sep 1850
1850 Gillespie County Census

From the information I could find the Mormons migrated to Gillespie Co. in 1847.  They established their colony about four miles east of Fredericksburg on the Pedernales River.  Their leader was Lyman Wight.  They built homes, a school building, a temple, a water powered saw, grist mill and wood turning lathe.  A flood washed everything away and they left in 1853. 

They were going to migrate to Utah and other states.  There is a fenced Mormon Cemetery on Carl Schmidzinsky's farm. As far as I know no one has done a survey of this cemetery.
Some of the names may not be spelled correctly because the handwriting of the census taker was hard to read.  If you know that a name is misspelled please contact me. Donna Schulte Loth

The book is called "Lyman Wight-The Wild Ram Of The Mountain" The description reads as follows:  For any student of Mormon History, this book is an excellent account not only of Lyman Wight and his Zodiac colony which was located near Ft. Martin-Scott.  It is a valuable essay on the development, growth, trials and tribulations and leadership struggles of the early Mormon Church.  A superb historical account.  Order #B-5   $31.25   The book was written by Jermy Benton Wight.

Lyman Wright


Leroy Riggs
has a lot of information on the Mormans.

243  - 243
Wight, Lyman

54

M

Farmer

New York
Wight, Henrietta 45 F . Connecticut
Wight, Lyman L. 16 M . Missouri
Wight, Levi L. 14 M . Missouri
Wight, Loami S. 11 M . Missouri
Ballenyne, Margaret 29 F . Scottland  "carin farris" <c2274ari@ctesc.net>
Hawley, Mary 28  F . Illinois
Hawley, Momanento 2 F . Texas
Grayson, John 25 M Laborer England
Bruce, Rodeny 22 M Wagon Maker Ohio
Hoofman, Andrew 22 M Shoe Maker Ohio
Leyland, William 22 M Printer England
Herbert, Mary Ann 22 F . Indiana
Leyland, Eliza 17 F . England
Leyland, Sofia 14 F . England
Leyland, Sarah 12 F . England
Caldwell, Silas 17 M Shoemaker New York
Caldwell, John 16 M Student New York
Ballentyne, Amos 5 M . Wisconsin   "carin farris"<c2274ari@ctesc.net>
244 - 244 
Hawley, Pierce

61 

M

Farmer

Vermont      <CKolli@aol.com>
Hawley, Sarah 50 F . Tennessee
Hawley, Aron 23 M Herdsman Illinois
Hawley, William 21 M Waggoner Illinois
Hawley, Isaac 16 M Waggoner Illinois
Hawley, Henry 14 M . Illinois
Hawley, Gideon 8 M . Iowa
Johnson, Lbin (?) 50 M Waggoner Vermont
245 - 245 
Hawley, Georg

27

M

Carpenter

Illinois
Hawley, Ann 21 F . England
Hawley, Martha 1 F . Texas
246 - 246 
Hawley, John

24

M

Carpenter

Illinois
Hawley, Lyena 18 F . New York
Drake, Romani 5 f . Iowa
Johnson,, William 9 M . Michigan
247 - 247 
South, Spencer

32

M

Carpenter

New York
South, H. Anne 24 F . New York
South, Lymann S. 4 M . Texas
Johnson, Frances 11 M . Michigan
Johnson, Sarah I. 8 F . Michigan
248 - 248 
Curtis, Ruth (more information)

55

F

.

Pennsylvania  Joyce Bayless sent more information.
Curtis, Dennich 19 M Herdsman Pennsylvania
Curtis, Sarah 17  F . Pennsylvania
Curtis, Joseph 12 M . Michigan
Curtis, Stephen 27 M Waggoner Pennsylvania
Curtis, Ely 20 M Waggoner Pennsylvania
249 - 249 
Heath, Samuel

64

M

Stone Mason

England
Heath, Jane 65 F . England
250 - 250 
Curtis, Moachem

34

M

Farmer

Pennsylvania
Curtis, Emiline 22 F . Illinois
251 - 251 
Curtis, William

28

M

Waggoner

Pennsylvania
Curtis, Henrietta 16 F . Germany
252 - 252 
Eldridge, William P.

38

M

Farmer

Vermont
Eldridge, Nancy A. 34 F . Ohio
Eldridge, Mary 14 F . Illinois
Eldridge, Joseph P. 11 M . Illinois
Eldridge, Elvira A. 6 F . Illinois
Eldridge, Haranett P. 5 F . Illinois
Eldridge, William M. 1 M . Texas
253 - 253 
Brace, Truman

63

M

Carpenter

Connecticutt
254- 254 
Baily, George

31

M

Weaver

Scotland
Baily, Barbara 35 F . Scotland
Baily, Barbara 9 F . Scotland
Baily, Sarah P. 1 F . Ohio
255 - 255 
Moncur, Abram

30

M

Tailor

Scotland
Moncur, Jane V. 28 F . Scotland
Moncur, Janette 6 F . Wisconsin
Moncur, Jamima 2 F . Texas
Moncur, Morman 6/12 F . Texas
Bell, Ellen 41 F . Scotland
Bell, Januth 36 F . Illinois
256 - 256 
Gowdy, James

30

M

Taylor

Scotland
Gowdy, Janette 10 F . Scotland
Gowdy, Letty 8 F . Scotland
257 - 257 
Wight, Orange L.

26

M

Carpenter

New York  - Brian Carter <blcarter@smartfella.com>   See Note:
Wight, Matilda 23 F . Vermont
Wight, Marthina 2 F . Texas
Wight, Minna 8/12 F . Texas
Hadfield, Sarah 24 F . England
Hadfield, Hiram 6/12 M . Texas
Carter, Rosela 25 F . Vermont
Carter, Gideon 17 M Carpenter Vermont -  Brian Carter <blcarter@smartfella.com>   See Note
Carter, Moses 16 M Student Ohio - Brian Carter <blcarter@smartfella.com>   See Note
Hadfeild, Joseph 17 M Student England
258 - 258 
Carter, Irwin

27

M

Carpenter

Vermont
Carter, Mary 17 F . Illinois
259 - 259 
Ballantyne, Andrew

34

M

Mill Wright

Scotland  "carin farris" <c2274ari@ctesc.net>
Ballantyne, Janette 64 F . Scotland    married
Ballantyne, William 26 M Millwright Scotland
Ballantyne, James 23 M Herdsman Scotland  married Emma Andrews Sept 13 1855  in Mountain Valley, Bandera County, Texas
Ballantyne, Robert 21 M Herdsman Scotland
Nay, Jeanette 36 F . Scotland
Nay, George 12 M . Scotland
Hays, Alexander 5 M . Illinois
Hays, Jeneatte 12 F . Scotland
260 - 260 
Jenkins, Ralph

35

M

Waggon Maker

Pennsylania
Jenkins, Verona   {nee Jemmina Verona Brace}
34 F . Ohio    Correction sent in by   Tom & Lisa Schramm <tomlisas@netins.net>
Jenkins, George 5 M . Wisconsin
Jenkins, James 3 M . Texas
261 - 261 
Miller, John

27

M

Carpenter

Virginia
Miller, Francis 18 F . Tennesse
Miller, Minerva 4 F . Texas
Miller, Gohram 2 M . Texas
Miller, Rimala 4/12 F . Texas
262 - 262 
Montague, George

48

M

Blacksmith

New York
Montague, Eliza 37 F . New York
Montague, George 21 M Blacksmith New York
Andrews, Nancy 39 F . Tennessee
Andrews, Mander 20 M Farmer Tennessee
Andrews, Ann 13 F . Tennessee
Andrews, Abilgail  Emeline "Emma" 10 F . Tennessee  married James Ballantyne Sep 13 1855 in Mountain Valley
Andrews, Ramora 6/12 M . Texas
263 - 263 
Gressman, Assa

45

M

Miller (Miner?)

New Jersey
Gressman, Effilender 43 F . New Jersey
Gressman, John 22 M Farmer New Jersey
Gressman, Sidney 8 M . Iowa
Gressman, Aneta 2 F . Texas
264 - 264 
Young, John

39

M

Clerk

Tennesse
Young, Pricilla 18 F . Illinois
Young, Pamela 6/12 F . Texas
265 - 265 
Chipman, Ezra

32

M

Mil wright

Canada - Brian Carter <blcarter@smartfella.com>   See Note
Chipman, Malinda 36 F . New York
Chipman, H. Ebin 9 M . Illionis
Chipman, Ezra P. 6 M . Wisconsin
Chipman, Sanford 2 M . Texas
Sutherland, Janette 20 F . Scotland
Sutherland, Matilda 3 F . Texas - Sutherland, Terry <sutherland@facilities.montana.edu>
Sutherland, Rufina 11/12 F . Texas
Curtis, Maran 19 F .. Scotland
Sutherland, Joseph S 11 M . Scotland
Sutherland, Isom 9 M . Scotland
266 - 266 
Chatfield, Norman

46

M

Farmer

New York
Chatfield, Sarah 45 F . New York
Chatfield, Silas 16 M Farmer Mississippi
Chatfield, Martha 13 F . Mississippi
Chatfield, Julietta 7 F . Texas
Chatfield, Byrom 3 M . Texas
267 - 267 
McKum, James

28

M

Waggoner

Pennsylania
McKum, Ann M. 25 F . Ohio
McKum, Franklin 6 M . Texas
McKum, Sarah 3 F . Texas
268 - 268 
St. Mare, Alexander

37

M

Farmer

Canada
St. Mare, Mary Ann 31 F . Illinois
St. Mare, James 8 M . Illinois
269 - 269 
Hewett, E. B.

22

M

Farmer

Ohio
Hewett, Elizabeth 22 F . Kentucky
270 - 270 
Bird, George W.

27

M

Farmer

New York
Bird, Eliza  (more information) 23 F . Pennsylvania
Bird, Samuel 17 M Farmer New York
271 - 271 
Goodall, Joseph F.

30

M

Cabinet Maker

New York
Goodall, Elvira 25 F . Tennesse
272 - 272 
Bird, Phenus

48

M

Stone Mason

New York
Bird, Polly 49 F . Mississippi
Gaylord, Sidney 10 M . Iowa
Gaylord, Lymon 6 M . Wisconsin
273 - 273 
Isham, Lymus

27

M

Farmer

Maine
Isham, Sofia 20 F . New York
Gaylord, William 15 M Laborer Ohio
274 -274 
Bird, Benjamin F.

22

M

Stone Mason

New York
Bird, Mary 18 F . New York
Bird, Richard (Son of  Phineas Bird and brother to Benjamin)  9 M . Illinois  HogsInFL@aol.com

Note: Linda Carter said the spelling for the Chipman names can be checked on http://www.familysearch.org under the family group Record.

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