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Pvt Samuel Boley
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1824
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 1846
Iowa, USA

Son of Henry George Boley & Barbara Harts

Private Samuel Boley suddenly died being the first death of the Mormon Battalion. Samuel was a member of Company B.

He was taken sick soon after he left the camp of the saints, and William Hyde tried to prevail upon him to abandon the idea of trying to perform the expedition, but his desires were so great to continue with the company that William submitted. Samuel was buried Thursday, the 23rd at ten minutes before 7 in the morning.

Under a tall tree the body of Private Samuel Boley was laid to rest. He was wrapped in a blanket in a rough lumber coffin. The death toll had started.

* A new analysis of the Battalion's route would suggest Boley died and was buried near present-day Bartlett, Fremont County, Iowa. There were two "roads" in the area leading south; one down on the Missouri River bottoms near the bottom of the bluffs, the other up on the prairie east of the bluffs. The descriptions given by the men would suggest they were still on the river bottoms at this time.

Though the exact location of their camp for the night of July 22-23 is not known with certainty, our new analysis would suggest a site in the vicinity of latitude 40.883, longitude -95.757. (kevin@battaliontrek.com) 
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Sandy
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: Memorial Marker
 
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Apr 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25852257
Pvt Samuel Boley
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Pvt Samuel Boley
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Pvt Samuel Boley
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Mormon Battlion Company B
- SMSmith
 Added: Apr. 9, 2008
 
 
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