John Cavelor Arbon

  • Birth 8 Oct 1813 Graveley, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Death 4 Oct 1864 Wyoming, USA
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Buried along the Mormon Trail, enroute to Utah.
  • Memorial ID 84044607

Son of Elizabeth Newman and James Arbon of Cambridgeshire, England.

John, his wife, Rebecca Dennis and their seven year old daughter, Elizabeth Rebecca Arbon, were traveling in a company of LDS Church members with Captain William Hyde.

They had embarked 9 August 1864, with about 320 persons and 62 wagons from an immigrant outpost at Wyoming, Nebraska. It was located on the west bank of the Missouri River, about 40 miles south of Omaha, Nebraska.

After almost two months on the trail, they came upon Bridger Pass and on down to where the Muddy River runs west.

His wife, Rebecca, died on the 14th of September and was buried the next day along the Platt River, 24 miles up Pole Creek.

They had forded the South Platte and followed a new route up Lodgepole Creek. This route took them about 70 miles south of Fort Laramie through the Black Hills (present-day Laramie Mountains).

On the 4th of October, John died and was buried alongside the trail at Muddy River.

This new route had taken them all the way to present-day Laramie, Wyoming. Here the company joined with and followed the Overland Stage Road to where it joined with the Oregon Trail near Ham's Fork.

The company reached Ham's Fork on October 16 and arrived on a cold day in Salt Lake on October 26.

Some members of the company traveled south from Echo Canyon to Heber Valley and others went down Provo Canyon. An estimated 47 people died in this late-arriving company. This was one of the largest death tolls among Mormon wagon companies.


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Gravesite Details "Buried alongside the trail at Muddy River"

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  • Created by: history4sure
  • Added: 26 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84044607
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Cavelor Arbon (8 Oct 1813–4 Oct 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84044607, ; Maintained by history4sure (contributor 46997739) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Buried along the Mormon Trail, enroute to Utah..