Mary Symonds Alley was born 7 August 1796 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States to John Symonds (1759-1839) and Susannah Webb (1764-1844) and died 30 August 1880 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married George Alley (1792-1859) 15 September 1822 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Brigham Young 1848 Pioneer Company


After leading his first historic 1847 Vanguard Company to blaze the trail to the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young (1801-1877) and many of the others returned back to Winter Quarters to collect their families and the rest of the church.

This family was numbered with the 1229 pioneers in 397 wagons make the 1,031 mile trek in 86 days (May 26 to Sept 24) and would be amongst the first of hundred plus wagon trains that would make the same journey over the next 24 years.



See Also

  • Mary Symonds
  • Symonds Family
  • Symonds in Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Symonds in Salt Lake County, UTah

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