Keziah Miles Goodman Warner Maw
Because the Church of Latter Day Saints keeps such good records, I was able to discover a lot about Miss Keziah and her journey from England to Utah. At age 20, she embarked on the ship "The Clara Wheeler" which left Liverpool November 27, 1854. Two days into the voyage she married her 1st husband William Anderson Warner (1826 -1863). There are wonderful accounts from many passengers aboard the Clara Wheeler here. Apart from a measles outbreak killing 21 of the passengers, reports are that it was a relatively easy trip. Christmas Day they "enjoyed themselves on deck and finished the day with music." The ship arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 12, 1855.
From New Orleans they set out on their land journey to Utah. The following was written by Keziah Miles Goodman Warner herself describing what she saw:
|📷-Karen Williams Thorne|
Keziah Miles Goodman and her husband William Warner made it to the promised land where they had three sons and a daughter in 8 years, all with the middle name of Goodman. William Warner died at the age of 36, making Keziah a widow at age 29. Eight months later she became the fourth wife of my 1st cousin 5 times removed, 55 year old Edward Maw, Jr. In Edward's three previous marriages his wives passed away very young. After the death of his third wife, Christiana Snell Maw (1831-1861)he set sail to Utah. He was the father of 11 surviving children by his three wives making a grand total of 15 children between the two. Edward and Keziah would have three sons (all with the middle name Goodman) and one daughter. 19 children in total. The photo on the right is of some of the blended family. From the left -
Job Goodman Warner, William Goodman Warner, Heber Goodman Warner, Margaret Ann "Maggie" Goodman Warner, and Alice Snell Maw.
Brigham Young (seated near the middle) and an exploring party camped at the Colorado River in 1870.
📷 credit: Charles Roscoe Savage