Welcome to the Sons of Utah Pioneers Online!

We invite anybody interested in remembering and honoring our shared pioneer past to visit and explore our site.

This site’s stories, essays, histories, and pioneer sites are all open to the public. Only members of the National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers (SUP) can use the website’s group/chapter features. SUP members can REGISTER HERE.

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Our Mission:

  • Come to know our fathers, and turn our hearts to them.
  • Preserve the memory and heritage of the early pioneers of the Utah Territory and the western U.S.
  • Honor present-day pioneers worldwide who exemplify these same qualities of character.
  • Teach these same qualities to the youth who will be tomorrow’s pioneers.

Pioneer Stories

HARMON, Appleton Milo: My Ancestor

Sep 19, 2021

Submitted by John Freihofner, a student at Arrowhead Elementary School in Santa Clara, Utah. Appleton Milo Harmon (1820-1877) I chose to research Appleton Milo Harmon because…

WHITNEY, Orson Ferguson

WHITNEY, Orson Ferguson

Jan 14, 2021

By John Nicholson From Whitney’s History of Utah, Vol. 4 Orson F. Whitney (1855-1931) BISHOP ORSON F. WHITNEY, author of WHITNEY’S HISTORY OF UTAH. was born…

KILLIAN, Captain John

Sep 14, 2020

John Killian was born April 25, 1796 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. His father was Philip Killian and his mother was Mary Hoskings. Not much is known about John’s childhood.…

HASLER, John: Pioneer Musician of Central Utah

Jan 10, 2022

by Harry A. Dean Ephraim, Utah Johannes Hasler (1839-1914) John Hasler was probably the most prominent musical figure in Central Utah from 1869 until 1887. He did most of his…

BRINGHURST, William Augustus

BRINGHURST, William Augustus

Mar 21, 2022

Submitted by David Smith Born: 26 January 1839, Lionville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United StatesDied: 8 Mar 1912, Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States Originally published as “Eventful Life Closed,” Washington County News,…

LYMAN, Amasa Mason

LYMAN, Amasa Mason

Jan 21, 2021

From Whitney’s History of Utah, Vol. 4 Amasa Mason Lyman (1813-1877) THE name of this noted man—Apostle and Pioneer—is inseparably interwoven with the early history of…