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John A. Hunt Company

1856

About 300 individuals and 56 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Iowa City, Iowa. Dan Jones was the captain initially for only about two weeks, then John Hunt became captain.

View a list of individuals known to have traveled in this company.

Sources

  • "Arrival of the Hand-Carts at Great Salt Lake City," The Mormon, 21 Feb. 1857, 2.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • "Caps. Hodgetts and Hunt's Companies," Deseret News [Weekly], 3 Dec. 1856, 309.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • "Emigrants Perishing on the Plains--The Way They Bury Them," Cleveland Plain Dealer, 4 Feb. 1857.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • "Express," Deseret News [Weekly], 19 Nov. 1856, 293.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State University, Merrill Library, Logan, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News [Weekly], 15 Oct. 1856, 254.

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  • Utah Digital Newspapers Website
  • "Immigration," Deseret News [Weekly], 17 Dec. 1856, 325.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • "Journey from Florence to G. S. L. City," Deseret News [Weekly], 22 Oct. 1856, 258.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • "News From the Companies," Deseret News [Weekly], 10 Dec. 1856, 317.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • "Notice," Deseret News [Weekly], 26 Nov. 1856, 301.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • "Our Pioneers," Spanish Fork Press, 14 Feb. 1924, 4.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • "Remarks," Deseret News [Weekly], 10 Dec. 1856, 320.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • "The Companies Yet on the Plains," Deseret News [Weekly], 26 Nov. 1856, 301.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State University, Merrill Library, Logan, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • "The Plains," The Mormon, 31 Jan. 1857, 2.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • “Emigrants Perishing on the Plains,” Zanesville Gazette, 17 Feb. 1857.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Anderson, Rosella B. and Lilly B. Frandson, "A History of Hans Ulrich Bryner, Sr. and Hans Ulrich Bryner, Jr., 1-4.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Bowen, William P., Synopsis of remarks made by pioneer William P. Bowen at the Pioneer Reunion, January 1922, Spanish Fork, Utah. [Welsh Mormon History website]
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  • Internet Web Site
  • Bullock, Thomas, "Interesting from our Missionaries on the Plains," The Mormon, 15 Nov. 1856, 2.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Bullock, Thomas, [Letter], Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 20 Dec. 1856, 811-13.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Burton, Robert T., to the members of the Hand Cart Association, 1 Oct. 1907, in Handcart Veterans Association, Scrapbook, 1906-1914.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Dan Jones Emigrating Company, Journal 1856 May-Dec.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Driggs, Ben W., [Letter], in "Pioneer Trail Experiences," Deseret Evening News, 26 Apr. 1913, sec. 3, X.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Grant, George D., "The Companies Yet on the Plains," Deseret News [Weekly], 19 Nov. 1856, 293.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Hunt, John A., [Journal], in "Church Emigration Book"
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  • J[aques], J[ohn], "Some Reminiscences," Salt Lake Daily Herald, 15 Dec. 1878, 1.
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  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State University, Merrill Library, Logan, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • J[aques], J[ohn], "Some Reminiscences," Salt Lake Daily Herald, 8 Dec. 1878, 1.

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  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State University, Merrill Library, Logan, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Jones, Daniel W., Forty Years Among the Indians (1890), 62-75.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Kimball, Heber C., "Remarks," Deseret News [Weekly], 12 Nov. 1856, 282-83.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State University, Merrill Library, Logan, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Linforth, J., [Letter], Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 10 Jan. 1857, 27-28.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Parsons, Mary C[hristine] Johnson, "A Handcart Survivor," Deseret Evening News, 29 June 1897, 8.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Pay, Mary G. to S. S. Jones, 18 Oct. 1908, in Handcart Veterans Association, Scrapbook, 1906-1914.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Pay, Mary Goble, Autobiographical sketch 1896-1909, 2-5.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Rogerson, Josiah, "Tells Story of Trials of the Handcart Pioneers," Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Nov. 1913, 11.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Snow, Erastus, "Correspondence of President Erastus Snow," The Mormon, 27 Sep. 1856, 2-3.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Spencer, Hiram Theron, Reminiscences, 5. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
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  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Spicer, William to S. S. Jones, ca. 1906, in Handcart Veterans Association, Scrapbook, 1906-1914, fd. 2, letter 8.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Spicer, William, [Reminiscences], in Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, 4 vols. [1904], 4:431.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State University, Merrill Library, Logan, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Stewart, Elizabeth White, [Autobiography], in Workman, Mary Ellen B., comp., "Ancestors of Isaac Mitton Stewart and Elizabeth White" [1978].
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Young, Brigham, "Discourse," Deseret News [Weekly], 12 Nov. 1856, 282.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State University, Merrill Library, Logan, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Young, Brigham, "Remarks," Deseret News, Oct. 15, 1856, 252.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Young, Brigham, "Remarks," Deseret News [Weekly], 12 Nov. 1856, 283.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State University, Merrill Library, Logan, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Young, Joseph A., "Remarks," Deseret News, 19 Nov. 1856, 292.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah State University, Merrill Library, Logan, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City