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John Peel

He came with his family and died en route. Family sources state that he died at Devils Gate, but the Martin company was several days journey west of Devil's Gate on Nov. 12.


Edward Martin Company (1856)Age at departure: 58


  • "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News [Weekly], 15 Oct. 1856, 254.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers Website
  • Journal History, 30 Nov. 1856, p. 7, 72

  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Smith, Don, e-mail communication, 8 July 2003
  • Swinton, Heidi, Sweetwater Rescue: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story, [2006].
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City