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John Bussey Shorten

He began with the 1856 Edward Martin Company and transferred to the 1856 Dan Jones/John A. Hunt Company. His birth and death dates are confirmed by his death certificate.

Companies

John A. Hunt Company (1856)Age at departure: 21

Sources

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

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers Website
  • Jaques, John, [Minutes of meeting at Devil's Gate, Nov. 9, 1856], in John Jaques, Collection, 1846-1920.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Journal History, 15 Dec. 1856, p. 12
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, General Files (CR 376 1) (except for 1847-49 which are in Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849).

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Spicer, William to S. S. Jones, ca. 1906, in Handcart Veterans Association, Scrapbook, 1906-1914, fd. 2, letter 8.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904-1961. Utah State Archives and Records Service.

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  • Internet Web Site