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John Booth

John was a watchmaker/clockmaker. He crossed the Atlantic on the ship Henry Ware in 1849 with his wife Elizabeth and two of their children (Esther and Nathaniel). Elizabeth died at St. Louis Missouri 4 July 1849. In the 1850 federal census John and Nathaniel were in Pottawattamie County, Iowa with John's new wife Catherine. Church ordinance records prove that John was in Salt Lake City by 20 Oct. 1851. According to a notice in the Deseret News [Weekly] of 1 May 1852, John married Mary Perrin.

Companies

James W. Cummings Company (1851)Approximate age at departure: 59

Sources

  • "Died," Deseret News [Weekly], 25 Feb. 1874, 57.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • "Married," Deseret News, [Weekly] 1 May 1852, 51.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Alfred Cordon Emigrating Company, Journal, 1851 June-Sept.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1851, p. 2
  • Levi Hammon Emigrating Company, Journal, 1851 June-Sept.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
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