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James Mercer

James came to the United States with his wife (Amelia) and four children, arriving at New Orleans on the ship Charles Buck in 1854. His wife died at Mormon Grove, prior to the company's departure.  James' obituary says that he "lived awhile under the regime of B. Young." After moving to California he joined the Reorganized Church.

Companies

Milo Andrus Company (1855)Approximate age at departure: 48

Sources

  • "Died," True Latter-day Saints' Herald, 1 Feb. 1871, 96.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Names of Passengers," Deseret News [Weekly], 17 Oct. 1855, 253.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1851 England Census

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1963.

  • Source Location
  • Ancestry.com
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 72.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah