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John Degroot Oakley

John was the son of Ezra and Elizabeth Oakley.  He initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Edward Hunter/ Joseph Horne Company in 1847. At the end of a mission, he traveled home as Captain of the 1st Hundred with the Edmund Ellsworth Company in 1856. Later that same year, he also participated as one of the rescuers sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.

 

Companies

Edward Hunter - Joseph Horne Company (1847)Approximate age at departure: 27
Edmund Ellsworth Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 36
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 36

Sources

  • "Died," Deseret Evening News, 12 May 1890, 2.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "Emigrants for Utah," Deseret News [Weekly], 6 Aug. 1856, 176.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "Names of Persons Who Volunteer to Go as Teamsters." Offerings for the assistance of the P. E. F. immigrants, 1856 October. Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887. (CR 376 1, box 2, folder 1) 

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Edmund Ellsworth Emigrating Company, Journal, 1856 June-Sept.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ham, Ann, Diary of Ann Ham Hickenlooper.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 21
  • Journal History, 26 Sep. 1856, p. 28

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Kettle, John, Journal, 1856, 2-3, MSS SC 1688.
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Oakely, John, [Journal], in "Church Emigration Book"
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oakley, John, Journal excerpt 1856 June-Aug.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oakley, John, Journal, in Staines, William Carter, Journal, 1852 Aug.-1860 May.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Sabin, Mary Powell, Autobiography 1926, 10-14.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Smith, Andrew, Diaries, 1853-1856, fd. 2.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Spencer, Daniel to F. D. Richards, 22 June 1856, "Foreign Correspondence," Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 2 Aug. 1856, 489-90.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Woodward, William, to Heber C. Kimball, 11 June 1856, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 35, box 25, fd. 9.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah