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James Pollock Park

James initially traveled from California to the Salt Lake Valley with the Ebenezer Brown Company in 1848 after serving in the Mormon Battalion.  He was the 3rd Captain. 

According to his obituary, on 15 September 1852 he left on a mission to the British Isles and was away from home a little over five years.  He returned home in the fall of 1857, traveling with the Christian Christiansen Company as a Captain.  

Companies

Ebenezer Brown Company (1848)Approximate age at departure: 26
Christian Christiansen Company (1857)Approximate age at departure: 35

Sources

  • "Another Veteran Gone," Deseret Evening News, 4 Feb. 1890, 3.

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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1850 Utah Census

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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Borrowman, John, Diaries 1846-1853; 1856; 1859-60, vol. 2.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Christensen, C. C. A., "By Handcart to Utah: The Account of C. C. A. Christensen," trans. Richard L. Jensen, Nebraska History, winter 1985, 337-44.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Dorius, C. C. N., Autobiography of Carl Christian Nicoli Dorius, 19-21. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Dorius, Johan F. F., [Journal], in "Church Emigration Book."
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Frantzen, John, Reminiscence and journal 1889-1892, 29-39.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Hansen, Frederick, "The Great Handcart Train from Iowa City to Salt Lake City," Journal of History, Oct. 1916, 408-16.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jacobsen, Soren, Journal 1855 Sept.-1860 Jan., p. 8-23.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Richards, S. W. and Briant Stringam, 18 Aug. 1857, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 35, box 25, fd. 23.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ricketts, Norma Baldwin, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848, [1996], 20-28, 238-40.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ricketts, Norma Baldwin, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848, [1996], 222-23.
  • 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