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Homer Duncan

Homer initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Willard Richards Company in 1848 as a captain of ten.  He traveled with his wife, Asenath Melvina Robinson Banker, and their three children Julia Emily, John Chapman, and William Platt Putnam, and his brother Chapman Duncan and his wife Martha Jones. 

At the end of a mission, he traveled home as captain of the Homer Duncan Company in 1857.

At the end of another mission, he traveled home again as captain of the Homer Duncan Company in 1861.

At The end of a third mission, he traveled home, again as captain, of the Homer Duncan Company in 1862.

All of these were indicated in his autobiographical sketch of 1900.

According to his obituary, he served missions to Canada (1839), the Eastern States, England, and Texas.  It also states that he "crossed the plains 21 times before the advent of the railroad and has never made that journey by steam power."

Companies

Willard Richards Company (1848)Approximate age at departure: 33
Homer Duncan Company (1857)Approximate age at departure: 42
Homer Duncan Company (1861)Approximate age at departure: 46
Homer Duncan Company (1862)Approximate age at departure: 47

Sources

  • Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849. (MS 14290)

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Crosby, Caroline Barnes, Memoirs and diary 1851-1882, fd. 2, 7-24.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Duncan, Chapman, Reminiscences 1852-1874, 11-11A, 23-25.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Duncan, Homer, [Autobiographical sketch], in Andrew Jenson, comp., Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, [1971], 1:626.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • David O. McKay Library, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Stewart Library, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
  • Duncan, Homer, [Journal], in "Church Emigration Book."
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Duncan, Homer, Autobiographical sketch [ca. 1900], fd. 1, 23-27.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Duncan, Homer, to Brigham Young, 27 Aug. 1861, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 38, box 28, fd. 4.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Duncan, Homer, to Brigham Young, 5 Aug. 1861, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 38, box 28, fd. 4.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Duncan, John, Autobiography, 1902, fd. 1, 1-2.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Duncan, John, Journal, 1851-1861, fd. 2, 103-4.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • John, David, Journals, 1856-1908, reel 1, vol. 1, 253-64.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1848, p. 18

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Richards, S. W. and Briant Stringam, 18 Aug. 1857, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 35, box 25, fd. 23.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Standifird, John Henry, Autobiographical sketch, fd. 2, p. 3-4, in John Henry Standifird, Correspondence [ca. 1857-1921].
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Standifird, John Henry, Diaries, 1862-1923, vol. 1, 2.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Turner, Frederick, The History of Frederick Turner, 3-4.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Wiggill, Eli, Autobiography, 1883, 466-85.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Wiggill, Eli, Reminiscences, 39-41. (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
  • Source Location
  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Wride, Barry, Large Journal, June 23-September 13, 1861, in W. Thomas Wride, ed., Barry Wride, 1833-1913, His Family and His Journals (1999), 16-19.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Wride, Barry, Small Journal, June 23-July 25, 1861, in W. Thomas Wride, ed., Barry Wride, 1833-1913, His Family and His Journals (1999), 51-52.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah