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James Taylor Kirk

James initially traveled to Utah in the Joseph Horne Company, but several years later he worked as an out-and-back teamster in the Mumford Company to assist other emigrating to the valley.

His birth and death dates are confirmed by his death certificate.

Companies

Joseph Horne Company (1862)Approximate age at departure: 17
Edward T. Mumford Company (1868)Approximate age at departure: 23

Sources

  • "Names of Immigrants," Deseret News, [Weekly], 24 Sep. 1862, 98.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • History of Tooele County
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Kimber, William James, Life history, in [Biographical sketches of the Kimber and Toyn families].
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger C, p. 471.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service