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Jane Paxton

John Ramsay sailed to America alone in 1862 on the John J. Boyd.   His wife Jane Mills Paxton Ramsay and her children from her first marriage, James and Jane Paxton, sailed on the 1863 John J. Boyd.  Apparently, John came to Utah in the 1862 Homer Duncan Company and then returned to the East to meet his family.  They then proceeded together to Utah in the 1863 Daniel D. McArthur Company.

Jane's birth and death dates are confirmed by her death certificate.


Daniel D. McArthur Company (1863)Approximate age at departure: 15


  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Paxton, James Mills, Autobiography, ca. 1889, 6-7, MS 5949.

  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service