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John Smith

John initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Heber C. Kimball Company in 1848 as indicated in Heber C. Kimball’s journal and John’s autobiography. 

As a patriarch, he traveled home as captain of the John Smith Company in 1860 as indicated in the Deseret News article on 15 August 1860.  He traveled with his sister in this company as indicated in a Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star article on 20 October 1860.

 Again as a patriarch, he traveled home again as a captain of the John Smith Company in 1864 as indicated in John Smith’s autobiography and an article in the Salt Lake Daily Telegraph on 27 September 1864.

Companies

Heber C. Kimball Company (1848)Approximate age at departure: 15
John Smith Company (1860)Approximate age at departure: 27
John Smith Company (1864)Approximate age at departure: 31

Sources

  • "Late from the Immigration," Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 20 Oct. 1860, 669.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "Local Affairs," Salt Lake Daily Telegraph, 27 Sep. 1864, 3.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "The Immigration," Deseret News [Weekly], 15 Aug. 1860, 189.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • 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
  • Burton, Richard F., The City of the Saints, and Across the Rocky Mountains to California [1971], 180.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Deseret News [Weekly], 12 Oct. 1864, 13.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Groneman, Thomas C., [Interview], in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 11:178, 180.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. F. S., "Recollections," Juvenile Instructor, 27 May 1871, 87-88; ibid., 10 June 1871, 91; ibid., 24 June 1871, 98-99.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • 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
  • Johnson, John Peter Rasmus, Diary, 1864 July–Sept., 11 p.
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  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Johnson, John. Reminiscences, 1899-1935, 7 p.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1848, p. 16

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1860, p. 38, 39

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Juvenile Instructor, vol. 6, p. 91, 98-99.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Kimball, Heber C., Journal, June-Sep. 1848, in Heber C. Kimball, Papers, 1847-1866, reel 2, box 4, fd. 2 and fd. 3. [written by William Thompson]
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Larsen, Hans Peter, [Interview], in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 18:54-56.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Lund, Anthon H., et al. Scandinavian Jubilee Album, 1850-1900, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1900,
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Maeser, Reinhard, Karl G. Maeser: A Biography [1928], 34-36.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, General Files (CR 376 1) (except for 1847-49 which are in Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849).

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Smith, John, Autobiography, 4-5, reel 3, in University of California (Berkeley) Bancroft Library, Utah and the Mormons collection.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Smith, John, Autobiography, in University of California [Berkeley] Bancroft Library, Utah and the Mormons collection [n.d.], reel 3, 11-12.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah