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John Kimball Whitney

John initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Heber C. Kimball Company in 1848. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.

Companies

Heber C. Kimball Company (1848)Approximate age at departure: 15
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 24

Sources

  • "John K. Whitney Called by Death," Deseret Evening News, 5 Aug. 1915, 3.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "John K. Whitney Re-visits Haunts of 65 Years Ago," Deseret Evening News, 31 July 1915, 3:2.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1850 Utah Census, Salt Lake County

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Hovey, Joseph Grafton, Reminiscences and journals 1845-1856, vol. 1, 130-75.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah