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James Barker

James initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Allen Taylor Company in 1849. 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.

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


Allen Taylor Company (1849)Approximate age at departure: 22
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 29


  • Chase, Harriett Barker, Autobiographical sketch, in Genealogical Charts and Biographical Sketches of Members of the L.D.S. Church, Ogden Stake, 26 vols., 14:104.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1849, p. 3
  • Moore, David, Writings [ca. 1860], 45-54.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service