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James Gemmell

Gemmell only traveled with Duncan's company from Ellis County, Texas, to the jumping off place on the Missouri River where Duncan's company began going west (possibly Atchison). At this point he continued up the river to Independence where he joined a small company of Utah-bound Mormons including Apostles Snow and John Taylor. His surname is also spelled "Gammell" in some sources.


Homer Duncan Company (1857)Age at departure: 42


  • Bagley, Will, Blood of the Prophets, p. 284-85
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Taylor, John, to William I. Appleby, 9 July 1857, in The Mormon, 8 Aug. 1857.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah