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John Kilpatrick McDonald

Initially, John traveled without his family to the Salt Lake Valley in the Ezra T. Benson Company in 1849.  He then returned east to his family.

In 1850, the McDonald family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Warren Foote Company.  The McDonald family included John Kilpatrick and his wife Rachel Burke Taaffe, and their children William Taaffe, John Taaffee, and James.  John was the Captain of the 5th Ten. 

At the end of a mission to Ireland, John returned home with the Edward Bunker Company in 1856.  He served as a councilor to Captain Bunker.

Companies

Ezra T. Benson Company (1849)Approximate age at departure: 52
Warren Foote Company (1850)Approximate age at departure: 53
Edward Bunker Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 59

Sources

  • "Died," Deseret News [Weekly], 2 Sep. 1874, 493.
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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News [Weekly], 15 Oct. 1856, 254.

  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • 1850 Utah Census

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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Bunker, Edward, Autobiography, 1894, 22-23.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Find A Grave 

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Foote, Warren, Autobiography and journals 1837-1903, vol. 1, 110-26.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, 2 Oct. 1856, p. 12

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1849, p. 11

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • McDonald, John T., Autobiographical sketch, in Lawrence Wesley McDonald, Journal entries 1954-1960.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Parry, John, Reminiscences and diary, 1857 Mar.-1867 Sept., 55-60.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ship Passenger and Manifest Lists/Mormon Migration

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Warren Foote Emigrating Company, Journal 1850 June-Sept.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah