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John Smith Hyatt

John and his parents arrived in California on the ship Brooklyn in 1846. He traveled to Utah in 1848 with the Ebenezer Brown Company . His obituary and a 1897 published recollection mistakenly reported the year of his travel to Utah as 1847. He returned from Utah to California to get his parents, Elisha and Matilda Hyatt, along with his younger sister (Helen) in 1852.

Companies

Ebenezer Brown Company (1848)Approximate age at departure: 16
Parley P. Pratt Company (1852)Approximate age at departure: 20

Sources

  • "One More Pioneer of 1847 Has Gone," Deseret Evening News, 2 Jan. 1912, 10.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1850 Utah Census, Sanpete County

  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Find A Grave 

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Hyatt, John S., "One of the Early Ones," Deseret Evening News, 17 May 1897, 8.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Pratt, Parley P., Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt [1888], 454-55.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ricketts, Norma Baldwin, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848, [1996], 223-25.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service