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John Riggs Murdock

John traveled to Utah as a returning Mormon Battalion veteran in the Levi W. Hancock/Jefferson Hunt/James Pace/Andrew Lytle Company in 1847.

He also 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.

In 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1868, John served as Captain of various down-and-back companies.

Companies

Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 30
John R. Murdock Company (1861)Approximate age at departure: 34
John R. Murdock Company (1862)Approximate age at departure: 35
John R. Murdock Company (1863)Approximate age at departure: 36
John R. Murdock Company (1864)Approximate age at departure: 37
John Riggs Murdock Company (1868)Approximate age at departure: 41

Sources

  • "Immigration of 1868," Semi-Weekly Telegraph, 28 Sep. 1868, 3.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "John R. Murdock, Pioneer, is Dead," Deseret Evening News, 13 Nov. 1913, 5.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "The Companies for the Missouri River," Deseret News [Weekly], 4 June 1862, 388.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "The Immigration," Deseret News [Weekly], 23 July 1862, 28.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • "The Immigration," Semi-Weekly Telegraph, 17 Aug. 1868, 3.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1850 Utah Census

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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Adams, Charles, Autobiography, Cache Valley Historical Material [ca. 1955], reel 3, item 20, 2.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Archibald, Robert, Autobiography and journal, 1856-1862, 8.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bradfield, William Henry, History of William Henry Bradfield, 1. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
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  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bulloch, David Dunn, [Reminiscences], 46-49. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
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  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Christensen, Hans, Autobiography, 1890.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Clark, John Haslem, Reminiscences, 11-12. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
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  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

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  • Find A Grave 

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  • Internet Web Site
  • Jacobs, Henry Peter, Brief history of Henry Peter Jacobs [by Pearl Jacobs Green], in Nora Crystal Hall Lund, Biographies Collection, [ca. 1950-1983], reel 2, 4-6.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Knight, Celestial Roberts, [Interview], in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 17:132-33.
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Knight, Celestial Roberts, [Interview], in Library of Congress, Collection of Mormon diaries [1935-1938], reel 12, item 27, 1-2.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  • Lofgreen, Anders Persson, Autobiography, 41-42.
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  • Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Lofgren, Anders Persson, A Simple Faith Anders Persson Lofgren, Swedish son—Mormon immigrant 1996, 40-42.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Memmott, Thomas, Thomas Memmott Journal, ed. H. Kirk Memmott, 2 vols. [1976], 1:81-91.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Murdock, John Riggs, [Reminiscences], in J. M. Tanner, A Biographical Sketch of John Riggs Murdock [1909], 162-65.
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Murdock, John Riggs, [Reminiscences], in Joseph M. Tanner, A Biographical Sketch of John Riggs Murdock [1909], 150-51.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Murdock, John Riggs, [Reminiscences], in Tanner, J. M., A Biographical Sketch of John Riggs Murdock [1909], 136-40.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Murdock, John Riggs, Biographical sketch, in Biographical sketches, 1891- , reel 69, box 72, fd. 16, item 15.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Owens, William Thomas, Reminiscences, in Melda Beck, comp., Life History of William Thomas Owens, Sr. (1962), 2-3.

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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Pedersen, H.J. to Lars Pedersen, 19 Oct. 1862, in Hans Jorgen Peterson, Autobiography, 14
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Potter, Amasa, Reminiscences and journal 1857 Jan.-1910 Jan., 10-11.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Potter, Amasa, Reminiscences and journal 1857 Jan.-1910 Jan., 113-14.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Redington, John, Journal, 1859-1905, 352-54.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Reid, William, "Captain Murdock's Company," Deseret News [Weekly], 1 Oct. 1862, 109.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ricketts, Norma Baldwin, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848, [1996], 20-28, 238-40.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Soffe, Mary Charlotte Jacobs, The Story of My Life, [1933], 11-20.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Thompson, John, "An English Convert Encounters Martin Harris," in Campus Education Week Program, comp., Voices from the Past: Diaries, Journals, and Autobiographies, ed. Leonard J. Arrington, and others [1980], 85.
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Thompson, John, Autobiography, 1922, 1.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Thuesen, Hermina Petrine Ambrosen, [Biographical sketches of Herman Conrad and Johanna Clausen Ambrosen, and Daniel Peter Thuesen, n.d.], 1.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

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  • Utah State Archives and Records Service
  • Warner, Mary Ann Chapple. Autobiography. In Works Progress Administration Biographical Sketches. (Mss B 289, Box 11)

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  • Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Winterton, [John Marriott], Autobiographical sketch, 188, in Histories and biographies written by members of Camp Sunflower, Daughters of Utah Pioneers of Center Utah County, Provo, Utah, vol. 4.
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  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Young, John R., Memoirs of John R. Young: Utah Pioneer, 1847 [1920], 286-96.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah