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John Grant Luce

For many years this man has been mis-identified as Franklin G. Losee. The mistake seems to have started with William Clayton when he first recorded the members of the company in his journal. However research in other journals (e.g., Thomas Bullock), rebaptisms in Salt Lake, and U.S. census records proves that the man who for years was thought to be Franklin G. Losee, was in fact, John G. Luce. A month after arriving in Utah, he went back to Winter Quarters with the returning pioneers. It appears that he never returned to Utah as he and his family were in Maine in 1850, in Illinois in 1870. This is where he died.

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Sources

  • Bullock, Thomas, Journals 1843-1849, vol. 4.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Salt Lake Stake, Record of Members.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah