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John Banks

Originally from England, John was a stone cutter by trade.

He initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in the Justus Morse Company in 1850. He served as chaplain and counselor in that company. 

At the end of his mission, he traveled home as the Captain of the John Banks Company.

He later 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.

Companies

Justus Morse Company (1850)Approximate age at departure: 44
John Banks Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 50
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 50

Sources

  • "Died," Deseret News [Weekly], 8 Jan. 1873, 752.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1850 Utah Census

  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Internet Web Site
  • Banks, Gordon, e-mail communication, 2 Jan. 2004
  • Gallup, Luke William, Reminiscences and diary 1842 May-1891 Mar., 122-41. (MS 8402)

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jenson, Andrew, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia [1971], 2:590.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, General Files (CR 376 1) (except for 1847-49 which are in Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849).

  • 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
  • South, Charles, Diary 1856-1865, 64-67.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Treasures of Pioneer History, vol. 6, p. 54
  • Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Weech, Hyrum, [Autobiography], in Our Pioneer Parents [1970], 1-5.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah