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John Daniel Thompson McAllister

The roster of John's initial emigration company (the James W. Cummings Company of 1851), indicates that he served as the clerk of company and was traveling with four people. The Handcart Veterans Association collection indicates that John also participated as part of the group of rescuers that helped save the survivors of the handcart companies that were stranded in Wyoming in the winter of 1856.

After serving a mission in the eastern states, McAllister planned to return to Utah with a group of members he had accompanied from the east to Florence. As indicated in the Milo Andrus Emigrating company journal, McAllister was elected to serve as captain of the company on 1 July 1861, but was released from that responsibility that same day, as he had been asked to travel to England to help accompany the saints in Europe back to the States, which he did. He returned the next year and traveled with his group in the Ansil P. Harmon Company in 1862.

His travel to Utah is mentioned in the obituary of his son, Moroni.

 

Companies

James W. Cummings Company (1851)Approximate age at departure: 24
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 29
Ansil P. Harmon Company (1862)Approximate age at departure: 35

Sources

  • "M. H. M'Allister Dead of Apoplexy," Salt Lake Telegram, 6 Mar. 1919, 12.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "Reminiscences, 1851-1853." In John D. T. McAllister journals 1851-1906. (MS 1257, Reel 1, Box 1, Folder 1), 6-7.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ajax, William, Diary, 1862 Feb.-1863 Dec., 118-78.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Alfred Cordon Emigrating Company, Journal, 1851 June-Sept.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Freckleton, John Orr, Reminiscences and journal, 1900-1902, 8-10.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Handcart Veterans Association scrapbook, 1906-1914. MS 11378, Fd. 6.

  • Journal History, 30 July 1861, p. 3.

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1851, p. 3

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Lever, W. H., History of Sanpete and Emery County

  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • McAllister, John Daniel Thompson, Autobiographical sketch, in St. George Stake, High Priest Quorum Genealogical Records, 1872-1906, reel 6039, 90, in Record of Members Collection 1836-1970.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Milo Andrus Emigrating Company, Journal, 1861 Apr.-May and July-Aug.

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

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Ottinger, George M., Journal, 150-73.
  • Source Location
  • J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Priest, William, "A record of my life, 1828," 42-62.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Thorn, William, Life sketch, in Mormon biographical sketches collection [ca. 1900-1975], reel 12, box 16, fd. 11, item 8, 5.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service