John Lewis Dunyon (1810 - 1879) Profile

John Lewis Dunyon

Seventies Book C, p. 18 FamilySearch

John was a physician who first arrived in Utah in 1850 en route to California with his son Isaac Newton Dunyon (see Isaac's obituary Deseret Evening News, 17 February 1917, 2). While Isaac continued west, John remained in Salt Lake City, and converted to the LDS Church. He later returned east for his family, but his wife (Sarah Ann Reeve) refused to move west.

In 1853 Dunyon and two of his children started across the plains in company with Abigail Cadwalader Brown and Ann Kempton Brown. Also in this fast-moving group were Levi Stewart and a Bro. Haight. By the time they arrived at Wood River, Nebraska the Dr. and his party seem to have joined the Joseph W. Young Company (see life sketch of Mary Lois Walker). 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.

He married Ann Kempton Brown after arriving in Salt Lake City.

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John Lewis Dunyon (1810 - 1879) Profile
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John Lewis Dunyon (1810 - 1879) Profile