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John Taylor Independent Company (1852)

Circa 1852
Departed From
Kanesville, Iowa
On 1852 August 20
Vehicle Type
Company Type
Independent Train
Company Direction

Elder John Taylor and his companions were returning from their "several missions."  On 3 July, John was at Kanesville; on 24 July he and his companions visited the Benjamin Gardner Company which was on its way west.  On 18 August 1852 Brigham Young received  "an express from Elders [John] Taylor, [Ezra T.] Benson, F. [Franklin] D. Richards, E. [Erastus] Snow and J. [Jedediah] M. Grant, [asking that] 4 teams to be sent to assist them over the Big Mountain on Friday."  On Thursday 19 August, G. [George] D. Grant and others [went] to assist El. [Elder] Taylor & Co."  The next day Elders Taylor, Benson, Richards, Snow and Grant arrive[d] in Salt Lake City "about 6 p m"

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