- Birth Date
- 17 May 1831
- Death Date
- 22 April 1899
John initially came to the Valley in 1853. Several years later, he crossed the plains again, this time as a teamster for John Murdock's 1861 out-and-back company. He later married Jemima Hutchison, whom he met on this second trip.
His travel to Utah is mentioned in his obituary, however his surname is spelled "Merrick" in that document.
- Age at Departure: 22
- Age at Departure: 30
- Out-and-Back Teamster
- “C. H. Wheelock Company report, 1853 September 19.” In Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports 1850-1862, Reports 1853-1855. (CR 1234 5, Box 1, Folder 32)
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Genealogy and Family Pioneer History. Mount Pleasant Historical Association
- Meyrick, John, Diary, 2-3, in Life of John and Jamima Hutchensen Meyrick, 1850-1922, MSS SC 1623.
- "Two Pioneers Gone," Salt Lake Herald-Republican, 28 April 1899, 5.