- Birth Date
- 1 April 1854
- Death Date
- 23 June 1921
John William Embleton
John and his mother, Rebecca, arrived in New York on 5 July 1855 via the ship American Congress. Though overland company records only list Rebecca as head of household, the notation showing she purchased 2 adult food rations, as well as the PEF records indicate that her son was with her during this part of the journey as well. Her also obituary confirms that she crossed the plains in Captain Thompson's train.
- Age at Departure: 12
- 1900 Utah Census.
- “Captain Daniel Thompson, memorandum book 1, 1866.” In Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts 1861-1868, Captains’ accounts 1862-1868.
- New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Account 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 350.
- Utah Death Certificates.