- Birth Date
- 10 July 1820
- Death Date
- 9 April 1897
Nathan Tanner Porter
The Porter family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Charles C. Rich Company in 1847. The family included Sanford and Nancy Warriner, and their children John President and family, Nathan Tanner, Nancy Areta and family, and Lyman Wight.
At the end of his mission to Gibralter in 1856, he returned to America on the ship Enoch Train., and then came to Utah with the William B. Hodgetts Company. He was the second Captain of the company.
Journal History shows his date of birth as 10 June 1827. His travel to Utah in 1847 is mentioned in his son's obituary.
- Age at Departure: 26
- Age at Departure: 36
- Returning Missionary
- Dan Jones Emigrating Company journal, 1856 May-December.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Hodgetts, Emily, Autobiographical sketch, item 3, 37-39, in Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Garfield County Chapter, Biographies and History of Garfield County Pioneers.
- Hodgetts and Hunt companies camp journal excerpts in Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1896-2001 July, 15 December 1856, 16-37.
- "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News, 15 October 1856, 254.
- John Bond, Handcarts West in '56.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15 December 1856, 5.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21 June 1847, 50.
- Lowder, Emily Hodgetts, Reminiscences, 5. Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.
- Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1959, Volume 1.
- Nathan T. Porter reminiscences, circa 1879, 146-62.
- Orson F. Whitey, History of Utah: in Four Volumes, Volume 4 (Salt Lake City, Utah: George Q. Cannon & Sons Co., Publishers, 1904), 121.
- Porter, N[athan] T., "Letter From Elder Nathan Porter," The Mormon, 12 July 1856, 3.
- Porter, Nathan Tanner, Reminiscences [ca. 1879], 94-99 or 225-33.
- “Prominent Idahoan Succumbs to Pneumonia,” Deseret News, 3 Dec. 1904, 15.
- Stella Jaques Bell, Life History and Writings of John Jaques: Including a Diary of the Martin Handcart Company (Rexburg, Idaho: Ricks College Press, 1978), 118-22, 129, 134-37, 140-41, 143-44, 150.
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.
- “W. B. Hodgetts Company report, 1856.” In Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports 1850-1862, Reports 1856-1862. (CR 1234 5, Box 1, Folder 48)