- Birth Date
- 6 October 1817
- Death Date
- 26 September 1864
John Moburn Kay
Initially the Kay family traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Brigham Young Company in 1848. The Kay family included John Moburn, his wife Ellen Cockcroft and his children Sarah, Maria, Elizabeth, and Ellen. Maria died en route.
In Jacob Peart’s diary, he mentions that Susan Roberts Miller and Martha Royle were John Kay’s “women.” It is possible that they were his wives.
In 1858, at the end of a mission, John traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the Orson Pratt/Ezra T. Benson Company.
Then, at the end of another mission, he traveled home with the Warren S. Snow Company in 1864. He died en route. The Hyde and Snow companies traveled closely together and his wife, Ellen, is listed as a member of the Hyde company. His death en route is confirmed in the obituary of his daughter, Annie Kay Hardy.
More research is needed to confirm his date of death.
- Age at Departure: 30
- Head of Household
- Died en Route
- Age at Departure: 40
- Age at Departure: 46
- Returning Missionary
- Head of Household
- Died en Route
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