- Birth Date
- 21 August 1828
- Death Date
- 24 March 1915
He sailed to America in 1849 on the ship Ashland.
John initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley as a teamster in the Jedediah M. Grant Company in 1850. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.
- Age at Departure: 21
- Age at Departure: 28
- 1900 Utah Census.
- "John Martin, Sr., Dies in Wilson," Ogden Standard, 25 March 1915, 3.
- John Martin autobiography, 1907, 54-57.
- "Names of Persons Who Volunteer to Go as Teamsters" in Offerings for the assistance of the P. E. F. immigrants, 1856 October in Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 38.