- Birth Date
- 13 April 1823
- Death Date
- 4 March 1899
John Price Wriston
John Price Clifford
John's grandfather, Elias Clifford, was raised by a stepfather named "Wriston" and as a result Elias adopted this surname. John, a grandson of Elias, enlisted in the Mormon Battalion under the name Wriston and came to Utah as a member of a Mormon Battalion sick detachment. He is John P. Wriston in the 1850 Utah census. He received a Patriarchal Blessing at Salt Lake City as John P. Wriston and this is how he appears in the 1852 Bishop's Report; but in the 1856 Utah census he is John P. Clifford. In the Book of the Pioneers he is again John P. Wriston; but he is John Clifford in the Eastern Idaho Death records and on the Find A Grave website.
- Age at Departure: 24
- 1850 Utah Census, Davis County.
- Book of the Pioneers, Book 2, p. 344. A Record of Those Who Arrived in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake during the Year 1847; Including the Names, Ages, Autographs and Places of Residence of All Known Survivors on July 24, 1897, "The Year of Jubilee!"
- Eastern Idaho Death Records Database.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852." In Wright, Norman Edgar, ed., Key to Migration Sources Great Britain and North America.