- Birth Date
- 27 November 1827
- Death Date
- 27 September 1922
He sailed to America in 1849 on the ship Hartley.
- Age at Departure: 23
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers. History of Utah's Tooele County: From the Edge of the Great Basin Frontier (Tooele, UT: Transcript Bulletin Publishing, Inc., 2012).
- "John McLaws," Improvement Era , 1922-23, 26:92.
- "Man Who Plastered Salt Lake Temple Buried in Tooele," Deseret News , 29 Sep. 1922, 2.
- McLaws, John, Autobiographical sketch, Tooele Stake, High Priest Quorum Genealogical Records, early-1925, reel 7018, 31, in Record of Members Collection 1836-1970.
- McLaws, John, Autobiographical sketch, in John Mclaws, Family record (ca. 1850-1922).
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America