- Birth Date
- 13 November 1845
- Death Date
- 17 November 1857
John Moroni Gillies
The Gillies family crossed the Atlantic on the ship S. Curling in 1856 and started for Utah that year in the Hodgetts company, but they halted somewhere along the way. In 1857 they joined the Jesse B. Martin company in another effort to get to Utah. Between July 11 and July 17, they decided to stop traveling with this company and turn back. John Moroni died 17 Nov. 1857; but the rest of the family eventually made it to Utah by 1859 as they were enumerated in the 1860 July census at Beaver. Utah death records confirm the dates of John's birth and death.
- Age at Departure: 10
- Age at Departure: 11
- "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News, 15 October 1856, 254.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 194.
- Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946.
- “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)