- Birth Date
- 12 March 1823
- Death Date
- 23 December 1891
John W. McDonald
Camp of Israel documents indicate he was a "boarder," traveling with the Rockwood/Horne family. It is uncertain if he was a member of the Church. His obituary confirms that he traveled west in 1849. Further research is needed to determine if he stopped in Utah for a time or if he continued directly on to California.
- Age at Departure: 26
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1849, 5C.
- "Obituary," Waco Evening News, 23 December 1891, 4.
- Silas Richards company, 1849 September in Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849.
- Silas Richards letter to Brigham Young, 24 August 1849.