- Birth Date
- 3 March 1805
- Death Date
- 30 January 1892
John Ruther Davies
John traveled with his wife, Mary, and at least two young girls, his daughter and niece. Birth date confirmed by Millcreek Ward records at the time of a rebaptism on 30 March 1862. Secondary sources indicate that they traveled with the Ira Eldredge company. Further research is needed to confirm that information.
There is a Brother Davis, noted in the Eldredge Company by Charles Turner in his journal. It is possible that this is John R. Davies. However, Turner indicates that Davis was traveling with his wife and 3 children, and we are only aware of two children traveling with John R. and Mary Davies.
- Age at Departure: 55
- Head of Household
- 1880 Utah Census, Salt Lake County.
- Charles Turner journals, 1854-1910.
- "Deaths," Deseret Evening News, 1 February 1892, 8.
- Find a Grave
- "John Ruther Davies," In Biographical Information Relating to Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel database.
- Millcreek Ward, Record of members collection, 1836-1970.
- New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger C, p. 73.