- Birth Date
- 16 May 1821
- Death Date
- 11 November 1900
John Crow Thompson
John traveled to Utah as a returning Mormon Battalion veteran in the Levi W. Hancock/Jefferson Hunt/James Pace/Andrew Lytle Company in 1847.
After reuniting with his wife, John and Ann and their son, Larkin, traveled with the Silas Richards Company in 1849. The company records indicate that an individual named Valentine Wyrick was also part of their traveling group. It is uncertain what their relationship was with him.
John later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.
- Age at Departure: 26
- Age at Departure: 28
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 35
- 1900 Utah Census.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- John Crow Thompson, Biographical sketches, 1891-2013.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1849, 5G.
- "Local News," Ogden Standard, 12 November 1900, .
- "Names of Persons Who Volunteer to Go as Teamsters" in Offerings for the assistance of the P. E. F. immigrants, 1856 October in Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887.
- Norma Baldwin Ricketts, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996), 180.
- Norma Baldwin Ricketts, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996), 23.
- Silas Richards company, 1849 September.
- Silas Richards diaries, 1846 May-1855 July, Diary, 1849-1853, 1-36.
- Silas Richards letter to Brigham Young, 24 August 1849.
- Silas Richards reminiscences and journal, circa 1849-1871, transcribed by Ailcy C. Morrell, 4-12.
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.