- Birth Date
- About 1817
- Death Date
He was a black man accompanying the Mormon Battalion. He is likely the "John Edmerson" who was baptized in Salt Lake on Aug. 8, 1847 by N. Higgins.
- Age at Departure: 30
- Names of Pueblo soldiers and Mississippi brethren, 1847.
- Norma Baldwin Ricketts, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1996), 33.
- Pioneer emigration list 1847-1848, 76, in Docket book 1844 Feb.-1845 May.
- Salt Lake Stake, Record of members collection, 1836-1970.