- Birth Date
- 12 March 1803
- Death Date
- 27 March 1878
A widower, traveling from Scotland with six children. John later left Utah and returned to Iowa where he lived out his life.
- Age at Departure: 49
- 1850 Iowa Census, Pottawattamie County.
- 1852 Iowa State Census.
- 1860 Iowa Census
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1852, 92.
- Presiding Bishopric immigrant location committee minutes, 1852 September 20-October 13.
- "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852" in Key to Migration Sources, Great Britain and North America: A Manual for Students Attending the Second Annual Priesthood Genealogical Research Seminar, June 19-23, 1967 (Provo: Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education, 1967), edited by Norman Edgar Wright.