- Birth Date
- About 1832
- Death Date
- 27 December 1890
John, his wife Hannah, and their daughter, Laura, arrived in New York on 6 July 1866 via the ship Arkwright. Thompson company records only list heads of household, however, it is recorded that John purchased 2 adult food rations, indicating that his wife accompanied him on the overland journey as well.
Obituary confirms his year of travel. Birth year is taken from age recorded on ship records. However, his obituary indicates he would have been born closer to 1827.
- Age at Departure: 34
- Head of Household
- “Captain Daniel Thompson, memorandum book 1, 1866.” In Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts 1861-1868, Captains’ accounts 1862-1868.
- "Died," Millennial Star, 2 February 1891, 80.
- New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Account 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 350.