- Birth Date
- About 1833
- Death Date
- June 1850
Lydia Ann Burns
Lydia Ann Porter
John and his wife, Lydia Ann Porter, died en route of cholera. Milton Dailey said that he and his wife Sarah cared for the orphaned child, James Christopher Burns, brought him to Lehi, Utah, and put him in the care of his grandparents, James Porter and his wife. Further research is needed to determine the name of the company the two families traveled with.
Her husband's death is documented in LIttleton's journal. The information in the journal seems to infer that Lydia was buried next to her husband, which would mean they died around the same time.
- Age at Departure: 16
- Died en Route
- Dailey, Milton, "Sketch of the Life of Milton Dailey[,] Pioneer of 1850," , in Pioneer History Collection: available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.
- Littleton, Micajah. Journal of a Trip across the Plains from Independence, Missouri to California, May 11, 1850 -- October 11, 1850. (n.p.: 1850)