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McEwan, John, 1824-1878



  • Existence: 1824 - 1878

biographical statement

Pioneers and prominent men of Utah, 1913: p. 1057 (John McEwan; b. Feb. 24, 1824 in Bonbride, County Down, Ireland to Henry McEwan and Jane Thompson; m. Amanda Melvina Higbee on Dec. 23, 1845; had 10 children together; secretary to Joseph Smith in Nauvoo; arrived in Utah in 1848; settled in Provo; appointed district court clerk; pres. of 22nd Quorum of Seventies; postmaster in Provo)

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848: p. 173 (bapt. Nov. 13, 1840)

UPB files, Oct. 23, 2013 (emigrated from Ireland to Nauvoo in 1843; called in Elk Mountain Mission in 1855 during April general conference; appointed district court clerk and worked in the State House in Fillmore; volunteered in Provo regiment of militia sent to assist in Weber Canyon during Utah War)

Moab Happenings, via WWW, Oct. 23, 2013: Ill Fated Elk Mountain Mission was Established 150 Years Ago (Elk Mountain Mission built a fort near present-day Moab; purpose to establish friendships with Utes and explore area for settlement; baptized over a dozen Utes)

Find-A-Grave, via WWW, Oct. 23, 2013 (d. Feb. 27, 1878, in Provo, Utah)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

John McEwan diary

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS1051
Dates: 1843-1889

John McEwan diary

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1051
Scope and Contents Materials include a handwritten diary detailing McEwan's experiences from 1843 to 1858. The diary includes brief entries about his travels from Ireland to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1843, and patriarchal blessings for both McEwan and his wife, Amanda. The majority of the journal contains writings on McEwan's experience as a member of the Elk Mountain Mission to negotiate for land with the Ute Indian tribes in southeastern Utah, from May to October 1855, including getting lost in the mountain...
Dates: 1843-1889

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