Nephi Jackson (1847-1928) Mission Journal

Jeanette Hurst has recently discovered the LDS missionary journal of Nephi Jackson, son of Benjamin and Ann Jackson. Jeanette said the journal “exists in two small leather bound books which have been numbered 3 and 4. No one seems to know the whereabouts of Volumes 1 and 2. Volumes 3 and 4 however, cover most of the mission, from December 28, 1889 to November 10, 1891. Nephi served in the Manchester Conference of the British Mission. He was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England 8 March 1847. He emigrated with his mother, Ann Grimshaw Jackson and four siblings in 1856 and came with them to Utah in the Martin Handcart Company. They settled in Nephi, Utah. Nephi died 13 August 1928. According to the Manuscript History of the British Mission, Nephi arrived in England in October of 1889 and returned home in October of 1891.”

Also included in this post are four entries from the British Mission Manuscript History reports for the years 1889 to 1891 that refer to Nephi. They give some nice context to the journal.

Category: Nephi Jackson | 3 comments

  • Trent says:

    Nephi is my great great grandpa. I would love to possibly purchase these journals from you?

    • samkendra says:

      Hi – Sorry to respond so late. The person who provided the journal of Nephi wants to remain anonymous. Sorry about that. Ron

  • Linda Beynon says:

    I am Nephi Jackson’s great granddaughter (granddaughter of Leon Jackson). I am in possession of the diaries and do not wish to sell them. It’s been a while since I provided Jeanette Hurst with copies of the diaries, and I don’t remember requesting anonymity. In fact, I was surprised that a source for the diaries was not cited when I found this page after an internet search.

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