Sailing Ship Horizon


Ann Grimshaw Jackson and five of her children ranging in ages from 10 to 21 boarded the sailing ship Horizon on May 25, 1856, along with 850 other Latter-Day Saints, for a 37 day trip from Liverpool, England to Boston, Massachusetts, disembarking on June 30.  The children were Elizabeth (24), Martha (21), Joseph (16),  Samuel (12) and Nephi (10).  They left Florence, Nebraska on August 27 pulling handcarts 1,300 miles with the Martin Handcart Company arriving in the Salt Lake Valley on Sunday, November 30.  This is a picture of their names in the passengers list. I think it was amazing the Ann made this trip at age 50! A great site to learn more about early Mormon pioneers is www.mormonmigration.org. That’s where I found this image.



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.