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John Drysdale , made passage to America in 1853 aboard the ship Elvira Owen along with his brothers James , Thomas and Andrew .

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Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on September 10, 2015 at 11:02
Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on September 1, 2015 at 23:43

(Deseret News 15 May 1912)

OBITUARY: John Drysdale, an early pioneer of Cedar Fort, died at his home in that place April 4. Mr. Drysdale was born Oct. 10, 1837. He came to Utah in 1853. He crossed the ocean in the ship Elvira Owen in a company of emigrants in charge of Elder John R. Winder. He went to California in 1854, where he remained during the winter, coming back the next summer when Johnson's army came to Utah.....Soon after this he located in Cedar Fort, where he had lived until his death. He married Emma Clark July 8, 1861, and to them were born nine children, six of whom, and his widow, survive him. He had been a prominent citizen and took part in many religious and secular affairs in the community. (Deseret News 15 May 1912:9)

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