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John Eagar

Drew Eagar (View posts)
Posted: 8 Dec 1999 2:18PM GMT
Thanks for the info on Thomas Eagar - He is a distant ancestor, but it's still good to know that he wasn't in Sing Sing as a convict.

My information varies somewhat concerning John Eagar, son of Thomas and Lucy Buell. John did come on the Brooklyn. His name is on the list of people that booked passage on the ship as published in the Times and Seasons newspaper published by the Mormons in New York that chartered the ship. You can see a copy of it at He later recounted the journey in a letter in which he describes seeing icebergs as they passed around the cape. Look at for excerpts from John's notes. He became assistant editor at San Francisco's first newspaper and actually owned property in San Francisco.

John was the only member of his family that stayed with the Mormon church - all of them appeared to join the church in New York - that's why they took the ship - it was chartered to take a group of Mormons out west.
John went to Salt Lake in '47 or '48 and married Sariah Anna Johnson. If you have information regarding an earlier family of his in New York, I would be interested to know about it.

I have been able to put together a bit of information about John's family and descendents and I have Eagar pedigree information going back to Alexander b. about 1635 and his father Robert, but I don't have much historical information beyond names and dates before John. I'd love to find more - I enjoy putting stories to names. The prison info sounds interesting, I'll e-mail you about it.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Shirley A Raymond 7 Dec 1999 10:28AM GMT 
R. Drew Eagar 7 Dec 1999 12:32PM GMT 
Colin Price 7 Dec 1999 4:50PM GMT 
Drew Eagar 8 Dec 1999 8:56AM GMT 
Colin Price 8 Dec 1999 5:07PM GMT 
Drew Eagar 8 Dec 1999 9:18PM GMT 
Colin Price 8 Dec 1999 11:18PM GMT 
Bruce Creawford Eagar 12 Dec 1999 11:07AM GMT 
shandor1 3 Jun 2001 8:35PM GMT 
post179 2 May 2003 9:19AM GMT 
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