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John 'the Mormon' Borrowman

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: March 02, 1898 (81)
Nephi, Juab County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Nephi, Juab County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Borrowman and Marion Hannah
Husband of Agnes Thompson Borrowman
Father of William Park Borrowman; Jane Duncan Vickers; Agnes Thompson Brown; John Park Borrowman and Marion Hannah Price
Brother of Margaret Borrowman; Marion Borrowman; Mary Borrowman; William Barrowman and Hannah Long
Half brother of William Borrowman; David Borrowman; James Borrowman; Thomas Leslie Borrowman and George Borrowman

Occupation: Justice of the Peace
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About "Mormon John" Borrowman

Perth Courier, March 31, 1898

The Middleville correspondent of the Gazette says—The following item from the column of the Salt Lake Tribune conveys the sad intelligence of the demise of one whose early years were spent in clearing the land upon which part of our village is located and who was a brother of Mrs. Robert Affleck, Sr., and William Borrowman of this place and also Mrs. Hunter of Perth. Many of our people will remember his visits to his friends here about 25 years ago. “March 2—This morning between one and two o’clock John Borrowman one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this city, after an illness of 18 months, died, living a widow, two sons and three daughters, 29 grandchildren and one great grandchild and a number of other relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Uncle John, as he was familiarly called, was born in Glasgow, Scotland on May 13, 1816(?). He emigrated with his father and mother William and Marion, to Lanark township in 1820(?0 1830(?). In 1840 he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (otherwise known as Mormons) and moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, where he assisted in building the temple. In 1843 he was sent back to Ontario on a two year mission. Upon his return and at the time he had started with the sturdy pioneers for the west and he was called into the Mormon battalion and served in Company B under Lt. Smith and traveled by the way of Ft. Leavenworth and Santa Fe to California; was mustered out on July 16, 1847 after which he stayed in California until October of 1848 when he came to the Salt Lake Valley. During Mr. Borrowman’s stay in California the first gold was discovered on the Pacific coast and he was one of the men who worked on the mill race where the gold was first discovered. On January 9, 1849 Mr. Borrowman was married at Salt Lake City to Agnes Thompson Park, who was one of the pioneers of 1847. In 1853 Mr. Borrowman came to Nephi and has resided here ever since during which time he has led a straight forward and honest life, has held many official positions of honor and fidelity. He served the people of Nephi as Justice of the Peace for over 13 years successfully, assisted in building the old fort wall around the city, served in the local militia for many years and during the Indian troubles here was at all times ready and willing to assist in what was necessary for building up and the protection of the early settlers of this city. And thus one by one the stalwart pioneers are passing away”.

"John was the subject of a family dispute when he joined the Mormon Church at an early date having been converted by missionaries who had come through the Lanark area, He in turn became a missionary and although he failed to convince any of the Borrowmans he managed to convert some of the Gardners, Hamiltons, Hills and Parks. He preached in Lambton County where a Mormon settlement was founded in 1836, and from there led a migration to the Unites States in 1846 via "the Nauvoo Road" to Nauvoo, Ill. His followers from Lanark County ultimately settled at East Mill Creek and Cottonwood in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. John Borrowman was part of the "Mormon Battalion" which trekked west to avoid the persecution of people of that faith. John's father disinherited him because of this. He "cut him off with a shilling"/ This meant that nothing further could be claimed from the estate. William Borrowman also willed him the family Bible, but wanted him to return to Middleville to claim it.

  • Residence: From Mar 1846 - Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois
  • Residence: To Mar 1846 - Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
  • Residence: Between Oct 1 1846 and June 10 1847 - Winter Quarters, Council Bluffs, Pottwatamie, Iowa
  • Residence: Age 44 - 1860 - Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Residence: 1870 - Nephi, Juab, Utah Territory
  • Residence: 1880 - Nephi, Juab, Utah

Name John Barrowman Gender Male

Christening Date 09 Jun 1816

Christening Place BARONY,LANARK,SCOTLAND

Birth Date 13 May 1816

Father's Name William Barrowman

Mother's Name Marrion Hanna

SCOTLAND BIRTHS AND BAPTISMS, 1564-1950

Indexing Project (Batch) Number C11968-9

System Origin Scotland-ODM

GS Film number 1041477

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Birth: May 13 1816 - Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Death: Mar 2 1898 - Nephi, Juab, Utah, USA

Parents: William Barrowman, Marion Barrowman (born Hanna)

Siblings: Margaret Gray (born Barrowman), Marion Hunter (born Barrowman), Mary Affleck (born Borrowman), William Borrowman, Hannah Long (born Barrowman), William Barrowman, David (Robert) Barrowman, James Barrowman, Thomas Leslie Barrowman, George Barrowman

Wife: Agnes Thompson Borrowman (born Park)

Children: William Park Borrowman, Jane Duncan Vickers (born Borrowman), Agnes Thompson Brown (born Borrowman), John Park Borrowman, Marian Hannah Price (born Borrowman)

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Perth Courier, March 31, 1898

The Middleville correspondent of the Gazette says—The following item from the column of the Salt Lake Tribune conveys the sad intelligence of the demise of one whose early years were spent in clearing the land upon which part of our village is located and who was a brother of Mrs. Robert Affleck, Sr., and William Borrowman of this place and also Mrs. Hunter of Perth. Many of our people will remember his visits to his friends here about 25 years ago. “March 2—This morning between one and two o’clock John Borrowman one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this city, after an illness of 18 months, died, living a widow, two sons and three daughters, 29 grandchildren and one great grandchild and a number of other relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Uncle John, as he was familiarly called, was born in Glasgow, Scotland on May 13, 1816(?). He emigrated with his father and mother William and Marion, to Lanark township in 1820(?0 1830(?). In 1840 he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (otherwise known as Mormons) and moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, where he assisted in building the temple. In 1843 he was sent back to Ontario on a two year mission. Upon his return and at the time he had started with the sturdy pioneers for the west and he was called into the Mormon battalion and served in Company B under Lt. Smith and traveled by the way of Ft. Leavenworth and Santa Fe to California; was mustered out on July 16, 1847 after which he stayed in California until October of 1848 when he came to the Salt Lake Valley. During Mr. Borrowman’s stay in California the first gold was discovered on the Pacific coast and he was one of the men who worked on the mill race where the gold was first discovered. On January 9, 1849 Mr. Borrowman was married at Salt Lake City to Agnes Thompson Park, who was one of the pioneers of 1847. In 1853 Mr. Borrowman came to Nephi and has resided here ever since during which time he has led a straight forward and honest life, has held many official positions of honor and fidelity. He served the people of Nephi as Justice of the Peace for over 13 years successfully, assisted in building the old fort wall around the city, served in the local militia for many years and during the Indian troubles here was at all times ready and willing to assist in what was necessary for building up and the protection of the early settlers of this city. And thus one by one the stalwart pioneers are passing away”.

"John was the subject of a family dispute when he joined the Mormon Church at an early date having been converted by missionaries who had come through the Lanark area, He in turn became a missionary and although he failed to convince any of the Borrowmans he managed to convert some of the Gardners, Hamiltons, Hills and Parks. He preached in Lambton County where a Mormon settlement was founded in 1836, and from there led a migration to the Unites States in 1846 via "the Nauvoo Road" to Nauvoo, Ill. His followers from Lanark County ultimately settled at East Mill Creek and Cottonwood in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. John Borrowman was part of the "Mormon Battalion" which trekked west to avoid the persecution of people of that faith. John's father disinherited him because of this. He "cut him off with a shilling"/ This meant that nothing further could be claimed from the estate. William Borrowman also willed him the family Bible, but wanted him to return to Middleville to claim it.

Residence: From Mar 1846 - Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois Residence: To Mar 1846 - Lanark County, Ontario, Canada Residence: Between Oct 1 1846 and June 10 1847 - Winter Quarters, Council Bluffs, Pottwatamie, Iowa Residence: Age 44 - 1860 - Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States Residence: 1870 - Nephi, Juab, Utah Territory Residence: 1880 - Nephi, Juab, Utah

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"Mormon John" Borrowman's Timeline

1816
May 13, 1816
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland, United Kingdom
June 9, 1816
Glasgow, Glasgow City, United Kingdom
1850
May 29, 1850
Millcreek, UT, United States
1852
October 19, 1852
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
1855
February 15, 1855
Nephi, UT, United States
1859
October 6, 1859
Nephi, UT, United States
1864
October 28, 1864
Nephi, Juab County, Utah, United States
1898
March 2, 1898
Age 81
Nephi, Juab County, Utah, United States
March 5, 1898
Age 81
Nephi, Juab County, Utah, United States