"EMIGRATION. . . . The ship Ashland also sailed a few days after, containing 187 passengers or Saints, under the presidency of Elder John Johnson and his counselors. .
MS, 11:4 (Feb. 15, 1849), p.56
"THIRTY-EIGHTH COMPANY. -- Ashland, 187 Saints. The ship Ashland sailed from Liverpool for New Orleans, February 6th, 1849, with one hundred and eighty-seven Saints on board, under the presidency of Elder John Johnson and Counselor. This is all the information I have been able to obtain about the company. (Millennial Star, Volume XI. page 56, 155.)"
Cont., 13:5 (Mar. 1892), p.234
"Tues. 6. [Feb. 1849] -- The ship Ashland sailed from Liverpool, England, with 187 saints, under the direction of John Johnson, bound for G. [Great] S. [Salt] L. [Lake] Valley."