Mormon pioneer. Jackman joined the Mormon Church in 1830 and lived at Nauvoo, Illinois. He worked as a carpenter after settling in Utah in 1847.Handwritten diary. Jackman made the overland journey from Illinois to Utah in 1847 with the first company of Mormon pioneers. He writes about travelling conditions, weather, frequent encounters with Indians, and buffalo hunting. Jackman's company was led by Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church. Jackman records disagreements, occasional poor behavior in the company, and Young's instructions as well as rebukes. He also writes about early life in Salt Lake City, Utah: the influx of pioneers, little food, and efforts to make peace with the Indians.