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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Parowan Utah Stake


The Parowan Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was established May of 1852 and paritcipated in various stake matters and experienced some membership problems.

The Parowan stake was settled by pioneers on the church and was established May of 1852 under president John Calvin Lazell Smith. The stake administrated in matters of church theology and church practice and exerpeinced some membership problems in 1855-56.

Parowan Utah Stake minutes, 1855-1856 (administration, member problems)

History of the Parowan Stake, 1859-1860 (settlement of Parawan)

John Calvin Lazell Smith biography, n.d. (John Smith as president), via WWW, August 8, 2020 (est. 1852)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

History of the Parowan Stake

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 56
Scope and Contents Handwritten history of the Mormon settlement of Parowan, Utah. Martineau presents a chronology of events in the community including the dates when these events occured.
Dates: 1859-1860

Parowan Utah Stake minutes

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2144
Scope and Contents Typescript of a transcription of the meeting minutes of the Parowan Stake. The item was originally penned in the "Deseret Alphabet" and was transcribed into English script. The item documents the administration of the stake including matters of theology, Mormon Church practices, and membership problems. Also included is an explanation of the "Deseret Alphabet" and how difficulties with the transciption were resolved.
Dates: 1855-1856

John Calvin Lazell Smith biography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 5903
Scope and Contents Biography, story and notes from the life of John Calvin Lazell Smith. The story is about John C. Fremont, an explorer, coming to Smith's house to ask for help on a cold winter evening. John C. Fremont later ran for President.
Dates: Date not identified