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Pratt, Parley P. (Parley Parker), 1807-1857

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1807-1857

Biographical history

Parley P. Pratt (1807-1857) was an American religious leader and missionary.

Parley P. Pratt was born April 12, 1807 in Burlington, New York, to Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson Pratt. He served as an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1835 to his death in 1857. Pratt also served in several missions for the Church, including the British Mission (April 1841-October 1842 and October 1846-January 1847); Eastern States Mission (president from December 1844-August 1845); and was the first Latter-day Saint missionary in South America (March 1851-March 1852). It was while serving a mission that Parley P. Pratt was assassinated May 13, 1857 in Alma, Arkansas.

Citation

Find a Grave, via WWW, March 7 2018 (Parley P. Pratt. b. April 12, 1807 in Burlington, New York, to Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson Pratt; served as an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1835 to his death in 1857; assassinated May 13, 1857 in Alma, Arkansas)

Early Mormon Missionaries database, LDS.org, via WWW, June 4, 2019 (served in several missions for the Church, including the British Mission (April 1841-October 1842 and October 1846-January 1847); Eastern States Mission (president from December 1844-August 1845); and was the first Latter-day Saint missionary in South America (March 1851-March 1852). It was while serving a mission that Parley P. Pratt was assassinated)

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Lyndon W. Cook research papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1964
Scope and Contents Research materials compiled by Cook in 1977. They include photocopies of miscellaneous court records, account books, maps, marriage records, correspondence, and land records of Jackson, Missouri. The collection relates largely to the early life and career Parley P. Pratt, a Mormon apostle.
Dates: 1977

James P. Cowley biography of Sarah Houston Pratt Taussig

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7783
Scope and Contents Contains a biography of Sarah Houston Pratt Taussig (1822-1886), which was written by James P. Cowley, who is Sarah's great-grandson. The biography mainly covers her family life, first as a polygamous wife of Parley P. Pratt, then after Pratt's death as wife of A. Lewis Taussig, and the experiences she had throughout her life as a member of the early Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dates: 2011

Peter Crawley copyright correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3989
Abstract Photocopies and typescripts of several copyrights connected to the early history of the LDS church.
Dates: 1828-1860

Daviess County legal documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 846
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten court proceedings of cases tried in Daviess County and Boone County, Missouri. The trials relate to Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the first president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and others being tried for treason; the trial of Parley P. Pratt (1807-1857), an apostle of the Church, for murder; testimony against Caleb Baldwin; and testimony against King Follet on charges of robbery. Dated 1839.
Dates: 1839

Hancock County (Ill.) legal instruments

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1271
Scope and Contents Legal instruments from Hancock County, Illinois. The items are from a court case involving Parley P. Pratt as defendant and Cyrus Jones and David Wetmore as plaintiffs.
Dates: 1845-1849

Hancock County, Illinois summons for Parley P. Pratt

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 744
Scope and Contents Handwritten and printed summons requiring that Parley P. Pratt come to court to answere charges.
Dates: 1845

Legal instruments relating to Mormons in Utah

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 707
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous legal documents. The collection consists of an account balance slip signed by Brigham Young, a stock certificate signed by Wilford Woodruff, John Bernhisel, among others; an incorporation bond; a record of trespass action against Lyman E. Johnson; a record of a court action; four receipts of per diem signed by Heber C. Kimball, Jedediah M. Grant, Orson Hyde, and Parley P. Pratt; and a petition for payment to E. D. Mecham, a member of the Mormon Battalion, from the estate of A....
Dates: 1838-1895

Ohio legal record for Parley P. Pratt, Cyrus Jones and David Wetmore

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 710
Scope and Contents Handwritten copy of court record which was filed on May 4, 1846. The item is from a court case of 1837 wherein Cyrus Jones and David Wetmore were plaintiffs and Parley P. Pratt was defendant.
Dates: 1846 May 4

Jock Nickerson notes

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 372
Scope and Contents Handwritten book containing notes on geometry and on geometrical figures. The book includes many drawings of such figures and calculations based on them. The date of the materials is uncertain. Nickerson lived his last few years with Rey L. Pratt. Nickerson claimed to have known the LDS Church leaders, Joseph Smith and Parley P. Pratt. A brief essay is included which speculates on this claim.
Dates: approximately 1900

Philadelphia Branch minutes

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2182
Scope and Contents Includes meeting minutes, record of members, and names of children blessed. Minutes reflect activities of Benjamin Winchester, Parley P. Pratt, Samuel Bennett, William Smith, George J. Adams, James J. Strang, and others. Reports of other Latter-day Saint congregations on the East Coast are also occasionally given.
Dates: 1840-1854