Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877
- Existence: 1812 - 1877
John D. Lee (1812-1877) was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and colonizer. He was executed for his participation in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
Citation:His Journals of John D. Lee, 1846-47 and 1859, 1984.
Wikipedia, website viewed 21 July 2011 (John D. Lee; John Doyle Lee; b. September 12, 1812 in Kaskaskia, Illinois territory; d. March 23, 1877, Mountain Meadows, Utah; Joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1838; mission to Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee; practiced plural marriage; farming and rancher in Utah; US Indian Agent in Iron County, Utah in 1856; member of the Utah Territorial Legislature, 1848; Member of the "Council of Fifty"; established a ferry crossing on the Colorado River called Lee's Ferry near his ranch which was named Lonely Dell Ranch; involved in the Mountain Meadows Massacre, September 1857)
Pioneers and prominent men of Utah; L.D.S. biographical dictionary
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Andrew Amundsen journal
Miles Anderson papers
This collection contains 2 diaries covering briefly related experiences and financial dealings of Anderson during the period of 1842-1856, from Nauvoo to the Utah Territory. Also includes patriarchal blessings given by Hyrum Smith and John Smith, as well as other documents and correspondence. Two diaries, family correspondence, patriarchal blessings, family land deeds, Nauvoo Legion Certificate, and War of 1812 pension certificate.
George H. Carver diaries
Photocopy of handwritten diaries. The collection consists of two diaries. The first was kept from 1879 to 1880 while Carver was serving in the Southern States. The second was kept from 1898 to 1899 while Carter was working in the Northwestern States. Also included is an account of Carter's interview with a female servant of the infamous John D. Lee, who was associated with the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857.
Fire in the Bones play manuscript
Typed manuscript of Roger's play "Fire in the Bones." The play explores the circumstances surrounding the Mountain Meadows Massacre and subsequent execution of John D. Lee.
Collins Rowe Hakes letter
Geroge Washington Hickerson correspondence and family papers
James H. Jennings historical sketch
Ann Gordge Lee autobiography
Handwritten autobiography. Ann Lee tells about her family's conversion to Mormonism in Australia, their emigration to Utah, and her life as a Mormon woman in southern Utah. She gives details of the brutal activities of Mormon leaders including those of John D. Lee, her husband. She converted to Catholicism later in her life. While the work makes references to historical events, the researcher is cautioned that most of the work seems to be pure fiction.
Ann Gordge Lee autobiography
John D. Lee diary
Handwritten diary with a typed copy of the item. Lee kept this diary while serving in Tennessee as a missionary for the Mormon Church. Lee writes about his experiences as a missionary, the people with whom he stayed, the distances he travelled, and the debates he held with local ministers. He also includes poems, illustrations, and some genealogical notes.