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Rockwell, Orrin Porter, 1813-1878

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1813-1878

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Writings and history of Jonathan Ellis Layne

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 31
Scope and Contents Typescript (carbon copy) of an autobiographical sketch written by Layne in 1898 which gives details of his early life in Nauvoo, Illinois; his trek across the Plains to Utah; his settlement in Davis, Weber and Cache Counties, Utah; his experiences with the Mormon soldiers sent to oppose Johnston's army; and his eventual move to Alberta, Canada to escape arrest as a polygamist. Also includes extracts from his journal, 1887-1891.
Dates: 1877-1898