Dame, William Horne, 1819-1884
- Existence: 1819 - 1884
- Usage: 1819 - 1884
Citation:Register of William Horne Dame Manuscript Collection, 1995: |b t.p., etc. (William Horne Dame; W.H. Dame; b. 1819; d. 1884)
Register of the William H. Dame collection, via WWW, Sept. 26, 2013 (son of Jeremiah and Susan Horne Dame; b. July 1819 in Farmington, N.H.; m. 1838 to Lovinna Andrews; baptised 1841 into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; called to Nauvoo by Joseph Smith, ordained to the Eighth Quorum of Seventy, helped build Nauvoo Temple; crossed plains to Salt Lake, arriving Sept. 1848; called to settle southern Utah, 1850; Order Sergeant of Iron County Militia; county surveyor, Mayor of Parowan; promoted 1st Lieutenant; sealed in Salt Lake Endowment House, Sept. 1851; est. tannery at Red Creek, Apr. 1852; built Fort Dame; bishop of Paragonah; Parowan Stake High Council, May 1852; abandoned Paragonah 1853, back to Parowan; Parowan Stake president, Jan. 1854; m. May 1854 to Virginia Newman; m. Feb. 1856 to Sarah Carter; sealed to both, Sept. 1856; elected Colonel, Zion Military District, Nauvoo Legion; elected Representative, Utah Territorial Legislature, Aug. 1854; accomp. B. Young and others on negotiation trip to northern tribes, 1857; Mountain Meadows Massacre, Sept. 1857, Dame acquitted of involvement, Aug. 1858; org. company to scout supplies/refuge in desert, Feb. 1858; mission to England, Mar. 1860-Apr. 1862, presided Manchester Conference; wife Sarah left; brought back Rachel Pass, raised with wives until marriage; raised William and Mable McBride; appointed Parowan postmaster, 1866, also Parowan Stake Tithing Agent; president of Parowan School of Prophets, 1868; m. Dec. 1868 to Lydia Killian; massacre involvement raked up again, time in Salt Lake Penitentiary and Beaver Prison, trial 1876-1878, acquitted again; wife Lydia left; re-elected County Recorder, served until death; released as Parowan Stake president, Mar. 1880; d. Aug. 1884 at home, paralysis of brain) http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/VMSS55.xml
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
The folder contains microfilmed copies of a certificate of membership in the Utah territorial legislature, a certificate verifying that Dame was an elder in the Mormon Church, and a letter, dated 12 August 1858, of an "investigating committee" of prominent Mormons (including the apostle, George Albert Smith) stating that complaints against Dame were without foundation. The nature of these complaints was not stated.
Typewritten copies of personal diaries by Dame, kept from 1854 to 1855. Entries are short and mainly relate to Dame's various activities. Also included is the "Journal of Southern Exploring Company," an expedition led by Dame to areas of Iron County, Utah, to find suitable locations for Mormon settlements in 1858. Diary lists the members of the expedition. Dame describes the activities of the group including the surveying of lots and the planting of crops.
Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a handwritten diary. Dame writes about his missionary activities in England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This copy is often hard to read.
Contains correspondence, patriarchal blessings, financial records, militia records, photographs, and miscellaneous items. Much of the correspondence is between Dame and General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The material relates to Dame's life and activities, including his militia service and his connection to the Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857.
Utah Territorial Militia (Nauvoo Legion) Iron County Militia roster. 12.5 inch by 4 inch, 24 page booklet made from six folded leaves, bound with string. Written in dark ink, possibly partly written in the hand of James H. Martineau. Dated June 1857. Includes the companies and platoons to which approximately 450 men were assigned. Some changes have been made in the manuscript; some indicate promotions in their company or platoon.