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Dame, William Horne, 1819-1884

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1819-1884

biographical statement

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 3 Collections and/or Records:

William Horne Dame papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 55
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1846-1884

William Horne Dame slate

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8260
Overview Slate made by William H. Dame in approximately the 1860s.
Dates: approximately 1860s

History of Sarah Elizabeth Gurr Whitney

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3086
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten document. The item is a biography of Sarah Elizabeth Gurr Whitney. Sarah's earliest memories were when she was on board the Janiford, a ship sailing from Sidney, Australia, to San Francisco, California. The journey took 103 days. She came with the "Australian Company" to Parowan, Utah, late in 1857. "Sarah E. Gurr was born in Sidney Australia, February 13, 1855 and was only two years old when she arrived in Parowan, Utah." At age fourteen "she went...
Dates: 1940