John Jenkins autobiography
Scope and Contents
Typewritten autobiography. Jenkins writes about his family joining the Mormon Church in England, their migration to Mosquito Creek, Iowa, where they lived for eleven years. Jenkins migrated to Farmington, Utah. He participated in the "Morrisite War" of 1862, helped other Mormons come to Utah, was married to three women, hid from federal officials who pursued him for "unlawful cohabitation," and served five months in jail on a charge of polygamy.
- approximately 1930
- Jenkins, John (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
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Mormon polygamist, farmer, and rancher.
1 item (8 p.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Farmington (Utah) -- History
- Immigration and American Expansion
- Jenkins, John
- Mormons -- Utah -- Farmington -- History
- Morrisite War, 1862
- Mosquito Creek (Iowa) -- History -- Sources
- Pioneers -- Utah -- History -- Sources
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- Polygamy -- Utah -- History
- Register of John Jenkins autobiography
- In Progress
- Elisa Visick
- 2010 November 17
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.