Commodore Perry Liston autobiography
Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3109
Scope and Contents
Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. The item is a ten-page autobiography of Commodore Perry Liston. Also included is an index to the item. Liston describes how he was born in Ohio in 1821 and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in 1851. He came to Utah in 1852 and moved to Cedar City. He was present at Mountain Meadows in 1857 when the Fancher Train was destroyed. He thought "there were some good people among them, consequently I did oppose Killing them. I did not have anything to do with it," he added, "and my life was at Stake for refusing, but the Lord showed me my way and I walked it and he preserved me." He worked with the Indians in 1857 and moved to Pinto, Utah, in 1861, and served as a missionary for the Mormon Church from 1866-1868. He moved to St. George, Utah, around 1869.
- Liston, Commodore Perry, 1821-1879 (Author, Person)
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Commodore Perry Liston (1821-1877) was a Mormon pioneer in Utah.
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
This item was photocopied from reel 5 of the 920 microfilm collection.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Cedar City (Utah)
- Home and Family
- Indians of North America -- Arizona
- Indians of North America -- Utah
- Liston, Commodore Perry, 1821-1879
- Mormon missionaries
- Mormon pioneers
- Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
- Saint George (Utah) -- History
- Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History
- Social Life and Customs
- Register of Commodore Perry Liston autobiography
- Amy Perez
- 2011 February 22
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.