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Myron Alma Abbott autobiography

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Identifier: MSS 661
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Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography of Abbott written in 1917. Includes a description of Abbott's life including his birth in Weber County, and life in Tocquerville and Plymouth, Utah, before moving to Bunkerville, Nevada, in 1877. He describes the stay of the Mormon Apostle, Wilford Woodruff, when he was in Bunkerville while dodging federal officials for polygamy. Also includes Abbott's marriage to Mary Leavitt in 1881 and life in Annabella, Sevier County, Utah, from 1886-1910, where he was involved in Sevier County politics. Concludes with description of life in Millard County, Utah, from 1910-1917. Photocopies and transcripts included in collection.


  • 1917


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Condition restricted. Patrons should use photocopies or transcriptions in collection.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Myron Alma Abbott autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Myron Alma Abbott (1862-1932) was a Mormon farmer, miner, sheriff, and public official in Utah and Nevada.

Myron Alma Abbott was born February 15, 1862, in Riverdale, Weber County, Utah to Laura Josephine Allen and Myron Abbott. At the age of sixteen the family moved to Bunkerville, Nevada. There he married Mary Leavitt in 1881 and they had eight children together. In 1886 he moved to Annabella, Sevier County, where he served as a County Commissioner of that county and for three terms was sheriff. For a living, Abbott farmed and ranched.

In 1910 Abbott moved to Millard County and aided in founding the community of Sutherland. He moved to Delta, Utah, in 1912 and was active in that community as the organizer of the Sutherland School District, and as Supervisor of Millard County Drainage District No. 3. He was also active on local politics. In 1919 Abbott's wife Mary died, and in 1920 he re-married to Eliza Brown.

Myron Alma Abbott died August 29, 1932, in Sugarville, Millard County, Utah.


1 box (0.25 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Thomas L. Abbott, son of Myron Alma Abbott, in 1968.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Thomas L. Abbott; 1968


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013.)

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy and typescript of original included in collection.



Processing Information

Processed; Garret Schroath; 2011.

Register of Myron Alma Abbott autobiography
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 30
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States