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Leigh and Berry family papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3319

Scope and Contents

Contains various papers related to the family of William David Leigh and Elizabeth Wood, and the family of William Shanks Berry and Rebecca Rocena Beck. Includes a journal and other documents related to William David Leigh's service as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Mission from 1888-1891. Also includes some genealogical information and family histories related to the William David Leigh and William Shanks Berry families. Dated approximately 1888-1967.


  • approximately 1888-1967


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Leigh and Berry family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical Histories

William David Leigh (1842-1917) and Elizabeth Davis Wood (1852-1943) were married on July 9, 1876, in Cedar City, Utah, and they had six sons and one daughter: William Henry (1877-1959), Samuel Bernard George (1879-1912), John Milton Wood (1882-1884), Rufus Wood (1884-1964), Stephen Franklin Wood (1887-1890), Ruby Elizabeth (1891-1974), and Elias Wood (1894-1981).

Biographical / Historical

William Berry Shanks (1838-1884) and Rebecca Rocena Beck (1842-1903) were married on November 22, 1860, in Spanish Fork, Utah, and they had two sons and eight daughters: William Alfred (1861-1861), Armelia Rebecca (1863-1946), Hannah Margaret (1865-1932), Harriet Louisa (1967-1948), Lucilla Diantha (1870-1930), Rocena Adeline (1873-1873), Mary Wilhelmina (1874-1960), John William (1877-1928), Martha Eleanor "Ella" (1879-1980), Minnie Malvina (1883-1979).


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Llewellyn Leigh in 2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Llewellyn Leigh; 2003.


LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1, November 2013).

Processing Information

Value-added processing and updated; Ryan K. Lee; 2020.

Register of Leigh and Berry family papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 3
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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