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Utah County Genealogical and Historical Society family history collections

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3984

Scope and Contents note

1. Reminiscences of Early Days in Manti by Mrs. A. B. Sidwell, written in 1889. Pamphlet, 21 pages. 2 copies in the collection. 2. Indenture contracts, mortgage notes and land deeds for Territory of Utah, mentioning Booth, Richmond and other families. Circa 1883-1927. 18 leaves, bound. 3. The Dedham Eatons by Daniel C. Eaton. From Berkshire Historical Society, 1897. 8 pages from a book. 4. Note about a piece of the wedding outfit of Mrs. Hannah Hills Pomrery, donated to a descendant by an Aunt Sophie. 1 leaf. 5. Part of a mission journal by David H. Holladay, 1855. Typed, 11 pages. 6. Paper from Mrs. Henrietta Holladay of Santaquin to her children, 1881. 3 typed pages. 7. Autobiography of Maria Euprasia Simonds, wife of George Y. Simonds, 1881. 4 handwritten pages. 8. Mary Jane Tanner’s autobiography dedicated to one of her female descendants, 1880. 9 pages. 9. Biography of Julia Caroline Beal Burr, born 1858. 6 leaves. 10. Autobiography of Samuel S. Jones, 1880. 3 pages. 11. Typed family record book of John G. Reid family. Copied in 1958. 8 pages. 12. Autobiography of Reulon L. Anderson, 1898-. 4 handwritten pages. 13. Inscriptions from Cleaveland Cemetery, Canterbury, Connecticut. Circa 1916. 5 typed pages. 14. Eliza H. Williams’ autobiography, 1881. 3 pages. 15. History of George Carson family. 3 pages. 16. Biography of Frank Beardall, (Pioneer) by Sarah Ina Beardall, 1959. 18 typed pages. 17. Bunce family record by Leslie R. Bunce, mentioning Loomis family members. 10 typed pages. 18. Inscriptions from Bethel Cemetery, Port Orchard, Kitsap, Washington. 10 pages. 19. The Descendants of Ulrich Zwingli, The Reformer by W. H. Ruoff of Switzerland. Translated by Margaret Hoyer of the Genealogical Society of Utah. 14 pages. 20. The Life of Sidney Alvarus Hanks by Lydia Hanks Perry. 6 pages, bound. 21. Edmundson and Buchanan Family Record by Mary Elizabeth Beattie Edmundson (Edmiston) Dickenson. 1773-1867. 2 leaves. 22. Wheelock Family Record by Ida Belle Hawley Dickenson. 4 leaves. 23. According to the Records, Springville, Utah Records Index from a book. Page numbers begin on page 296. 17 leaves. 24. Pierre Billiou. The Walloon. Staten Island Pioneer, by Elmer Garfield Van Name, 1958. 4 leaves stapled. 25. “Facts Regarding One Joseph Lake of Staten Island, N. Y.” by Elmer Garfield Van Name, 1954. 4 leaves stapled. 26. The Houseman (Huysman) Simonson Family of Staten Island, N. Y., by Elmer Garfield Van Name, 1955. 6 leaves, stapled. 27. The Paulin Family of New Jersey, by Elmer Garfield Van Name, 1958. 31 pages. 28. Marriage records, mentioning Simons family members. 2 pages. 29. Pedigree of Josephine Brown Johnson, 1963. 13 typed pages.


  • Other: 1530-1963


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Utah County Genealogical and Historical Society family history collections must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Utah County Genealogical and Historical Society was operating in Utah in 1989.


2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Miscellaneous family histories, biographies and autobiographies, mostly on Utah ancestry, 1530 to 1963.

Custodial History note

Donated by the Utah County Genealogical and Historical Society in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Utah County Genealogical and Historical Society; 1989.

Appraisal note

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 13 June 2007.

Register of Utah County Genealogical and Historical Society family history collections
Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
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