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Short history of my grandfather: Horace Fish and family

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 5906

Scope and Contents

Horace Fish records his family data; his conversion to Mormonism, 1836; his exodus west; the temporary settlement near the Des Moines River in Iowa; mob activities against the Mormons in that area; a settlement near Council Point, Iowa, 1847; his journey across the plains in 1850 in the Milo Andrus Company; his settlement in Centerville, Utah; the settlement in Parowan, Utah, 1853; a fight with the Indians; notes on John Calvin Lazell Smith, first president of the Parowan Stake; the reformation of 1856; the Johnston's Army episode; and pioneer life and activities.


  • 1941


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public access.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Short history of my grandfather: Horace Fish and family must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Horace fish was born on January 6, 1799 in Hatley, Stansteed Co., Quebec to Joseph Fish and Sarah (Sally) Spear. He married Hannah Leavitt in Hatley on March 18, 1824. He died in Beaver, Utah, July 6, 1870.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

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Physical Location

Formerly in film call number: 920 no. 1.

Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2007.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Short history of my grandfather: Horace Fish and family
Lucy Brimhall
2013 February 26
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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