Thomas Waters Cropper autobiography
Scope and Contents
Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography. Some of the item is in Cropper's own hand. The rest was dictated to his daughters. Cropper was born in Texas, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and migrated to Utah in 1856. One fourth of the original party turned back in 1853 when they heard of the Mormon doctrine of polygamy. He describes the immigrant group killed by Mormons at Mountain Meadows in 1857. Cropper lived in Fillmore, Utah, and later moved to Deseret, Utah. He served in the Utah Militia during the Black Hawk War and described an encounter with Indians at Fort Deseret.
- Cropper, Thomas Waters (Person)
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Mormon pioneer a member of the Utah militia.
1 item (68 p.)
Language of Materials
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Black Hawk War (Utah), 1865-1872
- Cropper, Thomas Waters
- Deseret (Utah) -- History -- Sources
- Fillmore (Utah) -- History
- Material Types
- Mormon handcart companies
- Mormons -- Utah -- Deseret -- History
- Mormons -- Utah -- Fillmore -- History
- Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History -- Sources
- Utah. Militia -- History
- Register of Thomas Waters Cropper autobiography
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 March 29
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.