Found in 766 Collections and/or Records:
This collection is composed of personal letters, histories and rememberances from the Claude Vincent and Lillie Liston Baker family. It provides an intimate and loving portrait of a Mormon family and their struggle to tame southern Utah.
Typewritten copy of an autobiography. Ballard writes about her early life in Scotland as a Mormon, her migration to the United States in 1856 and her subsequent migration to Utah in 1859, and her life as a polygamous wife in Logan, Utah. Ballard also tells about encounters with Indians while coming to Utah, and when she was living in Logan.
Photocopy of microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. Ellen Julia Barratt was born in 1836 in England. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to Utah in 1855. She settled in American Fork, married Thomas Barratt, and had twelve children. She died in 1930.
Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. William E. Bate was born in 1846 in England. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to Utah in 1859. He settled in American Fork and died in 1907 in Rigby, Idaho. This item was read by Laura Logie Timpson at a meeting of Adams Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Utah County, American Fork, Utah.
Typewritten copy of a story of Indians stealing cattle and horses near Parowan, Utah, on 21 July 1867 during Utah's Black Hawk War. The attempt to take the cattle was thwarted, and the Indians were forced to retreat. The author of the item is unidentified. He writes that he was "nine or ten" at the time of the raid and that his uncle was Joseph Fish, a prominent militia leader in Parowan. The writer also states that he was the brother of Horace Calvin Smith.
Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography of Peter Beck. The author of the item is unknown. Peter Beck was born in Denmark in 1850 and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was eight years old. He migrated to Utah in 1862. Included are some comments by Beck relating to his journey to Utah. Beck became a rancher and farmer and settled in American Fork, Utah. He married two women, had 17 children, and died in 1927.
Photocopies of handwritten materials relating to the Hooper Ward of the Mormon Church, personal papers of Belnap, and miscellaneous items. Also included is a biography of Vinson Knight (1804-1842), an early convert to Mormonism, which contains references to Knight in various sources.