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Mormons -- Persecutions

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Transcription of the Averett Family ledger book

 File — Folder 1: [31197231046316]
Identifier: MSS 1303
Scope and Contents Narrative of the history of members of the Averett family, including conversion, activities in Far West and Nauvoo, emigration westward, and settlement and activities in Utah Territory. The transcription was entrusted to P.T. Reilly.

Cheney family papers

 File — Folder 1: [31197230241660]
Identifier: MSS SC 480
Scope and Contents Typewritten autobiographical and biographical sketches and copies of correspondence. Describes conversion to Mormon Church, life in Nauvoo, Illinois, immigration to Utah and pioneering in Utah and the West. Also includes a letter from the donor.

Moses Clawson autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1385
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography. Clawson writes about his experiences in the Mormon Church, persecutions he faced as a member of that faith, and his association with the first president of the Mormon Church, Jospeh Smith.

Duke family biographies

 File — Folder 1: [31197230244540]
Identifier: MSS SC 569
Scope and Contents Typewritten biographical sketch of Jonathan O. Duke, prepared by Ruby Duke Stringham, which tells (mainly through excerpts from his journal) of the Mormon expulsion from Nauvoo, Illinois; residence in Iowa; immigration to Utah; life in Provo, Utah; and participation in the Echo Canyon War. Also includes two unsigned handwritten sketches: One of Jonathan Duke and one of his son, Robert S. Duke.

Winslow Farr autograph book

 File — Folder 1: [31197230306091]
Identifier: MSS SC 832
Scope and Contents This manuscript is a photocopy of Farr's autograph book. The book was apparently circulated among the inmates at the Utah Penitentiary who had been incarcerated for polygamy. Many of these individuals were important Mormon Church leaders on the local level, but one entry was by George Q. Cannon, a high official in the church. The signatures follow brief notes written to Farr. They tend to be flattering to Farr personally, expressing friendship to him, and commending him for his support of the...

Short history of my grandfather: Horace Fish and family

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197227629653]
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...

Susa Young Gates notebook

 File — Folder 1: [31197230305689]
Identifier: MSS SC 820
Scope and Contents This is a holograph original of the piece "A Grateful Mother's Standpoint" given to her, as she believed, by inspiration. The story deals with the biblical Rachel and her life in polygamy. She alludes to the then current state of polygamous families and the presecution faced by the Mormon community.

William Greenwood papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 39
Scope and Contents Contains twelve handwritten, signed letters which concern Greenwood's conversion to Mormonism in England, his immigration to the United States, activities in Nauvoo, Illinois, and the 1847 trek to Salt Lake City and American Fork, Utah. Also includes a bound autobiography (plus typescript) written between 1869 and 1884.

Typescript copy of Benjamin F. Johnson letter to George Snow Gibbs

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197232578648]
Identifier: MSS 8915
Content Description Contains a typescript of a 1903 letter from Benjamin F. Johnson, who was in Mesa, Arizona, to George Snow Gibbs in Salt Lake City, Utah, written in response to a request from Gibbs to have Johnson relate some of his early experiences in the Church, particularly with reference to his associations with Joseph Smith. Topics covered by Johnson include plural marriage and its effect on the members of the Church; Joseph Smith's charge to the Twelve Apostles before his death, causes for persecution of...

LeBaron family histories and biographies

 Collection — Box 1: [31197231010700]
Identifier: MSS 7540
Scope and Contents The LeBaron family histories and biographies (1822-1998) consists of photocopies of the LeBaron family pedigree charts, sorted individual lists, various family group sheets, and biographies of LeBaron family members. Also included in the collection are photocopies of descendents of Francis LeBaron of Plymouth, Mass., a photocopy of a LeBaron Migration: Landmarks & Lives, and the Cheney family newsletters.