Haun's Mill Massacre, Mo., 1838
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Artemisia accompanied her mother to the site of the "Haun's Mill Massacre" of 1838 shortly after the incident. Two of her brothers were wounded in that affair. She describes what she saw of the dead and wounded and also tells how she felt at the time. She also quotes what her brother, George Myers, said of the experience of being wounded in the incident.
Photocopy of a handwritten statement with a typewritten transcript. The item was dictated when Hendricks was 89 years old. She was present at the Haun's Mill Massacre in 1838 and tells how her mother treated her twin brother, Alma, who had been seriously wounded there. She also mentions hearing Joseph Smith, first president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speak.
Handwritten autobiography, will, and testimony to the veracity of the Mormon Church. Also included are photocopies and typescripts of these items. Leany was a convert to the Mormon Church who moved to Missouri in 1836. He was present at the Haun's Mill Massacre. He moved to Nauvoo, Illinois and later migrated to Utah living in Parowan and Harrisburg.
Typewritten autobiography which includes genealogical data of Smith's family and an account of the Haun's Mill massacre where her son and husband were murdered. The statement by Hulda C.T. Smith, a daughter-in-law, concerns Smith's marital status and sealing to Joseph Smith, Jr.
Photocopy and typescript of handwritten notes on the Great Salt Lake City Relief Society and the autobiography of Amanda Smith, which includes a detailed description of the Haun's Mill Massacre.
Typewritten autobiography. Smith writes about being born in Pecham, Vermont, migrating to Haun's Mill, Missouri, what she observed during the "Haun's Mill Massacre," mob activities against the Mormons in Missouri, her life in Nauvoo, Illinois, her miraculous healing, her association with the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, and her sister's marriage to Joseph Smith as a plural wife.
Materials include Joseph Young's original eyewitness account of events that occured during the Haun's Mill massacre on October 30, 1838. His account was witnessed and sealed on June 4, 1839, by John Woods of the Circuit Court in Adams County, Missouri. Young describes the mob, his escape, and the conditions of the victims. Young also writes that he helped bury the dead. The account was later used by the Church as evidence of the sufferings of its members in Missouri. Dated June 4, 1839.