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Parowan (Utah) -- History

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Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

John Steele ephemera, 1868-1932

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 528 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains ephemera and other miscellaneous notes, letters, envelopes, and other items related to John Steele. Also includes photocopies of the title pages of all books owned by Steele, and a photocopy of a photograph of Steele dated 1891.
Dates: 1868-1932

John Steele family history and genealogical records, 1875-1989

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 528 Series 4
Scope and Contents Includes documents related to the history of John Steele and his family, including his handwritten autobiography, written around 1891, and a description of the John Steele papers by Kerry Bate, dated 1989.
Dates: 1875-1989

John Steele journals and notebooks, 1846-1961, bulk: 1846-1899

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 528 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains diaries and notebooks kept by John Steele, including his Mormon Battalion diary, dated 1846-1847, and a Paiute/English language dictionary, dated 1851. Also includes a typescript of Steele's diary that was created in 1961 but includes entries from 1840 to 1877. Also includes some biographical notes on various members of John Steele's family. Dated 1846-1961.
Dates: 1846-1961; Majority of material found within 1846-1899

John Steele personal and family correspondence, 1816-1922

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 528 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains letters to and from John Steele and his family, including his father, John Steele, Sr., his wives and children, including Mahonri Moriancumer Steele, grandchildren, as well as some extended family. Also includes some letters from friends and other personal acquaintances of John and Catherine Steele. Dated 1816-1922.
Dates: 1816-1922

Biographies of William Edward Jones and Mary Jones Jones

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230332188]
Identifier: MSS SC 3203
Scope and Contents Gives a brief history of Edward and Mary Jones from the time they lived in Wales to Edward's death in Utah. It includes their conversion to the Mormon Church, their emmigration to the United States, their trek across the plains and settlement in Parowan, Utah. There Edward took on two more wives (Eliza Newman and Sarah Davis). This history relates several experiences of living in a polygamist household. After the United States outlawed polygamy Edward was arrested twice but released both...
Dates: approximately 1960

Mary Minerva Dart Judd autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331909]
Identifier: MSS SC 3226
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. Judd writes about her youth and migration to Utah in 1850. She moved with her family to Parowan, Utah, in 1851 where she married Zadok K. Judd in 1852. She tells about the births of her children and the purchase of Indian children as well. She writes about contact with Indians, daily activities, and moving to Santa Clara, Utah, in 1856. She lived in various communities and settled in Kanab, Utah, in 1871.
Dates: approximately 1885

Leany family history as written from memory by William Leany

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323310]
Identifier: MSS SC 2411
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1888-1891

John Doyle Lee letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325869]
Identifier: MSS SC 2720
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter, dated 8 April 1852, and addressed to "Dear Brothers and Sisters" (probably George Washington Hickerson and his wife) which was written in Parowan, Utah. Lee writes about activities of Mormons and Indians in the area of Parowan, Utah. The original item is located with MSS 840 of the repository.
Dates: 1852 April 8

William LeFevre autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230316413]
Identifier: MSS SC 1815
Scope and Contents Photocopies of the typed autobiography of William LeFevre, as dictated to his daughter, Martha Jane LeFevre; description of a voyage on the "Zetland"; and genealogical family group sheets which include pictures.
Dates: approximately 1920

Life of Caroline Mortensen Durham

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230349182]
Identifier: MSS 518
Scope and Contents Typewritten biography of Caroline Mortensen Durham (1850-1915). McGregor tells of her mother's migration to Utah with a handcart company, her settling in Parowan, Utah, and her mother's activities at home.
Dates: approximately 1950