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Hillman, Silas, 1820-1876



  • Existence: 1820 - 1876

biographical statement

Citation:, Dec. 13, 2011 (Silas Hillman; b. Feb. 27, 1820 in Cambridge, N.Y.; parents: Mayhew Hillman and Sarah King; d. 1876 in Vernon, Utah; m. Sept. 10, 1842 in Nauvoo, Ill. to Electa Fidelia Hulets (1823-1849); m. Feb. 16, 1850 in Coonville, Iowa to Emily Ann Cocks (1832-1903))

Rootsweb, via WWW, Dec. 13, 2011: Silas Hillman, 1820 page (lived in Kirtland, Ohio, Far West, Mo., Nauvoo, Ill.; settled way-station at Coonville (Glenwood), Iowa, 1846-1852; emigrated to Utah, 1852; settled in Palmyra, Utah; worked as a schoolteacher; served in Utah Territorial Legislature, 1853; moved to Pond Town (Salem), Utah, 1856; moved to Spanish Fork, Utah, 1857; moved to Vernon, Utah, 1870)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Silas Hillman autobiography and financial records

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 61
Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography of Hillman describing his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his later experiences. He writes about the persecutions and problems the Mormons faced in Kirtland, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo, Illinois. He also writes about encounters with Ute Indians during the 1850s following his migration to Utah. Also included are family financial records. Collection includes photocopy of materials.

Dates: 1866-1875