Karren, Thomas, 1810-1876
- Existence: 1810 - 1876
Thomas Karren (1810-1876) was a pioneer from Utah.
Thomas Karren was born on May 2, 1810, on the Isle of Man. He married Ann Ratcliff in England in 1833. He served in the Mormon Battalion (Company E) from 1846 to 1847, and was then called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii from 1853 to 1854. He was the first settler in Lehi, Utah. He later married Selina Miller (1857), Elizabeth Milne (1865), Hannah East (1865), and Elizabeth Bowen (1868). He passed away April 4, 1876, in Lehi, Utah County, Utah.
Citation:Thomas Karren mission journals, October 15, 2013. (Thomas Karren. b. May 2, 1810, on Isle of Man; married Ann Ratcliff in England, 1833; she wrote him on his mission to Sandwich Islands from 1853-1854; Karren served in the Mormon Battalion (Company E); he was the first settler in Lehi, Utah; married other wives including: Selina Miller (1857); Elizabeth Milne (1865); Hannah East (1865); and Elizabeth Bowen (1868); d. April 4, 1876, in Lehi.)
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Photocopies and transcriptions of volume one of Thomas Karren's mission journal from his mission to the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) from 1853 to 1854. He writes about the daily missionary work and the culture of the Islands. Dated May 1853-July 1853.