Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907
- Existence: 1823 - 1907
Oliver Boardman Huntington (1823-1907) was a pioneer, explorer, diarist, and missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Oliver Boardman Huntington was born in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York in 1823. When his father joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church in 1835, his family relocated to Kirtland, Ohio. Following this move, Huntington and his family continued to move across the country with the Church, finally establishing themselves in Utah. Huntington was ordained an elder in the Latter-day Saint Church in 1843 and served a mission to the western state of New York. He later served a mission in 1846 to England.
In Utah, Huntington worked as a farmer, schoolteacher, miner, and beekeeper. He settled with his family in Springville, Utah where he remained active in the Church. He died in Springville on February 7, 1907.
Citation:UPB files, Apr. 4, 2016 (Oliver Boardman Huntington; b. in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York in 1823; father joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church in 1835; family relocated to Kirtland, Ohio, the same year; continued to move across the country with the Church; finally establishing themselves in Utah; was ordained an elder in 843; served a mission to the western state of New York; later served a mission in 1846 to England; in Utah, worked as a farmer, schoolteacher, miner, and beekeeper; settled in Springville, Utah; d. in Springville on February 7, 1907)
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Statement by Everett describing a conversation he had heard of Joseph Smith recounting events at a legal hearing.
Photocopies of typewritten biographies of Henry Bailey Jacobs and Zina Diantha Huntington Young, along with photocopies of typed and handwritten letters. The items, which relate to family matters and marriage relationships, include a letter from the LDS Historical Department regarding the marriages of Zina to Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, and a letter from the U.S. Customs Court in New York denying the existence of any records relating to a divorce between Henry and Zina.
Contains correspondence in the form of letters predominately written to Zina Presendia Young Williams Card by Charles Ora Card and Oliver Boardman Huntington. The dates on the letters range from 1884 to 1906 and the locations from which the letters were sent include Cardston, Canada; Logan, Utah; and Springville, Utah. Includes topics of family, business enterprises, and work within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Handwritten unsigned, autobiographical account believed to have been written by Huntington. The author writes of being called by Brigham Young and Daniel H. Wells to go with an expedition to Carson Valley and tell the Mormons there to return to Utah to meet the United States army, known as "Johnston's Army" in 1857. Huntington gives and account of this expedition and mentions those who participated in it.
Collection contains diaries, ephemera, and patriarchal blessings produced by Oliver Boardman Huntington and his son, Oliver B. Huntington. Items document the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormon exodus to the West, and the establishment and early development of Utah. Materials date from between 1843 and 1932.
Transcriptions of most items also available.
Contains records of patriarchal blessings, newspaper clippings, and other ephemeral items written or gathered by Oliver B. Huntington. Some of these items were originally found in the diaries of Huntington's father, Oliver Boardman Huntington.
Contains diaries written by Huntington between 1843 and 1907. Includes descriptions of his early life, his life as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his service as a Mormon missionary in England, and his life as an early pioneer in Utah. Diaries also include reminiscent accounts of early Church history written by Huntington later in life. There are many gaps in the record.
- Collection 6
- Archival Object 4
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 5
- Diaries 4
- Letters 4
- Material Types 4
- Missions and Missionaries 4
- Mormon missionaries -- England -- Diaries 3
- Mormon pioneers -- Diaries 3
- Overland journeys to the Pacific 3
- Autobiographies 2
- Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church) 2
- Transcripts 2
- Biography 1
- Business enterprises 1
- Cardston (Alta.) -- History 1
- Church Government 1
- Church work -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1
- Correspondence 1
- Electronic records 1
- Expeditions and Adventure 1
- Family life 1
- Greeting cards 1
- Immigration and American Expansion 1
- Logan (Utah) -- History 1
- Mormon Church -- Apostles 1
- Mormon Church -- Presidents 1
- Mormon missionaries -- East (U.S.) 1
- Mormon missionaries -- England 1
- Mormon pioneers 1
- Mormon pioneers -- History 1
- Mormons -- History -- 19th century 1
- Mormons -- Illinois -- History 1
- Mormons -- Missouri -- History 1
- Mormons -- Nevada -- History -- Sources 1
- Mormons -- Ohio -- History 1
- Mormons -- United States -- History 1
- Mothers -- Nevada -- History 1
- Nauvoo (Ill.) -- History 1
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1
- Printed ephemera 1
- Temple work (Mormon Church) 1
- Utah -- History 1 ∧ less