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Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1823-1907

Oliver Boardman Huntington (1823-1907) was a Mormon pioneer, explorer, missionary, and diarist.

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 2 Collections and/or Records:

Oliver Boardman Huntington autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2219
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: approximately 1880

William Huntington diary and autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 272
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary including a retrospective account of Huntington's life. Huntington writes about his early life, his conversion to the Mormon Church, and his experience as a Mormon in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. He also writes about the death of Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church, service in the Nauvoo Legion militia organization, and preparations of the Mormons to migrate to the mountains. Huntington made diary entries in 1846. The item was transcribed by O. B....
Dates: 1784-1846