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Rockwell, Orrin Porter, 1813-1878



  • Existence: 1813 - 1878

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Transcription of the Averett Family ledger book

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231046316]
Identifier: MSS 1303
Scope and Contents

Narrative of the history of members of the Averett family, including conversion, activities in Far West and Nauvoo, emigration westward, and settlement and activities in Utah Territory. The transcription was entrusted to P.T. Reilly.

Dates: 1972

Bill sent to Elijah Thomas (Salt Lake Mail Company)

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230241280]
Identifier: MSS SC 442
Scope and Contents

Handwritten bill of $437.84 for food and dry goods delivered between March 22 and July 9, 1857 to various agents. Payment was received 1859 August 10.

Dates: 1859

Curtis E. Bolton receipt, 1857 : Great Salt Lake City, Utah Territory

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230238492]
Identifier: MSS SC 342
Scope and Contents

Signed receipt showing Bolton received two dollars from W.H. Hooper, administrator of A.W. Babbitt's estate, for "acknowledgement and seal of papers of O.P. Rockwell."

Dates: 1857

Ebenezer Crouch autobiography

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232489994]
Identifier: MSS 614
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an autobiography. Crouch was born in Tumbridge Wells, Kent, England; migrated to America in 1856; and came to Utah in 1859. Crouch tells about encounters with Ute Indians, describes Orrin Porter Rockwell, and writes about being married polygamously. He lived in numerous places in Utah and had several occupations.

Dates: 1823

Early Salt Lake City photographs

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233614707]
Identifier: MSS P 610
Scope and Contents

11 photographs dealing with people and places from early Salt Lake City, Utah, during 1850-1899.

Dates: approximately 1850-1899

Edward R. Ford letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325711]
Identifier: MSS SC 2703
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated 8 Sept. 1842, composed in St. Louis, Missouri, and addressed to "His Exelency," probably governor Thomas Reynolds of Missouri. Ford describes an attempt to arrest the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, and his friend, Orrin Porter Rockwell.

Dates: 1842 September 8

James H. Jennings historical sketch

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225523692]
Identifier: MSS SC 3149
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. The item is an autobiography of Jennings written in 1935. Jennings was born in Ohio in 1853 and moved to Utah with his parents in 1856. He went to the Dixie Mission in southern Utah in 1862 and settled at Rockville. He gave his observations on schools, lyceum discussions, and the economic situation in the area. He also presented short sketches of leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including: Brigham Young; second...
Dates: 1935

Writings and history of Jonathan Ellis Layne

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233386]
Identifier: MSS SC 31
Scope and Contents

Typescript (carbon copy) of an autobiographical sketch written by Layne in 1898 which gives details of his early life in Nauvoo, Illinois; his trek across the Plains to Utah; his settlement in Davis, Weber and Cache Counties, Utah; his experiences with the Mormon soldiers sent to oppose Johnston's army; and his eventual move to Alberta, Canada to escape arrest as a polygamist. Also includes extracts from his journal, 1887-1891.

Dates: 1877-1898

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Autobiographies 3
Immigration and American Expansion 2
Latter Day Saint pioneers 2
Material Types 2
Bountiful (Utah) -- History 1