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Backenstos, Jacob B. (Jacob Benjamin), 1811-1857



  • Existence: 1811 - 1857


Jacob B. Backenstos (1811-1857) was a sheriff, soldier, and politician in Illinois and Oregon.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Circuit Court injunction for Joseph Smith, Jr.

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233289732]
Identifier: Vault MSS 416
Scope and Contents

Printed and handwitten injunction dated March 10, 1843, signed by Jacob B. Backenstos The item is addressed to Joseph Smith, mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois, demanding a halt in further proceedings in the case of Charles R. Dana vs. William B. Brink. The action had been taken to recover $99.

Dates: 1843 March 10

Circuit court summons

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233647392]
Identifier: MSS 8405
Scope and Contents

Original court summons issued by the State of Illinois, Hancock County to Joseph Smith Jr. and John P. Greene to appear at the Hancock County Circuit Court before May 1844 in order to address the complaint of Orsemus F. Bostwick for trespass to damage in the amount of two hundred dollars. The summons was signed by J. B. Backenstos, clerk of the circuit court. Dated March 4, 1844.

Dates: 1844 March 4

Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court legal documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1443
Scope and Contents

Collection contains about 750 documents relating to some 250 actions arising in justice of the peace or circuit courts in Hancock County, Illinois. Also includes a letter from David Martin concerning part of the collection and indexes to court cases involving Joseph Smith Jr. and the autographs of those who martyred Smith.

Dates: 1839-1860

Jauncy and Miller v. Jacob B. Backenstos transcript

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230244151]
Identifier: MSS SC 633
Scope and Contents

Ms. contains the transcript of the case of Jauncy and Miller vs. Jacob B. Backenstos which was heard in the Hancock County, Illinois Circuit Court, Dec. 24, 1845.

Dates: 1845

The origin of Mormonism and reminiscences of the Mormons in Illinois

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233634]
Identifier: MSS SC 89
Scope and Contents Prepared typescript of a series of ten articles written by J.H. Sherman which appeared in the Ithaca Daily Journal during April and May, 1886. The articles, decidedly anti-Mormon, tell of Joseph Smith's early life, the Solomon Spaulding manuscript from which Smith supposedly got the idea for the Book of Mormon, the organization of the Latter-day Saint Church, the settlement of the Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois, death of Joseph Smith, mob violence in Illinois, expulsion of the Mormons from...
Dates: 1886

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Civil Procedure and Courts 3
Hancock County (Ill.) -- History 3
Politics, Government, and Law 3
Legal instruments 2
Nauvoo (Ill.) -- History 2