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Pectol, George



  • Existence: 1805 - 1869

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

George Pectol autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1085
Scope and Contents Photocopies of a holograph document. The item purports to be a diary but was written retrospectively. Pectol tells of his conversion to the Mormon faith, the emigration of his family by wagon to Utah, and early settlement in Manti, Utah. The accounts often sermonize about the veracity of the Mormon Church and comment on its history. Much of the autobiography was written on the empty spaces of an account book with financial reports from 1836 to 1840. It records business transactions of...
Dates: 1836-1860; 1836-1860

George Pectol autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230326198]
Identifier: MSS SC 2750
Scope and Contents

Two typewritten copies of excerpts from an autobiography. Some of the account is written in the form of a diary. Pectol writes about his conversion to the Mormon Church, his migration to Utah in 1850, and his life in Manti, Utah, starting in 1850. Pectol describes life in Manti including disagreements with his wife and encounters with the local Ute Indians before, during, and after the "Walker War" of 1853 to 1854.

Dates: 1846-1858

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Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Biography 1
Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Manti -- History 1
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail -- 19th century 1
Ute Indians -- Wars -- History 1