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Higgins, Edward V., 1858-



  • Existence: 1858-

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Anti-polygamy legislation

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322122]
Identifier: MSS SC 2371
Scope and Contents

Typewritten excerpts from laws passed by the United States with the intention of making the practice of polygamy a crime. The items are the relevant passages taken from the Anti-Polygamy Act of 1862, the Edmunds Law of 1882, and the Edmunds-Tucker Law of 1887. Also included is a signed typewritten statement by Edward V. Higgins (1858- ), notary public of Iron County, Utah, verifying that the excerpts were correct.

Dates: 1862-1896

John Urie affidavits

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322130]
Identifier: MSS SC 2372
Scope and Contents Typewritten and signed affidavits with handwritten dates and names inserted. The items verify that John Urie was married to a Sarah Ann Farell Urie who was free to marry him when her first husband was believed to be dead. They were married until her death in 1891. John Urie had married Percilla Smith Urie in a polygamous relationship in 1873. This marriage was technically illegal, and following the death of Sarah, John has Percilla affirmed as his legal wife. The items were notarized by...
Dates: 1896

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