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Benjamin T. Blanchard autobiography

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 231

Scope and Contents

Notebook tells of Blanchard's conversion to the Mormon Church in Connecticut in 1844 and migration to Nauvoo, Illinois. From Nauvoo he joined the Mormon migration to Utah Valley and settled in Hobble Creek, Utah County, Utah. The notebook includes references to farming in the county, relationships with the Indians, and the Utah War.


  • approximately 1870


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Benjamin T. Blanchard autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Benjamin T. Blanchard (1838-1915) was a Mormon farmer and lumberman in Utah.

Benjamin Thomas Blanchard was born January 5, 1838 in Hartford, Connecticut to Simeon Blanchard and Eunice Squires. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and migrated to Utah. He married Susannah Alleman on December 26, 1856 in Springville, Utah, and they had seven children. Blanchard resided in Springville, working as a farmer and lumberman. He also served in the Church as a teacher and tithing clerk. Blanchard died on February 5, 1915 in Springville.


1 item (55 p.)(0.10 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Phil Blanchard in 1974.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Phil Blanchard; 1974.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.


Material is a photocopy.

Register of Benjamin T. Blanchard autobiography
Benjamin Sipes
2010 June 22
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States