Hammond family biographies and diary
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of typescripts of biographies and histories of members of the Hammond family and their ancestors. The biography of Jasper Melvin Hammond (1882-1958) was written "by his wife and daughters" sometime after his death. Jasper, often called Jesse, was born in Providence, Utah but was raised in Marysville, Idaho. He worked in hotels in Yellowstone Park, for a railroad, and as a farmer.
A typescript of the diary of Milton D. Hammond (1831- ) for the years 1856-1858 is also included. At this time Milton was living in Fort Limhi, Idaho. He describes life there and gives details on an engagement with Indians (perhaps Nez Perce) on 25 Feb. 1858.
The biography of Jasper Thornton (1832-1911) written by his children is also in the collection. Jasper was born in Canada and later emigrated first to Utah and later to Idaho. He was a carpenter by profession.
An incomplete biography of Sarah Elizabeth Dunn Thornton (1836- ) covering the years 1836-1863 "as related by her to her children" is also with the materials. Sarah was an early pioneer to Utah and California. She passed by the site of the "Mountain Meadow's Massacre" shortly after that incident.
A history of the Walker family entitled "About our Ancestors" by Frances H. Smith is also in the collection. It tells of the history of the family and includes family genealogies. Short biographies of Joseph Smith Hendricks (1838-1922) and Sariah Fedelia Pew Hendricks (1833-1919?) and a history of Grantsville, Utah given as a radio production in 1937 are also in the collection.
- approximately 1856-1960
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research; The Walker Family history states: "Copyright 1912, by Frank Allaben Genealogical company."
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Hammond family biographies and diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
6 folders (0.10 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Donated by Blair Holmes in 1977.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Blair Holmes; 1977.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Grantsville (Utah) -- History
- Hammond family
- Hammond, Milton Datus, 1831- -- Diaries
- Immigration and American Expansion
- Indians of North America -- Idaho
- Material Types
- Mormon pioneers -- Idaho -- Biography
- Mormon pioneers -- Utah -- Biography
- Mormons -- Idaho -- Biography
- Mormons -- Utah -- Biography
- Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
- Walker family
- Register of Hammond family biographies and diary
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2010 July 20
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.