William Reynolds Terry autobiography
File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 285
Scope and Contents
Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography. Terry writes about his early life in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Iowa. He joined the Mormon Church in 1842 and moved to Hancock County, Illinois, in January of 1843 and tells of the murder of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith (1805-1844). Terry also writes about the persecutions the Mormons faced in Illinois, tells of the Mormon migration to Utah, and describes his life in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a school teacher. Also included are family blessings.
- Terry, William Reynolds, 1812-1868 (Person)
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Mormon pioneer and early settler in Salt Lake Valley, Utah.
1 item (48 p.)
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Pages 27 and 39 are not included. It is not know if these are part of the original manuscript or what, if any, information may have been on them.
- Hancock County (Ill.) -- History
- Immigration and American Expansion
- Mormons -- Illinois -- History
- Mormons -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- History
- Overland Journeys to the Western United States
- Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church) -- History
- Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History
- Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844
- Terry, William Reynolds, 1812-1868
- Register of William Reynolds Terry autobiography
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 March 22
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.