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Andrew Jackson Workman autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 5902

Scope and Contents

Andrew Jackson writes about his family's conversion to Mormonism in 1839 while living in Tennessee; his settlement at Nauvoo, Illinois, 1843; the exodus west; serving in the Mormon Battalion, and march to California; his work in the gold mines; his arrival in the Salt Lake Valley, 1855; the return trip to California; settling in Kane County, Utah; the death of his wife, Rebecca Deck; his remarriage to Sariah A. Eager, 1866 and the organization of the United Order, 1874.


  • 1839-1874


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 Andrew Jackson Workman autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Andrew Jackson Workman was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky to John and Lydia Workman.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; 2007.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Andrew Jackson Workman autobiography
Rose Frank
2011 June 23
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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