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Silas Hillman autobiography and financial records

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 61

Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography of Hillman describing his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his later experiences. He writes about the persecutions and problems the Mormons faced in Kirtland, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo, Illinois. He also writes about encounters with Ute Indians during the 1850s following his migration to Utah. Also included are family financial records. Collection includes photocopy of materials.

Dates

  • 1866-1875

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use photocopy.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Silas Hillman (1820-1876) was an early Mormon convert and Utah pioneer.

Silas Hillman was born on February 27, 1820 in Cambridge, New York to Mayhew and Sarah King Hillman. He and his family were early converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and lived in Kirtland, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo, Illinois. In 1846 he left Nauvoo with the Mormon emigration, and was selected to help with a way-station in Coonville, Iowa. In 1852 he continued on to Utah and settled in Provo, Spanish Fork, and eventually in Faust (Tooele County). There he worked as a schoolteacher and rancher. He also served in the territorial legislature in 1853, and served in the militia in Sanpete County during the Walker War. Hillman died in 1876 in Vernon, Utah.

Extent

3 folders (0.3 linear ft.)

Language

English

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

General

95 pages.

General

Photocopy was previously cataloged separately as MSS 511.

General

Holograph.

Creator

Title
Register of Silas Hillman autobiography and financial records
Author
Rose Frank
Date
2011 September 14
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States