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Carroll family histories

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1569

Scope and Contents note

Photocopy of bound narratives from multiple generations of the Carroll family. The family histories begin with Charles Negus Carroll and his wives, Lucy Elizabeth and Kezia Giles. The collection includes both day to day accounts of family members' lives and summaries of entire generations. Most of the accounts are written or have been copied by the living descendants of those described. The histories include descriptions of childhood, life as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah culture, and family life. The collection dates from 1872 to 1976, however the narratives cover the period between 1817 to 1969. Photocopy was made circa 1977.


  • approximately 1977


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Biographical History

The Carroll family, led by Charles Negus Carroll, were Mormon converts from Canada who settled in Utah.

Charles Negus Carroll was born in 1817 in New Brunswick, Canada. After converting to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he eventually journeyed to Utah, and married four times. Charles had four children by his first wife Lucy Elizabeth and fourteen by his second wife Kezia Giles. Charles and Kezia helped to settle Heber City, Utah. Willard Carroll, the son of Charles and Lucy Elizabeth, travelled to the Southern States and the Mormon settlements in Mexico. Later in his life, he was also ordained a member of the Seventy. Along with Willard Carroll, many of Charles Negus Carroll's other children eventually joined the United Order and moved to Orderville, Utah. The majority of the Carroll children stayed in the Church, many of them practicing polygamy and raising large families all over Utah.


2 folders (0.25 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Carroll family histories is a collection of various narratives describing numerous generations of the Carroll family. Included within the collection are photocopies of letters and photographs. The collection dates from 1872-1976.

Custodial History note

Donated by Paul Wayne Carroll in 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Paul Wayne Carroll; 1977.

Appraisal note

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; Mary Downs and Kiren Dulai; 2009.

Register of Carroll family histories
Mary Downs and Kiren Dulai, student processors; and John Murphy, curator
26 August 2009
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
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