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The early settlement of South Weber

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 983

Scope and Contents

Contents include four typewritten transcriptions of Thomas Peek's history of South Weber, Davis County, Utah. Peek records the history of the establishment and hardships of the Latter-day Saint people in South Weber, including brief descriptions of the Morrisite War of 1862, the Utah War of 1857-1858, and the activities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The history was written in approximately 1900.


  • approximately 1900


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 The early settlement of South Weber must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Thomas Peek (1839-1911) was an immigrant to, and farmer in, South Weber, Davis, Utah.

Thomas Henry Peek was born on July 19, 1839 to Thomas Peek and Mary Malden in Fordham, Cambridgeshire, England. In 1855, Thomas immigrated to South Weber, Davis, Utah in the United States and a year later married Saloma Leeana Hammon whose father was one of the settlers of South Weber. They were divorced shortly after. On January 1, 1864, Thomas Henry Peek married another English immigrant, also living in South Weber, by the name of Mary Bright. Together, with their several children, the Peeks ran their farm and contributed to the building up of their community.

Thomas Henry Peek, who was proceeded in death by his wife, died on April 7, 1911 in South Weber, Davis, Utah.


1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Provenance of the first version of the history is not known. The last three transcriptions were donated by John Swan, a descendant of Thomas Peek, in 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; John Swan; 2017.


LDS and Utah and the American West cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy IV. a. i. 1 and 4, November 2013).


Formal title taken from title of the four transcriptions.

Processing Information

Processed; Hayley Gorham, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2018.

Register of The early settlement of South Weber
Benjamin Sipes
2011 April 16
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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