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John Urie affidavits

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2372

Scope and Contents

Typewritten and signed affidavits with handwritten dates and names inserted. The items verify that John Urie was married to a Sarah Ann Farell Urie who was free to marry him when her first husband was believed to be dead. They were married until her death in 1891. John Urie had married Percilla Smith Urie in a polygamous relationship in 1873. This marriage was technically illegal, and following the death of Sarah, John has Percilla affirmed as his legal wife. The items were notarized by Edward V. Higgins (1858- ).


  • 1896


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 John Urie affidavits must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Mormon polygamist living in Hamilton Fort near Cedar City, Utah.


4 items (5 p.)(0.02 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Purchased through Peter Crawley in 1985.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Peter Crawley; 1985.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of John Urie affidavits
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 October 22
Description rules
Language of description
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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