John W. Hess autobiography
Scope and Contents
Typewritten autobiography. Hess was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania and was converted to the Mormn Church in 1834. He lived with the Mormons in Missouri and Illinois and witnessed persecutions in both places. He was a member of the "Mormon Battalion" during the war with Mexico, migrated to Utah, married several women, served as a legislator in Utah, and served as a missionary to the "Washakie" (Shoshoni) Indians.
- approximately 1900
- Hess, John W., 1824-1903 (Person)
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Mormon pioneer, politician, and polygamist.
1 item (9 p.)(0.02 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Hess, John W., 1824-1903
- Home and Family
- Legislators -- Utah -- History
- Mormon missionaries
- Mormons -- Illinois -- History
- Mormons -- Missouri -- History
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- Shoshoni Indians -- History
- Social Life and Customs
- United States. Army. Mormon Battalion -- Sources
- Register of John W. Hess autobiography
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2010 November 15
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
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Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States