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Biographies of William Edward Jones and Mary Jones Jones

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3203

Scope and Contents

Gives a brief history of Edward and Mary Jones from the time they lived in Wales to Edward's death in Utah. It includes their conversion to the Mormon Church, their emmigration to the United States, their trek across the plains and settlement in Parowan, Utah. There Edward took on two more wives (Eliza Newman and Sarah Davis). This history relates several experiences of living in a polygamist household. After the United States outlawed polygamy Edward was arrested twice but released both times. He was the father of 27 children.


  • approximately 1960

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 Biographies of William Edward Jones and Mary Jones Jones must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 item (14 p.)

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Custodial History

Found in the stacks.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; D'On Empey Moore.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Biographies of William Edward Jones and Mary Jones Jones
Rose Frank
28 February 2011
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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