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Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 122 Collections and/or Records:

Cynthia Jane Park Stowell autobiography

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232488038]
Identifier: MSS 839
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript. The history of Stowell's family is presented by another person. Stowell tells her own story for the years from 1857 to 1892. Cynthia lived in Ogden, Utah; describes activities during the Utah War of 1857 to 1858; writes of her life as a polygamous wife; and relates her move to Juarez, Mexico, in 1892. Also included is a patriarchal blessing.

Dates: approximately 1893

George Hamilton Taylor autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 183
Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography. Taylor writes about his early life, conversion to the Mormon Church, migration to Utah, business ventures, missions to England, and conviction for polygamy.

Dates: approximately 1900

George Taylor papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230218726]
Identifier: MSS 1836
Scope and Contents

Deeds, marriage and divorce certificates, land indentures, and Confederate money. The materials relate to Taylor's personal life, his marriages, and business dealings.

Dates: 1863-1947

John Taylor letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232491081]
Identifier: MSS 677
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typed copies of letters sent by John Taylor to his wives and to such LDS Church leaders as Brigham Young and Wilford Woodruff. The materials deal largely with family and Church matters. Also included are photocopies of handwritten notes on Taylor's various wives.

Dates: 1839-1887

The testimony of Joseph Smith's best friend

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322338]
Identifier: MSS SC 2318
Scope and Contents

Typescript of a biography of Joseph Smith (1805-1844) by his secretary. Johnson relates his personal observations of Smith and treats many topics relating to the prophet's work and doctrines. Also included is a typescript of a vision by Joseph Eldridge Robinson (1867- ), president of the California Mission for the Mormon Church from 1901-1919, relating to Benjamin Johnson and Joseph Smith.

Dates: 1900-1910

John Thomas diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 182
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten diary kept while Thomas served on a mission for the Mormon Church in England and Wales. Also included are entries while Thomas was in the Utah prison for polygamy.

Dates: 1887-1891

Laura Ann Keeler Thurber autobiography

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232484524]
Identifier: MSS 436
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography which has been encapsulated and bound. The item starts with Thurber's biographies of her father, James Keeler, and her mother, Eliza Shelton Keeler. James Keeler's account was copied from his autobiography and diary. Laura lived in Santaquin, Goshen, and Richfield, Utah, and in Grass Valley, Nevada. Laura married Joseph Thurber in 1876, who entered into polygamy by marrying another woman in 1885. James Keeler joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...
Dates: approximately 1900

David Thygerson autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 374
Scope and Contents Typewritten copy of an autobiography with handwritten notes. Thygerson's account was probably written around 1938. He was born in Ephraim, Utah and went with his family to Colonia Dublan, Mexico to avoid prosecution for polygamy. He lived there until 1912 when he left because of the revolution in Mexico. He went blind in 1916 and settled in Manti, Utah in 1917. Thygerson writes about the mental problems associated with his blindness and comments about the attitude of local people on his...
Dates: approximately 1938

John Urie affidavits

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322130]
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...
Dates: 1896

John Urie letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322114]
Identifier: MSS SC 2370
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters written to Urie's wife, Priscilla, and to his mother. Two of the items were written while Urie was on a mission for the Mormon Church in Glasgow, Scotland. The remaining items were written in Cedar City, Utah. Urie writes about personal and family matters and also about his activities and community affairs.

Dates: 1873-1891