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Haun's Mill Massacre, Mo., 1838

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Abner Blackburn diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233485]
Identifier: MSS SC 43
Scope and Contents

Typescript of diary which gives accounts of the Mormon experiences in Missouri, frontier and pioneer life, Indian customs and warfare, and gold-digging during the California gold rush of 1849.

Dates: 1827-1851

Artemisia Sidnie Myers Foote reminiscences

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230307685]
Identifier: MSS SC 999
Scope and Contents

Artemisia accompanied her mother to the site of the "Haun's Mill Massacre" of 1838 shortly after the incident. Two of her brothers were wounded in that affair. She describes what she saw of the dead and wounded and also tells how she felt at the time. She also quotes what her brother, George Myers, said of the experience of being wounded in the incident.

Dates: approximately 1850-1899

Alvira Lavona Smith Hendricks statement

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230336262]
Identifier: MSS 470
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten statement with a typewritten transcript. The item was dictated when Hendricks was 89 years old. She was present at the Haun's Mill Massacre in 1838 and tells how her mother treated her twin brother, Alma, who had been seriously wounded there. She also mentions hearing Joseph Smith, first president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speak.

Dates: 1919

History of Haun's Mill

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230315944]
Identifier: MSS SC 1840
Scope and Contents

Tyupescript of an account of the Haun's Mill Massacre of Mormons in Missouri 1838. Lewis was present at the massacre and gives a detailed description of what he saw and heard.

Dates: 1854

Leany family history as written from memory by William Leany

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323310]
Identifier: MSS SC 2411
Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography, will, and testimony to the veracity of the Mormon Church. Also included are photocopies and typescripts of these items. Leany was a convert to the Mormon Church who moved to Missouri in 1836. He was present at the Haun's Mill Massacre. He moved to Nauvoo, Illinois and later migrated to Utah living in Parowan and Harrisburg.

Dates: 1888-1891

Amanda Barnes Smith autobiographical sketch and statement

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230242130]
Identifier: MSS SC 528
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography which includes genealogical data of Smith's family and an account of the Haun's Mill massacre where her son and husband were murdered. The statement by Hulda C.T. Smith, a daughter-in-law, concerns Smith's marital status and sealing to Joseph Smith, Jr.

Dates: 1866-1921

Amanda Barnes Smith history

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230314343]
Identifier: MSS SC 1667
Scope and Contents

Photocopy and typescript of handwritten notes on the Great Salt Lake City Relief Society and the autobiography of Amanda Smith, which includes a detailed description of the Haun's Mill Massacre.

Dates: 1854-1858

Jane Walker Smith autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325398]
Identifier: MSS SC 2631
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. Smith writes about being born in Pecham, Vermont, migrating to Haun's Mill, Missouri, what she observed during the "Haun's Mill Massacre," mob activities against the Mormons in Missouri, her life in Nauvoo, Illinois, her miraculous healing, her association with the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, and her sister's marriage to Joseph Smith as a plural wife.

Dates: approximately 1900

Willard L. and Jennie Hill Leavitt Smith collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2260
Scope and Contents The collection, containing mission diaries, World War I army diary, family histories, and bound copies of autobiographies and family histories, has been organized by (1) mission diaries of Willard and Jennie Smith; (2) family histories; and (3) bound copies. The collection contains material on the First Tongan Mission after it was separated from the Samoan Mission; Samoan Mission; genealogy of the Willard L. Smith family and the Jennie Hill Leavitt family; Haun's Mill Massacre; and personal...
Dates: 1915-1918

Joseph Young affadavit of Haun's Mill massacre

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 791
Scope and Contents

Materials include Joseph Young's original eyewitness account of events that occured during the Haun's Mill massacre on October 30, 1838. His account was witnessed and sealed on June 4, 1839, by John Woods of the Circuit Court in Adams County, Missouri. Young describes the mob, his escape, and the conditions of the victims. Young also writes that he helped bury the dead. The account was later used by the Church as evidence of the sufferings of its members in Missouri. Dated June 4, 1839.

Dates: 1839 June 4