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Latter Day Saint pioneers -- Biography

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Autobiography of Eliza Ann McKee Chambers

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231238244]
Identifier: MSS 7648
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten transcript of the autobiography, transcribed by Eunice Stella Iverson Gardner. The autobiography describes Chamber's life as a Mormon pioneer and includes descriptions of her daily activities, town dances, and visits from President Brigham Young. Includes a description of her marriage Joseph Chambers and her travels with her husband and children to various western states. A note is included at the end of the notebook from M. Ray Hiatt in 2001, whose wife was a...
Dates: 1934

Biography of James Allred

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230307016]
Identifier: MSS SC 937
Scope and Contents Biography of James Allred, the author's father who was a High Priest in the Mormon Church, member of the Nauvoo Legion and one of the Prophet Joseph Smith's bodyguards. He helped to build the Nauvoo Temple and assisted in giving endowments. His wife, Elizabeth, made the first Temple garments under Joseph's direction. Includes a brief account of events surrounding the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum, the trek across the plains to the Salt Lake Valley, and significant...
Dates: 1880

Brief history of William Cook Prows

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230306877]
Identifier: MSS SC 921
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a photocopy of a handwritten biography of William Cook Prows. Prows was a pioneer to both Salt Lake City, Utah and Colonia Juarez, Mexico; a member of the Mormon Battalion; a gold prospector; a cooper; a horticulturist; and a polygamist. He was married to both Lodesky Ann Roberds and to Louisa Melinda James both of whom he took to Arizona. Then he took Louisa to Colonia Juarez due to the persecution of polygamists.

Dates: 1930-1977

A brief sketch of Hardy history

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 185
Scope and Contents

Typewritten history of the Hardy family including Zachariah Hardy. The family joined the Mormon Church and migrated to Utah.

Dates: approximately 1950

James Dalley biography

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230351048]
Identifier: MSS 5907

A biography of James Dalley about his early life.

Dates: 1821-1905

John Burnside Farnes, after 1945

 Item — Folder 3: [Barcode: 31197233647566]
Identifier: MSS 8251

Mary Minerva Dart Judd autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331909]
Identifier: MSS SC 3226
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. Judd writes about her youth and migration to Utah in 1850. She moved with her family to Parowan, Utah, in 1851 where she married Zadok K. Judd in 1852. She tells about the births of her children and the purchase of Indian children as well. She writes about contact with Indians, daily activities, and moving to Santa Clara, Utah, in 1856. She lived in various communities and settled in Kanab, Utah, in 1871.

Dates: approximately 1885

George Washington Langley

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308618]
Identifier: MSS SC 1074
Scope and Contents

Holograph biography of George Washington Langley (1818-1850). Mormon missionary and pioneer to Utah, bodyguard of prophet Brigham Young (1801-1877), and husband of Mary Turner and Martha McKinney Frost.

Dates: 1976; 1976

Life sketch of Eliza R. Snow

 Item — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1407
Scope and Contents

Copy of handwritten autobiography, from the Bancroft collection, of Eliza R. Snow written in 1885. Along with her story, Snow included poems and song lyrics she wrote. The 49 pages are glued to acid free paper. Materials are dated 1885.

Dates: 1885

Tamma Durfee Miner autobiography and photographs

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230306554]
Identifier: MSS SC 888
Scope and Contents Contains a photocopy of a typescript autobiography of Tamma Durfee Miner titled "'A Memorial' Written by Tamma Durfee Miner March 13, 1881, in Springville, Utah." Her autobiography tells of her conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1831, the early persecution of the Church and her family, migration to the Salt Lake Valley from Iowa, and settling in Springville, Utah. The collection also contains a sheet of handwritten genealogy about Miner and two black-and white...
Dates: approximately 1870-1881; Other: 1977-2013