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Patriarchal blessings (Latter Day Saint churches) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 99 Collections and/or Records:

Caroline R. Smoot genealogical papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2097
Scope and Contents

Includes Smoot's temple record book containing surnames such as Collins, Wells, Rogers, Daniels, Stowe, and Petty, 1891-1907; correspondence, 1885-1891; research notes; receipt for "A History of our Own Times," 1896; patriarchal blessing for Caroline Rogers Smoot, 1899; obituary for Hugh J. Cannon; Relief Society teacher's leaflet; and an application for membership in Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Dates: 1885-1909

Snyder family genealogies

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 465
Scope and Contents

Handwritten genealogies, biographical sketches, historical accounts, patriarchal blessings, temple work sheets, and family photographs of the Snyder family of Germany and Roxborough, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The patriarchal blessings were given to family members that joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The lists of temple work done for dead family members were also produced by the those who joined the LDS Church.

Dates: 1870-1950

William Henry Solomon autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 909
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography with a typescript of the item. Also included are brief biographies of family members and patriarchal blessings. The date of the composition of the item is uncertain. Solomon writes about joining the Mormon Church, migrating to Utah, serving on a mission to the Indians of Arizona, meeting John D. Lee, and moving to Kanab, Utah.

Dates: 1900

Speirerman family correspondence and genealogical information

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230313121]
Identifier: MSS SC 1559
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten and typed correspondence, genealogical information, patriarchal blessings, and various other family history items by and about the Speirerman family. The items mostly focus on the lives of Charles W. Speirerman and his wife Delilah Speirerman.

Dates: 1909-1978

George Spilsbury autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 117
Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography with a photocopy of the item. The volume includes handwritten copies of letters received and patriarchal blessings of family members. Spilsbury writes about travelling in southern Utah as a patriarch, gives a brief description of his mission to Wales, talks about some of the prophecies of the first president of the LDS Church, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), and describes the exodus west of Mormons from Nauvoo, Illinois to Utah. Dated from 1843 to 1911.

Dates: 1843-1911

William Wilson Sterrett autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230306331]
Identifier: MSS SC 879
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photocopies of the holograph of Sterrett's autobiography and some patriarchal blessings he gave.

Dates: 1897

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

Brian L. Taylor newsletters

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230218734]
Identifier: MSS 1781
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typed newsletters. The items were produced for the Joseph Taylor Family Organization. The materials contain a biography of Joseph Taylor, patriarchal blessings from the Mormon Church, and genealogies of the Taylor family.

Dates: 1973-1977

John Taylor patriarchal blessings

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233287074]
Identifier: Vault MSS 159
Scope and Contents

Handwritten father's blessings given by John Taylor to four of his children. Taylor assures them that they can achieve salvation by obedience to the Mormon faith.

Dates: 1864-1882

William Reynolds Terry autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232487501]
Identifier: MSS 285
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography. Terry writes about his early life in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Iowa. He joined the Mormon Church in 1842 and moved to Hancock County, Illinois, in January of 1843 and tells of the murder of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith (1805-1844). Terry also writes about the persecutions the Mormons faced in Illinois, tells of the Mormon migration to Utah, and describes his life in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a school teacher. Also...
Dates: 1858