Mormons -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- Biography
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Typewritten biography. Also included is a typewritten poem by Johnson. William Carter was a Mormon who lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, migrated to Utah in 1847, and lived in Salt Lake City and later in St. George, Utah. He was a polygamist who spent time in the Utah penitentiary for bigamy.
Photocopies of printed versions of Leithead's autobiography and diaries. Also included are various histories and biographies of members of the Leithead family. James emigrated from Scotland to eastern Canada where he was introduced to the Mormon faith. He lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and accompanied the Mormons to Utah where he settled in Farmington and later in Glendale. He also lived for several years on the Muddy River in Nevada as part of Mormon attempts to settle there.
Materials include two copies of the typescript of an autobiography covering, 1792-1867, and journals, 1830-1859. Murdock was a Campbellite who joined the Mormon Church in 1830. He lived with Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the Mormon prophet, in 1833 and participated in "Zion's Camp" in 1834. He lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Lehi, Utah and was in Missouri during the persecution of Mormons in that state.
Handwritten genealogies of the Whitney, Wheeler, and Kelley families. These were Mormon families. Most of the information covers the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Also included is a four-page handwritten copy of an autobiography written by Alonzo Wells Whitney in 1844 when he was living in Nauvoo, Illinois, and a copy of the patriarchial blessing given to his wife, Henrietta Keys Whitney, by the Mormon Church Patriarch, Hyrum Smith.