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Mormon pioneers -- Utah -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

James Addison Bean diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 712
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary. Bean writes about a trip to visit relatives in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. He preached the Mormon faith in a number of churches while on the trip. He also tells about troubles with travelling through snow in Wyoming.

Dates: 1871-1872

John Crook papers

 Collection — Oversize 1: [Barcode: 31197232543006]
Identifier: MSS 158
Overview

Handwritten diaries, newspaper clippings, genealogies, correspondence, and patriarchal blessings. The John Crook papers relates Crook's conversion, emigration to Utah, and major events related to his Church activities and work as a farmer and president of a coal company.

Dates: 1851-1941

Samuel Driggs testament

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230244904]
Identifier: MSS SC 691
Scope and Contents

Testament includes information about the conversion of Samuel Driggs to the Latter-day Saint Church and his immigration and contributions to the settlement of Davis County, Utah, and his last requests to family and friends as witnessed at this request by Allen Taylor, John Bear, and John Ellison.

Dates: 1854 January 16

James Fennemore letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233006]
Identifier: MSS 704
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter addressed to George and dated October 19, 1866. Fennemore gives an account of his family migrating to Utah, outlines the condition of their subsequent lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, and presents a description of the city.

Dates: 1866 October 19

Mary Field Garner autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230334267]
Identifier: MSS 1141
Scope and Contents

Typewritten excerpts from an autobiography. Garner writes about her conversion to Mormonism, her life in Nauvoo, Illinois, her memories of Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and the "mantle" of the prophet falling on Brigham Young (1801-1877), her journey to Utah, and her life in Slaterville, Utah.

Dates: approximately 1880

Minerva Wade Hickman autobiography

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231190452]
Identifier: MSS SC 2314
Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography. Hickman writes about her experiences in migrating to Utah in the 1840s and in settling in that state. She also includes "a list of names of Births since I came to North Ogden" in which she lists the name and sex of each child born in that community. Also included are genealogies of Hickman and Wade family members.

Dates: 1867-1901

Vera Grace Morley Ipson biographies

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230345784]
Identifier: MSS 975
Scope and Contents

Typewritten biographies of members of the Morley family. These items were created at unknown dates and are believed to have been collected by Vera Ipson. The Morley's were Mormons who settled in Manti, Utah. Also included are excerpts from a diary kept by Hannah Blakeslee Finch Merriam Morley when she migrated to Utah in 1848.

Dates: 1848-1940

William Decatur Kartchner autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 904
Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography. Kartchner writes about his early life in Pennsylvania; joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1843 and subsequently moving to Nauvoo, Illinois; and his migration to Utah in 1847. He lived in serveral places in Utah and settled in Arizona. Also included is a partriarchal blessing for Etta Kartchner.

Dates: 1884-1894

Thomas Wright Kirby autobiography and diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230232990]
Identifier: MSS 706
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography and diary. These materials were created when Kirby was in the territorial penitentiary of Utah for polygamy. Kirby was born in England, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1852, performed missionary work in England, migrated to Utah in 1863 where he lived in several different places, took additional wives, joined the United Order, and went to prison for polygamy. His diary covers the years 1886 to 1887 when he was in the...
Dates: 1887

Life of Samuel Rowley

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230326339]
Identifier: MSS SC 2764
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typewritten autobiography. Rowley writes about his conversion to the Mormon Church, his migration to Utah with the Willie handcart company in 1856, and his life in Parowan and San Juan County, Utah.

Dates: approximately 1901