Latter Day Saints -- Ohio -- History
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Photocopies of handwritten materials relating to the Hooper Ward of the Mormon Church, personal papers of Belnap, and miscellaneous items. Also included is a biography of Vinson Knight (1804-1842), an early convert to Mormonism, which contains references to Knight in various sources.
Handwritten diaries. Fuller kept these diaries while on a mission for the Mormon Church in Ohio and New York State. He worked primarily in upper New York State and in Medina and Stark Counties in Ohio. Fuller writes of his daily activities and his missionary work. The items are in pencil and are much faded.
One handwritten court record. The item is a copy made in 1860 by William N. Keeny, clerk of Geauga County, of the original court record dated 1839. The Halsted Haines Co. sued Joseph Smith (1805-1844), Hyrum Smith, Olivery Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, Brigham Young, and other Mormon Church leaders for redress in connection with questionable business practices. Since the defendants failed to appear when summoned, the plaintiffs were awarded $2337.35 plus expenses.
Typewitten autobiography. Johnson was born at Grafton, Massachusetts, and converted to the Mormon Church. He lived with the Mormons in Ohio, Illinois, and Utah. He helped organize "Zion's Camp" and settled in serveral places in Utah.
Mimeographed copy of a typed copy of an autobiography. Knight writes about his life and his association with the Mormon Church. He often tells more about Mormon Church history than he does about himself. He was with the Mormons in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois.
Photocopies of handwritten letters. The items are in Welsh and English. Some of the English items are translations from the Welsh. The letters discuss family involvement in the American Civil War (1861-1865) and various religions in Ohio, including the Mormon faith.
Handwritten, signed, and notarized affidavit. Also included is a typewritten copy of the same item also signed and notarized. Athalia swears that she was present when her father, Sidney Rigdon (1793-1876), first saw a copy of the Book of Mormon and affirms that he was not the author of it.