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Parowan (Utah) -- History

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

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

Henry Lunt diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329903]
Identifier: MSS SC 3046
Scope and Contents

Typed copy of a diary of Henry Lunt who served as "Assistant Clerk of the company of original pioneers to Parowan, Utah." Lunt records the journey of the pioneers to Parowan, Utah, and the activities of these settlers after they had arrived. The diary starts on 16 Dec. 1850 and ends on 2 Jan. 1852 and has many gaps.

Dates: 1850-1852

Karl G. Maeser and Joseph Young letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3931

Five letters, written primarily by Joseph Young and Karl G. Maeser, dated 1853-1889.

Dates: 1853-1889

Susan Ellen Johnson Martineau autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232489747]
Identifier: MSS 587
Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography. The date of composition is uncertain. Martineau writes about being forced to leave Missouri with other Mormons, migrating to Utah in 1849, marrying James Henry Martineau in 1852, and her life in Parowan, Utah.

Dates: approximately 1900

Short history of William Campbell McGregor

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329911]
Identifier: MSS SC 3045
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typewritten biography of William Campbell McGregor by an unknown author. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1833 and married Sara Fish Smith in 1857. He joined the Mormon Church in 1850 and came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1854 and later moved to Parowan, Utah. He served as a missionary for the Mormon Church in 1876 and 1880-1. McGregor raised a Navajo Indian child, Jennette, and participated in Utah's Black Hawk War. He died in 1913.

Dates: approximately 1950

Life of Ane Nielsen Mickelsen

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330067]
Identifier: MSS SC 3041
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typewritten biography. Cawood writes about Ane Nielsen Mickelsen (1825-1909). Mickelsen was born Ane Nielsen in Denmark. She heard about the Mormon Church from Erastus Snow and came to Salt Lake City, Utah. She later lived in Cedar City and Parowan, Utah, and married Rasmus Mickelsen.

Dates: approximately 1950

Walter Scott Mitchell biography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230236728]
Identifier: MSS SC 291
Scope and Contents

Brief typewritten biography of Mitchell's rise to prominence in Parowan, Utah. Also includes correspondence concerning an archives in memory of Mitchell.

Dates: Undated

Charles H. Oliphant and Orson Bennett Adams autobiographies

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230234368]
Identifier: MSS SC 155
Scope and Contents Coverless notebook containing handwritten autobiographies of Oliphant and Adams. Oliphant writes of his childhood, meetings with Brigham Young, his work as a horticulturalist, and the Deseret Horticultural Society. Adams' autobiography is written back to front in the same notebook. He writes about his joining the Mormon Battalion along with his wife who worked as a laundress, his settlement in Parowan, Utah, his fighting the Indian Wars, and exploration during the Utah War during which he...
Dates: approximately 1800s

Parowan Utah Stake minutes

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230319581]
Identifier: MSS SC 2144
Scope and Contents

Typescript of a transcription of the meeting minutes of the Parowan Stake. The item was originally penned in the "Deseret Alphabet" and was transcribed into English script. The item documents the administration of the stake including matters of theology, Mormon Church practices, and membership problems. Also included is an explanation of the "Deseret Alphabet" and how difficulties with the transciption were resolved.

Dates: 1855-1856

Dr. Calvin Crane Pendleton

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329879]
Identifier: MSS SC 3043
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a printed biography published in a book. The item describes the life of Calvin Crane Pendleton who was a resident of Parowan, Utah.

Dates: approximately 1920