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Davis County (Utah) -- History

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

A bill for locating the county seat of Davis County in Utah Territory

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230319383]
Identifier: MSS SC 2072
Scope and Contents

Handwritten legislative act enacted by the Utah legislature on 18 February 1852. The item was signed by Brigham Young (1801-1877), "Governor;" Willard Richards (1804-1854), "President of the Council;" and William W. Phelps (1792-1872), "Speaker of the House of Rep." The act states that Farmington shall be the site for the County Seat of Davis County.

Dates: 1852

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

Geroge Washington Hickerson correspondence and family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 840
Scope and Contents Handwritten correspondence largely to and from family members. Also included are biographies and a genealogy of Hickerson family members. Hickerson lived much of his life in Davis County, Utah. Some of the letters were written by Hickerson while serving on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Illinois. Several of the letters were written by Hickerson's son, Isaac Hickerson, when he was in California and in Carson City, Nevada. Among the items is a letter from...
Dates: 1852-1932

Brigham Young Perkins biography and journal

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230318526]
Identifier: MSS SC 1984
Scope and Contents

Handwritten biography and journal. The biography is about Brigham's father, Jesse Nelson Perkins (1819-1883). Jesse was a Mormon missionary and pioneer who was active in civic and in Mormon Church affairs. He first settled in Davis County, Utah and later moved to Taylor, Arizona in 1877 with Brigham. Brigham's journal tells about his life in Taylor, Arizona.

Dates: 1927-1929

The early settlement of South Weber

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230345354]
Identifier: MSS 983
Scope and Contents

Contents include four typewritten transcriptions of Thomas Peek's history of South Weber, Davis County, Utah. Peek records the history of the establishment and hardships of the Latter-day Saint people in South Weber, including brief descriptions of the Morrisite War of 1862, the Utah War of 1857-1858, and the activities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The history was written in approximately 1900.

Dates: approximately 1900