Davis County (Utah) -- History
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.