Mormons -- Ohio -- Kirtland -- History
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten and signed letters, addressed to Calvin Bicknell, dated 16 Feb. 1834, and written from Kirtland, Ohio. The collection is three letters written on a folded sheet of paper. The items were written by Roger and Clarissa Orton. The Ortons write about the Kirtland Temple and the Mormon Church School of the Prophets.
Typescripts of a diary and an abridgement of diaries for the years from 1830 to 1859 and 1832. Murdock joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830 and lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Salt Lake City, Utah. He had numerous assignments for the Church and migrated to Utah in 1847. He participated in Zion's Camp in 1834 and went on a mission to Australia from 1852 to 1853.
Handwritten affidavits. Sarah Griffith apparently had attempted to obtain a farm from Edward Bosley, located near Kirtland, Ohio, but she claimed that the terms of the agreement were improperly met. Griffith then approached the court of Lake County, Ohio in an attempt to get the purchase agreement enforced. Griffith maintained that the farm was purchased by worthless script put out by the Mormons when they lived in Kirtland.
Photocopies of handwritten diaries. Smith writes about coming to Kirtland, Ohio, in 1836 and his subseqent moves to Nauvoo, Illinois, and to Utah in 1851. He held numerous positions in the Mormon Church and was active as a businessman and as a politician.
Handwritten and signed promissory note dated 1 Sept. 1837 and written in Kirtland, Ohio. The note is made out to "Holbrook & Firme" in the amount of $287.05. The item was signed by Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, Brigham Young, and twenty-eight other prominent Mormons.
Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography. Tanner writes about joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1831; participating in Zion's Camp in 1834; life in Kirtland, Ohio; his mission to the Eastern States for the Church; and his life in Far West, Missouri, and in Nauvoo, Illinois. He also tells about his interaction with early leaders of the Church and about troubles with mobs in Missouri and Illinois.