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Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Parowan

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

James J. Adams autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3040
Scope and Contents

Typescript of a autobiography. Adams writes about his birth in Springfield, Illinois, his migration to Utah as a small child, his family's move to Parowan, Utah, and his subsequent life there. The item is "by Luella Adams Dalton" who probably typed and/or edited the manuscript.

Dates: approximately 1910

James Samuel Page Bowler autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329655]
Identifier: MSS SC 3091
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. The item is a biography of James Samuel Page Bowler written at an unknown date, probably around 1921. Bowler was born in England in 1845 and describes his life as a Mormon in that country. He migrated to Utah in 1880 and settled in Hebron, Utah. He worked as a shoemaker, was elected a justice of the peace, and taught school at Fort Hamblin, Utah. He moved to Parowan, Utah, in 1894 and then to Gunlock, Utah.

Dates: approximately 1921

Buckskin pants and P.U.M.I. boots

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329929]
Identifier: MSS SC 3053
Scope and Contents

Typewritten "pioneer stories of pioneer boys in Parowan, told by Morgan Richards Jr. and James J. Adams, and John Henderson, at Pioneer Celebration when they were old men." The date of composition is uncertain.

Dates: 1900

History of William Adams written by himself January 1894 age 72 years

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329838]
Identifier: MSS SC 3089
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript. The item is a 26 page autobiography of William Adams. Adams describes how was born in Ireland on January 8, 1822. He was raised a Protestant but joined the Mormon Church in 1842. He migrated to the United States up the Mississippi River. He settled in Nauvoo, Illinois, where he worked as a stone mason on the Nauvoo Temple. Adams was present at a meeting after the death of Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church. "I heard a voice...
Dates: 1894

Thomas Jefferson Jones autobiography and a biography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329713]
Identifier: MSS SC 3100
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript. One two-paged item is an autobiography of Jones. The other item is a two-paged biography of Jones by an unknown person at an unknown date. Jones was born on 6 September 1838 in Pittsfield, Illinois. He came to Willard, Utah, and later settled in Panaca, Nevada, and Washington and Parowan, Utah. Jones served as bishop and stake president in the Mormon Church and was prosecuted for polygamy.

Dates: approximately 1912-1920

Brief sketch of the life of Hyrum Lenny

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330737]
Identifier: MSS SC 3103
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. The item is a "brief sketch of the life of Hyrum Lenny, written by his wife and dictated by him July 1933." Hyrum was born in Parowan, Utah, 26 Aug. 1862. He married Mary Margaret Wodbury. He had 11 children, 9 sons and 2 daughters. Hyrum visited relatives, worked in Silver Reef, Utah, moved to St. George, Utah, and held numerous positions with the Mormon Church. An index to the item is included.

Dates: 1933

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

Sketch of the life of Thomas Durham

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329960]
Identifier: MSS SC 3077
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm reproduction of a typed manuscript. The item is a biography of Thomas Durham. He lived in England, joined the Mormon Church in 1850, married Mary Morton in 1852, and migrated to Utah in 1856 with the Martin handcart company. He soon went to Parowan, Utah, where he led the local choir for 62 years. He married a second wife, Mary Mitchell, in 1860 and took a third wife, Carole Mortensen, in 1867. Durham made a living as a furniture maker. Alfred M. Durham...
Dates: 1936

Visit of one of the three Nephites

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329952]
Identifier: MSS SC 3078
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm reproduction of a typed manuscript. The item is an account of Thomas Durham, his wife, Carol, and his son, Thomas Jr., when they were travelling from Payson, Utah, to Salt Lake City, Utah, to attend General Conference of the Mormon Church. They were camped on "this side" [south?] of the Provo River when "a man rode up on a beautiful b---- pony, with four white feet, all so clean. . . . As he rode up, he spoke to Brother Durham, asking his name. Then he told him...
Dates: 1930

History of New Samuel Whitney

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329796]
Identifier: MSS SC 3085
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. The Item was "Compiled and written by Olene Hanks Kingsbury October, 1940." The item is a biography of New Samuel Whitney, who was born in a wagon on 1 March 1851 in Parowan, Utah. "He was called 'New' all his life because of the fact that he was the first white child born in Iron Country." Francis Tuft Whitney was a poet and penned an enclosed poem at the birth of his son, New. "New was reared amid conditions incident to...
Dates: 1940