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Farmington (Utah) -- History

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

David Hyrum Jenkins papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230338128]
Identifier: MSS 951
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography, family history, and patriarchal blessings. Jenkins writes about the members of his family and ancestors, and his life in Farmington. Also included are letters from friends and family members.

Dates: 1886-1935

Henry William Bigler diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3132
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten autobiography and diary. Bigler wrote about his early life from 1815 to 1846 when his diary began. He was born in West Virginia, had encounters with Indians in that state, and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1837. He moved to Far West, Missouri, in 1838; met Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church; suffered persecutions in Missouri; moved to Qunicy, Illinois, in 1839; and served on a mission for the...
Dates: 1846-1899

The book of life of Hugh Moon

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230342922]
Identifier: MSS 751
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an autobiography. Moon was born in Lancashire, England, converted to Mormonism with his parents, came to Nauvoo, Illinois, migrated to Utah in 1848, moved to St. George, Utah, in 1861, and relocated to Farmington, Utah, in 1866.

Dates: 1869

David Hyrum Jenkins certificates and patriarchal blessings

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232489820]
Identifier: MSS 593
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and typewritten copies of three patriarchal blessings given to Jenkins dated 1886, 1899, and 1907. Also included is a family history and certificates relating to Jenkins' call as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1907.

Dates: 1886-1907

Mary Christensen autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325539]
Identifier: MSS SC 2645
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. Mary writes about being raised in Farmington, family matters, and her church callings.

Dates: approximately 1937

Ada Arvilla Burk Earl autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325505]
Identifier: MSS SC 2642
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography which was revised in 1937. Ada writes about her life in Farmington, Utah, attending school, importing silk worms to Utah, and local entertainment. She later moved to Springerville, Arizona with her family. Ada married John H. Earl (1855-1953), a farmer and a carpenter. She moved to Chihuahua, Mexico in 1887, to Fielding, Utah in 1902, and to Ogden, Utah in 1922.

Dates: 1937

Margaret Steed Hess autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325448]
Identifier: MSS SC 2636
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. Hess tells about her youth in Draper and Farmington, Utah, about her family and children, and about the "Lagoon" resort in Utah. Hess relates many personal stories on various aspects of her life.

Dates: 1954

John Jenkins autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325497]
Identifier: MSS SC 2641
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. Jenkins writes about his family joining the Mormon Church in England, their migration to Mosquito Creek, Iowa, where they lived for eleven years. Jenkins migrated to Farmington, Utah. He participated in the "Morrisite War" of 1862, helped other Mormons come to Utah, was married to three women, hid from federal officials who pursued him for "unlawful cohabitation," and served five months in jail on a charge of polygamy.

Dates: approximately 1930

Autobiography, diaries, and Leithead family histories

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308931]
Identifier: MSS SC 1103
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of printed versions of Leithead's autobiography and diaries. Also included are various histories and biographies of members of the Leithead family. James emigrated from Scotland to eastern Canada where he was introduced to the Mormon faith. He lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and accompanied the Mormons to Utah where he settled in Farmington and later in Glendale. He also lived for several years on the Muddy River in Nevada as part of Mormon attempts to settle there.

Dates: 1850-1974

Description of H. W. Millers farm at Farmington, Utah

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230334655]
Identifier: MSS 1174
Scope and Contents

Handwritten description of the land, barn, house, and trees of Henry W. Miller's farm in Farmington, Utah. The value of the property was put at $5000. The date of the item is uncertain.

Dates: 1880