Latter Day Saint women -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- History
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Typewritten autobiography. Greer was born in Dresden, Tennessee, in 1837. After her parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she moved with them to Nauvoo, Illinois. She migrated to Utah in 1850 and settled in Bountiful. She later moved to southern Arizona where she lived in Woodruff.
Photocopy of a typescript of a diary kept by Patridge. The item begins with a brief autobiography. Lyman writes about being sealed to the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, her marriage to Amasa Lyman after Smith's death, her life in Nauvoo, Illinois, her migration to Utah, the excommunication of her husband from the Mormon Church, her life in Fillmore, Utah, and her efforts in favor of the Mormon practice of polygamy.
Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter, dated 22 Oct. 1845, and addressed to Elizabeth McElroy of Nauvoo, Illinois. Stoufer attempts to reaffirm old bonds of friendship. He also chides McElroy for leaving her aging mother to seek a "delusion" in the "Mormon City" of Nauvoo, Illinois. He also denounces the Mormon Church as the creation of the "Devil."