Carroll family histories

Carroll family histories

Dates: approximately 1977

Photocopy of bound narratives from multiple generations of the Carroll family. The family histories begin with Charles Negus Carroll and his wives, Lucy Elizabeth and Kezia Giles. The collection includes both day to day accounts of family members' lives and summaries of entire generations. Most of the accounts are written or have been copied by the living descendants of those described. The histories include descriptions of childhood, life as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Utah culture, and family life. The collection dates from 1872 to 1976, however the narratives cover the period between 1817 to 1969. Photocopy was made circa 1977.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.25 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Carroll (Family : Carroll, Charles N. (Charles Negus), 1817-1902)
  • Call Number: MSS 1569
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Carroll family histories must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1569; Carroll family histories; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1569, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Paul Wayne Carroll in 1977.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Paul Wayne Carroll; 1977.
Subject Terms
Carroll (Family : Carroll, Charles N. (Charles Negus), 1817-1902); Frontier and pioneer life--Utah--Heber City; Home and Family; Mormon pioneers--Utah; Orderville (Utah); Polygamy--Utah; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Family histories
Processing Information
Processed; Mary Downs and Kiren Dulai; 2009.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Carroll family histories
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Mary Downs and Kiren Dulai, student processors; and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-20T04:08-0600
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Biographical History

The Carroll family, led by Charles Negus Carroll, were Mormon converts from Canada who settled in Utah.

Charles Negus Carroll was born in 1817 in New Brunswick, Canada. After converting to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he eventually journeyed to Utah, and married four times. Charles had four children by his first wife Lucy Elizabeth and fourteen by his second wife Kezia Giles. Charles and Kezia helped to settle Heber City, Utah. Willard Carroll, the son of Charles and Lucy Elizabeth, travelled to the Southern States and the Mormon settlements in Mexico. Later in his life, he was also ordained a member of the Seventy. Along with Willard Carroll, many of Charles Negus Carroll's other children eventually joined the United Order and moved to Orderville, Utah. The majority of the Carroll children stayed in the Church, many of them practicing polygamy and raising large families all over Utah.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts