Biography Joseph Alston

Biography Joseph Alston

Dates: 1940

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typed biography. Joseph Alston was born in 1821 in England, and he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1839. He migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, where he knew Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church. He migrated to Utah probably in 1850 and died in 1891.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.02 linear ft.) : (3 p.)
  • Creator: Alston, Louisa Grant
  • Call Number: MSS 2509
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Biography Joseph Alston 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 2509; Biography Joseph Alston; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2509, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item was photocopied from reel 51 of the 920 microfilm collection.
Acquisition Information
Photocopied from reel 51 of the 920 microfilm collection.
Subject Terms
Immigration and American Expansion; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History; Immigrants; Mormons--England; Pioneers; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Alston, Joseph, 1821-1891; Alston, Louisa Grant
Genre / Form
Biography; Photocopies
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Biography Joseph Alston
Finding Aid Author
Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-12-14 15:44:26 -0700.
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Biographical note

Alston was a writer of family histories and the daughter-in-law of Joseph Alston.

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