Biography of John Williams Grant

Biography of John Williams Grant

Dates: 1958

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. John Williams Grant was born in Millcreek, Utah, in 1865. Most of the account was taken from Grant's own writings. He herded sheep in Colorado and became involved in a range war between sheep herders and cattlemen. John was shot at several times and was nearly killed. He sold his sheep when he returned to Utah. He later herded sheep once again in southern and central Utah. He lived in American Fork, Utah. John was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Extent: 1 item (4 pages)
  • Creator: Timpson, Laura Logie, 1886-1973
  • Call Number: MSS 2800
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Biography of John Williams Grant 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 2800; Biography of John Williams Grant; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2800, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item was photocopied from reel 52 of the 920 microfilm collection. SCM 000 298.
Subject Terms
Grant, John Williams, 1865-; Agriculture; Agriculture and Natural Resources; American Fork (Utah)--History; Mormons--Utah--Biography; Sheep Wars, 1873-1921; Sheepherding--West (U.S.)--History
Genre / Form
Memoirs
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS2800
Finding Aid Title
Grant (John Williams), Biography of
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-29T04:10-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Timpson was Camp Historian, North Utah County Company, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Adams Camp, American Fork, Utah.



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