Jacob Gates land certificate for Margaret Snell

Jacob Gates land certificate for Margaret Snell

Dates: 1865

Land certificate certifying that Margaret Snell is the lawful claimant of Lot 5 Block 2, St. George, 29 April 1865. Signed by Jacob Gates and I. Ivins. One handwritten page, 3.5 by 3.75 inches.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Gates, Jacob, 1811-1892
  • Call Number: MSS 4013
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Jacob Gates land certificate for Margaret Snell, 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 4013; Jacob Gates land certificate for Margaret Snell,; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4013, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Peter Crawley in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Peter Crawley; 1987.
Subject Terms
Civil Procedure and Courts; Mormons--Utah--Saint George--History; Politics, Government, and Law
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Broomhead; 14 June 2007.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy for 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Gates (Jacob) land certificate for Margaret Snell
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by H. Christine Broomhead and Karen Glenn, student processors;John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:41-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Jacob Gates (1811-1892) was president of the fourth quorum of the Seventies in 1844. He served many missions for the LDS church and was also politically active.

Jacob Gates was born 9 March 1811 in St. Johnsberry, Caledonia, Vermont to Lucy Plumley and Thomas Gates. He married Mary Minerva Snow 16 March 1833 and joined the LDS church in June on that same year. Jacob and his wife followed the church to Missouri, Illinois, and finally Utah. He was made a president of the fourth quorum of the Seventies in 1844. He served several missions throughout his life to the states and Europe. He lived in St. George, Washington County, Utah, for several years and served on the county court and in the Utah Territory House of Representatives representing Washington and Kane counties. Jacob died 14 April 1892 in Provo, Utah.

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