Third Ward certificate and deed
Third Ward certificate and deed
Original certificate stating that the 3rd Ward of the Utah Stake filed an Agreement of Incorporation with Wilson Dusenberry, the Probate Judge for Utah County. There is not a copy of the Agreement of Incorporation itself. May 16, 1882. A deed from Provo City to Benjamin K. Bullock describing lot 1, block 83, plat A. Bullock must have deeded it to the Church at a later time. This is where the old 3rd Ward Church is located at the intersection of 5th West and 1st North. It is referred to in the deed as the old seminary. February 1, 1887.
- Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
- Creator: Provo (Utah). -- Utah County (Utah)
- Call Number: MSS 4118
- 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.
- Languages and Scripts
- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Third Ward certificate and deed 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 4118; Third Ward certificate and deed; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4118, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Donated by Verl Dixon in 1989.
- Acquisition Information
- Donated; Verl Dixon; 1989.
- Related Material
- MSS SC 1662 Dusenberry, Wilson H. Recommendation.
- Subject Terms
- Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Provo (Utah)--Buildings; Provo (Utah)--History--19th century
- Processing Information
- Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 11 July 2007.
- Appraisal Information
- Utah and the American West (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
- Finding Aid ID Number
- Finding Aid Title
- Third Ward certificate and deed
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:45-0600
- Finding Aid Language
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- Biographical Info:
The first settlement of Utah County was Provo City. It was led by local Mormon leaders until 28 January 1850, when the General Assembly of the State of Deseret declared all of Utah Valley as Utah County and named Provo the county seat. The first probate judge, Preston Thomas, was appointed in 1852.
Provo City was named for an early 19th century French-Canadian trapper, Etienne Provost. He first entered the Great Salt Lake Basin in 1824. In 1849 Mormon pioneers established a permanent settlement in Provo and it was named county seat in 1850. Brigham Young Academy was established there in 1875, playing a large role in the development of the community.
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