Benjamin T. Blanchard autobiography

Benjamin T. Blanchard autobiography

Dates: approximately 1870

Notebook tells of Blanchard's conversion to the Mormon Church in Connecticut in 1844 and migration to Nauvoo, Illinois. From Nauvoo he joined the Mormon migration to Utah Valley and settled in Hobble Creek, Utah County, Utah. The notebook includes references to farming in the county, relationships with the Indians, and the Utah War.

  • Extent: 1 item (55 p.)(0.10 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Blanchard, Benjamin T. (Benjamin Thomas), 1838-1915
  • Call Number: MSS SC 231
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Benjamin T. Blanchard autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Material is a photocopy.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 231; Benjamin T. Blanchard autobiography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 231, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Phil Blanchard in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Phil Blanchard; 1974.
Subject Terms
Immigration and American Expansion; Mormons--Relations with Indians; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Utah County (Utah)--History; Utah Expedition (1857-1858)
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Photocopies
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Blanchard (Benjamin T.) autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:10-0600
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Biographical History

Benjamin T. Blanchard (1838-1915) was a Mormon farmer and lumberman in Utah.

Benjamin Thomas Blanchard was born January 5, 1838 in Hartford, Connecticut to Simeon Blanchard and Eunice Squires. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and migrated to Utah. He married Susannah Alleman on December 26, 1856 in Springville, Utah, and they had seven children. Blanchard resided in Springville, working as a farmer and lumberman. He also served in the Church as a teacher and tithing clerk. Blanchard died on February 5, 1915 in Springville.

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