Biographies of William Edward Jones and Mary Jones Jones

Biographies of William Edward Jones and Mary Jones Jones

Dates: approximately 1960

Gives a brief history of Edward and Mary Jones from the time they lived in Wales to Edward's death in Utah. It includes their conversion to the Mormon Church, their emmigration to the United States, their trek across the plains and settlement in Parowan, Utah. There Edward took on two more wives (Eliza Newman and Sarah Davis). This history relates several experiences of living in a polygamist household. After the United States outlawed polygamy Edward was arrested twice but released both times. He was the father of 27 children.

  • Extent: 1 item (14 p.)
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3203
  • 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 Biographies of William Edward Jones and Mary Jones Jones 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 SC 3203; Biographies of William Edward Jones and Mary Jones Jones; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3203, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found in the stacks.
Acquisition Information
Donated; D'On Empey Moore.
Subject Terms
Jones, Eliza Newman; Jones, Mary Jones; Jones, Sarah Davis; Jones, William Edward, 1824-1879; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon Church--Wales; Mormon pioneers; Mormon women--Biography; Parowan (Utah)--History; Pioneers; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Jones (Mary Jones) and Jones (William Edward), Biographies of
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:14-0700
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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts