Lake family biographies

Lake family biographies

Dates: 1760-1898

Photocopy of typescript. Contains biographies of James Lake (1788-1874); Philomelia Smith Lake (1794-1873); James Lake, Sr. (1760- ); and George Lake (1838-1898) written by some of their grandchildren. Also includes autobiography of George Lake (1838-1898). Discusses the family's genealogy; their conversion to the Mormon Church in 1832; their migration with the Mormons to Ohio, Illinois, and Utah; illnesses and deaths in the family; life on the Utah frontier; George's mission in Great Britain (1869-1871); and the family's subsequent move to Arizona and Mexico to assist in establishing Mormon colonies there. George Lake's autobiography also discusses his participation in the Utah War and the flight of the Saints out of the path of Johnston's Army in 1858, as well as the impact the Mormon Reformation (1856-1857) had on his life.

  • Extent: 2 items
  • Call Number: MSS SC 768
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Lake family biographies 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 768; George S. Tanner Collection; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 768, LTPSC.
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Subject Terms
Lake family; Home and Family; Indians of North America; Mormon Church--Reformation, 1856-1857; Mormon Church--Utah--History--Sources; Mormon converts--Biography; Mormon missionaries--Great Britain; Mormons--Colonization--Arizona--History; Mormons--Colonization--Mexico--History; Mormons--History; Mormons--Utah--Biography; Mormons--Utah--History--Sources; Social Life and Customs; Utah Expedition (1857-1858)--Personal narratives; Utah--History--1847-1896--Sources; Utah--History--19th century--Sources
Genre / Form
Frontier and pioneer life--Utah--Sources
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy).
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Lake family biographies
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:35-0600
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Biographical History

Early converts to the Mormon Church; Utah and Arizona pioneers; first settlers in the Mormon colonies in Mexico.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts