Hammond family biographies and diary

Hammond family biographies and diary

Dates: approximately 1856-1960

This collection consists of typescripts of biographies and histories of members of the Hammond family and their ancestors. The biography of Jasper Melvin Hammond (1882-1958) was written "by his wife and daughters" sometime after his death. Jasper, often called Jesse, was born in Providence, Utah but was raised in Marysville, Idaho. He worked in hotels in Yellowstone Park, for a railroad, and as a farmer. A typescript of the diary of Milton D. Hammond (1831- ) for the years 1856-1858 is also included. At this time Milton was living in Fort Limhi, Idaho. He describes life there and gives details on an engagement with Indians (perhaps Nez Perce) on 25 Feb. 1858. The biography of Jasper Thornton (1832-1911) written by his children is also in the collection. Jasper was born in Canada and later emigrated first to Utah and later to Idaho. He was a carpenter by profession. An incomplete biography of Sarah Elizabeth Dunn Thornton (1836- ) covering the years 1836-1863 "as related by her to her children" is also with the materials. Sarah was an early pioneer to Utah and California. She passed by the site of the "Mountain Meadow's Massacre" shortly after that incident. A history of the Walker family entitled "About our Ancestors" by Frances H. Smith is also in the collection. It tells of the history of the family and includes family genealogies. Short biographies of Joseph Smith Hendricks (1838-1922) and Sariah Fedelia Pew Hendricks (1833-1919?) and a history of Grantsville, Utah given as a radio production in 1937 are also in the collection.

  • Extent: 6 folders (0.10 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS SC 834
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research; The Walker Family history states: "Copyright 1912, by Frank Allaben Genealogical company."
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Hammond family biographies and diary 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 834; Hammond family biographies and diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 834, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Blair Holmes in 1977.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Blair Holmes; 1977.
Subject Terms
Hammond family; Hammond, Milton Datus, 1831---Diaries; Walker family; Grantsville (Utah)--History; Immigration and American Expansion; Indians of North America--Idaho; Material Types; Mormon pioneers--Idaho--Biography; Mormon pioneers--Utah--Biography; Mormons--Idaho--Biography; Mormons--Utah--Biography; Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857; Pioneers
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Hammond family biographies and diary
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-16T04:12-0700
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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts