Biography of James Allred

Biography of James Allred

Dates: 1880

Biography of James Allred, the author's father who was a High Priest in the Mormon Church, member of the Nauvoo Legion and one of the Prophet Joseph Smith's bodyguards. He helped to build the Nauvoo Temple and assisted in giving endowments. His wife, Elizabeth, made the first Temple garments under Joseph's direction. Includes a brief account of events surrounding the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum, the trek across the plains to the Salt Lake Valley, and significant family events.

  • Extent: 4 p. (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Allred, James T. S., 1825-1905
  • Call Number: MSS SC 937
  • 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.
Alternative Format
Photocopy by BYU Archives, 1988.
Conditions of Use
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 937; Biography of James Allred; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 937, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1977.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1977.
Subject Terms
Allred, Elizabeth, 1786-1879; Allred, James T. S., 1825-1905--Diaries; Allred, James, 1784-1876; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon pioneers--Biography; Pioneers; Pioneers--Utah--Biography
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Biography of James Allred
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:38-0600
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Biographical Sketch

Mormon Church leader, missionary, pioneer, Utah militia leader, Indian fighter, and translator of Indian languages.

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