Silas Hillman autobiography and financial records

Silas Hillman autobiography and financial records

Dates: 1866-1875

Handwritten autobiography of Hillman describing his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his later experiences. He writes about the persecutions and problems the Mormons faced in Kirtland, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo, Illinois. He also writes about encounters with Ute Indians during the 1850s following his migration to Utah. Also included are family financial records. Collection includes photocopy of materials.

  • Extent: 3 folders (0.3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hillman, Silas, 1820-1876
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 61
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use photocopy.
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 Autobiography and financial records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Note
Holograph.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: Vault MSS 61; Silas Hillman autobiography and financial records; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 61, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Hillman, Silas, 1820-1876--Archives; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Faust (Utah)--History; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo--History; Mormons--Missouri--History; Mormons--Ohio--Kirtland--History; Mormons--Utah--History; Provo (Utah)--History; Spanish Fork (Utah)--History; Ute Indians--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Autobiographies
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_VMSS61
Finding Aid Title
Hillman (Silas) autobiography and financial records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-12-13T16:37-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Silas Hillman (1820-1876) was an early Mormon convert and Utah pioneer.

Silas Hillman was born on February 27, 1820 in Cambridge, New York to Mayhew and Sarah King Hillman. He and his family were early converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and lived in Kirtland, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo, Illinois. In 1846 he left Nauvoo with the Mormon emigration, and was selected to help with a way-station in Coonville, Iowa. In 1852 he continued on to Utah and settled in Provo, Spanish Fork, and eventually in Faust (Tooele County). There he worked as a schoolteacher and rancher. He also served in the territorial legislature in 1853, and served in the militia in Sanpete County during the Walker War. Hillman died in 1876 in Vernon, Utah.



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