Hyrum Smith property records
Hyrum Smith property records
Records mostly related to Hyrum Smith's property in Lee County, Iowa, and Nauvoo, Illnois. Includes maps of his Smith's "additions" to the city, as well as several indentures related to the buying and selling of this property. Also includes some documents related to Smith family property in Kirtland, Ohio, and Far West, Missouri. Includes a tax document for Hyrum's estate and an indenture for his property being sold after his death. Dated 1837-1846.
- Extent: 18 folders
- Creator: Smith, Hyrum, 1800-1844
- Call Number: Vault MSS 774 Series 3
- 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: Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use photocopies or typescripts.
- Languages and Scripts
- Materials in
English, Latin, and Hebrew.
- Arranged chronolgically.
- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Hyrum Smith papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
- Preferred Citation
- Hyrum Smith property records; Vault MSS 774; Hyrum Smith papers; 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/
- Other Finding Aids
- Previous finding aid available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead//XML/VMSS774.xml
- Subject Terms
- Nauvoo (Ill.); Ohio; Mormon Church--History; Mormons--Ohio--History; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo--History; New York (State); Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Smith, Hyrum, 1800-1844; Whitmer, John, 1802-1878; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History; Smith, Hyrum, 1800-1844--Archives
- Genre / Form
- City plats; Indentures; Tax records
- Finding Aid ID Number
- Finding Aid Title
- Smith (Hyrum) papers
- Finding Aid Author
- Leslie Evens
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-03-13 13:01:50 -0600.
- Finding Aid Language
- Biographical Info:
Hyrum Smith (1800-1844) was an early member and leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who was martyred at Carthage, Illinois.
Hyrum Smith, the second son of Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith and older brother of Joseph Smith, Jr., was born in Tunbridge, Vermont, February 9, 1800. At nineteen he moved with his family to western New York. On November 12, 1826 he married Jerusha Barden. He was baptized by his brother Joseph in Seneca Lake in June 1829 and was one of the Eight Witnesses to see the actual gold plates of the Book of Mormon. Hyrum's wife, Jerusha, died in October of 1837, shortly before Hyrum was called as Joseph Smith's second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church. Hyrum then married Mary Fielding on December 24, 1837.
During the 1830's Hyrum served several short missions for the Church, mostly in Ohio. Hoping for a respite from religious persecution, the main body of the Church moved from Ohio to Missouri in 1838. As the oppression intensified in Missouri, however, Hyrum and his brother Joseph were incarcerated in the jail at Liberty, Missouri for about six months before escaping to western Illinois in April of 1839. Hyrum later helped establish the city of Nauvoo and held several civil and military offices in Nauvoo.
In January of 1841, Hyrum was called to be Patriarch of the Church. The office, being hereditary, was passed to him upon his father's death. He was also called to serve as Associate President of the Church in 1841. In June 1844 he was again imprisoned with Joseph. This imprisonment took place at Carthage, Illinois. On June 27, 1844 Hyrum and Joseph were both killed by a mob that stormed the Carthage jail.
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Series in Vault MSS 774
Hyrum Smith diaries and other writings
Hyrum Smith correspondence
Hyrum Smith property records
Hyrum Smith bibles and family records
Dates: 1834, 1872
Box/folder in Series 3
box 1 folder 27-28
Smith Addition to Nauvoo
Dates: 1840 April 4
box 1 folder 29-30
Hyrum Smith Second Addition to Nauvoo
Dates: 1841 January 23
box 1 folder 31-32
Isaac and Elizabeth Gallund indenture to Hyrum Smith
Dates: 1840 July 28
box 1 folder 33-34
Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith indenture to Newel Kimball Whitney
Dates: 1842 January 3
box 1 folder 35-36
Payton A. and Mary Vaughn indenture to Solemn Powers
Dates: 1842 October 22
box 1 folder 37-38
Benjamin and Almira Covey indenture to Hyrum Smith
Dates: 1843 January 19
box 1 folder 39-40
Hyrum Smith tax record for Nauvoo property
Dates: 1845 January 15
box 1 folder 41-42
William and Mary Ann Robinson indenture to heirs of Hyrum Smith
Dates: 1846 June 22
oversize 5 oversize-folder 1
Dates: date of production not identified
oversize 5 oversize-folder 2
Hyrum Smith's addition to the town of Nauvoo
Dates: date of publication not identified
oversize 5 oversize-folder 3
William and Rosannah Marks indenture to Joseph Fielding
Dates: 1837 June 1
oversize 5 oversize-folder 4
Hyrum and Jerusha Smith indenture to Joseph Smith Sr.
Dates: 1837 September 4
oversize 5 oversize-folder 5
Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith indenture to William Robinson
Dates: 1839 July 16
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