Upon completion of the Journal, the diaries were scattered among family members in Utah, Arizona, and California. Tanner began the task of gathering these diaries (more than forty in number) which he typed and bound into two large volumes. Allen Company in 1876 to establish their home in Arizona. Prior to leaving for Arizona, John was rebaptized on January 26, 1876. February 4, 1876Continued on with partner, Theodore G. February 20, 1876Reached Panguitch, Utah, with snow a foot deep. March 8, 1876Left Kanab, and traveled to Johnson's. As associate editor of the Millennial Star he wrote many of the editorials.
This was the beginning of a long and fruitful search for diaries, journals, correspondence, and other items relating to the history of the Mormon settlements in Arizona. Tanner's interest in this subject was a personal one. Tanner's credit are a biography of his grandfather, John Tanner, and a history of Joseph City. Hansen was born in Liverpool, England, January 16, 1854, during his family's journey to Zion. Included in the book are life sketches of both of his wives, Anna S. There are also articles by other members of Joseph City as follows: "Tributes and Recollections," by John L. 70 pages and photographs."The Versatile Pioneer," an anonymous article about John Mc Laws and his life in Joseph City from 1876-1885. They settled in Joseph City and remained there from March 1876 until August 1882. Also a biography written by their son Thomas Shelley. On the thirty-first of the same month he was ordained an elder by Orson Pratt and received his endowments. The first page of the typescript contains a copy of a short history of John A. March 15, 1876Arrived at House Rock Springs, Arizona. Went through Washington cotton mills and through Harrisburg. His editorials were signed simply "B."Again because of ill health Brookbank returned to Arizona in 1891.
Brookbank went to Sunset where he became a member of the United Order under Lot Smith.With the exception of four original account books from Joseph City, 1880-1907, the collection is made up of xerox copies of originals and typescripts. "She became, as always, the leader." When the need arose, she studied her books and assumed nursing duties. George Temple just after he received his call to go to Arizona to colonize. From this marriage, Joanna gave birth to seven more children. She raised all nine children with very little or no help from Despain who had another family to care for. Acknowledges appointment to lead a mission to the Orabi. Relates experiences with the Indians and hardships of the trip. April 9, 1876Reached destination twenty miles above Sunset Crossing. April 17, 1876Moved our provisions in our house and gave it in on stock. Rasmussen, Dick Carlisle, and self got ready to go to Kanab. The typescript copy was made for members of the Lake family.Several of the typescripts have been done by George Tanner painstakingly transcribed from faded copies and faint microfilms. John and Lois Bushman celebrated their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary in Joseph City but moved to Lehi for their last years. The author gives good descriptions of the general progress and organization of the various settlements. This group of Arizona pioneers crossed the Colorado River at Pearce's Ferry March 19, 1878, taking two days to ferry the wagons and animals across. She remained in Joseph City until her death in January 1929. Though the facilities for farming are poor, they will cultivate all the land they can. April 10, 1876Commenced working on a log house to be used as a dining and storage room for the company. March 30, 1876Brother Lake and company went over to the river. April 15, 1876Made eight more claims--total thirty-one claims. April 18, 1876Came down twenty-five miles to Lot Smith camp. Made purchase of supplies needed for Arizona settlement. George Lake, born September 15, 1838, at Scott Company, Illinois, was one of ten children.The Mormon settlements in Arizona collection (1857-1986) consists of primary sources relating to the Mormon colonization efforts along the Little Colorado River and the surrounding area. Willard Marriott Library University of Utah295 South 1500 East Salt Lake City, UT84112-0860Telephone: [email protected] George S. Tells of several brethren leaving the settlements to escape imprisonment (because of polygamy? In 1860 he moved with his parents to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he lived until 1864. They have built a small stockade and layed out a town."April 29, 1877Came to Brother Lot Smith's camp. April 39, 1877Two Brothers Westover and I came to Allen's camp. May 8, 1877Turned 275 pounds of flour, 40 pounds of bacon, 51 gallons of molasses, beans, lucern seed, and fruit into the storehouse. Richards, second vice president; Peter Borrup, treasurer; Henry M. October 4, 1877Arkansas Company (seventy members) came here. Until he was called by Wilford Woodruff to serve a mission in England, he wrote articles for publication in the Deseret News, Contributor, and Juvenile Instructor.The major part of the collection consists of materials collected by George S. Included are photocopied or transcribed diaries, histories, correspondence, financial records, biographies and autobiographies, and clippings from and about the Arizona settlements. Tanner began collecting materials on the early Arizona settlements in 1964. The family then moved to "Rodses" (Rhoades) Valley, Summit County, forty miles east of Salt Lake City. June 4, 1877Went to the river and attended to rebaptizing and confirming. His first mission to the British Isles was in 1889 when he received an urgent call to become associate editor of the Millennial Star.July 30, 1876Brethren unanimously in favor of stewardship, thinking the United Order too far advanced for them at present. "If necessary they were to burn all our possessions." Lake remained with this group as a cook. While seeking advice from Brigham Young he was assigned to go south to Arizona. They set about immediately to build forts, homes, dams, and canals.August 5, 1876Left camp with a sawmill party to locate claims in Paleasant Valley. He writes, "The territory was given military organization and I was ordered to fit up well. Brigham Young said "We will form a line of settlements leading into South America, and this shall be the stepping stone."George Lake had charge of the company called from Cache, Box Elder, and other counties; Lot Smith was to have charge of those from Salt Lake and Davis counties; and Jesse Ballinger and William Coleman Allen were to head those from north of Salt Lake. Crops had been planted and prospered when a heavy flood washed out the dam and ruined the crops.February 5, 1877Released from putting in the old dam that washed out. Mc Allister, asking that a tithing order be made up, drawable on all tithing offices between St. The dairy was owned by three companies--Joseph City, Sunset, and Brigham City.February 11, 1877Forwarded a letter to President J. All the cows were in one corral and each company milked their own cows.November 28, 1876Started for Allen City, making a very difficult trip to secure supplies for the mill workers, who are running low on food. December 10, 1876Brother Clark arrived in the evening with a load of lumber from the mill. His first assignment in the United Order was a trip to the sawmill to pick up lumber.December 19, 1876Started to build four additional houses in the fort. He started with four head of "cattle" and two wagons and traveled to Brigham City where he joined Elijah Hancock who was on his way to the mill.