Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877

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Mormon pioneer and author who was convicted of complicity in the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857.

From the description of Letter, 1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435795

From the description of John D. Lee trial transcript, 1875. (Utah Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122480862

Mormon pioneer.

From the description of Petition, 1853. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367398504

From the description of Collection, 1841-1876. (Utah Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 84528640

Mormon missionary and colonizer. He was executed for his participation in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.

From the description of Diary, 1840-1841. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78261741

From the description of Letter, 1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86104610

Mormon pioneer; John Doyle Lee served as bodyguard to Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, established Lee's Ferry on the Colorado River, and hosted the Powell Expedition. He was the only person executed for participation on the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857.

From the description of Lee journal and letters, 1859-1876. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 44115257

John D. Lee, Mormon pioneer, born in Kaskaskia, Illinois, was the leader of one of the Mormon wagon trains migrating to Salt Lake City in 1848. He helped colonize southern Utah, was a probate judge of Iron County, and a member of the territorial legislature. Lee is best known for his part in the Mountain Meadows Massacre (an attack by Indians and Mormons dressed as Indians against a wagon train of settlers passing through Southern Utah in 1857). He was excommunicated from the Mormon church in 1870 and sent by Brigham Young to a remote spot on the Colorado River, now known as Lee's Ferry. When he returned home for a visit in 1875, he was taken for trial, found guilty, and executed in 1877.

From the description of Papers of John Doyle Lee, 1841-1877. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122639330

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referencedIn Blythe, John Law, 1829-1892. Papers, 1870-1880. American Primers
creatorOf Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877. Letter, 1852. American Primers
referencedIn Higbee, John M. [Account of the Mountain Meadows Massacre.]. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Dame, William Horne, 1819-1884. Utah Territorial Militia (Nauvoo Legion), Iron County Militia Roster, 1857 June. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 16233, Gee, Lysander 1818-1894. Lysander Gee papers 1833-1902 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Brooks, Juanita Leone Leavitt Pulsipher, 1898-1990. Papers, 1928-1981. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877. Diary, 1840-1841. American Primers
referencedIn Miles Anderson papers, 1799-1877 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn PH 1300, Carter, Charles William photographer 1832-1918. Charles W. Carter glass negative collection circa 1860-1900 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Platt, Benjamin. Autobiography of Benjamin Platt, 1899. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf McCullough, James D. A book containing the records of the probate court of Washington County [Utah], record book A, 1856-1867. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Smith, George Albert, 1817-1875. Journal of George A. Smith, 1850-1851. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Peterson, Levi Savage, 1933-. Juanita Brooks: the Mormon historian as tragedian. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Solomon, William Henry, 1828-1913. Autobiography, ca. 1900. American Primers
creatorOf Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877. Papers of John Doyle Lee, 1841-1877. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Mary Ann Hoopes Yearsley papers, 1871-1872 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877. John D. Lee diary [microform], 1846. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Carver, George H. Diaries, 1879-1899. American Primers
referencedIn Lee, Ann Gordge, 1848-ca. 1915. Autobiography, ca. 1900. American Primers
referencedIn Ann Gordge Lee autobiography, circa 1900 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Lee, John Doyle, 1812-1877. Petition, 1853. American Primers
creatorOf Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877. Lee journal and letters, 1859-1876. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Douglas, Henry, fl. 1876-1888. Orders from Lieutenant Colonel Henry Douglas to Lieutenant George T. T. Patterson [fascimile], 1877, Mar. 20. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Andrew Amundsen journal, 1873 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Rogers, Thomas F. Fire in the Bones, ca. 1978. American Primers
referencedIn Brown, Thomas Dunlop, 1807-. Journal of the Southern Indian Mission, 1854-1856. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf MS 19437, Honeyman, Hilma Henrie 1919-. John D. Lee collection 1844-1859; 1967-2004 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Brimhall, Edna Lee. Gleanings concerning John D. Lee / [compiled by Edna Lee Brimhall]. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn William Henry Solomon's diary of the Arizona mission, 1873-1874 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Kelly, Charles, 1889-1971. Utah's black Friday : History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857, 1969. American Primers
referencedIn Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989. Papers, 1941-1973. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
referencedIn Edwards, William. Affadavit, May 14, 1924. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877. John D. Lee trial transcript, 1875. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf John Doyle Lee papers, 1841-1982 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
referencedIn Peterson, Levi Savage, 1933-. Juanita Brooks: the Mormon historian as tragedian. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Lee, Rachel Andora Woolsey, 1825-1912. New Harmony Branch record book, 1856-1860. American Primers
referencedIn MS 17534, Leavitt, Dixie Lorraine 1929-. Mountain Meadows Memorial Steering Committee files 1989-1992 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
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referencedIn Rogerson, Josiah, 1841-1926. Josiah Rogerson collection of handcart company sources, 1856-circa 1900. American Primers
referencedIn Young, John Ray, 1837-1931. Scrapbook and book of reminiscences. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn MS 25741, Henrie, Agatha Manetta Prince 1884-1986. Agatha M. P. Henrie family papers 1929-2010 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn MS 2061, Rogerson, Josiah 1841-1926. Transcripts and notes of John D. Lee trials 1875-1885 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Greenman, J. D. Papers, 1876. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Matheson, Alva, 1903-. John D. Lee and the Chaffin Mill. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Hickerson, George Washington, 1813-1884. Correspondence and family papers, 1852-1932. American Primers
referencedIn Records, 1861-1948. [microfilm]. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn MS 19707, Bracken, Sherwood Lee 1951-. Mountain Meadows files circa 1877-2001 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Delves, William H. The William H. Delves papers. 1977-2002. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
creatorOf Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877. Journal, March, 1842-August 1843. [microfilm]. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Utah's black Friday : History of the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857, 1969 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Juanita Brooks papers, 1941-1993 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
creatorOf Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Harmony (Utah) Ward. Record of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Harmony Branch and Ward, 1861-1882. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Jennings, James H., 1853-. Historical sketch, 1935. American Primers
referencedIn MacFarlane, Daniel S. (Daniel Sinclair), 1837-1914. Affidavit concerning the Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1896, June 29. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Yearsley, Mary Ann Hoopes, 1811-1903. Journal and papers, 1871-1872. American Primers
creatorOf Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877. Letter, 1875. American Primers
creatorOf Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877. Collection, 1841-1876. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Bleak, James Godson, 1829-1918. Collection. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Boreman, Jacob Smith, 1831-1913. Papers of Jacob Smith Boreman, 1857-1912. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Tazewell family. Papers, 1772-1866. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Petitions for the pardon of John D. Lee ; filed in the office of the Secretary May 1st, 1877. [microfilm]. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Smith, Albert E. Silas Sanford Smith : pioneer, statesman, colonizer, 1963. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Johnson, Jeremiah. Letter to Mr. Ott, 26 February 1939. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Fire in the Bones, 1978 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Matheson, Annie I. Early days in Pinto. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Stewart L. Udall research on the Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1950-2003 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Brown, Thomas Dunlop, 1807-. Journal of the Southern Indian Mission, 1854-1856. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf MS 1322, Smith, George Albert 1817-1875. George A. Smith papers 1834-1877 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Peterson, Levi S. Levi S. Peterson's collection of Juanita Brooks Papers, 1827-1987. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn MS 18424, Driggs, William King 1923-1982. Proposed movie scripts and related material regarding John D. Lee and Mountain Meadows massacre circa 1905-1980 (bulk 1976-1980 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Lockley, Fred, 1871-1958. Papers of Fred Lockley, 1859-1950. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Kelly, Charles, 1889-1971. Papers. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Decker, Ivan, 1895-. Incidents in the life of George William Decker, Iron County educator. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn MS 2674, Carleton, James Henry 1814-1873. Collected material concerning the Mountain Meadows Massacre 1859-1961 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 19693, Lee, Verne Rawlin 1928-. John D. Lee and Mountain Meadows Massacre research files 1841-2002 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Lee, Ann Gordge, 1848-ca. 1915. Ann Gordge Lee autobiography, 1900. American Primers
referencedIn Stout, Hosea, 1810-1889. Diaries and autobiography of Hosea Stout, c.1820-1915 (bulk 1844-1870) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Brown, Thomas Dunlop, 1807-. Journal of the Southern Indian Mission, 1854-1856. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Hakes, Collins Rowe, 1837-1916. Letter, 1916. American Primers
referencedIn Shurtz, Ambrose, 1878-. History of the Shurtz or Shirts family. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf MS 14290, Camp of Israel. Camp of Israel schedules and reports 1845-1849 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
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referencedIn Anderson, Miles, 1795-1877. Collectioin, 1799-1877. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
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associatedWith Blythe, John Law, 1829-1892. person
associatedWith Boreman, Jacob Smith, 1831-1913. person
associatedWith Bracken, Sherwood Lee 1951- person
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associatedWith Lee, Rachel Olive, 1858-1924. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Utah
Parowan (Utah)
Washington County (Utah)
Iron County (Utah)
West (U.S.)
Utah--Parowan
New Harmony (Utah)
Utah
Tennessee
West (U.S.)
Utah
Utah
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Mormons--history
Mormon church
Mormons--Archival resources
Mormon Church--History--19th century
Mormons--History--Sources
Mormon Church--Presidents
Mormons--Diaries
Roads--History--Sources
Religion
Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Frontier and pioneer life--History--Sources
Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
Prisons--History--Sources
Diaries
Paiute Indians--History--Sources
Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1857
Frontier and pioneer life
Mormon church--Missions--History--Sources
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Birth 1812-09-12

Death 1877-03-23

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