Kirtland Bibliography

Kip Sperry, Kirtland, Ohio: A Guide to Family History and Historical Sources (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005) 41–162.

Kirtland Bibliography

“About the Mormons.” Historical Society News 3 (May 1948): 1–2. A brief summary of Mormon sources housed in the “Western Reserve Historical Society Library, Cleveland, Ohio (though this list is dated). Includes a picture of the Kirtland Temple.

Adams, Dale W. “Chartering the Kirtland Bank.” BYU Studies 23 (Fall 1983): 467–82.

Allen, James B. “A Letter from Brigham Young and Daniel H. Wells, 1857.” BYU Studies 11 (Spring 1971): 304–16.

Allen, James B., and Glen M. Leonard. The Story of the Latter–day Saints. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1992. A major history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its early leaders. Includes bibliographical references.

Allen, James B., Ronald W. Walker, and David J. Whittaker. Studies in Mormon History, 1830–1997: An Indexed Bibliography. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 2000. An extensive bibliography of Mormon Americana. Online update available at http://smithinstitute.byu.edu/resources/ mormbibhome.asp.

Alexander, Thomas G. “Wilford Woodruff and Zion’s Camp: Baptism by Fire and the Spiritual Confirmation of a Future Prophet.” BYU Studies 39 (2000): 130–46.

Ancestry, Inc. LDS FamilyHistory Suite 2. Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1998. CD-ROM.

LDS biographical sketches and indexes to biographical sketches; photographs; church histories; periodicals; newspapers; guides; bibliographies; LDS emigration rosters; vital records; cemetery records; Susan Easton Black’s Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848, 50 volumes; Susan Easton Black’s Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6 volumes; and other Mormon sources. The compact disc is indexed. See also The Pioneer Heritage CD-ROM.

————. The Pioneer Heritage CD-ROM. Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 1998.

Daughters of Utah Pioneers Collection; histories and early periodicals; guides and indexes to diaries, autobiographies, and manuscripts; pioneer biographies; journals and diaries; photographs; pioneer vital records; Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah. For an expanded version, see Ancestry. LDS FamilyHistory Suite 2. CD-ROM.

Anderson, James J., and Jeannette Grosvenor. Geauga County, Ohio: A Pictorial History. Norfolk, Va.: Donning Company Publishers, 1989.

A scholarly and detailed history of Geauga County, including Kirtland. Illustrated with many photos.

Anderson, Karl Ricks. Joseph Smiths Kirtland: Eyewitness Accounts. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989.

A scholarly study of Kirtland, Ohio. Includes quotes and citations from experiences of early Kirtland residents. One of the essential books for a study of Kirtland history. Includes bibliographical references.

Anderson, Karl Ricks, and Keith W. Perkins. A Walk through the Sacred Land of “The Ohio”: A Personal Guidebook through the Land. N.p., 1995.

Anderson, Lavina Fielding. “Kirtland’s Resolute Saints.” Ensign, January 1979, 49–55.

Anderson, Mary Audentia Smith, comp. Ancestry and Posterity of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1929.

History and social philosophy of the RLDS Church, ancestry of Joseph Smith Jr. and Emma Hale, Lucy Mack (Joseph Smiths mother), and collateral lines. Includes references to those people who resided in Kirtland, Ohio. Identifies the posterity of Joseph and Emma Smith, with an emphasis on RLDS Church leaders. Includes some documentation, portraits, and photographs of residences of the Smith family and others.

————, ed. Joseph Smith III and the Restoration. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1952.

History of Joseph Smith III, condensed by his granddaughter, Bertha Audentia Hulmes.

Anderson, Richard Lloyd. “The Impact of the First Preaching in Ohio.” BYU Studies 11 (Summer 1971): 474–96.

————. Joseph Smiths New England Heritage: Influences of Grandfathers Solomon Mack and Asael Smith. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.

The definitive study of the New England ancestry of Joseph Smith Jr. Also includes references to Kirtland.

Anderson, William C, and Eloise Anderson. Guide to Mormon History Travel. American Fork, Utah: Guide to Mormon History Travel, 1991.

Includes a section describing Kirtland historic sites; partially outdated. See Berrett, LaMar Cecil, ed., Sacred Places, Ohio and Illinois: A Comprehensive Guide to Early LDS Historical Sites, vol. 3. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2002. See also Smith, Becky Cardon. The LDS Family Travel Guide: Sharon, Palmyra, and Kirtland. Orem, Utah: LDS Family Travels, 2003.

Andrew, David S., and Laurel B. Blank Andrew. “The Four Mormon Temples in Utah.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 30 (March 1971): 51–65.

Includes a history and pictures of the Kirtland Temple, as well as LDS temples in Utah, Nauvoo, and elsewhere.

Andrew, Laurel Brana Blank. The Early Temples of the Mormons: The Architecture of the Millennial Kingdom in the American West. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1978. Describes the origins of Latter-day Saint temples, including the Kirtland Temple. Illustrated.

————. “The Nineteenth-Century Temple Architecture of the Latter-day Saints.” PhD diss., University of Michigan, 1973. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1975.

Andrus, Hyrum L., and Chris Fuller. Register of the Newel Kimball Whitney Papers. Provo, Utah: Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, n.d.

This register includes many references to events in Kirtland.

Andrus, Hyrum L., and Richard E. Bennett, comps. Mormon Manuscripts to 1846: A Guide to the Holdings of the Harold B. Lee Library. Provo, Utah: Archives and Manuscripts, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, 1977.

Briefly describes some of the Mormon manuscripts in the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University—biographies, autobiographies, correspondence, papers, and similar works, including records for the Kirtland time period. Included as part of Ancestry’s LDS FamilyHistory Suite 2 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1998), CD-ROM.

Angell, Truman Osborn. Autobiography, 1884. LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Account of Angell’s family life, experiences in Kirtland, Ohio, and work on the Kirtland Temple.

“Anniversary of the Church.” Messenger and Advocate 3 (April 1837): 486–89.

Appraisals of Estates of Persons Living in that Part of Geauga County which Became Lake County in 1840, 1806–1840. Mentor, Ohio, n.p., 1973–74.

Information extracted from Geauga County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court records.

Arrington, Leonard J . “An Economic Interpretation of the ‘Word of Wisdom.’” BYU Studies 1 (Winter 1959): 37–49.

————. Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-day Saints, 1830–1900. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1958.

 

————. “The Legacy of Early Latter-day Saint Women.” John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 10 (1990): 3–17.

————. “Oliver Cowdery’s Kirtland, Ohio, ‘Sketch Book.’” BYU Studies 12 (Summer 1972): 410–26.

————. “Persons for All Seasons: Women in Mormon History.” BYU Studies 20 (Fall 1979): 39–58.

Arrington, Leonard J., and Davis Bitton. The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter-day Saints. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.

Arrington, Leonard J., and Susan Arrington Madsen. “Lucy Mack Smith.” In Mothers of the Prophets. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1987, 3–26.

“Articles Concerning the Mormons in Kirtland, Ohio.” Copied from the Painesville Telegraph, 16 November 1830—22 November 1831. Typescript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Ashenhurst, Ray. “The House of the Lord.” Saints’ Herald (26 September 1949): 17, 21.

Atlas of Lake and Geauga Counties, Ohio. See Lake, D. J. Atlas of Lake and Geauga Counties, Ohio. Philadelphia: Titus, Simmons, & Titus, 1874. Map of Kirtland Township, plate 47.

Atlas of Lake County, Ohio. See Stranahan, H. B. and G. D. Corey. Atlas of Lake County, Ohio. Cleveland: A. B. Stranahan, 1898.

Bachman, Danel W. “An Examination of the Historical Evidence for the Mormon Practice of Polygamy before June 27, 1884.” Religion 546, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1971.

————. “New Light on an Old Hypothesis: The Ohio Origins of the Revelation on Eternal Marriage.” Journal of Mormon History 5 (1978): 19–32.

————. “A Study of the Mormon Practice of Plural Marriage before the Death of Joseph Smith.” Master’s thesis, Purdue University [Purdue Research Foundation], 1975.

Backman, Milton Vaughn, Jr. “A Non-Mormon View o f the Birth of Mormonism in Ohio.” BYU Studies 12 (Spring 1972): 306–11.

————. American Religions and the Rise of Mormonism. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1970.

————. “Clothed with Bonds of Charity: The Law of Consecration and Stewardship in Ohio, 1830–1838.” In Sperry Symposium, 1984, 93–104.

————, comp. “Contemporary Accounts of the Latter-day Saints and their Leaders Appearing in Early Ohio Newspapers.” 3 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1976. Photocopies of newspaper articles from the Painesville Telegraph relating to Mormons in early Kirtland.

————. “Establish a House of Prayer, a House of God: The Kirtland Temple.” In The Prophet Joseph: Essays on the Life and Mission of Joseph Smith. Ed. Larry C . Porter and Susan Easton Black. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988, 208–25.

————. “Flight from Kirtland.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio. Ed. Milton V. Backman Jr. Provo, Utah: Department of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1990, 139–53.

————. The Heavens Resound: A History of the Latter-day Saints in Ohio, 1830–1838. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1983.

An exhaustive and well-documented study of the Latter-day Saints in Kirtland and elsewhere in Ohio. Includes useful maps, illustrations, and bibliographies. Indexed in the Early Church Information File.

————. Index: Kirtland High Council Minute Book. Salt Lake City: n.p., 1983.

————. “Kirtland: The Crucial Years.” Ensign, January 1979, 24–28.

A history of the LDS Church in Kirtland, Ohio. Includes a map showing branches of the LDS Church in northeastern Ohio, 1831–38.

————, comp. “Office Holders of Kirtland, Ohio, 1818–1839.”

N.p., 1985. Typescript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio, and Kirtland Family History Center, Kirtland, Ohio.

Transcription from Kirtland Township minute books, 1818–46. Includes a census of 1850 for Kirtland, Ohio.

————. “The Quest for a Restoration: The Birth of Mormonism in Ohio.” BYU Studies 12 (Summer 1972): 346–64.

————, ed. Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio. Provo, Utah: Department of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1990, 1–166.

All of the chapters in this monograph are devoted to Kirtland and the LDS Church in Ohio. See also, “Appendix 1 [to “The Kirtland Hebrew School (1835–36)”], Excerpts from the Journal of the Prophet Joseph Smith Relating to the Study of Hebrew,” 155–62, and “Appendix 2 [to “The Kirtland Hebrew School (1835–36)”], Joseph Smith’s Use of Hebrew Language,” 163–66. The chapter titles in this Regional Studies are listed separately in this guidebook.

————. “Truman Coes 1836 Description of Mormonism.” BYU Studies 17 (Spring 1977): 347–55.

————. “Witnesses of the Glories of Heaven.” Ensign, March 1981, 58–61.

Backman, Milton Vaughn, Jr., Mark Grandstaff, and Keith Perkins. “An Antebellum Community Transformed: The Mormons at Kirtland, Ohio, 1830–1850. “ N.p., n.d. Manuscript, Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri.

Backman, Milton Vaughn, Jr., Keith Perkins, and Susan Easton [Black], comps. A Profile of Latter-day Saints of Kirtland, Ohio, and Members of Zions Camp, 1830—1839: Vital Statistics and Sources. 2nd ed. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1983. Microfiche and microfilm, FHL.

Vital statistics and genealogical data of members of the Kirtland, Ohio, branch and participants in the march of Zion’s Camp, 1830–39, alphabetically arranged by surname. Genealogical information varies. Includes an 1837 map of Kirtland; an 1833 map of the Western Reserve; an 1838 map of Kirtland Camp; a list of Latter-day Saints married in

Geauga County before 1840; land and tax records, 1830–39; signatures of signers of the Kirtland Camp Constitution; sketches of the Kirtland Temple; a list of abbreviations; and other Kirtland period data. Indexed in the Early Church Information File. For updated genealogical and historical information see the database compiled by Milton V. Backman Jr. and others, entitled Early Membership Historical Records, 1830–1848, described in the Computer Databases and Genealogical Collections section later in this volume.

Backman, Milton Vaughn, Jr., and Nancy Potter Turo, comps. “Index, Census Records of Kirtland, Ohio, 1820–1850.” N.p., 1985. Typescript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio, and Kirtland Family History Center, Kirtland, Ohio.

Census index of Kirtland, Ohio, 1820–50.

Ballard, M. Russell. “What Came from Kirtland.” Brigham Young University 1994—95 Devotional & Fireside Speeches. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1995, 4 1–50.

Barr, John. “Early Days of Mormonism, 1874.” In Manuscripts Relating to the Early History of the Connecticut Western Reserve, n.d. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Barrett, Ivan J. Joseph Smith and the Restoration: A History of the Church to 1846. Rev. ed. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1973.

A history of the LDS Church during the early part of the nineteenth century. Includes bibliographical references.

————. The Remarkable Story of How We Got the Revelations in the Early Ohio Period. 1960 Leadership Week Lectures. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1960.

Baugh, Alexander L. “For This Ordinance Belongeth to My House: The Practice of Baptism for the Dead Outside the Nauvoo Temple.” Mormon Historical Studies 3 (Spring 2002): 47–58. Baugh explains that some proxy baptisms for the dead were performed in 1841 in Kirtland, probably in the East Branch of the Chagrin River.

————. “The Practice of Baptism for the Dead Outside of Temples.” Religious Studies Center Newsletter 13 (September 1998): 3–6.

An abbreviated article wherein Baugh explains that some proxy baptisms for the dead were performed in 1841 in Kirtland.

Baumgarten, James N . “The Role and Function of the Seventies in L.D.S. Church History.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1960.

Baumann, James A. “History for Sale.” Ohio Magazine (February 1995): 69–70.

An illustrated history of the Newel K. Whitney Store in Kirtland, Ohio.

Beals, Willard W. A Map of Kirtland City, Situated in the Township of Kirtland, Geauga County and State of Ohio, April 1837. Map, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Microfilm, FHL.

Plat map of Kirtland, Ohio, showing blocks, streets, and locations of houses. A list of residents is located on the bottom. Map from Geauga County land records, Chardon, Ohio.

Beecher, Maureen Ursenbach. “The ‘Leading Sisters’: A Female Hierarchy in Nineteenth Century Mormon Society.” Journal of Mormon History 9 (1982): 25–39.

Beecher, Maureen Ursenbach, and Lavina Fielding Anderson, eds. Sisters in Spirit: Mormon Women in Historical and Cultural Perspective. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1987.

Belnap, Gilbert. Account Book, 1836–1874. Microfilm, LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Volume used to record accounts of early LDS Church members in Kirtland, Ohio, and Nauvoo, Illinois, including Joseph Smith and other Church leaders.

Bennett, Archibald F. “The Kirtland Temple.” The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 27 (1936): 84–87.

Benson, Ezra Taft. “Kirtland Ward Meetinghouse Groundbreaking Address.” LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, 14 October 1979.

Bergera, Gary James. “The Earliest Eternal Sealings for Civilly Married Couples Living and Dead.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 55 (Fall 2002): 41–66.

Berrett, LaMar Cecil. Aerial Photographs of Church Historic Sites, 1978. Photographs, LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Includes aerial photographs of Kirtland, Ohio.

————. “An Impressive Letter from the Pen of Joseph Smith.” BYU Studies 11 (Summer 1971): 517–23.

————, ed. Sacred Places, Ohio and Illinois: A Comprehensive Guide to Early LDS Historical Sites, vol. 3. Keith W. Perkins and Donald Q. Cannon. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2002.

Berrett, William E. The Latter-day Saints: A Contemporary History of the Church of Jesus Christ. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1985. See chapter 15, “The Beginning of Temple Building,” for a history of the Kirtland Temple.

Bicentennial Edition of Lake County History. Painesville, Ohio: Painesville Publishing, 1976.

Bicentennial Edition of Lake County History is a reprint o f local history articles of Lake County, Ohio, including articles relating to Kirtland Township and the Kirtland Temple, taken from The Lake County Historical Society Quarterly (Lake County Historical Society [now] Kirtland Hills, Ohio).

Billings, Virginia A. Virginia A. Billings Manuscript Collection, n.d. Typescripts and indexes. Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

A history of the Old South Church, Kirtland, Ohio; Kirtland local history; genealogies; family tales. Includes indexes.

————. “Life and Times in Kirtland in the 1900s.” Lake County History Review 33 (May 1994): 5–7.

Biographical History of Northeastern Ohio, Embracing the Counties of Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1893. Microfilm, FHL. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1991; microfiche.

A major biographical compendium of Ashtabula, Geauga, and Lake counties, Ohio. Includes some portraits of early pioneer citizens. See also, “Index to Biographical History of northeastern Ohio” (typescript index prepared by Church Service Volunteers, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979; index on microfilm, FHL) and Index to Biographical History of Northeastern Ohio, Embracing the Counties of Ashtabula, Geauga, and Lake (Geneva, Ohio: Ashtabula County Genealogical Society, 2002).

Bishop, Francis Gladden. A Brief History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Salem [N.C.]: Blum & Son, 1839.

Bishop, James E. Miscellany, 1939, 1940. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Includes notes on early Mormonism.

Bitton, Davis. Guide to Mormon Diaries and Autobiographies. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1977. Identifies many early Mormon diaries and autobiographies. Included as part of Ancestry’s LDS FamilyHistory Suite 2 (Ancestry, 1998), CD-ROM.

————. “Kirtland as a Center of Missionary Activity, 1830–1838.” BYU Studies 11 (Summer 1971): 497–516.

————. “The Waning of Mormon Kirtland.” BYU Studies 12 (Summer 1972): 455–64.

Black, Harry. Kirtland Temple. Independence, Mo.: Herald House, 1958.

A brief history of the Kirtland Temple and the beginnings of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now Community of Christ). Describes the initials inscribed on the elevated Kirtland Temple pulpits.

————. “The House of the Lord.” Saints Herald (9 March 1953): 8–9, 17.

Black, Harvey B. Seventy Quorum Membership, 1835–1846: An Annotated Index of Over 3,500 Seventies Organized into the First Thirty-Five Quorums of the Seventy in Kirtland, Ohio, and Nauvoo, Illinois. Provo, Utah: Infobases Inc., 1996.

Included as part of Ancestry’s LDS FamilyHistory Suite 2 (Ancestry, 1998), CD-ROM.

Black, Susan Easton, comp. Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 6 vols. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993. Genealogical and biographical sketches of over twenty-five thousand early members of the RLDS Church (now the Community of Christ) born before 1849, including many former Kirtland residents. Sketches include source references and documentation. Information varies. Included as part of Ancestry’s LDS FamilyHistory Suite 2 (Ancestry, 1998), CD-ROM.

————. “Joseph’s Experience in Hiram, Ohio: A Time of Contrasts.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio. Ed. Milton V. Backman Jr. Provo, Utah: Department of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1990, 27–44.

————, comp. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1989. Genealogical and biographical sketches of early LDS Church members, 1830–48. Sketches include documentation. Information varies. Included as part of Ancestry’s LDS FamilyHistory Suite 2 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1998), C D-ROM.

————. Who’s Who in the Doctrine and Covenants. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997.

Blair, Robert. “The Story of an Ohio Pioneer.” Typescript, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio, n.d.

An early history of Kirtland and the Blair family.

A Book of Commandments for the Government of the Church of Christ, Organized According to Law, on the 6th of April 1830. Independence, Mo.: W. W. [William Wines] Phelps, 1833. Reprint. Independence, Mo.: Herald House, 1972. Grantsville, Utah: Archive Publishers, 2001.

Book of Commandments for the Government of the Church of Christ. See The Doctrine and Covenants of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1981.

The Book of Doctrine and Covenants. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1970.

The Book of Mormon. Translated by Joseph Smith Jr. 2nd ed. Kirtland, Ohio: O. Cowdery, 1837. Reprint. Provo, Utah: David C. Martin, 1975. Independence, Mo.: Joseph Smith Jr.’s Rare Reprints, 1990.

Boyd, W. W. “Secondary Education in Ohio Previous to the Year 1840.” Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications 25 (1916): 118–34.

Braden, Clark. The Braden-Kelly Debate on Mormonism Held in Kirtland, Lake Co., Ohio, Beginning Tuesday Night, February 12, 1884, and Closing Friday Night, March 7, 1884. St. Louis, Mo.: Christian Publishing, 1884.

Bradshaw, M. Scott. “Joseph Smiths Performance of Marriages in Ohio.” BYU Studies 39 (2000): 23–69.

Break, Nancy J . “A Mormon Interlude in Kirtland.” Lake County Historical Quarterly 31 (March 1989): 1–8.

————. “A Mormon Temple in the American Rural Tradition.” Lake County Historical Quarterly 31 (September 1989): 17–26.

Brigham, Janet. “Kirtland Today: History with a Future.” Ensign, February 1979, 50–53.

Brigham Young University. Library. Index to Elders’Journal, Vol. 1, 1837–1838. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Library, 1960. Microfilm, FHL. Indexed in the Early Church Information File.

————. Index to Evening and the Morning Star, Volumes 1–2, Kirtland, Ohio, 1832–1834. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Library, I960. Microfilm, FHL.

————. Index to L.D.S. Messenger and Advocate, Vols. 1–3, 1834–1836. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Library, 1960. Microfilm, FHL. Indexed in the Early Church Information File.

Brown, Archie Leon, and Charlene L. Hathaway. 141 Years of Mormon Heritage: Rawsons, Browns, Angells—Pioneers. Ed. Charlene L. Hathaway. Oakland, Calif.: n.p, 1973.

Brown, Matthew B., and Paul Thomas Smith. Symbols in Stone: Symbolism on the Early Temples of the Restoration. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 1997. Chapter 3, “The Kirtland Temple,” pages 41–88, covers the history of the Kirtland Temple and its symbols and emblems, inside and outside the building, within the context of ancient temple symbolism, such as that of Solomon’s Temple.

Brown, Richard A. “Temple Ministries within the RLDS Covenant Community.” Restoration Studies 4 (1988): 13–20.

Brown, S. Kent, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard H. Jackson, eds. Historical Atlas of Mormonisn. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.

Especially useful for a study of Mormon history maps and migration maps. Includes a discussion of and maps of Kirtland, land ownership in Kirtland, and northern Ohio Mormon settlements.

Bruno, Frank Allen. Kirtland Temple Bibliography. December 15, 1981. L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Brunson, L. Madelon. Bonds of Sisterhood: A History of the RLDS Women’s Organization, 1842–1983. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1985.

A selection from the author’s master’s thesis, University of Missouri—Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.

————. “Manuscript Resources on Kirtland.” Independence, Mo.: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Library-Archives, 1977.

A handout prepared for the Mormon History Association annual meeting in Kirtland, Ohio, 22–24 April 1977.

Bryan, James D. “Multi-colored Maps from False Color Separations: Kirtland Examples (1800–1900). “ Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1980.

Buerger, David John. “The Development of the Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremony.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thoughts (Spring/Summer 2001): 75–122.

Discusses the endowment during the Kirtland period, 1835–36.

“Burials of All the Service Men, 1775–1940, in the Cemeteries of Lake County, Ohio.” Painesville, Ohio: Lake County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 1974.

Bush, Lester E., Jr. “The Word of Wisdom in Early Nineteenth-Century Perspective.” Dialogue 14 (Autumn 1981): 46–65.

Bushman, Richard L. Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1984.

Butler, Margaret Manor. A Pictorial History of the Western Reserve, 1796–1860. Cleveland: Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve and the Western Reserve Historical Society, 1963.

BYU Studies 11 (Summer 1971): 319–544. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1971.

Special BYU Studies issue on the Ohio period in Latter-day Saint Church history.

BYU Studies 12 (Summer 1972): 343–543. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1972.

Special BYU Studies issue on the Ohio period in Latter-day Saint Church history.

Cannon, Donald Q., and David J. Whittaker, eds. Supporting Saints: Life Stories of Nineteenth-Century Mormons. Religious Studies Center Specialized Monograph Series, vol. 1. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1985.

Cannon, Donald Q., Larry E. Dahl, and John W. Welch. “The Restoration of Major Doctrines through Joseph Smith: Priesthood, the Word of God, and the Temple.” Ensign, February 1989, 7–13.

Cannon, George Quayle. Life of Joseph Smith the Prophet. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1986.

Cardwell, Leta D. History of Kirtland Education, 1811—1927. Graduate Course 664, Kent State University. Kirtland, Ohio, 1972.

Carpenter, Teresa. “A Marvel of Frontier Ingenuity.” Lawyers Title News, November–December 1970, 1–2.

A brief history of the Kirtland Temple.

Carpenter, William Henry, and T. S. Arthur, eds. The History of Ohio from Its Earliest Settlers to the Present Time. Philadelphia: J . B. Lippincott, 1865.

Includes a brief history of Kirtland and Mormons in Ohio.

Census records. See U.S. Census Bureau.

Century Map Co. See Stark, Alexander C.

Chadwick, Effie Marion. “Extent to Which Early Mormon Beliefs and Practices Reflected the Environment of That People.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1940.

Cherry, Peter Peterson. The Western Reserve and Early Ohio. Akron, Ohio: R. L. Fouse, 1921.

Christofferson, D. Todd. “‘Lest We Forget:’ The Meaning of Kirtland’s History in the Present.” Journal of Mormon History 30 (Spring 2004): 104–19.

“The Church Comes Alive in Kirtland, Ohio.” Ensign, December 1979, 69–70.

“A Church of Another Day.” Ohio Motorist, December 1932, 4–5. This article includes illustrations concerning the Kirtland Temple.

Church History in the Fulness of Times. Salt Lake City: Corporation of the President, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1989.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Development of Kirtland Flats. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1986.

————. High Council (Kirtland, Ohio). Kirtland Council Minute Book. Ed. Fred C. Collier and William S. Harwell. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Collier’s Publishing, 2002.

A record kept by clerks of the Kirtland High Council, including minutes of meetings, priesthood ordinations, and other meeting business. Covers the time period in Kirtland, Ohio, from 10 October 1832 to 30 November 1837. The Kirtland High Council was the first High Council in the LDS Church. Includes a subject and personal name index. See also the typescript of the Kirtland Minute Book in L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

————. Indexes to First Periodicals of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Evening and Morning Star, vols. 1—2 (1832–1834). LDS Messenger and Advocate, vols. 1–3 (1834–1836). Elders’ Journal, vol. 1 (1837–1838). Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Library, 1960. Microfilm, FHL. Indexed in the Early Church Information File.

————. “Kirtland and Nauvoo Manuscripts, 1832–1845.” Typescripts, LDS Church Archives and L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Typescripts of the Kirtland Council Minute Book (1832–37), typescripts of the minute books of the High Council in Nauvoo, Illinois (1840–45), and other early LDS Church sources.

————. “Kirtland Council Minute Book, 1832–1837.” Typescript, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Typed copy (by Lyndon W. Cook at the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University) of the minutes of the Kirtland Council of the Church of the Latter Day Saints. Priesthood ordinations, minutes of conference meetings, elections of elders, complaints, minutes of the high council, minutes of various priesthood meetings, and other meeting business. Covers the time period from 3 December 1832 to 27 November 1837. Typescript personal name index included in back of the volume at Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. The original Kirtland Council Minute Book is housed in the LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City.

————. The Newel K. Whitney Store. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1981.

Coe, Truman. “Mormonism.” Cincinnati Journal and Western Luminary, 25 August 1835, 4.

Includes a history of the conditions in Kirtland during the construction of the Kirtland Temple.

Collacott, Margaret Oliver, comp. Index for History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio. Mentor, Ohio: Lake County Historical Society, 1964. Microfilm, FHL. See History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio.

————. comp. “Names of Women Who were Born in Lake County, Ohio, or Who Came to it Prior to 1840.” 1960. Typescript, Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio.

Collier, Fred Clinton, and William S. Harwell, eds. Kirtland Council Minute Book. See Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, High Council (Kirtland, Ohio).

Commercial Survey Company. Official Street Atlas of Lake and Geauga Counties. Cleveland: Commercial Survey, 1997.

Congregational Church (Kirtland, Ohio). Subscription List for Meeting House, January 23, 1832. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

Conkling, J . Christopher. A Joseph Smith Chronology. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1979.

A chronology of LDS Church history and Joseph Smith history. Includes a useful bibliography.

Cook, Lyndon W. “The Apostle Peter and the Kirtland Temple.” BYU Studies 15 (Summer 1975): 550–52.

————. The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1985.

Cook, Lyndon W , and Milton V. Backman Jr., eds. Kirtland Elders’ Quorum Record, 1836–1841. Distinctive Mormon Documents Series. Provo, Utah: Grandin Book, 1985. Transcriptions of minutes of meetings of the Kirtland elders quorum, 1836–41. Most meetings of the elders quorum were held in the Kirtland Temple. Includes biographical sketches; and name and subject indexes. Indexed in the Early Church Information File.

Corrill, John. A Brief History of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints. St. Louis, Mo.: n.p. 1839.

Cottrell, Mrs. Sanford. “A History of the Kirtland Grange.” N.p., n.d.

Cowan, Richard O. “The Great Temple of the New Jerusalem.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Missouri. Ed. Arnold K. Garr and Clark V. Johnson. Provo, Utah: Department of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1994, 137–54.

————. “History of Latter-day Saint Temples from 1831 to 1990.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism. Ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. New York: Macmillan, 1992, 4:1450–55.

————. “The House of the Lord in Kirtland: A ‘Preliminary’ Temple.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio. Ed. Milton V. Backman Jr. Provo, Utah: Department of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1990, 105–22.

————. Temples to Dot the Earth. Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort Incorporated, 1997.

Includes a chapter on the Kirtland Temple and temple worship.

Cowdery, Oliver. Oliver Cowdery’s Docket: Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio, June 14, 1837 to September 15, 1837. Transcribed from microfilm by David R. Benard. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, J . Reuben Clark Law School, 1989. Original docket book in possession of Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

————. A Reproduction of a Series of Letters Written by Oliver Cowdery. Monongahela, Pa.: Church of Jesus Christ, 1933. Letters reproduced from the L.D.S. Messenger and Advocate, published at Kirtland, Ohio, 1834–35.

Cowdery, Warren. “Anniversary of the Church.” Messenger and Advocate, April 1847, 488.

Crary, Christopher Gore. “Frontier Living Conditions in Kirtland.” In Ohio’s Western Reserve: A Regional Reader. Ed. Harry F. Lupoid, and Gladys Haddad. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1988, 71–75.

————. Pioneer and Personal Reminiscences. Marshalltown, Iowa: Marshall Printing, 1893; Cleveland: Micro Photo, Inc., 1967; Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1980. Microfilm, FHL. Online: www.rootsweb.com/^ohlake/history/index.html. A description of pioneer life in nineteenth-century Kirtland (and adjoining towns); Lake County, Ohio, local history and family history, including Latter-day Saint Church history and Mormon activities in Kirtland. A copy of this work at the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio, contains manuscript notes, newspaper clippings, and handwritten and typed indexes. WRHS cover title reads “Kirtland: Personal and Pioneer Reminiscences.”

Crary, Marion A. “A Brief History of the Congregational Church of Kirtland, Ohio.” In The Old South Church Congregational of Kirtland, Ohio. N.p., n.d., 4–22.

 

Crawley, Peter. “A Bibliography of T h e Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New York, Ohio, and Missouri.” BYU Studies 12 (Summer 1972): 465–537.

Descriptions of early nineteenth-century newspapers, and other works, published by the LDS Church in Kirtland, Ohio, and elsewhere, and other accounts concerning the Mormon Church published by others.

————. A Descriptive Bibliography of the Mormon Church, Volume One, 1830–1847. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1997.

————, and Richard L. Anderson. “The Political and Social Realities of Zion’s Camp.” BYU Studies 14 (Summer 1974): 406–20.

Cummings, Robert L. “Kirtland Camp.” BYU Graduate Religion 541 Paper, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1965.

Curtis, George M. “Jared Potter Kirtland, M.D.: ‘The Sage of Rockport,’ November 10, 1793–December 18, 1877.” The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly [Ohio History] 50 (October–December 1941): 326–37.

Dahl, Larry E., and Charles D . Tate Jr., eds. The Lectures on Faith in Historical Perspective. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, 1990.

Daniels, Jack. Oral Histories of Riverside School, Kirtland Township Schools. Concord, Ohio: Lake Metroparks, 1990.

Daughters of the American Revolution. Childs Taylor Chapter. “Geauga County Early Marriage Records, 1805–1865.” Typescript, State Library of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

————. John Reily Chapter (Hamilton, Ohio). “Wills from Butler, Fulton, and Lake Counties, Ohio.” Typescript, DAR Library, Washington, D C . Microfilm, FHL.

Includes abstracts of wills from Lake County, Ohio, 1852–54.

————. New Connecticut Chapter. “Cemetery Inscriptions, Lake County, Ohio,” comp. A. E. Sherman. Typescript. State Library o f Ohio, Columbus; D A R Library, Washington, D C . Microfilm, FHL.

Includes transcriptions of tombstones from the Kirtland Temple cemetery.

————. New Connecticut Chapter. “Index, Geauga County, Ohio Cemetery Inscriptions.” Typescript, DAR Library, Washington, D C . Microfilm, FHL.

————. New Connecticut Chapter. “Lake County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840–1865.” 2 vols. Typescript, Morley Library, Painesville, Ohio; State Library o f Ohio, Columbus; and Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

————. New Connecticut Chapter. “The Land Around You: A Story of Lake County from Indians to Industry.” N.p. [1936]. Typescript, Morley Library, Painesville, Ohio.

————. New Connecticut Chapter. “Marriage Records, 1808–1865.” [Lake, Licking, and Logan Counties, Ohio]. Typescript, State Library of Ohio, Columbus. Microfilm, FHL.

————. New Connecticut Chapter. “A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Lake County, Ohio, with a Partial List of those in Geauga County.” Painesville, Ohio: New Connecticut Chapter, DAR, 1901. Microfilm, FHL.

————. New Connecticut Chapter. Soldiers and Widows of the American Revolution Who Lived in Lake County, Ohio. By Mildred E. Hoyes Steed. Mentor, Ohio: Lakeland Community College, 1985.

————. New Connecticut Chapter. “Tombstone Inscriptions, Lake County, Ohio.” Painesville, Ohio. Typescript, State Library of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

————, comp. “Historical Material.” Copied by Gertrude Landphair Buell, 1973. Typescript, Morley Library, Painesville, Ohio.

Local history of early Geauga and Lake counties, including Kirtland.

Daughters of Utah Pioneers. See International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

Davis, Harold E. “Religion in the Western Reserve, 1800–1825: Distinctive Character of Western Reserve Religion.” Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 38 (July 1929): 475–501.

Davis, Mrs. Howard. “Early Marriages in Geauga County, Ohio, Arranged by Township.” Typescript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland. Microfilm, FHL.

Davis, Inez Smith. The Story of the Church: A History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and of Its Legal Successor, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1985.

Davis, S. A. “Kirtland—Mormonism.” Messenger and Advocate, April 1837, 490–91.

Deceased Members Cards (also known as RLDS Deceased Files). Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri.

This card file provided much of the information for Susan Easton Black, comp., Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6 vols. (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993).

Deseret Morning News. 2004 Church Almanac. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 2004.

Devore, Luther R. Kirtland and the Temple. [Lamoni, Iowa]: n.p., 1900.

Dewey, William S. “The Demise of a Mormon Bank.” The Numismatist 101 (November 1988): 1921–24.

The Doctrine and Covenants of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1981. Also available online at www.lds.org and as a CD-ROM.

See the sections pertaining to Kirtland and Hiram, Ohio, especially D & C 109 (prayer offered by Joseph Smith Jr. at the dedication of the Kirtland Temple) and D & C 110 (heavenly messengers appear to Joseph Smith Jr. and Oliver Cowdery in a vision in the Kirtland Temple). See Smith, Joseph Jr., et al., comps. Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of the Latter Day Saints.

Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God. Kirtland, Ohio: Frederick G. Williams, 1835. Reprint. Independence, Mo.: Herald House, 1971.

Downes, Randolph Chandler. History of Lake Shore, Ohio. N.p., 1952.

The Mormons at Kirtland are discussed on pages 496–99.

Dudley, Dean A. “Bank Born of Revelation: The Kirtland Safety Society Anti-Banking Company.” Journal of Economic History (December 1970): 848–53.

Earley, Pete. Prophet of Death: The Mormon Blood-Atonement Killings. New York: Avon Books [Morrow], 1991; Bridgewater, N . J.: Replica Books, 1991.

The story of Jeffrey Lundgren (former member of the RLDS Church), his followers, and the “Mormon Cult Murders” in Kirtland, Ohio. Includes bibliographical references.

————. Prophet of Death: The Mormon Blood-Atonement Killings. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. Two sound cassettes. Read by Victor Garber, abridged.

Early Church Information File.

An alphabetical card index, known as ECIF, of names of numerous early members of the LDS Church dating from the 1830s to the mid-twentieth century, including many Kirtland residents. Sources indexed include LDS Church records; journals; biographies; cemetery records; immigration records; Church Chronology; Kirtland Elder’s Quorum Record, 1836–41; Kirtland Heritage Collection; LDS Biographical Encyclopedia; Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah; temple records; and many others. For a list of works indexed, see “Preliminary Bibliography of Works Indexed in the Early Church Information File,” typescript in LDS Research reference notebook at FHL. Available on microfilm at Brigham Young University and the Family History Library.

“Early Days of Mormonism.” Lake Shore Sketches, Johnsons-Lake Shore Magazine, January 1883.

“Early Lake County, Ohio, Settlers.” Ohio Records & Pioneer Families (Ohio Genealogical Society) 15 (1974): 13.

Brief biographical sketches of Kirtland Township and Lake County, Ohio, residents, including Christopher Crary.

Edmunds, John K. Through Temple Doors. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1978.

Edwards, F. Henry. The History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1969.

Edwards, Paul M. Our Legacy of Faith: A Brief History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1991.

Ehat, Andrew F, and Lyndon W. Cook, comps. The Words of Joseph Smith: The Contemporary Accounts of the Nauvoo Discourses of the Prophet Joseph. Orem, Utah: Grandin Book, 1991.

1857 Landowners’ Maps, Geauga & Lake Counties, Ohio [Outline Map of Lake and Geauga Counties, Ohio]. N.p., n.d. Indexed by Geauga County Genealogical Society and Lake County Genealogical Society.

1833 Citizens of Geauga County, Ohio. N.p., 1833.

Report to the 23rd U.S. Congress, Document Number 452. Indexed.

Elders’ Licenses Issued at Kirtland, 1836–1838. Microfilm, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Embry, Jessie L. “Historic Buildings and Preservation: LDS and RLDS Traditions.” The John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 19 (1999): 95–110.

Enders, Donald L. “Recreating Kirtland’s Physical Past: How Well Did We Do?” Journal of Mormon History 30 (Spring 2004): 128–39.

Ensign. January 1979. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1979.

Special issue on the Kirtland period in LDS Church history.

Erekson, Keith A., and Lloyd D. Newell. “The Conversion of Artemus Millet and His Call to Kirtland.” BYU Studies 41 (2002): 76–115.

A well-documented biographical and genealogical account of Artemus Millet (born 11 September 1790, Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., N.H.), his life in Kirtland, Ohio, and his work on the Kirtland Temple.

Esplin, Ronald Kent. “The Emergence of Brigham Young and the Twelve to Mormon Leadership, 1830–1841.” PhD diss., Brigham Young University, 1981.

Includes references to Kirtland and early LDS Church history.

Esshom, Frank Elwood. Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah. 2 vols. 1913. Reprint. Salt Lake City: Western Epics, 1966. Microfilm, FHL.

Brief biographical sketches and portraits of many early settlers in Utah—many individuals were born in Kirtland, Ohio, or resided in northeastern Ohio for a time. Indexed in Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah Index (microfilm FHL ) . Included as part of Ancestry’s LDS FamilyHistory Suite 2 (Ancestry, 1998), CD-ROM, and The Pioneer Heritage CD-ROM (Orem, Utah: Ancestry, 1998). 1913 edition online at Ancestry.com, “Utah Pioneers and Prominent Men” database (www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/2031 .htm).

Extracts from a Brief History of the Congregational Church of Kirtland, Ohio. Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio.

Fales, Susan L. Addendum to Mormons and Mormonism in U.S. Government Documents: A Bibliography. Provo, Utah: n.p. 1989.

Fales, Susan L., and Chad J. Flake, comps. Mormons and Mormonism in U.S. Government Documents: A Bibliography. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1989.

Faulring, Barbara J . “Kirtland Revelation Book.” N.p., 1981.

Faulring, Scott H., ed. An American Prophets Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1989.

Published by arrangement with the Joseph Smith Family Association along with the Smith Research Associates. Includes bibliographical references and an index.

Fay, Maxwell. Index to Lake County History. Fort Wayne, Ind.: Allen County Public Library, 1989.

Ferriss, E. J . History of the Little Mountain from 1810 to 1887. Painesville, Ohio: Painesville Advertiser, 1887. Microfilm, FHL.

History of Little Mountain, Ohio. Separately printed index added.

Fielding, Robert Kent. “The Growth of the Mormon Church in Kirtland, Ohio.” PhD diss., Indiana University, 1957; Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1979. Microfilm, FHL. Explains the organization and growth of the LDS Church in Kirtland, Ohio. Includes bibliographical references.

————. “The Mormon Economy in Kirtland, Ohio.” Utah Historical Quarterly 27 (October 1959): 331–56.

A historical look at the economy of Kirtland, Ohio; illustrated.

Taken from the authors dissertation, “The Growth of the Mormon Church in Kirtland, Ohio” (PhD diss., Indiana University, 1957).

Fields, Clarence L. “History of the Kirtland Temple.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1963.

“Finding the Posterity is Kirtland’s New Challenge.” Ensign, December 1982, 68–69.

Describes the “Finding the Posterity” program, which is designed to bring descendants of early Kirtland Saints into contact with the Church.

Flake, Chad J . , and Larry W. Draper, eds. A Mormon Bibliography, 1830–1930. 2 vols. 2nd ed. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004.

The major bibliography of Mormon literature published between 1830 and 1930. The revised and enlarged edition identifies more sources, including published U.S. government documents and state and county histories.

————, eds. A Mormon Bibliography, 1830–1930: Books, Pamphlets, Periodicals, and Broadsides Relating to the First Century of Mormonism. Comp. Richard Martinez. [Utah]: Richard Martinez, 1983.

————, eds. A Mormon Bibliography, 1830—1930: Books, Pamphlets, Periodicals, and Broadsides Relating to the First Century of Mormonism. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1978.

————. “Mormon Bibliography, 1977.” BYU Studies 18 (Summer 1978): 570–84.

————. “Mormon Bibliography, 1978.” BYUStudies 20 (Fall 1979): 111–22.

————. “Mormon Bibliography, 1979.” BYU Studies 20 (Summer 1980): 417–30.

————, comps. A Mormon Bibliography, 1830–1930: Indexes to a Mormon Bibliography and Ten Year Supplement. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1992.

————, comps. A Mormon Bibliography, 1830–1930: Ten Year Supplement. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1989.

————. “The Newell [sic] K. Whitney Collection.” BYU Studies 11 (Summer 1971): 322–28.

Flake, Lawrence Read. Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001.

An updated version of the author’s Mighty Men of Zion (1974).

————. “A Shaker View of a Mormon Mission.” BYU Studies 20 (Fall 1979): 94–99.

Ford, Margaret O. “Early Marriages in Geauga County.” Typescript, Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

Includes names of early Mormons married in Geauga County.

Fowles, B. Copy of Typescript Letter to the Postmaster at Kirtland, Ohio, with Some Reminiscences of Joseph Smith and the Mormon Temple at Kirtland. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

A description of the Mormons in Kirtland, Ohio, with brief sketches of Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and Brigham Young.

Frary, I. T. Early Homes of Ohio. 1936. Reprint. New York: Dover Publications, 1970.

Includes a discussion of the Kirtland Temple, pages 188–93, along with public buildings, courthouses, and taverns in the Western Reserve in northeastern Ohio.

————. “Mormonism’s First Temple.” The American Antiques Journal (October 1947): 7–10.

Fullness of Times: The Tents of Kirtland. Cassette, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Galbreath, C. B. (Charles Burleigh). Kirtland and the Mormons. In History of Ohio, 1928, 452–53.

Garber, D. W. “Richland Mormons Meet Tragedy.” The Report (Ohio Genealogical Society) (May 1962): 1–2.

Garr, Arnold K., Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard O. Cowan, eds. Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000.

Garrett, H. Dean. “The Coming Forth of the Doctrine and Covenants.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio. Ed. Milton V. Backman Jr. Provo, Utah: Department of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1990, 89–103.

Geauga and Lake County Genealogical Society, comp. 1857 Landowners’ Map of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio. Reprint. Chardon, Ohio: Geauga County Genealogical Society, 1985, and Painesville, Ohio: Lake County Genealogical Society, 1985.

Includes some township histories and town directories.

Indexed.

Geauga County Historical and Memorial Society. Pioneer and General History of Geauga County, with Sketches of Some of the Pioneers and Prominent Men. 1880. Reprint. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic Inc., 1973. Reprint in 2 vols. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1994. Microfilm, FHL.

History of Geauga County, Ohio; township histories; biographical sketches and lists o f early residents; military rosters; historical events and history of churches, including history of the Mormons in Geauga County. Reprint edition includes name index.

Geauga County (Ohio). Justice of the Peace. Docket Book of Benjamin Morse, Justice of the Peace in Geauga and Trumbull Counties, Ohio, 1805–1809. Cleveland: Western Reserve Historical Society, 1984.

Genealogical Data Relating to Women in the Western Reserve before 1840 (1850). See Western Reserve Historical Society. Library.

General Church Recorder. The Conference Minutes and Record Book of Christ’s Church of Latter-day Saints, 1838–1839, 1844. Typescript and microfilm, LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Minutes of conferences and other meetings held by Church councils in Kirtland and elsewhere.

Gentry, Leland Homer. “What of the Lectures on Faith?” BYU Studies 19 (Fall 1978): 5–19.

George, Milton C. “Kirtland: Visions and Debts.” In “The Settlement of the Connecticut Western Reserve of Ohio, 1796–1850. “ Department of Geography, University of Michigan, n.d. Typescript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Gilbert and Whitney Store Day Book, 1836–37. Manuscript, Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri.

Includes orders from Joseph Smith Jr., Brigham Young, Oliver Cowdery, John Whitmer, Sidney Rigdon, and others.

Glaser, Lynn. “Mormons Anti-Bank.” Numismatic News (January 1, 1968): 6, 8.

Godfrey, Kenneth W., Audrey M. Godfrey, and Jill Mulvay Derr. Women’s Voices: An Untold History of the Latter-day Saints, 1830–1900. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1982.

Goldsmith, Lucia A. “Sidney Rigdon, the First Mormon Elder.” Painesville, Ohio, n.d. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Discusses Sidney Rigdon’s preaching and baptizing in Kirtland, Ohio.

Goodyear, Imogene. “The Legacy of Early Latter-day Saint Women: A Feminist Critique.” John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 10 (1990): 21–23.

Goulder, Grace. “New Chapter in Kirtland Story.” The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), 13 September 1959.

Grandstaff, Mark R. “The Impact of the Mormon Migration on the Community of Kirtland, Ohio, 1830–1839.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1984. Online, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

A study of Mormon migration to Kirtland, Ohio, and migration patterns. Electronic version available online from BYU’s online catalog.

————. “Marriage Patterns of the Mormon Community at Kirtland, Ohio, 1830–1838.” L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Grandstaff, Mark R., and Milton V. Backman Jr. “The Social Origins of the Kirtland Mormons.” BYU Studies 30 (Spring 1990): 47–66.

Green, Kenneth T. “We Remember Kirtland Temple.” Saints Herald, 24 March 1958, 6, 7.

Griffen, Jane G., ed. Here Is Lake County, Ohio. Cleveland: Howard Allen, 1964.

Griffin, Linda French. Building Kirtland Temple. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1985.

Griffiths, Gomer T. “Reminiscences of Kirtland Temple.” Saints Herald, 4 June 1935, 715–16, 723–24, 734.

Grosvenor, Jeannette. Card File of Geauga County, Ohio, Cemetery Inscriptions, ca. 1800–1983. Card file in Chardon Public Library, Chardon, Ohio. Indexed by township, cemetery, lot or row, and stone number. Microfilm, FHL.

————. Card File of Geauga County, Ohio, Marriages, 1806–1920. Microfilm, FHL.

————. Card File to Geauga County Obituaries, ca. 1800–1900: Necrology File. Microfilm, FHL.

An index to obituaries from various newspapers published in Geauga County, Ohio.

————. Card File to Geauga County Ohio Genealogical Society Membership File. Microfilm, FHL.

————. Card Indexes. Chardon Public Library, Chardon, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

• Geauga County, Ohio Births, 1867–1908

• Geauga County, Ohio Deaths, 1867–1908

• Geauga County, Ohio Marriages, 1806–1920

• Geauga County, Ohio Probate Court Correspondence, ca. 1800–1900

• Geauga County, Ohio Probate Records, ca. 1800–1900

• Geauga County, Ohio Wills, 1853–1955

————. Index to 147 Rolls of Microfilm of Probate Records of Geauga County, Ohio, 1805–1917. Chardon, Ohio: Geauga County Genealogical Society, 1989.

Index shows name of person, type of record, and probate file number, year, and FHL microfilm number.

————. The Raccoon Brigade: Soldiers of the Revolution in Geauga County, Ohio. Cullman, Ala.: Gregath, 1990.

Grosvenor, Jeannette, and Violet Warren, comps. “Family Group Records of Persons Associated with Geauga County, Ohio.” Typescript, Chardon Public Library, Chardon, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

Families are arranged on family group records alphabetically within each Geauga County township; includes some newspaper clippings.

————, comps. “Interments in Geauga County, Ohio.” Typescript, Chardon Public Library, Chardon, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL. See also Violet Warren and Jeannette Grosvenor, A Monumental Work: Inscriptions and Interments in Geauga County, Ohio through 1983 (Evansville, Ind.: Whipporwill Publications, 1985).

Hadden, Etta Hobart, comp. Hadden Scrapbook. Microfilm, FHL.

Newspaper clippings about Ohio, Mormons, and the Hadden family. Indexed in the Early Church Information File.

Ham, Wayne, ed. Publish Glad Tidings: Readings in Early Latter Day Saint Sources. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1970.

Interpretations of Church history written by an RLDS Church member, including early Kirtland history. Discusses the historical significance o f and includes extracts from The Evening and the Morning Star, Latter Day Saints’Messenger and Advocate, Elders’ Journal of the Church of Latter Day Saints, Times and Seasons, and early Conference Reports. Illustrated. See the “Periodicals, Newsletters, and Newspapers” section later in this volume.

Hamilton, C. Mark. Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture and City Planning. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Includes a brief illustrated history of the Kirtland period in LDS Church history and a history of the Kirtland Temple, 1833–36.

Harper, Steven C. “Pentecost Continued: A Contemporaneous Account of the Kirtland Temple Dedication.” BYU Studies 42 (2003): 4–22.

Hartley, William G. “Newel and Lydia Bailey Knights Kirtland Love Story and Historic Wedding.” BYU Studies 39 (2000): 6–22.

Hatcher, Harlan Henthorne. The Western Reserve: The Story of New Connecticut in Ohio. Rev. ed. 1949. Reprint. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1991.

See especially chapter 12, “The Mormons at Kirtland.” Useful as a history of the Western Reserve in northeastern Ohio. Includes an early photograph of the Kirtland Temple.

Hawkins, Chad S. The First 100 Temples. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2001.

A history of LDS temples, beginning with the Kirtland Temple, now owned by the Community of Christ. Illustrated with sketches and maps.

Hawley, Emma W. Boutelle. “Cemetery Records of Lake County, Ohio: Kirtland, Old Angel Farm, & Burial Grounds Near Brown’s Corners in Kirtland, and Willoughby Cemetery in Wycliffe; and a Small Cemetery in Kirtland Township.” N.p., n.d. Typescript, Microfilm, FHL.

————, comp. “Western Reserve Marriages, Geauga County, Ohio, 1805–1824.” Cleveland, n.d. Typescript. Microfilm, FHL.

Hayden, Amos Sutton. Early History of the Disciples in the Western Reserve, Ohio. Cincinnati: Chase & Hall, 1876. New York: Arono Press, 1972.

Hedlin, Edie. “Ohio Mormon Church Records Kept in Utah and Missouri Reveal Interesting History.” Ohio Archivist 5 (Spring 1974): 4–5.

Henry, Frederick A. Captain Henry of Geauga: A Family Chronicle. Cleveland: Gates Press, 1942.

Includes a discussion of the Mormons at Kirtland.

Higdon, Barbara Joan McFarlane. “The Role of Preaching in the Early Latter Day Saint Church, 1830–1846.” PhD diss., University of Missouri, 1961.

Hill, Donna. Joseph Smith: The First Mormon. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1977.

Includes Mormons and Mormonism in Ohio, 129–220.

Hill, Gordon Orville. “A History of Kirtland Camp: Its Initial Purpose and Notable Accomplishments.” Masters thesis, Brigham Young University, 1975.

Hill, Marvin Sidney. “Cultural Crisis in the Mormon Kingdom: A Reconsideration of the Causes of Kirtland Dissent.” Church History 49 (September 1980): 286–97.

————. “The Kirtland Economy Revisited: A Market Critique of Sectarian Economics.” BYU Studies 17 (Summer 1977): 391–475.

————. Quest for Refuge: The Mormon Flight from American Pluralism. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1989.

Hill, Marvin Sidney, C . Keith Rooker, and Larry T. Wimmer. The Kirtland Economy Revisited: A Market Critique of Sectarian Economics. Studies in Mormon History, vol. 3. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1977.

A scholarly study of the early economy in Kirtland, Ohio; illustrated and includes a bibliography.

Hill, Marvin Sidney, Larry T. Wimmer, and C. Keith Rooker. “Tables on Kirtland Economy.” Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1975.

Hillis, L. B . , comp. Lake County Illustrated: Historical, Biographical, and Statistical, the County as It Is Today. Painesville, Ohio: Herald Printing, 1912.

An early illustrated history of Lake County, Ohio. Includes biographies, portraits, and pictures of residences. See especially the map of Lake County, Ohio.

Hillman, Silas. Autobiography and Financial Records, 1866–1875. Manuscript, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Hillman was an early convert to the LDS Church and lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Utah.

Hinckley, Gordon B. Truth Restored: A Short History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1947. {What of the Mormons?) Reprint. Salt Lake City, 1979.

Includes a history of the LDS Church in Kirtland, Ohio.

Historic American Buildings Survey. District 22, Northern Ohio, William A. Bohnard, Project 25, Kirtland Temple, April 1934. Typescript, Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio.

————. Historic American Buildings Survey, No. 6, Kirtland Temple, Kirtland, Ohio (Mormon). Brecksville, Ohio: The Congregational Church. In the Alfred Mewett Papers, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

————. Kirtland Temple (Mormon), Kirtland, Lake County. The Congregational Church, Brecksville, Ohio. Historic American Buildings Survey, No. 6, 177–88, n.d. Illustrated. In Alfred Mewett Papers. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

————. “Kirtland Temple (Mormon), Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio.” Architectural Forum 64 (March 1936): 177–83.

Historic Mormon Country: Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio. New York: Eastern States Mission, 1966.

Historical Records Survey (Ohio). Inventory of the County Archives of Ohio: Geauga County. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Historical Records Survey Project, 1942. Microfiche, FHL.

An inventory of Geauga County, Ohio, records—records of the County Recorder, Clerk of Courts, Probate Court, and other local government records.

————. Inventory of the County Archives of Ohio: Lake County. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Historical Records Survey Project, 1941.

Also available online at www.rootsweb.com/-ohlake/history/ lcsketch.html.

An inventory of Lake County, Ohio, local government records.

History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men. 1878. Reprint. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, Inc., 1973. Microfilm, FHL.

A history of Geauga County and Lake County, Ohio, with biographical sketches (mostly prepared by A. G. Riddle). Kirtland Township history, pages 246–48; Kirtland Township map, Range 9, Township 9, map plate 47. Reprint edition includes every name index. See also Index for History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio, comp. Margaret Oliver Collacott (Mentor, Ohio: Lake County Historical Society, 1964).

The History of Ohio: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1856–1954.

Hitchcock, Mrs. Bobbie. Your Lake County Tour: The House of the Lord. Painesville, Ohio: Citizens Savings & Loan, 1973.

Hitchcock, Elizabeth G. “Grandison Newell: A Born Trader.” Historical Society Quarterly (Lake County Ohio) 10 (May 1968): 1–2.

Includes references to Kirtland.

Hitchcock, Mrs. Peter S. [Elizabeth Gaddis] “Joseph Smith and the Kirtland Temple.” The Lake County Historical Society Quarterly [The Historical Society Quarterly, Lake County, Ohio] 7 (November 1965): 127–32 [1–4].

Hitchings, Benjamin G. A Land Use History of Penitentiary Glen Reservation. N.p., 1993.

Includes a history of the Mormon settlement at Kirtland, maps, and a chronology of property ownership.

Hodgson, Traci. Renegotiating Gender: Religious Order on the Western Reserve of Ohio, 1800–1830. American Society of Church History Papers. Portland, Oregon: Theological Research Exchange Network, 1997. Microfiche.

Holbrook, Alfred. Reminiscences of the Happy Life of a Teacher. Cincinnati: Elm Street Printing, 1885.

Discusses Mormons in Kirtland in 1837, at which time the author was in Kirtland.

Holmes, Charles A. Papers, 1837–1853. Manuscript, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio.

Letters to C. A. Holmes of Kirtland Mills and Columbus, Ohio. Includes references to Mormons in Kirtland, Ohio.

The Holy Scriptures, Inspired Version: Containing the Old and New Testaments. Trans. Joseph Smith Jr. Independence, Mo.: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Herald Publishing House, 1991.

Holy Scriptures of the Restoration: The Record of God’s Encounter with People. Independence, Mo.: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Herald Publishing House, 1993.

Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel, and T. Jeffery Cottle. Old Mormon Kirtland and Missouri: Historic Photographs and Guide. Santa Ana, Calif: Fieldbrook Productions, 1991.

A scholarly photographic essay of LDS Church historic sites in Kirtland, Ohio, and Missouri. Includes historical background, pictures of the Kirtland Temple, and bibliographical references.

“The House of God.” Messenger and Advocate, July 1835, 147–48.

“The House of the Lord.” Messenger and Advocate, October 1835, 207.

Howard, Richard P. The Church through the Years. 2 vols. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1992.

Volume 1 covers RLDS Church beginnings to 1860; volume 2, The Reorganization Comes of Age, 1860–1992. See also Inez Smith Davis, The Story of the Church: A History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and of Its Legal Successor, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1985); E Henry Edwards, The History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1969); and Paul M. Edwards, Our Legacy of Faith: A Brief History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1991).

————, ed. The Memoirs of President Joseph Smith (1832–1914). Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1979.

Howe, Eber D. “Autobiography and Recollections of a Pioneer Printer: Together with Sketches of the War of 1812 of the Niagara Frontier.” [Painesville, Ohio: Telegraph Steam Printing House, 1978].

Mormons and Mormonism mentioned on pages 44–46.

 

————. History of Mormonism. Painesville, Ohio: E. D. Howe, 1840.

Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of Ohio: Containing a Collection of the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc., Relating to Its General and Local History. Cincinnati: Bradley & Anthony, 1849.

For early Mormon history, see pages 282–87. Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake counties are available online at www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/fulltext/oh1849.

————. Historical Collections of Ohio in Two Volumes. Ohio Centennial Edition. 2 vols. Cincinnati: State of Ohio, 1904.

Howells, William Dean. Stories of Ohio. New York: American Book Company, 1897.

Huber, Donald L. “The Prophet Joseph in Ohio.” Timeline (Ohio Historical Society) 16 (November–December 1999): 2–17.

Huntington, C. C. “A History of Banking and Currency in Ohio before the Civil War.” Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications 24 (1915): 235–539.

Huntington, Ray L., and Keith J. Wilson. “From Kirtland, Ohio, to Far West, Missouri: Following the Trail of the Mormon Mummies.” Religious Educator 2, no. 1 (2001): 94–103.

Huntington, William. Diaries of William Huntington. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Library, 1952–53.

Hyde, Myrtle Stevens. Orson Hyde Genealogy. Ogden, Utah: n.p. 1997.

————. Orson Hyde: The Olive Branch of Israel. Salt Lake City: Agreka Books, 2000.

Includes a history of the Kirtland period during the 1830s and the Kirtland Temple. A well-documented biography.

Index, Chardon Road Cemetery, Kirtland Township, Lake County, Ohio. Typescript, Kirtland Public Library, Kirdand, Ohio.

“Index for History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men.” Mentor, Ohio: Lake County Historical Society, 1964. Typescript.

An Index of Soldiers o f the War of 1812 Buried in Northeastern Ohio. Card file index available at the Western Reserve Historical Society Library, Cleveland, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL. An index of War of 1812 soldiers buried in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake counties, Ohio.

Index, South Kirtland Cemetery, Kirtland Township, Lake County, Ohio. Typescript, Kirtland Public Library, Kirtland, Ohio.

Index, Sperry Farm Cemetery, Kirtland Township, Lake County, Ohio. Typescript, Kirtland Public Library, Kirtland, Ohio.

Index, Temple Cemetery, Kirtland Township, Lake County, Ohio. Typescript, Kirtland Public Library, Kirtland, Ohio.

Index to Biographical History of Northeastern Ohio, Embracing the Counties of Ashtabula, Geauga, and Lake. Geneva, Ohio: Ashtabula County Genealogical Society, 2002.

Index to Elders’ Journal, Vol. 1, 1837–1838. See Brigham Young University. Library.

Index to Evening and Morning Star (Volumes 1–2, Kirtland, Ohio, 1832–34). See Brigham Young University. Library.

Index to Geauga County Tax Duplicates, 1810–1850. Chardon Public Library, Chardon, Ohio.

Three-by-five-inch card index available at the Chardon Public Library. Indexes early Kirtland residents. Shows name of person, year taxed, township name, and book and page numbers. Examples of persons taxed include Joseph Smith Sr., Joseph Smith Jr., and Newel K. Whitney. The 1826 Personal Property Tax Duplicate for Geauga County includes a column for the person’s signature and remarks (including the area that is now in Lake County).

Index to Kirtland Assessor’s Books, 1894–1902. Indexed and typed by Ruth Rhinehart, 1983. Typescript, Morley Library, Painesville, Ohio.

Index to L.D.S. Messenger and Advocate, Vols. 1–3, 1834–1836. See Brigham Young University. Library.

Index to Missionary Record, 1830–1971. Microfilm, FHL.

Indexes LDS missionary registers from 1830 to 1959 and “setting apart forms,” 1960–71. Indexes full-time LDS Church missionaries by name; missionary registers contain additional genealogical details.

Index to Obituaries and Death Notices in the Painesville Telegraph (1822–30 April 1986), News-Herald (25 March 1986 to present), and Other Local Newspapers. See Morley Library, Painesville, Ohio. Obituary File.

Index to Plat Maps of Geauga County, Ohio, 1820 & 1830, Including Towns & Townships of Lake County. Chardon, Ohio: Chardon Public Library, 1995.

Indexes to First Periodicals of the Church ofJesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints: Evening and Morning Star, vols. 1–2 (1832–1834). LDS Messenger and Advocate, vols. 1–3 (1834–36). Elders’ Journal, vol. 1 (1837–38). See Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Brigham Young University. Library.

Inouye, Henry. An Illustrated History of the Latter Day Saints in Ohio. Independence, Mo.: H&H Enterprises, 2003.

International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude. 4 vols. [Salt Lake City]: The Society, [Publishers Press], 1998.

Many biographical sketches of early LDS Church women, some of whom resided in Kirtland and elsewhere in northeastern Ohio. Sketches were written by their descendants, and most include a portrait of the woman. Personal name index included in volume 4.

Inventory of the County Archives of Ohio. See Historical Records Survey (Ohio).

Irving, Gordon. “The Mormons and the Bible in the 1830s.” BYU Studies 13 (Summer 1973): 473–88.

Jacobson, Cecil B. “Our First Temple in the Eyes of the Architectural Historian.” Deseret News, 10 June 1933, 6, 8.

Jacobson, Wayne Allan. “A Prosopographical Study of the Zion’s Camp Marchers.” History 780 Research Paper, University of Utah, 1976.

James, Dorothy M. “The Charm of Ohio’s Early Churches.” Cleveland Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, 6 September 1936, 3–4.

This magazine article includes a photograph of the Kirtland Temple.

Jenkins, Warren. The Ohio Gazetteer and Travelers Guide. Rev. ed. Columbus: Isaac N. Whiting, 1839.

Includes a brief description of Kirtland on pages 199 and 248.

Jennings, Warren A. “The Army of Israel Marches into Missouri.” Missouri Historical Review 62 (Winter 1968): 107–35.

Jenson, Andrew, comp. Church Chronology: A Record of Important Events Pertaining to the History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1914. Especially useful for a study of the Kirtland period in LDS Church history.

————. Encyclopedic History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941.

Describes LDS Church branches, wards, stakes, and missions. For an index, see Index to Encyclopedic History (Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society, 1975). Included as part of Ancestry’s LDS FamilyHistory Suite 2 (Ancestry, 1998), CD-ROM.

————. Historical Record. 8 vols. Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson, 1881–89.

————“History of Kirtland.” Historical Record 5–8 (1882): 62–71.

 

————. Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia: A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 4 vols. 1901. Reprint. Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1936. Reprint. Salt Lake City: Western Epics, 1971.

Biographical sketches of early LDS Church members. Included as part of Ancestry’s LDS FamilyHistory Suite 2 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1998), CD-ROM. Available online at Ancestry.com

(www. ancestry, com/search/rectype/inddbs/2028.htm).

————, comp. LDS Church Chronology: A Record of Important Events Pertaining to the History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Orem, Utah: Quick and Easy Publishing, 2002.

A reprint of Andrew Jenson’s Church Chronology (1914), with revisions, page number changes, and title change.

Jessee, Dean C. “Joseph Smith and the Beginning of Mormon Record Keeping.” In The Prophet Joseph: Essays on the Life and Mission of Joseph Smith. Ed. Larry C. Porter and Susan Easton Black. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988, 138–60.

————.”The Kirtland Diary of Wilford Woodruff.” BYU Studies 12 (Summer 1972): 365–99.

————, ed. The Papers of Joseph Smith. 2 vols. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989–92.

Volume 1, autobiographical and historical writings; volume 2, Joseph Smith’s journal, 1832–42.

————, comp. Personal Writings of Joseph Smith. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1984. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 2002.

————. “The “Writing o f Joseph Smith’s History.” BYU Studies 11 (Summer 1971): 439–73.

Johnson, Homer Uri. “Lake Shore Sketches.” In Johnsons Lake Shore Home Magazine. Ashtabula, Ohio, 1883.

Discusses Mormons and Kirtland, Ohio: vol. 3, pages 17–22, “Early Days of Mormonism”; and “Kirtland, Ohio,” pages 290–96.

Johnson, Jeffery Ogden. “Preliminary Guide to Sources for Studies of Mormonism in Kirtland, Ohio, in the Church Archives, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” Salt Lake City: n.p., ca. 1980. Typescript.

Identifies account books, autobiographies, collections, diaries, journals, reminiscences, and other manuscript materials housed in the LDS Church Archives in Salt Lake City. Partially outdated.

————. Register of the Joseph Smith Collection in the Church Archives. Salt Lake City: Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1973.

Johnson, Pamela Call. Vaughn and Harmon Settlers of Northeast and Their Mormon Relatives. Shelley, Idaho: P. C. Johnson, 1993.

Journal History Card Index, available at the LDS Church History Library, covers the time period 1830–1972 and 1972 to ca. 1990. Microfilm, FHL. Index, DVD-ROM.

Includes many historical references to Kirtland, Ohio, and Kirtland Temple articles found in the Journal History of the Church (see below). Recent items since 1990 are in an electronic version in the Church History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Reference assistance is available to researchers.

Journal History of the Church. LDS Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Microfilm, FHL.

Daily events of the LDS Church, 1830 to the present. Includes events during the Kirtland time period. Contains newspaper clippings, pioneer rosters, biographies, and other historical items arranged chronologically by date. Personal name and subject index. DVD-ROM, 1830–31 December 1923.

Journal of Discourses. 26 vols. Liverpool, England: F. D . Richards, 1855–86; London, England: Latter-day Saints’ Book Depot, 1854–86. Microfilm, FHL.

Journals, Diaries, Biographies and Autobiographies of Some Early Mormons and Others “Who Knew Joseph Smith Jr. and/or His Contemporaries. Provo, Utah: Math Department, Brigham Young University, n.d.

Kearney, Gregory Michael. The Kirtland Temple: Its Origins and Legacy Within the Latter-day Saints’ Movement. Provo, Utah: Paper at Brigham Young University, 1982.

Kelley, Edmund Levi. Public Discussion of the Issues between the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Church of Christ (Disciples), Held in Kirtland, Ohio, Beginning February 12th and Closing March 8th, 1884. St. Louis, Mo.: Clark Braden, 1884; Lamoni, Iowa: Herald Publishing House, 1913.

Kelley, S. J . Brigham Young and Kirtland’s Mormon Temple. Manuscript, Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio.

Kelley, William H. “William H. Kelley Papers, 1863–1915.” N .p., n.d. Manuscript, Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri.

Kelley was involved with renovation of the Kirtland Temple; his papers during the period 1883 to ca. 1890 reflect his involvement with the Kirtland Temple.

Kelley, William H., and G. A. Blakeslee. “Report of Committee on Kirtland Temple.” The Saints’ Herald 30 (1 September 1883): 560–63.

Kelly, Brian, and Petrea Kelly. Latter-day Saint History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2000.

Biographical history of LDS Church presidents and an illustrated history of the Mormons in New York; Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; Utah; and elsewhere.

Kelly, Petrea Gillespie. A History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Volume 5: Dark Times in Ohio and Missouri. Ed. Brian K. Kelly. Research by Paul Thomas Smith. Salt Lake City: Covenant Recordings, 1985. 3 cassettes.

Includes a history of Kirtland and emigration from the city.

Kelly, Petrea Gillespie, and Brian Kelly. LDS Church History: The Kirtland Temple. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 1996. Videocassette.

LDS Church history video tour, including the Kirtland era.

Kemery, Carl, and Cynthia Turk, comp. Lake County, Ohio, Cemetery Locator Map Guide. Painesville, Ohio: Lake County Genealogical Society, 1999.

Includes a Kirtland Township Cemetery map and cemetery descriptions.

Kennedy, James Harrison. Early Days of Mormonism: Palmyra, Kirtland, and Nauvoo. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1888.

Kennedy, James Henry. “The Mormon Episode at Kirtland.” In Annals of the Early Settlers’ Association of Cuyahoga County. 4 (1901): 348–65.

Kidney, Walter C. Historic Buildings of Ohio. Pittsburgh, Pa.: Ober Park Associates, 1972.

See pages 10–15 for a description of the Kirtland Temple; includes bibliographical references. Part of Historic Buildings of America Series.

Kimball, Stanley Bucholz. Discovering Mormon Trails: New York to California, 1831–1868. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1979.

————. “The First Road West from New York to Kirtland, 1831.” Ensign, January 1979, 29–30.

Includes two maps showing migration routes of Mormons from New York to Kirtland in 1831.

————. “Sources on the History of the Mormons in Ohio, 1830–38.” BYU Studies 11 (Summer 1971): 524–40.

A brief survey of Kirtland historical sources and references to Mormons in Ohio. Partially outdated; much of the information in this book updates this article.

————. “Zion’s Camp March from Ohio to Missouri, 1834.” Ensign, April 1979, 45–49.

Kirkendall, Norma Anne. “Welcome to the House of the Lord.” N.p., n.d., 54–58. Morley Library, Painesville, Ohio.

Kirtland, 1837. Manuscript map, Kirtland Family History Center, Kirtland, Ohio. Research by Keith W. Perkins.

Kirtland Account Book, 1894. Kirtland Board o f Education, n.d.

Kirtland Camp. Constitution, 13 March 1838. LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah. Articles of government and signatures of subscribers.

————. Journal, March–October 1838. LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Account and minutes of meetings of the Kirtland Camp journey of Latter-day Saints who migrated from Kirtland, Ohio, to Far West, Missouri, under the direction of the First Council of the Seventy.

“Kirtland Conference Minutes.” Times and Seasons, 1 November 1841, 587–89.

Kirtland Council Minute Book, 1832–1837. LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kirtland Death Notices. 3 notebooks. Kirtland Public Library, Kirtland, Ohio.

Newspaper clippings of obituaries of Kirtland residents. Arranged alphabetically by surname.

Kirtland District Minutes, 1907–40. Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Manuscript, Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri.

Minutes of business meetings of the Kirtland District, RLDS Church.

Kirtland Elders’ Quorum Record, 1836–1841. See Cook, Lyndon W. and Milton V. Backman Jr., eds. Kirtland Elders’ Quorum Record, 1836–1841. Provo, Utah: Grandin Book, 1985.

Kirtland File. See Lake County Historical Society (Kirtland Hills, Ohio).

Kirtland Land and Tax Records, Kirtland Township. Also known as “Land Transactions of the Saints, Kirtland, Ohio, 1830s and 1840s.” Research by Keith W. Perkins and Lyle S. and Gladys A. Briggs. Manuscript notebooks at the Kirtland Family History Center, Kirtland, Ohio.

Arranged alphabetically by surname. Shows name of land owner, date, lot number, number of acres, name of person purchased from, cost, volume, and page numbers. Also, vertical file folders for each Kirtland resident at the Kirtland Family History Center. Contents of file folders: genealogies of Kirtland residents, copies of photographs, biographical details, copies of journals, bibliographies, autobiographies, priesthood information, copies of deeds, maps showing land ownership in the Kirtland area. This is one of the major collections for locating early Kirtland residents.

Kirtland Manuscripts in the Harold B. Lee Library. Provo, Utah: n.p., ca. 1980. L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

“Kirtland—Mormonism, and etc.” Messenger and Advocate, April 1837, 490–91.

Kirtland, Nancy. “Kirtland’s Old South Church: From Old to New Connecticut.” The Lake County Historical Society Quarterly 15 (August 1973), unpaged.

Kirtland Newspaper Clippings File. Kirtland Room, Kirtland Public Library, Kirtland, Ohio.

Current and retrospective newspaper articles regarding Kirtland.

Kirtland, Ohio. Article of Agreement between the Directors of District No. 17 in Kirtland Township, n.d. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Kirtland, Ohio. Congregational Church. Subscription List for Meeting House of the Congregational Church, Kirtland, Ohio, 23 January 1832. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

“Kirtland, Ohio, Court Records, 1838 to 1845.” Typescript. N.p., n.d. Microfilm, FHL.

Copied from records at Kirtland, Ohio, for Philo C. Wightman of Payson, Utah, in 1931. Contains warrants, bonds, warnings out, oaths of office, orders, and other court business. Includes names o f Mormon pioneers and records of pioneers.

Kirtland, Ohio, Elders Quorum, Kirtland, Ohio, 1836–1841. Manuscript, Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri.

Minutes of meetings of the first quorum of elders, 21 January 1836 to 3 October 1841 (with some gaps). Concludes with minutes of the elders quorum at Piano, Illinois, April 1870.

Kirtland, Ohio, History. In Willoughby Republican. Willoughby, Ohio, 1 July 1921 & 29 June 1921. Special Viaduct Edition, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Kirtland, Ohio. Journal, 1846–1848. Photocopy, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Recounts family affairs in Kirtland, Ohio. Author unknown.

“Kirtland, Ohio, March 27, 1836.” Messenger and Advocate 2 (March 1836): 274–81.

Kirtland, Ohio. Presbyterian Church. Minutes of the Organization of the Presbyterian Church of Kirtland, September 3–5, 1819. Copied from the original records by Lucy M. Morley of

Mentor. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Kirtland, Ohio, Tavern Account Book, 1825–1829. Microfilm, LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Daybook accounts and financial records for a tavern in Kirtland, Ohio. Includes names of individuals who later joined the LDS Church.

Kirtland, Ohio. Trustees. Minutes, 1817–1846. Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

Kirtland Plat Book. Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

“Kirtland Restored.” Ensign, December 2003, 30–37.

Kirtland Revelation Book. LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Kirtland Reunion Relives Great Chapter in Religion.” Willoughby News-Herald, 14 August 1950.

Kirtland Safety Society Antibanking Company. Ledger Book, 1837. Microfilm, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Stock ledger of the Kirtland Safety Society.

Kirtland Safety Society Bank. Bank Notes. Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio; Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio; other libraries. Microfilm, FHL.

————. “Stock Ledger, 1836–1837.” Microform, University of Utah.

“The Kirtland Temple.” Journal of History 2 (1909): 410–28.

“The Kirtland Temple.” Historical Society News (Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio) 3 (May 1948): 1–2.

Kirtland Temple. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 193? Published for the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. A booklet giving a history of the temple and introduction to the Reorganized Church. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Kirtland Temple. CD-ROM. 2001. The Studio, 39 South Main, Hurricane, UT 84737 (vvww.HistoricKirtland.com).

An interactive CD-ROM showing the construction, architecture, time line, people, and historical importance of the Kirtland Temple. Contains 1830s Kirtland period hymns and music.

Kirtland Temple. Videocassette, 2001. The Studio, 39 South Main, Hurricane, UT 84737.

Shows the historical importance of the Kirtland Temple. Includes Kirtland, Ohio, period music.

Kirtland Temple Committee. Certificate, 21 May 1836. LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Authorization of John Smith and Joseph Smith Sr. to collect donations for the finishing of the Kirtland Temple.

Kirtland Temple Court Case Records. N.p., n.d. [ca. 1880]. Manuscript, Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri.

Copies of the Lake County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas journal entries relating to the Kirtland Temple suit and also correspondence concerning the Kirtland Temple lawsuit.

The Kirtland Temple, with a Sketch of Its Builders. Lamoni, Iowa: Herald Publishing House, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, n.d.

A brief history of the Kirtland Temple and the beginnings of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

“Kirtland Temple: Recent Architectural Changes.” N.p., n.d. Typescript, Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri.

Kirtland Temple Suit. Findings of the Court in Lake County, Ohio, 23 February 1880. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Kirtland Temple Visitor Registration Books, 1866–1925 (excluding June 1897 to April 1899). Manuscript, Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri.

Kirtland: The Spirit of God. Videocassette. T h e Living Scriptures, 3625 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT 84403.

A historical overview of the Mormon Church in Kirtland and Hiram, Ohio.

“Kirtland Township.” Ohio Records & Pioneer Families (Ohio Genealogical Society) 15 (January–March 1974): 10.

Kirtland Township Map (plat map), 1915. In Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio.

Kirtland Township (Ohio). Assessor Record of Births and Deaths, 1894–98, 1901–02. 5 vols. In Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio.

Kirtland Township Plat Book, 1846. In Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio.

Kirtland Township Record, April 1838 to March 6, 1846. N.p., n.d. Typescript, Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio.

Kirtland Township business, 1838–46; poll books; warrants issued; petitions; bonds; lists o f trustees; list of persons liable for military duty; names of people warned out of town;[1] list of Supervisors of Highways; oaths of office; minutes of trustees meetings; election results; school district records; lists of jurymen; township expenditures; names of clerks (e.g., Oliver Cowdry [sic]); appointments; election results, including state offices; receipts; town orders; road lists; and other township business. See the original Kirtland Township Records. See also a copy of typescript in Virginia A. Billings Collection in Lake County Historical Society.

Kirtland Township Record Book, 1838–1846. New Haven, Conn.: Research Publications, 1967. Photocopy, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Kirtland Township Records. Typed manuscript includes Cemetery Records: Chardon Road, South Kirtland, Sperry Farm, Temple; Census Records, 1820–50; Earmarks, 1818;[2] Personal Property Tax—Geauga County 1827, 1835, Lake County 1840, 1850; Plat Map Index 1820, 1830, 1840, 1857, 1874; Real Estate Tax—Geauga County 1835, Lake County 1840, 1850; Town Lot Owners 1840; White Male Inhabitants over 21 , 1827. Trustees’ Minutes and Poll Books, 1817–1838. Discount Book, 1832–1838 (financial records). Geauga County Courthouse. Microfilm, FHL.

Kirtland Township Records, 1817–1838. This original ledger book is housed in the archives of the Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Title to the book reads “Kirtland Township Trustees’ Minutes and Poll Book, 1817–1838.” Microfilm, FHL.

The information was written by township clerks from minutes recorded at Kirtland Township meetings. It has been transcribed by Paul Dornbos at the Lake County Historical Society. Contents include list of voters and names of people who voted, names of trustees, names of people warned out of town by overseers of the poor of Kirtland Township, school trustee accounts, highway taxes, record of livestock earmarks, and other township business. Title at LDS Church Archives reads, Kirtland, Ohio, Township Record, 1817–1846 (typescript and microfilm copy at LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah).

Kirtland Township Records, 1845–1868. Manuscript, Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri. Includes election results, indentures to apprenticeships, record of warrants, mortgages and title transfers, trustee meeting records, and records of general township business for the time period 1845–68, Kirtland, Ohio.

Kirtland Township Records. Typescripts (compiled by N . P. Turo) in 3-ring notebook, Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL. Contents of notebook:

• Cemetery records (Kirtland Township cemetery transcriptions, including the Temple Cemetery)

• Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Lake County, Ohio

• Census Records, Kirtland Township, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850

• Pioneer Women of Kirtland, Lake County

• Names o f Women Who Were Born in Township of Kirtland, Ohio, or Came to It Prior to 1840

• Record of Ear (Livestock) Marks, Kirtland Township, 1818

• Personal Property Tax Records (tax duplicates), 1818, 1827, 1835 (Geauga County), 1840, 1850 (Lake County)

• Index of Plat Maps, Kirtland Township, 1820, 1830, 1840

• Real Estate Tax (tax duplicate), 1835 (Geauga County), 1840, 1850 (Lake County)

• Town Lot Owners, 1840

• White Male Inhabitants Over Age 21, 1827

• Maps and Kirtland newspaper clippings

Kirtland Township Tax Duplicate, 1834–1837. In Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio.

Kirtland Township Trustees Minutes. Poll Book, 1817–1838. In Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Minutes, 1817–46. Microfilm, FHL.

Kirtland, Turhand. Diary, 1798–1823. Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio.

Diary and financial ledger of Turhand Kirtland, early settler in the Western Reserve of northeastern Ohio.

————. Diary of Turhand Kirtland from 1798–1800. Poland, Ohio, 1903. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

————. Turhand Kirtland Papers, 1794–1880. Manuscript and microfilm, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Frontier and pioneer life in the Western Reserve, land records, and Cleveland history.

————. Western Reserve Surveys Covering Ranges 11—19. N.d. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

In Turhand Kirtland Papers at the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Kirtland Veterans. In “Kirtland Veterans Memorial Notebook.” Kirtland Public Library, Kirtland, Ohio, 2002.

Shows veteran’s name, branch of service, years served, and remarks (such as burial information). Contains some photographs.

“Kirtland: Village of Prophecy.” N.p., n.d.

Prepared by the Kirtland “Finding the Posterity Program” Committee. A summary of historical events and scriptures during the Kirtland period of LDS Church history.

“Kirtland’s Place in Church History: Ohio Was a Time of Basic Education.” LDS Church News, 24 May 2003, 4.

Lake County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, comp. Lake County, Ohio, Church Records Survey. Painesville, Ohio: The Chapter, 1999. Typescript, Morley Library, Painesville, Ohio. Unpublished church records survey of Lake County, Ohio.

Lake County Genealogical Society. Kirtland Cemetery Inscriptions. Kirtland Public Library, Kirtland, Ohio.

Shows name of person, section and row numbers, gravestone inscription, symbols used on the gravestone, and comments.

Lake County Historical Society. Here Is Lake County. Cleveland: Howard Allen, 1964.

A history of the Western Reserve and Lake County, Ohio, including the Mormons in Kirtland. See especially Chapter 9, “The Saints Among Us.” Includes a sketch of the Kirtland Temple and Joseph Smith Jr.

Lake County Historical Society (Kirtland Hills, Ohio). Chronological History of Lake County. Mentor, Ohio: The Society, 1930.

————. “Early Mills & Historical Landmarks of Lake County (Ohio).” Typescript, Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

————. Every Name Index, ca. 1606–1973. Card index at Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Microfilm FHL.

This is one of the major resources for locating early residents in Geauga and Lake counties, Ohio. Much of the information indexed in this card file relates to early families who resided in these two counties. Families are arranged alphabetically by surname.

————. Heritage Homes Index. Card index at Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Arranged by localities in Lake County and then by address, including Kirtland. Card index shows year the home was built. File folders include a picture of the home, application for a Heritage Home Plaque, historical information about the house, names of home owners, newspaper clippings, and other similar information.

————. The History of Lake County. Kirtland Hills, Ohio: The Society, 2000. Videocassette.

————. Kirtland File. Loose files, Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

Includes Kirtland newspaper articles, typescripts, pamphlets, and manuscripts. Also includes photographs of the Kirtland Temple and other Kirtland buildings, correspondence, newspaper clippings, local history, Kirtland Temple deed transcription, periodical articles, various Kirtland, Ohio, news items. Records arranged in file folders. Contains printed and manuscript materials. Useful for a study of the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

————. Lake County Historical Society Index of Marriages, ca. 1862–1904. Card index, Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

Card index to marriages in Geauga and Lake counties, Ohio.

 

Lake County History. See Writers’ Program (Ohio).

Lake County Illustrated, Historical, Biographical and Statistical, the County as It Is Today. With Views, Scenes and Public Buildings of Painesville, Willoughby, Wickliffe, Mentor, Madison, Perry, Fairport Harbor, Richmond, Kirtland, Unionville and New Map of Lake County. Painesville, Ohio: Herald Publishing, 1912.

“Lake County, Ohio, Cemeteries: Kirtland Township.” Ohio Records & Pioneer Families (Ohio Genealogical Society) 15 (January–March 1974): 9–13; 17 (1976): 2–3.

Lake County, Ohio, cemetery transcriptions, Mormon Church area, Kirtland Township. Shows name of deceased, date of birth, and date of death.

Lake County, Ohio, Cemetery Locations: Service Men, 1775—1940. Painesville, Ohio: Lake County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, n.d.

Lake, D. J. Atlas of Lake and Geauga Counties, Ohio. 1874. Reprint. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphics, 1973. Microfilm, FHL.

Maps of Lake and Geauga counties, Ohio. Contains an 1874 map of Kirtland Township, Range 9, Township 9, plate 47.

“Latter Day Saints from All the World to Meet in Historic Mormon Pile.” Cleveland Leader, 6 March 1904, 15. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Describes a meeting of RLDS Church members in Kirtland in 1904. Includes pictures of Kirtland, the Kirtland Temple, and the Whitney Store.

Launius, Roger Dale. “And There Came Prophets in the Land: The Life of Joseph Smith III, 1832–1914, Mormon Reformer.” 2 vols. PhD diss., Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1982.

————. Father Figure: Joseph Smith III and the Creation of the Reorganized Church. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1990.

————. An Illustrated History of the Kirtland Temple. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1986.

A brief history of the Kirtland Temple. Photographs are from the RLDS Archives and Graphic Design Commission (now the Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri).

————. “Joseph Smith III and the Kirtland Temple Suit.” BYU Studies 25 (Summer 1985): 110–16.

————. Joseph Smith III: Pragmatic Prophet. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1988.

 

————. The Kirtland Temple: A Historical Narrative. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1986.

A history of the Kirtland Temple from an RLDS author’s perspective. This work also contains “Court Opinion in Kirtland Temple Suit, February 23, 1880,” 195–98; and bibliographical references.

————. “The Latter Day Saints and the ‘House of the Lord’ at Kirtland, Ohio.” The Lake County Historical Society Quarterly 21 (December 1979): 1–5.

————. “The Latter Day Saints in Ohio: Writing the History of Mormonism’s Middle Period.” John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 16 (1996): 31–56.

————. “A Survey of Priesthood Ordination, 1830–1844.”

Restoration Trail Forum 9 (May 1983): 3–4, 6.

————. “Zion’s Camp and the Redemption of Jackson County, Missouri.” Master’s thesis, Graceland College, 1978.

————. Zion’s Camp: Expedition to Missouri, 1834. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1984.

Layton, Robert L. “Kirtland: A Perspective on Time and Place.” BYU Studies 11 (Summer 1971): 423–38.

LDS Member Name Index, 1830–1845. Online at www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs /4165.htm.

Lectures on Faith. See Lundwall, N . B. [Nels Benjamin], comp. A Compilation Containing the Lectures on Faith as Delivered at the School of the Prophets at Kirtland, Ohio, with Added References on the Godhead and the Holy Ghost.

Leonard, Delavan Levant. Mormon Migration, 1847. Cleveland: Evangelical Publishing House, 1914.

————. “The Mormon Sojourn in Ohio.” Papers of the Ohio Church History Society 1 (1890): 43–60.

Library of Congress. Library of Congress Collection of Mormon Diaries, Journals, and Life Sketches. Washington, DC: Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1950. Microfilm.

Transcribed copies o f original manuscript diaries, biographical sketches, and some local histories relating to Mormons. Indexed in the Early Church Information File. For a personal name index, see Merrill Library, Special Collections and Archives, Name Index to the Library of Congress Collection of Mormon Diaries, comp. Special Collections Department, Merrill Library, Utah State University, Western Text Society series, vol. 1, no. 2 (Logan, Utah: Utah State University, 1971). See also National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC).

Lindsey, David. Ohio’s Western Reserve: The Story of Its Place Names. Cleveland: Press of Western Reserve University and the Western Reserve Historical Society, 1955.

Lisonbee, Janet. In Memory of the Early Saints Who Lived and Died in the Kirtland, Ohio, Area. N.p. 2003.

Brief biographical sketches of Latter-day Saints buried in or near Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio. Includes cemetery maps and a list o f Saints who died in Kirtland and are believed to be buried in the Kirtland area.

————. “Kirtland: City of Faith and Beauty.” Lake County History News & Review 42 (October 2003): 6–7.

————. Obituaries and Life Sketches of the Early Saints Who Died in the Kirtland, Ohio, Area. N.p., 2003.

A revision of the author’s In Memory of the Early Saints Who Lived and Died in the Kirtland, Ohio, Area, 2003.

Little, James Amasa. From Kirtland to Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City: J. A. Little, 1890. Microfilm, FHL.

A history of Mormons from Kirtland, Ohio, to Salt Lake City, Utah, and the author’s visit during the years 1875–76 to some of the LDS Church historic sites.

Locher, Paul. “Kirtland’s Store of History.” Western Reserve Magazine 12 (August–September 1985): 16–19. An illustrated history of the Newel K. Whitney Store in Kirtland, Ohio.

Lord, Asa Dearborn. Papers, 1843–1893. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Lord served as principal of the Western Reserve Teachers’ Seminary at Kirtland, Ohio, 1839–46.

Lowe, Jay R. “A Study of the General Conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1901. “ PhD diss., Brigham Young University, 1972.

Lubrizol Corporation (Lake County, Ohio), comp. Lake County Heritage. 1976. Reprint. Fort Wayne, Ind.: Allen County Public Library, 1989. Microfilm, FHL.

Luce, W Ray. “Building the Kingdom of God: Mormon Architecture before 1847.” BYU Studies 30 (Spring 1990): 33–45.

Includes a discussion of the Kirtland Temple architecture and the temple pulpits.

Ludlow, Daniel H., ed. Encyclopedia of Mormonism. 4 vols. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1992.

A monumental history of LDS Church historical events. See articles pertaining to Kirtland, the Kirtland Temple, and LDS Church history relating to Ohio during the nineteenth century, including biographies of LDS Church leaders. Includes some information about the RLDS Church.

Lumbard, Elizabeth Russell. “A Family Chronicle . . . Early Days of Education in What is Now the Cleveland Section o f Ohio, and . . . Story of the Early Days of the Mormon Church.” Club Dial (April 1952), White Plains, N.Y., 12–16, 37–42.

Lund, Jennifer L. “Interpreting Kirtland’s Historic Sites.” Journal of Mormon History 30 (Spring 2004): 139–48.

Lundwall, N. B. [Nels Benjamin], comp. A Compilation Containing the Lectures on Faith as Delivered at the School of the Prophets at Kirtland, Ohio, with Added References on the Godhead and the Holy Ghost. Salt Lake City: N. B. Lundwall, 1943.

See also Larry E. Dahl and Charles D. Tate Jr., eds., The Lectures on Faith in Historical Perspective (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, 1990).

————, comp. Temples of the Most High. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1993.

Chapter 1, “The Kirtland Temple”—the dedicatory prayer, physical and historical description of the temple, a description of divine appearances, photographs, and other historical details for the Kirtland period. Well illustrated.

Lupold, Harry Forrest. The Latch String Is Out: A Pioneer History of Lake County, Ohio. Mentor, Ohio: Lakeland Community College Press, 1974. Microfilm, FHL.

Historical background of the Western Reserve, Lake County, Kirtland, and Mormon history. See especially chapter 8, “Saints and Gentiles.”

————, and Gladys Haddad, eds. Ohio’s Western Reserve: A Regional Reader. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1988.

Mackay, Charles. The Mormons, or Latter-day Saints. London: Office of National Illustrated Library, 1852.

————. The Religious, Social, and Political History of the Mormons, or Latter-day Saints, from their Origin to the Present Time. New York: Hurst, 1881.

Mackay, Christin Craft, and Lachlan Mackay. “A Time of Transition: The Kirtland Temple, 1838–1880.” John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 18 (1998): 133–48.

McClellan, Cheryl. “Researching Kirtland Era Mormons, 1830–1838.” N.p., n.d.

McClellan, Richard D. “Conversing with ‘Mr. Kirtland’: An Interview with Karl Ricks Anderson.” Mormon Historical Studies 2 (Spring 2001): 173–91.

McClellan, Richard Loel, comp. “Ohio Mormon Roots: Adults Known to Have Joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ohio during the 1830s.” N.p., 1992. Typescript, Kirtland Family History Center, Kirtland, Ohio. Identifies individuals age 16 years and older who joined the LDS Church in Ohio.

McClellan, Sunny, comp. Selected Diaries and Autobiographies of Mormon Women in the Special Collections of the Harold B. Lee Libraries of Brigham Young University. N.p., 1991.

McCune, George Moody, comp. Personalities in the Doctrine and Covenants and Joseph Smith History. Salt Lake City: Hawkes Publishing, 1991.

McGarry, Sheridan L. “Mormon Money.” Numismatist 63 (September 1950): 591–604.

McGavin, E. Cecil. The Family of Joseph Smith. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1963.

McGrane, Reginald Charles. The Panic of 1837. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1927.

McKiernan, F. Mark. “The Conversion of Sidney Rigdon to Mormonism.” Dialogue 5 (Summer 1970): 71–78.

————. The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness: Sidney Rigdon, Religious Reformer, 1793–1876. Lawrence, Kansas: Coronado Press, 1971.

Includes a discussion o f Mormons in Ohio.

McKiernan, F. Mark, Alma R. Blair, and Paul M. Edwards, eds. The Restoration Movement: Essays in Mormon History. Independence, Mo.: Herald House, 1979.

McKiernan, F. Mark, and Roger D. Launius, eds. An Early Latter Day Saint History: The Book of John Whitmer. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1980.

Includes a brief history of the Kirtland period by two RLDS authors.

McNiff, William John. Heaven on Earth: A Planned Mormon Society. 1940. Reprint. Philadelphia: Porcupine Press, 1972.

————. “The Kirtland Phase of Mormonism.” Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly [Ohio History] 50 (July–September 1941): 261–68. Read at the Ohio History Conference in 1941.

Madsen, Carol Cornwall, and David J. Whittaker. “History’s Sequel: A Source Essay on Women in Mormon History.” Journal of Mormon History 6 (1979): 123–45.

Madsen, Truman G., ed. Concordance of Doctrinal Statements of Joseph Smith. Salt Lake City: I.E.F. Publishing, 1985.

————. Joseph Smith, the Prophet. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1989.

See especially pages 67–82.

————. “The Temple and the Atonement.” Meridian Magazine.

Online at www.meridianmagazine.com/articles/030728temple .html.

Mangum, Garth L. The Mormons’ War on Poverty: A History of LDS Welfare, 1830–1990. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1993.

Manscill, Craig K. “Journal of the Branch of the Church of Christ in Pontiac, 1834: Hyrum Smith’s Division of Zion’s Camp.” BYU Studies 39 (2000): 167–88.

Manuscript Survey Maps of Cities of Ohio—Kirtland, Lake County Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

Includes information on property held by LDS Church members.

Map Book Containing Early Survey Maps of Burton, Poland, Kirtland, and Mecca, Ohio. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

“Map of Old Burying Ground Showing Locations of Buried Tombstones” [Lake County, Ohio]. Typescript, Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

Marquardt, H. Michael. “Martin Harris: The Kirtland Years, 1831–1870.” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 35 (Fall 2002): 1–40.

“Marriage Records from Geauga County, Ohio, Copied from Court Records and from Newspapers, 1806–1860.” 2 vols. Cleveland, 1937. Typescript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Mather, Frederic G. “The Early Days of Mormonism.” Lippincott’s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science 26 (August 1880): 198–211.

Mathews, S. H. Map of Geauga and Lake Counties. Philadelphia: S. H. Mathews, 1857. Microfilm, FHL.

Matthews, Robert J. “The ‘New Translation’ of the Bible, 1830–1833: Doctrinal Development during the Kirtland Era.” BYU Studies 11 (Summer 1971): 400–22.

————. “A Plainer Translation”: Joseph Smiths Translation of the Bible, a History and Commentary. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1975.

Maxwell, Fay. Index to Lake County History. Columbus, Ohio: Maxwell Publications, 1974. Microfilm, FHL.

Maxwell, Margaret Finlayson. “A Kirtland Childhood: Helen Mar Kimball and the City of the Saints.” Lake County Heritage: A Magazine of Local History 2 (December 1991): 41–52.

Mayfield, Harold Ford. Jared Potter Kirtland: Pioneer Ornithologist of Ohio. Columbus: Ohio Historical Society, 1965.

Meader, Robert F. W. “The Shakers and the Mormons.” Shaker Quarterly 2 (Fall 1962): 83–96. A comparison of the Shaker and Mormon religions.

Membership Card Index. Microfilm, FHL and BYU.

Also known as the “Minnie Margetts File,” this card file indexes various early LDS Church records, 1839–1915.

Merrill Library. Special Collections & Archives. Name Index to the Library of Congress Collection of Mormon Diaries, comp. Special Collections Department, Merrill Library, Utah State University. Western Text Society series, vol. 1, no. 2. Logan, Utah: Utah State University, 1971.

A personal name index to the microfilm edition of the Library of Congress Collection of Mormon Diaries, Journals, and Life Sketches.

Mewett, Alfred. Alfred Mewett Papers, St. John’s Church Registers and Cemetery Lists. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

Includes gravestone records of the Waite Hill Cemetery, Kirtland, Ohio.

Miller, Carolyn. “Lore of Lake County, Ohio.” New York Folklore Quarterly 6 (Autumn 1950): 168–94.

Millet, Joseph. “Grandfather Artemus Millet and the Kirtland Temple.” Holograph, LDS Church Archives.

Mills, William Stowell. “Lake County and Its Founder.” Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 10 (1902): 361–71.

Missionary Record, 1830–1859: Missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah. Microfilm, FHL.

This collection of LDS missionary records shows name of missionary, priesthood office, and residence (Chardon, Kirtland, and so forth) and includes dates o f many missionaries who departed from and returned to Kirtland.

Moore, Carrie A. “Historic Kirtland: Restored Ohio Village Captures an Earlier Time and Season in LDS Church History.” Deseret Morning News, 29 June 2003, T1–T2.

Moore, Robert Laurence. Religious Outsiders and the Making of Americans. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Mormons are discussed on pages 211–35.

Morley Library (Painesville, Ohio). Obituary File. Painesville, Ohio. Microfilmed, FHL.

Card index to newspaper obituaries appearing mostly in the Painesville Telegraph from 1822 until its last issue, 30 April 1986. This card file, also known as Necrology Index Card File, also indexes obituaries in the Northern Ohio Journal, 11 July 1874 to 26 June 1880; Willoughby Gazette, 1 October 1868 to 25 September 1869; Evening Telegraph; and Telegraph Republican (1907–20) (www.morleylibrary.org/comm.opac). Beginning 1 May 1986, newspaper obituaries are indexed from the News-Herald for Lake County residents. Index to obituaries published in the News-Herald since 31 December

1997 are online at the Morley Library Web site (www. morleylibrary.org). These files contain references to Kirtland residents.

“Mormon Articles in the Painesville Telegraph, 1826–1850.” N.p., n.d. Typescript, Morley Library, Painesville, Ohio.

Mormon Immigration Index. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2000. CD-ROM.

Known as MII, this compact disc identifies many LDS immigrants to the United States from 1840 to 1890. Information was extracted from the European Emigration Card Index, European mission registers, LDS publications, custom lists, newspapers, family records, histories, journals, and other sources.

The Mormon Petition of 1836. Typescript, Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Petition to Ariel Hanson, Justice of the Peace, dated 7 November 1836. Transcribed by Paul E. Dornbos, 2002.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868. See T h e Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church History Library. Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868.

Mormon Pioneering Journeys: A Selected Bibliographical Guide to the Nineteenth-century Experience. Online at http://lib .byu.edu/-imaging/into/biblio/biblio.html.

“The Mormon Temple, Kirtland’s Landmark.” Ohio Bell 40 (June 1963): 5–6.

A brief history of the Kirtland Temple, with two photographs.

“Mormonism in Ohio” Yankee Farmer and Portland News Letter 3 (4 February 1837).

“The Mormons.” In Western Reserve Chronicle. Warren, Ohio: A. W. Parker, 1846.

“The Mormons in Ohio.” New York Observer 14 (9 January 1836), 6.

Mormons Who Died in Lake County, Ohio. File folder compiled by Janet Lisonbee. In Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio.

Names of Mormons who died in Kirtland and Lake County, Ohio, mostly 1831–45. File folders alphabetically arranged. Includes newspaper obituaries, biographies, genealogies, genealogy questionnaires, and photos of gravestones. Information varies.

Mulliken, Frances Hartman. First Ladies of the Restoration. Independence, Mo.: Herald House, 1985.

Necrology Index Card File. See Morley Library, Painesville, Ohio. Obituary File.

New Century Atlas of Lake County, Ohio. See Stark, Alexander C.

Newcomb, Rexford. “Communal Building, the Architecture of the Mormons, Shakers . . .” Architecture of the Old Northwest Territory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1950.

Newell, Linda King, and Valeen Tippetts Avery. “Sweet Counsel and Seas of Tribulation: The Religious Life of the Women in Kirtland.” BYU Studies 20 (Winter 1980): 151–62.

————. Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith. 2nd ed. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1994.

Nibley, Hugh. “The Meaning of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers.” BYU Studies 11 (Summer 1971): 350–99.

Nichols and Merrill Families. Papers, 1839–1872. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. John Nichols was a teacher and later a superintendent (1847–53) of the Western Reserve Teachers’ Seminary in Kirtland.

Norton, Walter A. “Comparative Images: Mormonism and Contemporary Religions as Seen by Village Newspapermen in Western New York and Northeastern Ohio, 1820–1833.” PhD diss., Brigham Young University, 1991; Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1991.

O’Donnell, Thomas E. “The First Mormon Temple at Kirtland, Ohio.” Architecture 50 (August 1924): 265–69.

An illustrated history of the Kirtland Temple, Kirtland, Ohio.

Ogden, D. Kelly. “The Kirtland Hebrew School (1835–36). “ In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio. Ed. Milton V. Backman Jr. Provo, Utah: Department of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1990, 63–87.

Ohio Geographic Names Information System: Alphabetical Finding List. Geographic Names Information System. Reston, Va.: U.S.G.S. Topographic Division, Office of Research & Technical Standards, 1984.

Ohio Historical Society (Columbus, Ohio). Graves Registration File. Card index, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

An alphabetical listing o f veterans buried in Ohio.

————. Ohio County History Surname Index. Card index, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL, Western Reserve Historical Society, and other libraries. Also known as Ohio Surname Index, indexes many Ohio local histories.

Ohio Research Outline. Salt Lake City: Family History Library. 1997. Also available online at www.familysearch.org/eng/ search/rg/guide/ohio.asp.

Ohio’s Western Reserve: A Regional Reader. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1988.

Ohio’s Writer’s Project. Lake County History. Cleveland: Western Reserve Historical Society, Lake County Chapter, 1941.

Old Map of Kirtland (Kirtland Township). Map, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Map from Atlas of Geauga and Lake Counties (Cleveland, 1893). Map shows names of Kirtland property owners.

The Olive Branch, or Herald of Peace and Truth to All Saints. Kirtland, Ohio: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Brewsterites), n.d.

Olsen, Beth Radmall. Among the Remnant Who Lingered: The History of Rebecca Burdick and Hiram Winters and Their Families. Orem, Utah: Micro Dynamics Electronic Publishing, 1997.

Olsen, Steven L. “A History of Restoring Historic Kirtland.” Journal of Mormon History 30 (Spring 2004): 120–28.

————. “The Mormon Ideology o f Place: Cosmic Symbolism of the City of Zion, 1830–1846.” PhD diss., University of Chicago, 1985.

Includes a chapter detailing a history of Mormons in Kirtland, Ohio.

Olson, Earl E. “The Chronology of the Ohio Revelations.” BYU Studies 11 (Summer 1971): 329–49.

Orr, Cynthia, and Timothy D. Kassinger. Geauga County, Ohio, Atlas of the 1900 Census. Chardon, Ohio: Geauga County Public Library, 1993.

Ostler, Craig James. “New Developments in Kirtland, Ohio.” Religious Studies Center Newsletter 18, no. 3 (2003): 1–6.

O’Toole, Thomas J . “Landmark: Visitors Welcome at Kirtland Temple, Architectural Gem Dating to 1836.” Ohio Motorist Quly 1978).

Outline Map of Lake Co., Ohio: 1840 Lake County Landowners Map Index. [Painesville, Ohio]: Lake County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 1978.

Includes an 1840 map of Kirtland Township—Township 9, Range 9. Indexed.

Outline Map of Lake and Geauga Counties, Ohio. See 1857 Landowners’ Maps, Geauga & Lake Counties, Ohio.

Packer, Boyd K. The Holy Temple. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1980. Abridged and reprinted as a booklet with the same title, Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1982.

Pan American Publishing Co. Church History Tour, ca. 1906. LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

A pictorial history of the LDS Church, including Kirtland.

Pancoast, Eva L. “Mormons at Kirtland.” Master’s thesis, Western Reserve University, 1929. Microfilm.

See especially the bibliography on pages 12–25.

Parkin, Max H. “Conflict at Kirtland: A Study o f the Nature and Causes of Internal and External Conflict of the Mormons in Ohio between 1830 and 1838.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1966. Reprint. Provo, Utah: Department of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion, 1967. Microfiche, FHL. A religious history of the Mormons in Kirtland. Title varies.

————. “Kirtland: A Stronghold for the Kingdom.” In The Restoration Movement: Essays in Mormon History. Ed. F. Mark McKiernan, Alma R. Blair, and Paul M. Edwards. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1979, Chapter 2, 63–98.

Describes Mormon beginnings in Kirtland and northeastern Ohio, Church government, revelation and scripture, missionary efforts, persecution of Joseph Smith and the Latter-day Saints, Mormons and politics in Ohio, the Kirtland Temple, and Kirtland economics.

————. “Mormon Political Involvement in Ohio.” BYU Studies 9 (Summer 1969): 484–502.

Parks, Grace Elizabeth. 20th Century Memoirs of Kirtland, Ohio. Albuquerque, N.M.: Creative Designs, 1997.

An illustrated twentieth-century local history, biography, and memoirs of Kirtland.

Partridge, Edward. The Journal of Bishop Edward Partridge, 1818, 1835–1836. N.p., n.d.

Partridge, Scott H. “Edward Partridge in Painesville, Ohio.” BYU Studies 42 (2003): 50–73.

————“The Failure of the Kirtland Safety Society.” BYU Studies 12 (Summer 1972): 437–54.

Pautz, William Carl. “Mormonism, Shakerism, Millerism.” In “The History of the Western Reserve.” Berea, Ohio, 1939. Typescript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Peace Symposium. Becoming Makers of Peace: A Discussion of Peacemaking in the Nuclear Age. Independence, Mo.: Electronic Media of the Division of Communications of the First Presidency of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, World Headquarters, 1986. Videocassette. Excerpts from the first peace symposium at Kirtland, June 1986, narrated by Sherri Kirkpatrick.

————. Becoming Makers of Peace: The Peace Symposium at Kirtland, Ohio, June 20–21, 1986. Ed. Bruce Jones. Independence, Mo.: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Herald Publishing House, 1987.

The Pearl of Great Price: A Selection from the Revelations, Translations, and Narrations of Joseph Smith. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1981.

Perkins, Keith Wayne. “A House Divided: The John Johnson Family.” Ensign, February 1979, 54–59.

————. “Kirtland Temple.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism. Ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. New York: Macmillan, 1992, 2 : 798–99.

————. Kirtland Village, 1830–38. Provo, Utah: Keith W. Perkins, 1977.

Perkins, Wesley. ALS [autographed letter signed] from Wesley Perkins to Jacob Perkins of Rutland County, Vermont, Describing Lorain County [Ohio] and Commenting on Local Reactions to Joseph Smith and the Mormons, 11 February 1832. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland.

Petersen, Lauritz G. “The Kirtland Temple.” BYU Studies 12 (Summer 1972): 400–409.

Petersen, Melvin Joseph. “Preparing Early Revelations for Publication.” Ensign, February 1985, 14–20.

————. “A Study of the Nature of and the Significance of the Changes in the Revelations as Found in a Comparison of the Book of Commandments and Subsequent Editions of the Doctrine and Covenants.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1955. Online, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

A study of the Doctrine and Covenants. Electronic version available online from BYU’s online catalog.

Peterson, H. Donl. “The Mormon Mummies and Papyri in Ohio.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio. Ed. Milton V. Backman Jr. Provo, Utah: Department of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1990, 123–38.

————. The Story of the Book of Abraham: Mummies, Manuscripts, and Mormonism. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1995.

Peterson, Orlen Curtis. “A History of the Schools and Educational Programs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ohio and Missouri, 1831–1839.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1972.

Peterson, Paul H. “An Historical Analysis of the Word of Wisdom.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1972.

Phillips, Emma M. “The Message of Kirtland Temple.” Saints’ Herald, August 1973, 25–29.

Phillips, Vernon Sirvilian, comp. “Lake County and Geauga County Ohio, Marriages, 1805–1825.” 2 vols, in 1. Akron, Ohio: The compiler, n.d. Microfilm, FHL.

Pioneer and General History of Geauga County. 1953. Reprint. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1979.

History o f Geauga County, county development, politics, military history, history of townships, and biographies. Originally published by Geauga County Historical and Memorial Society. Reprint edition includes every name index (microfilm, FHL).

Pioneer and General History of Geauga County, with Sketches of Some of the Pioneers and Prominent Men. 1880. See Geauga County Historical and Memorial Society.

The Pioneer Heritage CD-ROM. See Ancestry. The Pioneer Heritage CD-ROM.

 

Pioneer Paths through Historical Kirtland. Kirtland, Ohio: Naughton Realty, n.d.

Map describes historical sites in Kirtland. Information was submitted by Kirtland Bicentennial Coordinating Committee.

Porter, Larry C. ‘“Ye Shall G o to the Ohio’: Exodus of the New York Saints to Ohio, 1831.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio. Ed. Milton V. Backman Jr. Provo, Utah: Department of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1990, 1–25.

Presbyterian Church (Kirtland, Ohio). “Earliest Records of the Presbyterian Church of Kirtland.” Copied by Lucy M. Morley. N.p., n.d.

————. Minutes of the Organization of the Church, September 3–5, 1819. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland. Microfilm, FHL.

These records include organizational church minutes. This church is now the Congregational Church of Kirtland.

Proctor, Maurine Jensen. “A Passion for Kirtland: God Is in the Details.” Meridian Magazine. Online at www.ldsmag.com/ articles/030604details.html.

Proctor, Scot Facer. “Another Witness of the Light: Kirtland, Ohio, Period.” Meridian Magazine. Available online at www.meridianmagazine.com/arts/01013 lwitness3.html.

Proctor, Scot Facer, and Maurine Jensen Proctor, eds. The Revised and Enhanced History of Joseph Smith by His Mother. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1996.

Property Map of Kirtland Township Showing the Three Tract Divisions. N.p., n.d. Map, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Map from Atlas of Geauga and Lake Counties (Cleveland, 1893), Kirtland, Range 9, Township 9. Map shows names o f Kirtland property owners.

Prusha, Anne B. “Early Education in Kirtland, 1803–1920.” Western Reserve Magazine, March–April 1983, 30–32.

————. “A History of Kirtland, Ohio.” Master’s thesis, Kent State University, 1971.

————. A History of Kirtland, Ohio. Mentor, Ohio: Lakeland Community College Press, 1982.

An illustrated history of Kirtland, Ohio, with notes and bibliography. Covers nineteenth-century history, the Mormon experience and exodus from Kirtland, and twentieth-century Kirtland history.

Pykles, Benjamin C. “An Introduction to the Kirtland Flats Ashery.” BYU Studies 41 (2002): 158–86.

Quinn, D. Michael. “The Evolution of the Presiding Quorums of the LDS Church.” Journal of Mormon History 1 (1974): 21–38.

————. “The Newel K. Whitney Family.” Ensign, December 1978, 42–45.

————. “Organizational Development and Social Origins of the

Mormon Hierarchy, 1832–1932: A Prosopographical Study.” Master’s thesis, University of Utah, 1973.

Radke, Andrea G. “We Also Marched: The Women and Children of Zion’s Camp, 1834.” BYU Studies 39 (2000): 147–65.

Ranney, George. Justice of the Peace Docket Book, Kirtland, Ohio, 1841–1843. L . Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Decisions and actions regarding Ranney’s tenure as justice of the peace in Kirtland. Available at L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

“Record of Early Members of the Church Who Died in Missouri, Kirtland, Nauvoo, and on the Plains.” Compiled by the Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City. Microfilm, FHL.

Information taken from the Evening and Morning Star, and Messenger and Advocate, Elders’ Journal, Times and Seasons, Wasp, Nauvoo Neighbor, Prophet, St. Louis Luminary, Frontier Guardian, The Mormon, Western Standard, and Deseret News, to 1868. Contains names; date and place of birth, date of death, and date of baptism; and LDS temple endowment dates o f work for the deceased. Includes names o f people who were born in Kirtland.

Record of the First Quorum of Elders Belonging to the Church of Christ in Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio, 1836–1870. Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri.

“Records of Early Latter-day Saint Families in Utah.” Typescript. N.p., n.d. [ca. 1947]. Microfilm, FHL.

Includes genealogies and references to people born in Kirtland, Ohio, and elsewhere.

Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History, Ohio. Ed. Milton V. Backman Jr. Provo, Utah: Department of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1990, 1–166.

All of the chapters in this monograph are devoted to Kirtland and the LDS Church in Ohio. See also “Appendix 1 [to “The Kirtland Hebrew School (1835–36)”], Excerpts from the Journal of the Prophet Joseph Smith Relating to the Study of Hebrew,” 155–62 and “Appendix 2 [to “The Kirtland Hebrew School (1835–36)”] , Joseph Smith’s Use of Hebrew Language,” 163–66. The chapter titles in this Regional Studies are listed separately in this guidebook.

Register of the Early Mormon Manuscript Retrieval Project, 1973 and 1974: Mss. 19. Provo, Utah: Division of Archives and Manuscripts, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, 1977.

Reimann, Paul E. The Reorganized Church and the Civil Courts. Salt Lake City: Utah Printing, 1961.

————. The Reorganized Church in Light of Court Decisions. N.p., 1942.

“Remembering Those Who Walked Pioneer Paths.” LDS Church News, 24 May 2003, 5.

Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. First Independence Branch (Independence, Missouri). Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri. Microfilm, FHL.

Includes minutes of district meetings, 1907–39, of the Kirtland District, Ohio, and Pennsylvania areas—Cleveland, Kirtland, Painesville, and other localities.

————. Historical Documents, 1830–1867. Microfilm, LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah. Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri.

————. The History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 8 vols. Independence, Mo.: Herald House, 1976.

See especially volume 1 for a history of the Kirtland period in Latter-day Saint and RLDS Church history.

————. I Remember Kirtland. Kirtland, Ohio: The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1993. Videocassette.

Memoirs of the life of Elizabeth Ann Whitney of Kirtland, Ohio, 1878.

————. Kirtland Branch (Kirtland, Ohio). Church Records, 1886–1918. Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri. Microfilm, FHL.

RLDS membership records, 1886–1903; names of children blessed, 1887–1917; marriages, 1892–1918; women’s records, 1908–12.

————. Kirtland Temple. Independence, Mo.: General Church Headquarters, 1920, 1926.

————. Kirtland Temple. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, n.d.

 

————. Kirtland Temple Sesquicentennial, 1836—1986. Independence, Mo.: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Electronic Media Department, 1987. Videocassette.

Ceremonies celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Kirtland Temple at Kirtland, Ohio.

————. Pittsburgh and Kirtland Branches (Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia). Church Records, 1888–1897. Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri. Microfilm, FHL.

————. The Saints’ Herald Reader: A Selection of Editorials, Articles, and Stories from the Saints’ Herald. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1955.

————. Synopsis of the Faith and Doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Piano, Ill.: Kindall, 1865.

A summary of doctrines of the RLDS Church in 1865.

————. Temple Branch (Kirtland, Ohio). Church Records, 1860–1918. Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri. Microfilm, FHL.

RLDS membership records, 1860–1918; names of children blessed, 1887–1917; marriages, 1892–1904.

Ricks, Stephen D. “The Appearance of Elijah and Moses in the Kirtland Temple and the Jewish Passover.” BYU Studies 23 (Fall 1983): 483–86.

Riddle, Albert Gallation. See History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men. 1878. Reprint. Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic Inc., 1973.

Robbins, Cable. “Of the Tales That Cling about This Temple.” Bystander, 31 January 1931, 7–8, 20–21.

Roberts, Brigham Henry. A Comprehensive History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Century One. 6 vols. 1930. Reprint. Orem, Utah: Sonos Publishing, 1991.

A monumental history of the LDS Church. Included as part of Ancestry’s LDS FamilyHistory Suite 2 (Provo Utah: Ancestry, 1998), CD-ROM.

Robertson, George A. Ashtabula and Geauga Counties, Ohio. N.p., n.d.

Brief article discussing Kirtland, Joseph Smith, and Sidney Rigdon, on page 362.

Robison, Elwin Clark. The First Mormon Temple: Design, Construction, and Historic Context of the Kirtland Temple. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1997.

Kirtland history and a scholarly and illustrated history of the Kirtland Temple. Includes a useful bibliography and an index.

Robison, Elwin Clark, and Priscilla Graham. “Builders of the Kirtland Temple.” Unpublished manuscript. N.p., n.d.

Rollman, Hans. “The Early Baptist Career of Sidney Rigdon in Warren, Ohio.” BYU Studies 21 (Winter 1981): 37–50.

Romig, Ronald E. “Law of Consecration: Antecedents and Practice at Kirtland, Ohio.” Restoration Studies 6 (1995): 191–205.

————. “Temple Lot Discoveries and the RLDS Temple.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Missouri. Ed. Arnold K. Garr and Clark V. Johnson. Provo, Utah: Department of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1994, 313–35.

Romig, Ronald E., and Donald Moore. “New Portage: City of Refuge, City of Safety in the Ohio.” Restoration Studies 2 (1983): 80–88.

Romig, Ronald E., and John H. Siebert. “The Genesis o f Zion and Kirtland and the Concept of Temples.” Restoration Studies 4 (1988): 99–123.

————. “Historic Views of the Temple Lot.” John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 7 (1987): 21–27.

Rust, Alvin E. Mormon and Utah Coin and Currency. Salt Lake City: Rust Rare Coin, 1984.

See especially chapter 1, “Kirtland, Ohio,” and chapter 2, “Monroe, Michigan.” Describes the Kirtland Safety Society Anti-Banking Company, organization, and bank notes printed.

Ryan, Daniel Joseph. A History of Ohio, with Biographical Sketches of Her Governors and the Ordinances of 1787. Columbus: A. H. Smythe [Press of Hann & Adair], 1888.

Includes a brief history of Mormons in Ohio, 112–18.

Ryder, Charles. “History of Hiram [Ohio].” 1864. Typescript, Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio.

Ryder, Hartwell. “A Short History of the Foundation of the Mormon Church.” Typescript. N.p., n.d. Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio.

Saari, Alma. “The Fairport Harbor Story.” Historical Quarterly, Lake County, Ohio 8 (May 1966): 1–5.

Sampson, D. Paul, and Larry T. Wimmer. “The Kirtland Safety Society: The Stock Ledger Book and the Bank Failure.” BYU Studies 12 (Summer 1972): 427–36.

Sassé, Cynthia Stalter, and Peggy Murphy Widder. The Kirtland Massacre. New York: Donald I. Fine (Zebra Books), 1991.

A history of the “Mormon Cult Murders” in Kirtland, regarding Jeffrey Lundgren and his followers (former members of the RLDS Church).

Scott, Anne Firor. “Mormon Women, Other Women: Paradoxes and Challenges.” Journal of Mormon History 13 (1986–87): 3–20.

Scott, Lyn, and Maureen Ursenbach Beecher. “Mormon Women: A Bibliography in Process, 1977–1985.” Journal of Mormon History 12 (1985): 113–27.

Searle, Howard C. “Early Mormon Historiography: Writing the History of the Mormons, 1830–1858.” PhD diss., University of California at Los Angeles, 1979.

Selby, Robert E., and Phyllis J . Selby, comps. Geauga County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1806–1821. Kokomo, Ind.: Selby Publishing & Printing, 1983.

Abstracts of Geauga County marriage records, 1806–21.

————. Lake County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840–1851. Kokomo, Ind.: Selby Publishing & Printing, 1983. Abstracts o f Lake County marriage records, 1840–51.

Selected Collections from the Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ed. Richard E. Turley, Jr. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 2002. DVD-ROM. Includes the Kirtland High Council Minutes, December 1832–November 1837; Kirtland Revelation Book, 1832–34; Journal History of the Church, 1830–31 December 1923; and other historical documents, including the genealogy of Joseph Smith Jr.

Sellers, Charles L. “Early Mormon Community Planning.” Journal of the American Institute of Planners 28 (1962): 24–30.

Shepherd, Paula M., and Roland K. Smith, comps. Kirtland Heritage: Kirtland Heritage Collection Index. Kirtland, Ohio: Kirtland Branch Genealogical Library, 1984; Chardon, Ohio: Printing Associates, 1984.

An alphabetical listing of Latter-day Saints who resided at Kirtland, Ohio, ca. 1831–45, along with birth and death dates, parents’ names, and names of spouses. Information varies—genealogical data are more complete for some individuals than for others. This genealogical reference source is not documented. Indexed in the Early Church Information File. An example entry from the Kirtland Heritage book follows:

Whitney, Newell Kimball

Birth: 05 Feb 1795

Death: 23 Sep 1850

Father: Whitney, Samuel

Mother: Kimball, Susannah

Spouse: Smith, Elizabeth Ann

Sherman, A. E., comp. “Cemetery Inscriptions, Lake County, Ohio.” Typescript. N.p., n.d. State Library of Ohio, Columbus; D A R Library, Washington, D C . Microfilm, FHL. Includes transcriptions of tombstones from the Kirtland Temple cemetery.

Sherman, Edith Holton, and Grace Price Rawson. “Lake County, Ohio, Cemetery Inscriptions.” 3 vols. Cleveland, 1927–30. Typescript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio. Morley Library, Painesville, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL. Includes Kirtland Township cemetery inscriptions. Indexed.

Shields, Steven L. Divergent Paths of the Restoration: A History of the Latter Day Saint Movement. 4th ed. Los Angeles: Restoration Research, 1990 [Independence, Mo.: Herald House, 2001].

Shipps, Jan. Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1985.

Sim, Mary B. “Old South Congregational Church.” Historical Society Quarterly, Lake County, Ohio 2 (Summer 1960): 19–22 [1–4].

Sketch of the Mormons at Kirtland. Newspaper Clipping, Scrapbook of Joseph Perkins. In Perkins Family Papers. Manuscript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Slater, Nelson. “Advertisement and Description of Western Reserve Teacher’s Seminary and Kirtland Institute.” Painesville, Ohio: Steele’s Press, 25 July 1838.

Smith, A. G. Interesting Tale of Old Geauga and the Mormons. N.p., n.d. Microfilm, FHL.

An article from the Telegraph-Republican, 1910.

Smith, Agnes M. “Mormonism on the Western Reserve, 1830–1840.” Seminar Paper, History 561, Western Reserve University, January, 1960.

Smith, Becky Cardon. The LDS Family Travel Guide: Sharon, Palmyra, and Kirtland. Orem, Utah: LDS Family Travels, 2003.

Chapter 17, “Kirtland, Ohio,” has maps of Kirtland area historical sites, history of Kirtland and the Kirtland Temple, descriptions of Kirtland historical sites, pictures of buildings, and travel tips. Updated to show some of the new sites restored by the LDS Church in the “Kirtland Flats.” See Carrie A. Moore, “Historic Kirtland: Restored Ohio Village Captures an Earlier Time and Season in LDS Church History,” Deseret Morning News, 29 June 2003, T1–T2.

Smith, Elbert A. Faith of Our Fathers, Living Still. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, n.d. [ca. 1940s].

Includes a picture and brief description of the Kirtland Temple at Kirtland, Ohio. First published in the Saints’ Herald under the title “An Address to Inquiring Nonmembers.”

Smith, Gregory. “The House of the Lord: A Brief History of Kirtland Temple Dedicated 150 Years Ago.” Saints’ Herald 133 (February 1986): 5–6.

An overview history of the Kirtland Temple—planning, financing, construction, dedication, and restoration.

Smith, Heman C. “Kirtland Bank.” Journal of History 2 (1908): 399–409.

Smith, Heman C , and Joseph Smith III. The History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 4 vols. Independence. Mo.: Herald House, 1951.

Smith, Henry C. “An Architectural Appreciation of the Kirtland Temple.” Autumn Leaves 40 (April 1927): 185–86.

Smith, Hyrum. Account Book, 1835–1844. LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Record of financial accounts in Kirtland and Nauvoo.

————. Diaries, 1831–1844. 2 vols. LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Describes Hyrum Smith’s activities in Kirtland and missionary travels in the areas surrounding Kirtland.

Smith, Joseph, Jr. An American Prophets Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith. 2nd ed. See entry under Faulring, Scott H., ed.

————. History of Joseph Smith the Prophet by Himself. Provo, Utah: Math Department, Brigham Young University, n.d.

 

————. History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 4 vols. Ed. Heman C. Smith. Independence, Mo.: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1920–22.

————. History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ed. B. H. Roberts. 2nd ed. rev. 7 vols. 1932–51. Reprint. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1976.

The comprehensive history of the LDS Church. Included as part of Ancestry’s LDS FamilyHistory Suite 2 (Ancestry, 1998), CD-ROM.

————. Joseph Smith’s 1832–1834 Diary. Transcribed by H. Michael Marquardt. Salt Lake City: Modern Microfilm, 1979.

————. Joseph Smith’s 1835–1836 Diary. Transcribed by H. Michael Marquardt. Salt Lake City: Modern Microfilm, 1979.

————. Joseph Smith’s 1838–1839 Diary. Transcribed by H. Michael Marquardt. Salt Lake City: Modern Microfilm, 1982.

————. Joseph Smiths Kirtland Revelations Book. Salt Lake City: Modern Microfilm, 1979.

————. “Joseph Smith’s Ohio Journal.” In The Papers of Joseph Smith. Ed. Dean C. Jessee. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1992, 2: 1–210.

————. Lectures of Faith. Independence, Mo.: Price Publishing, 1988.

Seven lectures used in the School o f the Prophets at Kirtland, Ohio, and published in the original edition of the Doctrine and Covenants in 1835. Published as part of the RLDS Doctrine and Covenants until 1894.

————. Lectures on Faith, Delivered in the Kirtland Temple in 1834 and 1835. Independence, Mo.: Herald House, 1952.

————. Lectures on Faith, Delivered to the School of the Prophets in Kirtland, Ohio, 1834–35. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1985.

————. Promisory Notes, 1 September 1837 and 30 January 1838. Kirtland, Ohio. Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio.

————. Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Comp. Joseph Fielding Smith. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, 2002.

Smith, Joseph, Jr., et al., comps. Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of the Latter Day Saints. Kirtland, Ohio: F. G. Williams, 1835.

————, et al., comps. Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of the Latter Day Saints. 1835. Reprint. Independence, Mo.: Herald House, 1971.

————, et al. Petition to Ariel Hanson, Esq., of Kirtland, 7 November 1836. Copy of original document and typed transcription in Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Includes list of 71 early Kirtland residents. Microfilm, FHL.

Smith, Joseph, III. Joseph Smith III. Letterbooks. Manuscript, Community of Christ Library-Archives, Independence, Missouri.

Joseph Smith III’s papers include correspondence relating to renovation of the Kirtland Temple and other RLDS Church details.

Smith, Joseph, III, and Heman C. Smith, eds. The History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 6 vols. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1973.

Smith, Joseph Fielding. The Way to Perfection: Short Discourses on Gospel Themes. Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society o f Utah, 1931.

Smith, Joseph Fielding, comp. See Smith, Joseph, Jr. Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Smith, Lucy (Mack). Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith the Prophet and His Progenitors for Many Generations. 1912. Reprint. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1969. Orem, Utah: Grandin Book, 1995.

The life of Joseph Smith and his ancestors written by his mother, Lucy (Mack) Smith. Includes the Kirtland period in Church history.

 

————. History of Joseph Smith by His Mother. Ed. Preston Nibley. 1901. Reprint. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1979. See Proctor, Scot Facer, and Maurine Jensen Proctor.

Smith, Percy K. “Early Settlers of Kirtland.” Historical Society Quarterly, Lake County, Ohio 5 (May 1963): 78–80.

————. First Settlers of Lake County [Ohio]. Typescript. N.p., 1963.

This work includes names of early Kirtland Township settlers.

Smith, S. Winifred. “The Temple at Kirtland.” Museum Echoes 21 (May 1948): 35–40.

Smith, W. Wallace. Address Delivered by W. Wallace Smith at the Mormon Temple in Kirtland, Ohio, 26 June 1966, Upon the Dedication of the Historic [Kirtland Temple] Marker. 1966. Typescript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio. Copy of program included.

Smucker, Samuel Mosheim, ed. The Religious, Social, and Political History of the Mormons, or Latter-day Saints. New York, n.p., 1857. See also Mackay, Charles. The Religious, Social, and Political History of the Mormons, or Latter-day Saints, from Their Origin to the Present Time (New York: Hurst, 1881).

Smythe, Charles B. Charles B. Smythe Docket, 1838–1842. Microfilm, FHL.

Smythe was a justice o f the peace in Lake County, 1838–42.

Sonne, Conway B. Ships, Saints, and Mariners: A Maritime Encyclopedia of Mormon Migration, 1830–1890. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1987.

Sons of the American Revolution. Samuel Huntington Chapter. Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio. N.p., n.d.

Sorensen, Steven R. “Schools of the Prophets.” In Encyclopedia of Mormonism. Ed. Daniel H. Ludlow. New York: Macmillan, 1992, 3:1269.

Sperry, Kip. “From Kirtland to Computers: The Growth of Family History Record Keeping.” In The Heavens Are Open: The 1992 Sperry Symposium on the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History. Ed. Byron R. Merrill. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1993, chapter 19, 290–301.

An overview o f family history and genealogical activities in the LDS Church beginning with the Kirtland, Ohio, period.

Stahle, Shaun D. “Historic Kirtland, Ohio: Once-bustling Community Restored to 1830s Beauty.” LDS Church News, 24 May 2003, 8–9.

————. “Restoring Kirtland a Matter of Building Faith.” LDS Church News, 27 September 2003, 11.

————. “Something Unique about Historic Kirtland: President Hinckley Dedicates Six Buildings.” LDS Church News, 24 May 2003, 3, 10.

Staker, Mark L. “Documenting Historic Site Restorations: Some Brief Examples from Kirtland.” Journal of Mormon History 30 (Spring 2004): 149–58.

Staker, Mark L. “‘Thou Art the Man: Newel K. Whitney in Ohio.” BYU Studies 42 (2003): 74–138.

A detailed and illustrated study of Newel K. Whitney, his life, and his business ventures in Kirtland.

Stanley, Reva. A Biography of Parley P. Pratt: The Archer of Paradise. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1937.

Several chapters in this work describe the Kirtland period in LDS Church history.

Stark, Alexander C. New Century Atlas of Lake County, Ohio. Philadelphia: Century Map, 1915. Microfilm, FHL.

Stebbins, Charles M. The New and True Religion. Boston: Publisher’s Printing, 1896.

Stebbins, Judy J . Guide to the Painesville (Ohio) Telegraph, 1822–1829: Newspaper Abstracts with Indexes. Willoughby, Ohio: Genealogical Research, 1982.

A useful index to early issues o f the Painesville Telegraph newspaper published in Painesville, Ohio.

Steed, Mrs. Charles S. “Probate Court Marriage Records, Lake County, Ohio, 1840–1841.” The Report (Ohio Genealogical Society) 11 (Fall 1971): 129–37.

————. “Probate Court Marriage Records, Lake County, Ohio, 1844–1845.” The Report (Ohio Genealogical Society) 13 (Spring 1973): 16–25.

Steed, Mildred E. Hoyes. Soldiers and Widows of the American Revolution Who Lived in Lake County, Ohio. Painesville, Ohio: New Connecticut Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1985. Also available online at www.rootsweb .com/^ohlake/bios/tocsoldi.html.

Stewart, John J . Joseph Smith: The Mormon Prophet. Salt Lake City: Mercury Publishing, 1966.

An illustrated history and biography of Joseph Smith, including his life during the Kirtland period, the Kirtland Temple, and Zion’s Camp.

Stewart, John Struthers. History of Northeastern Ohio. 3 vols. Indianapolis, Ind.: Historical Publishing, 1935.

See volume 1, chapter 6, “Geauga and Lake Counties,” 279–94. Includes a brief history of the Mormons in Kirtland.

Stille, Samuel Harden. Ohio Builds a Nation: A Memorial to the Pioneers and the Celebrated Sons of the “Buckeye” State. 3rd ed. Chicago: Arlendale Book House, 1941.

See “Mormon Temple: Beginning of the Mormons, 1836,” 62.

Stith, Bari Oyler. Lake County, Ohio: 150 Years of Tradition. Northridge, Calif.: Windsor Publications, 1988.

An illustrated history of Lake County, Ohio. Includes a brief history of Mormons in Kirtland, on pages 76–79, with early pictures of the Kirtland Temple and Newel K. Whitney Store. Contains a useful bibliography of Lake County sources.

The Story of Kirtland and the Latter-day Saints in Ohio. Kirtland, Ohio: Kirtland Arts & Crafts Press, n.d.

Stott, Graham St. John. “Zane Grey and James Simpson Emmett.” BYU Studies (Summer 1978): 491–503.

Stranahan, H. B. and Co. Atlas of Geauga County, Ohio. Cleveland: H. B. Stranahan, 1900.

Stranahan, H. B., and G. D. Corey. Atlas of Lake County, Ohio. Cleveland: H. B. Stranahan, 1898. Microfilm, FHL.

“Sunday School Supplement—Kirtland Period.” Sunstone 4 (May–June 1979): 52–55.

A brief bibliography of Kirtland sources and supplementary material relating to Kirtland environment and materials.

Supplement to J. Seixas Manual Hebrew Grammar for the Kirtland, Ohio, Theological Institution. New York: West &Trow, 1836.

Talbot, Wilburn D. “The Duties and Responsibilities of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835–1945.” PhD diss., Brigham Young University, 1978.

————. “Zion’s Camp.” Master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1973.

Talmage, James Edward. The House of the Lord: A Study of Holy Sanctuaries, Ancient and Modern. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1962. Rev. ed. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1968. Special reprint of the 1912 first edition. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1998.

Contains a discussion o f the Kirtland Temple dedication and the appearance of Elijah and other heavenly messengers in the Kirtland Temple. Many photos are in the 1998 reprint edition.

Tanner, E. Pingree. “John Tanner and the Kirtland Temple.” Deseret News, 23 February 1935, 2.

Taylor, Frank. “The Mormon Reunion at Kirtland, Ohio.” Harper’s Weekly (7 April 1883): 212.

Teacher’s Quorum Minutes, December 1834 to December 1845. LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah (also known as Teacher’s Quorum Minute Book). Microfilm and CD-ROM. Record of activities of the teachers quorum in Kirtland, Ohio; Far West, Missouri; and Nauvoo, Illinois, 1834–45.

The Telegraph (Painesville, Ohio). Lake County’s 125th Anniversary Souvenir Album, 1840–1965. Painesville, Ohio: The Telegraph, 1965. Microfilm, FHL.

Temple Cemetery, Kirtland Township, Lake County, Ohio. Typescript, Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio.

Kirtland cemetery inscriptions. Includes maps of the Kirtland Cemetery. Inscriptions also copied by Lake County Genealogical Society.

Thornton, Willis. “Gentile and Saint at Kirtland.” Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly [Ohio History] 63 (January 1954): 7–33.

Tobler, Douglas F., and Nelson B. Wadsworth. The History of the Mormons in Photographs and Text: 1830 to the Present. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1989.

Todd, Jay M . “Egyptian Papyri Rediscovered.” Improvement Era 71 (January 1968): 12–16.

Towne, Ernest L., and Jeanette C. Towne. “Lake County Cemeteries, Service Men, 1775–1940.” Typescript. N.p., 1974. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

————. “Lake County, Ohio, Probate Court Marriage Records, 1862–1904.” Typescript. N.p., 1978–79. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Tracing LDS Families: Research Outline. Salt Lake City: Family History Library, 2000. Online at www.familysearch.org/eng/ search/rg/guide/Ldsrec.asp.

This research outline describes various LDS Church records, including records that cover the Ohio period.

Tullidge, Edward William. Life of Joseph the Prophet. [New York: Tullidge & Crandall, 1878. Piano, Illinois: Board of Publication of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1879]. Reprint. [Salt Lake City: Publishers Press], 1991.

————. The Women of Mormondom. 1877. Reprint. Salt Lake City: N.p., 1975.

Turley, Richard E., Jr., and Lael Littke. Stories from the Life of Joseph Smith. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003.

Turo, Nancy Potter. “Kirtland, Geauga County, Tax Duplicate, April 1, 1827.” The Report (Ohio Genealogical Society) 18 (Winter 1978): 150–51.

————, comp. “Kirtland Township (Ohio) Records.” Typescripts in a three ring notebook at the Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL. See also Kirtland Township Records.

Underwood, Grant. “Early Mormon Perceptions of Contemporary America, 1830–1846.” BYU Studies 26 (Summer 1986): 49–61.

————. The Millenarian World of Early Mormonism. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Undiscovered Ohio . . . Northeastern Ohio. 5th rev. ed. Garrettsville, Ohio: Western Reserve Magazine, 1979.

Includes background information on Lake and Geauga counties.

Union List of Books on Genealogy and Local History Found in Lake County Libraries. N.p., n.d. Microfilm, FHL.

U.S. Census Bureau. Census Population Schedules, 1820–1930. Microfilm available at Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; FHL; and many other research libraries. Digitized copies of most U.S. census population schedules, and related census indexes, are also available online at www.ancestry.com, www.heritagequestonline.com, www. genealogy.com, www.usgenweb.org, and other Web sites.

Of particular interest to Kirtland researchers are the U.S. 1820 and 1830 census population schedules for Geauga County, Ohio, and the 1840 U.S. census for Lake County, Ohio.[3] The Lake County, Ohio, 1930 U.S. Census Index is available online at www.rootsweb.com/—ohlake/census/1930abt.html.

United States Congress (23rd, 1st Session, 1833–1834). House of Representatives. 1833 Citizens of Geauga County, Ohio: Report to the 23rd Congress, Doc. No. 452. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press [ca. 1990].

Upton, Harriet Taylor. History of the Western Reserve. 3 vols. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1910. Also partially available online at www.rootsweb.com/”ohlake/history/index.html.

An illustrated history of the Western Reserve in northeastern Ohio. Includes many biographical sketches of early residents. See An Every-Name Index to the History of the Western Reserve (Painesville, Ohio: Lake County Genealogical Society, 1988).

Van Orden, Bruce A., ed. “Writing to Zion: The William W. Phelps Kirtland Letters (1835–1836). “BYU Studies 33 (1993): 542–93.

————. “W. W. Phelps: His Ohio Contributions, 1835–36.” In Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Ohio. Ed. Milton V. Backman Jr. Provo, Utah: Department of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University, 1990, 45–62.

————. “Zion’s Camp: A Refiner’s Fire.” In The Prophet Joseph: Essays on the Life and Mission of Joseph Smith. Ed. Larry C. Porter and Susan Easton Black. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1988, 192–207.

Van Tassel, David D., and John J. Grabowski, eds. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1987.

Includes a brief history of Kirtland and Mormons in the Cleveland area.

Van Wagoner, Richard S., Steven C . Walker, and Allen D . Roberts. “The Lectures on Faith: A Case Study of Decanonization.” Dialogue 20 (Fall 1987): 71–78.

Verhei, J. L. The Kirtland Temple Suit and Independence Temple Lot Case. Salt Lake City: Utah Printing, n.d.

Virginia A. Billings Manuscript Collection. See Billings, Virginia A.

Waite, Frederick Clayton. How Town of Kirtland Received Its Name. Willoughby, Ohio: Lake County News-Herald, 1939. Extracted from Lake County News-Herald, 13 June–4 July 1939. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Walker, Ronald Warren. “Young Heber J. Grant and His Call to the Apostleship.” BYU Studies 18 (Fall 1977): 121–26.

Wallace, Frederick T. Men and Events of Half a Century. Cleveland: Evangelical Association, 1882.

Warren, Violet, and Jeannette Grosvenor. A Monumental Work: Inscriptions and Interments in Geauga County, Ohio through 1983. Evansville, Ind.: Whipporwill Publications, 1985.

A comprehensive transcription of Geauga County, Ohio, gravestones to 1983. Includes cemetery maps. Nicely indexed.

“The Way It Looks Today: A Camera Tour of Church History Sites in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.” Ensign, September 1978, 33–49.

“The Way It Looks Today: A Camera Tour of Church History Sites in the Kirtland Neighborhood.” Ensign, January 1979, 31–48.

A photographic essay of Kirtland, Ohio, with descriptions of historic sites and an 1837 map of Kirtland Village drawn by Keith W. Perkins (page 4 1).

Webb, E. A. The Story of Kirtland and the Latter Day Saints in Ohio. Kirtland Arts & Crafts Press, n.d.

Weeks, Clyde E., Jr. A Thousand Holy Temples in the Earth’. Orem, Utah: Magnificent Mormon Manuscripts, 1994.

Welch, Robert. “Reactions to the Failure of the Kirtland Safety Society, Another View.” [Provo, Utah: Robert Welch, 197?].

Wellington, Paul A. “Kirtland Temple Gets Face Lifting.” The Saints Herald, 18 July 1955, 687.

West, William S. A Few Interesting Facts Respecting the Rise, Progress, and Pretensions of the Mormons. Warren, Ohio, 1837.

Western Reserve Historical Society. Marriage Records from Geauga County, Ohio, Taken from Court Records and from Newspapers, 1806–1860. 2 vols. Typescript. Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio, 1937.

————. Genealogical Committee. Index to the Microfilm Edition of Genealogical Data Relating to Women in the Western Reserve before 1840 (1850). Cleveland: The Committee, 1976.

A published name index to Western Reserve Historical Society, Library, Genealogical Data Relating to Women in the Western Reserve before 1840 (1850). Index shows frame numbers (not page numbers) located at the bottom of each page on the microfilm copy.

————. Library. Genealogical Data Relating to Women in the Western Reserve before 1840 (1850). Collected and compiled by the Women’s Department, Cleveland Centennial Commission. Cleveland: T h e Society, 1973. Microfilm, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL, and other research libraries.

Original typescripts at the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio, show names of many women who were born in the Western Reserve or who came to the Reserve before 1840, including Kirtland residents. For an index, see Western Reserve Historical Society, Genealogical Committee, Index to the Microfilm Edition, cited above. Microfiche, FHL. Indexed in the Early Church Information File.

Western Reserve Teachers’ Seminary and Kirtland Institute. Broadside. Kirtland, Ohio, 25 July 1838. Microfilm, FHL.

Westerngren, Bruce. “A Time of Preparation: The Kirtland School of the Prophets.” Thetean 14 (1984): 98–113.

Wheeler, Robert A. “Shakers and Mormons in the Early Western Reserve: A Contrast in Life Styles.” Western Reserve Magazine 5 (July–August 1978): 27–34. In Ohio’s Western Reserve: A Regional Reader. Ed. Harry F. Lupoid and Gladys Haddad. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1988, 94–105.

————, ed. Visions of the Western Reserve: Public and Private Documents of Northeastern Ohio, 1750–1860. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2000.

Whitmer, John. An Early Latter Day Saint History: The Book of John Whitmer Kept by Commandment. Ed. F. Mark McKiernan and Roger D. Launius. Independence, Mo.: Herald Publishing House, 1980.

Whitney, Newel Kimball. Legal Documents, 1842–1843. N.p., n.d.

Whittaker, David J. “Early Mormon Pamphleteering, 1836–1857.” Journal of Mormon History 4 (1977): 35–49.

————, ed. Mormon Americana: A Guide to Sources and Collections in the United States. Provo, Utah: BYU Studies, 1995.

An exhaustive guide to published Mormon history; a description of LDS sources at the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University; a history of the Family History Library and LDS Church Library and Archives in Salt Lake City; descriptions of Mormon collections in other libraries and archives throughout the country; and bibliographical references to other topics related to Mormon Americana.

Wickham, Mrs. Gertrude Van Rensselaer, ed. Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve. 2 vols. 1896. Reprint. Jefferson, Ohio: Ashtabula County Genealogical Society, 1982.

Also available online at www.rootsweb.com/-ohlake/history/ index.html. Brief biographical sketches of early women and their families who resided in the Western Reserve in northeastern Ohio.

Wiggins, Marvin E., comp. Mormons and their Neighbors: An Index to Over 75,000 Biographical Sketches from 1820 to the Present. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, 1984.

An index to over 75,000 biographical sketches appearing in 194 published volumes, from 1820 to 1981. Includes references to former residents of Kirtland, Ohio. Included as part of Ancestry’s LDS FamilyHistory Suite 2 (Ancestry, 1998), CD-ROM. An online update is available at http://web .lib.byu.edu/Ancestry, an index to over 100,000 biographical sketches appearing in 185 published volumes to persons living between 1820 and 1981.

Wiggins, Sylvia. “Crossroads Creek.” N.p., n.d. Typescript, Chardon Public Library, Chardon, Ohio.

Describes migration to the Western Reserve, including to Kirtland, with records of hotels, stagecoach stops, taverns, and roads.

Wilcox, Pearl. “Reminiscing in Kirtland.” Saints’ Herald, 25 August 1958, 11–12; 1 September 1958, 14–15; 8 September 1958, 14–16; 15 September 1958, 16–17; 22 September 1958, 16–18.

Williams, Arthur B. The Kirtland Society. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Bulletin No. 1, 1943.

Williams Brothers. See History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men.

Williams, Frederick Granger. Account Book, 1837–1842. Microfilm, LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah. Record of financial accounts with early LDS Church members beginning in Kirtland, Ohio, including Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, and others.

————. “Frederick G. Williams: Veteran in the Work of the Lord.” The Carpenter: Reflections of Mormon Life 1 (1969): 8–27.

————. “Frederick Granger Williams of the First Presidency of the Church.” BYU Studies 12 (Spring 1972): 243–61.

Winn, Kenneth H. Exiles in a Land of Liberty: Mormons in America, 1830–1846. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.

Winnagle, Grace Marvin. “[Index to] Pioneer and General History of Geauga County.” Typescript, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio. Microfilm, FHL.

Winter, Robert. “Architecture on the Frontier: The Mormon Experiment.” Pacific Historical Review 43 (February 1974): 50–60.

Includes a discussion of the architecture of the Kirtland Temple and a photo detailing part of the temple.

Witnesses of the Articles of the Kirtland Safety Society. Manuscript, Lake County Historical Society, Kirtland Hills, Ohio.

Women’s Department, Cleveland Centennial Commission. See Western Reserve Historical Society, Library.

Woodford, Robert John. “The Doctrine and Covenants: A Historical Overview.” In Studies in Scripture, Volume One: Doctrine and Covenants. Ed. Robert L. Millet and Kent P. Jackson. Salt Lake City: Randall Book, 1984, 3–22.

————. “The Historical Development of the Doctrine and Covenants.” 3 vols. PhD diss., Brigham Young University, 1974. Reprint. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1980.

————. “How the Revelations in the Doctrine & Covenants were Received and Compiled.” Ensign, January 1985, 26–33.

Woodruff, Wilford. In Conference Report, April 1898, 57–58.

Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers’ Project, Lake County Work Files. “First Mormon Temple, Kirtland, Ohio.” Typescript, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio.

Works Projects Administration, comp. Lake County Landmarks. N.p., n.d.

See information on Kirtland Temple, pages 12–15. Other Lake County, Ohio, historical sites are also described in this book.

WPA Inventories. See Historical Records Survey (Ohio).

Wright, Livingston. “The First Shrine of Mormonism.” The Ohio Illustrated Magazine 1 (August 1906): 164–66.

Writers’ Program (Ohio). Lake County History. Compiled by Workers of the Writers’ Program of the Works Projects Administration in the State of Ohio. Sponsored by Western Reserve Historical Society, Lake County Chapter. [Mentor, Ohio], 1941. Reprint. Fort Wayne, Ind.: Allen County Public Library, 1989.

Includes information regarding Joseph Smith, the Kirtland Temple, and also historical sketches and portraits. See “The Mormons,” 54–56 and also “Churches,” 50–53. Partially indexed by Fay Maxwell, Index to Lake County History (Columbus, Ohio: Maxwell Publications, 1974).

————, comp. Lake County Landmarks. 1941. Reprint. Fort Wayne, Ind.: Allen County Historical Society, 1989.

Yarrington, Roger. “Kirtland Temple Is Closed for Repairs.” Saints’ Herald, 2 March 1959, 194.

Yon, Paul D. Guide to Ohio County and Municipal Records for Urban Research. Columbus, Ohio: Archives-Library, Ohio Historical Society, 1973.

Yorgason, Blaine Michael, and Peter Johnson. Kirtland: The Spirit of God. Ogden, Utah: Living Scriptures, Trekwest, 1995. Videocassette.

Yorgason, Laurence M. “Preview on a Study of the Social and Geographical Origins of Early Mormon Converts, 1830–1845.” BYU Studies 10 (Spring 1970): 279–82.

Young, Gaylen Bushman. Journey to Kirtland: A Video History Tour with Gaylen Young. Bakersfield, Calif.: G & L Productions, 1995. Videocassette.

Young, Joseph. History of the Organization of the Seventies. Pamphlets in American History, Mormons and Mormonism. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Steam Printing, 1878. Sanford, N.C.: Microfilming Corp. of America, 1983. Microfiche, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Includes names of Seventies ordained in Kirtland and historical details of the Seventies.

Young, Joseph H . “History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ohio.” Typescript. N.p., 1981. Kirtland Family History Center, Kirtland, Ohio.

Young Men’s United Lyceum Society, Kirtland, Ohio. Constitution, 1844. Manuscript and typescript, LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Articles and laws of this Society, which was organized to study “scientific and useful knowledge” in Kirtland, Ohio.

Notes

[1] Warnings out from Overseers of the Poor were given to indigent persons in Kirtland Township who were not legal residents and not able to care for themselves. Thus they were warned to depart from the township, and their names appeared in the township record. Ages and family relationships of persons warned out of town are not shown in these particular records, but may be shown in warnings out in other localities in Ohio, New England, and elsewhere. For further reference on this subject see Josiah Henry Benton, Warning Out in New England, 1656–1817 (1911; reprint. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1970).

[2] Earmarks were placed on the ears of cattle, sheep, and other animals to identify livestock for their owners. In addition to proprietors’ names, also shown in the records are the number of horses, cattle, etc., and value (dollar amount).

[3] The following seven townships were enumerated as part of Geauga County for the 1820 and 1830 U.S. federal census population schedules, but they are now in Lake County, Ohio: Concord, Kirtland, Leroy, Madison, Mentor, Painesville, and Perry townships. They are indexed in book indexes and on the Internet at Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com) and at other Web sites.