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Christopher Layton

Author: Christopher Layton; Myron W McIntyre; Noel R Barton
Publisher: Kaysville, Utah] : Christopher Layton Family Organization, ©1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2d edView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Layton family.; Layton family.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Layton; Myron W McIntyre; Noel R Barton
OCLC Number: 6945741
Notes: First ed. published in 1911 under title: Autobiography of Christopher Layton.
Description: vii, 438 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: I. From England to Nauvoo --
Birth and boyhood --
Joins the church --
Marries and emigrates --
Welcomed by the prophet --
Patriarchal blessing --
II. Three bitter years, 1844-5-6 --
The deed at Carthage --
Sorrows and persecutions --
Nauvoo evacuated --
Migration westward, "we knew not where" --
III. The government's call --
Five hundred men asked for --
Mustering and marching --
Brave looks but sore hearts --
Brigham Young's promise --
IV. The Mormon battalion --
From the Bluffs to Leavenworth --
Death of Col. Allen --
Weary march westward --
An inhuman surgeon --
Arrival at Santa Fe --
V. Santa Fe to Tucson --
Col. Cooke in command --
A story of starvation and toil --
Prayers answered --
Battle with bulls on Sand Pedro --
Soldier poetry --
VI. On to the Pacific --
A midnight alarm --
Unfortunate attempt to navigate the Gila --
First sight of the ocean --
Safe at San Diego --
Col. Cooke's classic congratulations --
VII. Battalion mustered out --
Religious services and daily routine --
Mail carrier and on Indian duty --
Kearney's tribute to "Mormons" --
Civilian employment as ranch foreman --
VIII. Life in California --
Visit to England --
Across the plains to Salt Lake --
Success in business --
Marriages and births --
Seven eventful years --
IX. Pioneering in Carson Valley --
Perils of the journey --
Brigham Young's promise --
Labors in Carson --
Called back to Utah --
Thrilling experiences --
At home again --
X. Established in Kaysville --
Numerous additions to the family --
Chosen Bishop, also prominent in industrial, political, military, and pioneering enterprises --
XI. Years of empire building --
Dry farming on the ridge --
Railroading and merchandising --
Perilous trip on Salt Lake --
Happy and prosperous years --
XII. Last years in Kaysville --
In stake presidency --
Death of Brigham Young --
Family marriages, births and deaths --
Forced into hiding to escape persecution --
Called to Arizona --
XIII. Presiding in Arizona --
Fifteen years of great activity and success --
The enemy also busy --
Many new enterprises established --
Leader, father, and advisor to the colonists --
XIV. Approaching the end --
Honorably released as stake president --
Rapidly failing health --
Choice reunions and blessing --
Prepares to go home to Utah --
XV. The end in mortality --
The last journey --
Undergoes operation --
Death on Aug. 7, 1898 --
Impressive funeral --
Personal characteristics --
Christopher Layton, the man.
Responsibility: edited by Myron W. McIntyre and Noel R. Barton.

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