Abstract

For more than half a century Amos Milton Musser was a conspicuous figure in the social, religious, and business life of Utah.

Amos Milton Musser, the second son and fourth child of Samuel and Anna Barr Musser, was born in Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, May 20, 1830. When he was four years old, his father died. after three years of widowhood, his mother remarried, but her husband, Abraham Bitner, soon died, leaving her with two additional children.

During her second widowhood, times were so hard that Mrs. Bitner had to ask for help in supporting her children. John Neff, the husband of her sister Mary, accepted the responsibility of guardianship for them. It was through him that the family became affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1846. The families went on to Utah, but Amos Milton chose to remain behind and work. During the summer of 1851 he joined his mother in Salt Lake City, having been baptized into the Church at Kanesville before starting across the plains.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History

Rights

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Date Submitted

1961

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm105

Keywords

A. Milton Musser, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Missions, India, History, 19th century, Tithes, Mormon Church, Deseret Telegraph Company, Mormons, Polygamy, Court cases

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