The purpose of this thesis has been to demonstrate as clearly as possible the full extent of Mormon Land in Missouri during the years 1831-1841. An identification has been made of the names of several thousand of these early Mormons and will further show the scope of Mormonism during this period. This study will add detail to what previous writers have stated about this trying period for Mormonism.
As accurately as possible, the author has identified where the Mormon settlements were, through graphs and charts. It has been demonstrated that the Mormon population extended beyond the traditional areas they have historically "confined" to such as Jackson, Clay, Caldwell, Daviess and Carroll Counties. It is the desire of the writer to have the study used to further study of the Mormon decade in Missouri.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Lewis, Wayne J., "Mormon Land Ownership as a Factor in Evaluating the Extent of Mormon Settlements and Influence in Missouri 1831-1841" (1981). All Theses and Dissertations. 4876.
Mormons, Missouri, Mormon Church, History