John Pierce Hawley

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

BOOK

"Life and Times of John Pierce Hawley

A Mormon Ulysses of the American West"

by Melvin C. Johnson

A Mormon Ulysses follows Hawley's adventures in the West growing up as a logger, wood worker, settler,
church official and missionary. He helped build the first Mormon temple west of the Mississippi, battled the
Comanches, was entangled in the horrors of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, and pioneered the Pine Valley
community in southern Utah. Hawley's western odyssey is timely, worthy, and deserves to belong in the canon
of American history and biography.

Melvin C. Johnson is an independent historian and retired college professor, writer, and speaker who pursues
subjects dealing with the East Texas mill town culture, the Texas Hill country before and in the Civil War, and
the intersection of Western America and Mormonism. He is a graduate of Dixie College and Utah State University.

Hardcover, 222 Pages + Index, ?" x ?" x ?"
Paperback, 222 Pages + Index, ?" x ?" x ?"
Published by Greg Kofford Books, Salt Lake City, 2019
ISBN 978-1-58958-765-6 (hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-58958-764-9 (paperback)


AVAILABILITY

This book is available from Greg Kofford Books
    (801)572-7417,   order@koffordbooks.com
$24.95 for Paperback and $34.95 for Hard Cover


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TABLE OF CONTENTS



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Preface
Prologue: The Start of a Trek
On The Borderlands of America, 1826-1842
Wisconsin Territory to the Republic of Texas, 1843-1851
Mormon Mills, Texas to The Indian Nations, 1851-1856
Wagons West to Utah Territory, 1856
Welcome to Zion, 1856-1857
The Hawleys of Pine Valley, Part 1
The Racial Divide and Theocracy in Greater Dixie
The Hawleys of Pine Valley, Part 2
A Pine Valley Missionary to Iowa, 1868
Return to Utah and Conversion to the RLDS Church, 1868-1870
Epilogue: End of a Trek, 1870
Appendix A: John Hawley, Letter to Joseph Smith III, June 12, 1884  
Appendix B: Temple Lot Case
Appendix C: Chronology of John Pierce Hawley
Biography
Index
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REFERENCES

"Life and Times of John Pierce Hawley"   Press Release