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Photo WCHS-04331

Polygamist prisoners at the Utah Territorial Penitentiary
For an expanded and uncropped version of this photo, click here.

Photo of Mormon polygamist prisoners at the Utah Territorial Penitentiary.
Francis M. Lyman was admitted to the "pen" on January 14, 1889 and this photo was probably taken not long
    after that. The other inmates were all imprisoned on either December 19, or 23, 1888.

The three in the front center are, left to right:
    Benjamin Perkins of Teasdale, Wayne County, Utah Territory
    William R. Butler of Orderville, Kane County, Utah Territory
    Francis M. Lyman of Tooele, Tooele County (member of the Quorom of the Twelve Apostles)

The others are, left to right:
    Sylvester F. Jones of Enoch, Iron County, Utah Territory
    Simon T. Topham of Paragonah, Iron County, Utah Territory
    Joseph S. Barney of Kanosh, Millard County, Utah Territory
    Lorenzo Dow Watson of Parowan, Iron County, Utah Territory
    Thomas Chamberlain of Orderville, Kane County, Utah Territory
    George Q. Cannon of Salt Lake City (member of the Quorom of the Twelve Apostles)
    James H. Langford of Junction, Piute County, Utah Territory
    Samuel W. Wooley of Grantsville, Tooele County, Utah Territory
    Samuel Bateman of West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory
    Francis Webster of Cedar City, Iron County, Utah Territory
    Cornelius McReavy of St. George
    John T. Covington of Torrey, Wayne County, Utah Territory

For another rendering of this photo, click here.

For other similar prison photos, see WCHS-04329, WCHS-04330, WCHS-04332, WCHS-04333,
WCHS-04334, and WCHS-04335.

This photo and his original research was contributed by Kenneth L. Cannon II on September 28, 2020.

For background, see Ken Cannon's presentation at the
Utah State Historical Society's 68th Annual History Conference, September 2020
"For Conscience' Sake: The Prison Photographs of George Q. Cannon and His Fellow 'Cohabs'
    and What They Mean"
  (Minutes 21:47 to 44:29)
For the presentation PowerPoint slides, click here.