Hiram Mace journal
L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Hiram Mace journal (MSS 8734). This leather-bound journal kept by Mace was likely created in approximately 1860. Contents include genealogical information of Mace’s posterity, including birth and death dates. Also includes a brief autobiographical sketch of Mace’s life from his birth until 1885, including his childhood in upstate New York, conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, experiences in Nauvoo, Illinois, travels to Utah and eventual settlement and life in Fillmore, Utah. Also includes some entries of deaths of Hiram’s wife and son added by others up to 1913. The majority of the journal is blank. Dated approximately 1860-1913.
Hiram Mace Sr. was born on May 5, 1811, in Aurelius, New York, to Henry and Clarlia Dewaters Mace. He married Elizabeth Armstrong on April 4, 1837, in Michigan. He converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was among the pioneers travelling west. He was a man of many jobs in Utah, from farmer and orderly seargent, to missionary and mayor of Fillmore, Utah. He died on August 28, 1896, in Fillmore, Utah.