Minerva Wade Hickman autobiography
L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Minerva Wade Hickman autobiography (MSS SC 2314). In this handwritten autobiography, Hickman writes about her experiences in migrating to Utah in the 1840s and in settling in that state. She also includes “a list of names of Births since I came to North Ogden” in which she lists the name and sex of each child born in that community. Also included are genealogies of Hickman and Wade family members.
Minerva Emma Wade was born on 2 September 1828, in Farmersville, New York, to Moses Wade and Sally Maria Bundy. Her family joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and moved to Nauvoo, Illinois in the early 1840s. Minerva married William Adams Hickman as his second wife on 1 May 1849 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and they had eight children together. She accompanied Hickman and his first wife, Bernetta, and their four children on their journey to Utah in 1849 in the Cornwall Company. Minerva died on 23 December 1918 in North Ogden, Utah.