Soooo. I am working on adding all 29 children for my polygamist 3rd great grandfather who had 3 wives. His children were born starting from 1849 in Salt Lake City--what is now known as Utah. His three children before this were born in Iowa. From September 9, 1850 until January 4 1896 Utah was called Territory of Utah.
But from 1849 until Sep 1950, a provisional State of Deseret was created by LDS settlers. It was never recognized as a state.
So my question is, during this time 1849-1850--what should Utah be called? Before this time, the area was owned by Mexico I believe.
Help! Thank you!