|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1803|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 1883|
Box Elder County
Son of Simeon Adams Dunn and Sarah (Sally) Bath
Married Adeline Rawson, 11 Jul 1828, Rawsonville, Wayne, Michigan; died Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Married Margaret Snyder, 16 April 1942, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Married Jane Caldwell, May 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Married Harriet Atwood Silver, 3 Jan 1847, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska
Married Elizabeth Wickham, 15 April 1865, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Heart Throbs of the West, Kate B. Carter, Vol. 10, p. 259
The Dunn Family--My grandparents, Simeon Adams Dunn and Harriett Atwood Silver were married at Winter Quarters, January 3, 1847, by President Brigham Young. They arrived in Utah September 28, 1848, and established their home in Brigham City. On December 31, 1857, to their family were added twin babies, Harriett and Henry Silver. The tiny girl died shortly after birth, and two days later, on January 2, 1858, the mother, Harriett, closed her eyes in death, having given her life for her family and the religion she had espoused. Twice before, this good husband and father had been called upon to lay away a devoted wife and companion. This time his heart was almost broken as he placed the form of his lovely young wife in the crude, home-made casket and laid her lifeless baby daughter in her arms.
Three months later, in April 1858, the call came for all Saints to leave their homes in northern Utah, and journey southward. Simeon Adams Dunn loaded a few provisions and household effects into his covered wagon, assisted his motherless children to their place in the wagon box, and cracking his long whip over the backs of his oxen, commenced his journey. He had also provided a wagon for his eldest daughter and her three little girls, and they traveled together. The husband and father of this little family, Martin Luther Ensign, at that time was serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
As they proceeded on their way, baby Henry became very ill. They camped on Kay's Creek, (now Kaysville) and there they saw the life depart from their lovely three-months-old baby son and brother. The father made his little family as safe and comfortable as possible in this temporary camp, and with a sad and heavy heart slowly wended his way back to the lonely grave in the Brigham City Cemetery. Very near to it he dug a very small, new grave, and in it tenderly laid the remains of his baby boy.
He found the town empty, except for a few men who had remained behind, ready at a moment's notice to touch a match to the homes and buildings if the enemy should enter the city. He went into his house, expecting to spend the night there, but it was so quiet and lonely it was more than he could endure, so he went to the stable, laid down by his faithful oxen, and spent the night near them. Early the next morning he was on his way to rejoin his family. He found them safe and well and they continued their journey as far south as Payson, where they made their camp and remained until the Saints were counseled by the Church leader, to return to their homes.
From the diary of my father, Charles Oscar Dunn, who was four years old at the time of the move, I quote: "On our return home we passed the soldiers at the point of the mountain. It was a great sight to see them march by us. As we watched them pass, the wind blew my hat off and it rolled down a steep dugway and into the Jordan River, so I had to go on home without a hat, which made me very sad. We reached home alright but found all of our possessions gone, and our house empty." -- Eva Dunn Snow.
Jane Caldwell Waite (1808 - 1891)
Adeline Rawson Dunn (1811 - 1842)*
Elizabeth Wickham Dunn (1836 - 1881)*
Margaret Snyder Dunn (1812 - 1846)*
Harriet Atwood Silver Dunn (1818 - 1858)*
Mary Dunn Ensign (1833 - 1920)*
Susannah Dunn Hunsaker (1843 - 1921)*
Simeon Dunn (1846 - 1846)*
Joseph Moroni Dunn (1847 - 1912)*
Sarah Sophia Dunn Dunn (1849 - 1923)*
Simeon Adams Dunn (1851 - 1935)*
Eveline Silver Dunn Hunsaker (1853 - 1919)*
Emeline Silver Dunn Cantwell (1853 - 1914)*
Charles Oscar Dunn (1855 - 1939)*
Harriet Silver Dunn (1857 - 1857)*
Henry Silver Dunn (1857 - 1858)*
Lorenzo Wickham Dunn (1868 - 1869)*
Brigham City Cemetery
Box Elder County
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Jan 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23953487
In rememberance of your first wife, Adeline Rawson (1811-1842) and 6 children. May you all rest in peace.|
Mary E. Warner
Added: Mar. 14, 2012
Dear, wonderful and very faithful G. G. Grandfather Dunn, we are so thankful for all you went through for us, so that we could be raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You have passed on to all of your posterity an amazingly rich her...(Read more)|
Added: Jul. 22, 2011
Aloha to my husband's direct ancestor.|
Added: Aug. 10, 2009
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