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 Mary Elizabeth <I>Simmons</I> Barnes

Mary Elizabeth Simmons Barnes

Bristol, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England
Death 16 Oct 1932 (aged 91)
Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 27-4-A-15
Memorial ID 120573 · View Source
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Daughter of Samuel Simmons and Hannah Maria Shackell

Married Thomas Henry Fanning

Children - William Henry Fanning, Hannah Maria Fanning

Married William Jeffries Barnes, 17 Oct 1863, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Mary Elizabeth Barnes, Fannie Barnes, Pheobe Barnes, Reuben Barnes, Rose Barnes, Jamima Barnes, Levi Barnes, Henry Barnes, Nellie Barnes, Maggie Barnes

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 2, p. 329

Mary Simmons Fanning Barnes, daughter of Hannah Maria and Samuel Simmons, was born in Bristol, England October 22, 1841. Her parents accepted the Mormon faith and left England to join the Saints in Zion in 1855. They remained in New York a few years preparing for the journey westward. Mary remained there five years after her parents had left during which time she married William Fanning. She was then sixteen years old. After her first son, William, was born, life became unbearable, so she left her husband and stared across the plains in the Hotton D. Haight company which left Florence, Nebraska in August, 1862, and arrived in Salt Lake City October 19th. The journey was especially hard for Mary as she was expecting her second child. She walked all the way carrying her small child except a few miles and was so frail and completely exhausted when she reached the valley her parents scarcely recognized her. Her daughter, Ann, was born in February, 1863. — Delila S. Flint

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  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120573
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Elizabeth Simmons Barnes (22 Apr 1841–16 Oct 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120573, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .