Dennison Lott Harris

Dennison Lott Harris

Windham, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 Jun 1885 (aged 60)
Monroe, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Burial Monroe, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Plot 136 B
Memorial ID 33937079 · View Source
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Dinnison Lot Harris, son of Emer Harris and Deborah Lot, born at Windom, Luzerne County, Penn. January 17, 1825, died at his residence in Monroe, Sevier Co., Utah, June 6, 1885, aged 69 years 4 months and 20 days, of pneumonia, passing away peacefully in the presence of his family.

He gathered with his father to Kirtland in 1831, joined the Church in his early youth and suffered in the mobbings and persecutions of Missouri.

When in his 19th year he and Robert Scot passed through a very trying ordeal at the conspiracy of Nauvoo, a full account of which is found in the April number of Vol. 5 of the Contributor.

Even though young, he was an intimate friend of the Prophet Joseph, and took an active part as scout and express rider during the mobbings and drivings of the Saints at Nauvoo. He left Nauvoo three days before the final battle and journeyed several hundred miles westward, preparing the way for the final exodus of the Saints, and returned to Nauvoo to assist his father to move, and thence went to Missouri, where he remained til 1852, at which time he migrated to Utah, and located in Springville.

In the year 1854 he and other nine brethren were called upon to visit the Navajo Indians, which mission was one of extreme peril, and in which the power of the Lord was constantly manifest.

He served in the Echo Canon Campaign in 1857-8, and also went back with provisions to meet the hand-cart companies at three different times.

After residing in various settlements he was called from Willard City, Box Elder County, in the year 1862, to live in Dixie, where he remained over five years, until broken down in health. He then removed to Paragoonah, where he resided until 1871, at which time he removed to Monroe, Sevier County. Here he was set apart to the office of Bishop, July 17, 1877, under the hands of Apostle Erastus Snow, which position he honorably and faithfully filled until his demise.

The funeral services were held in the New Meeting House, which was draped in mourning for the occasion. About one thousand people assembled to pay their respects to the departed.

The speakers, Wm. H. Seegmiller, of the Stake Presidency; Geo. W. Bean, J. Sylvester, Jas. Butler, F.A. Perkins, Abm. Washburn, Jas. Farmer, A. Larsen, C.P. Christensen and Thos. Cooper, all bore testimony to his excellent qualities, his true integrity to the cause of God and his brethern, his ever unwavering faith, his readiness at all time to give counsel, his many fatherly traits of character, and the honorable and loving family left to perpetuate his name.

Fifty three vehicles followed his remains to the grave. His wives, children, grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends deeply mourn his departure, yet hope to meet him in Celestial glory in the world to come.

Wm. A. Warnock

Deseret Evening News
14 June 1885




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