Sunday, April 3, 2011

Deseret News Obituary: Simeon Adams DUNN

BIOGRAPHY: Title:Obituary:
Author: Deseret News Vol. 32 p. 144 Film 0026600

DUNN--At his residence, in Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, on
the Evening of Feb 24th 1883, of kidney complaint, Simeon Adams
, in his 80th year.

Deceased was born August 7th 1803, in Utica, State of New
York, and was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
day Saints in April 1839, in the Huron River by Elder James Dunn,
and ordained to the office of Elder in June, 1840.

He arrived in Nauvoo with his family on the 5th of August
1841. In April 1844, he was ordained a Seventy, and in May the
same year, went on a mission to the State of New York.

In January 1845, he was ordained the Senior President of the
15th Quorum of Seventies under the hands of President Joseph Young.

In May, 1846, he left Nauvoo, with his family for the West,
and shared in the toils and sufferings of the Saints, remaining in
Winter Quarters, as then called, from the fall of 1846, until May,
1848, when, with his family, he started for Salt Lake City,
arriving there September 28th of the same year.

On the 7th of May 1850 he started on a mission to the South
Sea Islands, and returned home in April 1852; in May, 1853, he
settled in this place, where he remained until death. In the fall
of 1873, he went to the Eastern States to gather genealogies of his
ancestors, and returned in July of the following year, having been
very successful in his labors: in November 1877, to his great joy,
he left his home for St. George to there officiate in the Holy
Temple for his dead, and in January, 1878, he returned, having
accomplished the desire of his heart and feeling greatly blessed.

He was called by the Prophet Joseph to fill positions of trust
in Nauvoo, received his blessings in the Temple there, was full of
zeal and fervency in the work of God, and quite marked for his
straightforward manner; he was a practical, hard working and honest
man, prompt in meeting all his obligations, careful and considerate
in all of his ways, was a faithful Latter-day Saints and highly
respected. He leaves a numberous posterity to mourn his loss.

(Simeon Adams Dunn and His Family, Cameron Doran Wilde page 24-25 -

....That the said Simeon A. Dunn died testate in Brigham City Box Elder County on the 24th day of February A.D. 1883 leaving him surviving said Joseph M. Dunn, Mary Ensign, Betsy Haws, Susannah Hunsaker, Sophia Dunn, Simeon A. Dunn [Jr.], Emelin(e) Cantwell, Evelin(e) Hunsaker, Charles O. Dunn, and Ephraim Dunn, the children of said deceased and his only decendants....

Simeon Adams Dunn and His Family, Cameron Doran Wilde page 59 - Box Elder County, Box Edler County Court, Probate Records, Films480322-480323. "p. 194-197 Territory of Utah County of Box elder In the Probate Court In the matter of the estate of Simeon A. Dunn deceased: Decree of estate.)

Note: Mary DUNN (ENSIGN) the daughter of Simeon Adams DUNN and Adaline RAWSON had no middle name. Some have mistakenly given her mother and sisters name as a middle name.

Ancesrtry Chain: 4th great grandfather Simeon Adams DUNN (LDS Pioneer) b.1803, Mary DUNN
(LDS Child Pioneer) b.1833, Harriett Camilla ENSIGN (UT born LDS Pioneer) b.1859, George Ensign SMITH b.1898, Myrle, sons, grandchildren.