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Betsey Jane Tenney Loose Simons

December 1, 1824–January 14, 1904

1 Born at Hanover, Chautauque County, New York; daughter of Eliza Webb and William Tenney. 2 Baptized, 1834. 3 Moved to Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio, 1835; to Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri, 1838; and to Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, circa 1839. 4 Married first Robert Loose, 1844; three children. 5 Widowed, 1854. 6 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1860. 7 Married second Orawell Simons as a plural wife, 1861; two children. 8 Helped settle the Muddy River Valley, Nevada, 1865–1866. 9 Moved to Payson, Utah County, Utah Territory, 1866. 10 Appointed president of the Payson Relief Society, 1868; served for twenty-four years. 11 Died at Payson. 12 (See Document 4.7)

Footnotes

  1. [1] Maurine Carr Ward, “Betsey Jane Tenney Loose,” Nauvoo Journal 6, no. 2 (Fall 1994): 62. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org, accessed Dec. 2014), Betsey Jane Tenney KWJ8-VY6 .
  2. [2] Ward, “Betsey Jane Tenney Loose,” 62.
  3. [3] Ibid., 63.
  4. [4] Ibid.
  5. [5] Ward, “Betsey Jane Tenney Loose,” 63–64. “Illinois Marriages to 1850,” database, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Jan. 2015), Betsey Jane Tenney and Robert Loose; citing Jordan Dodd, Illinois Marriages to 1850, Provo, UT. Ancestry.com.
  6. [6] Ward, “Betsey Jane Tenney Loose,” 64.
  7. [7] “Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel,” database, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels, accessed Jan. 2015), Betsey Jane Tenney Loose. Ward, “Betsey Jane Tenney Loose,” 64.
  8. [8] Ward, “Betsey Jane Tenney Loose,” 64.
  9. [9] Audrey M. Godfrey, “Colonizing the Muddy River Valley: A New Perspective,” Journal of Mormon History 22, no. 2 (Fall 1996): 120–142.
  10. [10] Godfrey, “Colonizing the Muddy River Valley,” 140. 1870 U.S. census, Payson, Utah Co., Utah Territory, p. 227B, Betsy J. Simons; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Dec. 2014); from NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1612.
  11. [11] Ward, “Betsey Jane Tenney Loose,” 63–64. Madoline Cloward Dixon, Peteetneet Town: A History of Payson, Utah (Provo, UT: Press Publishing Company, 1974), 21.
  12. [12] “Family Tree,” database, Betsey Jane Tenney. Find a Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com, accessed Apr. 2014), memorial no. 27873900, Betsey Jane Tenney Loose Simons; Payson City Cemetery, Payson, UT.