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Harriet Bradford Simmons

March 30, 1821–March 14, 1891

1 Born in Jefferson County, Illinois; daughter of Sarah Hood and George Bradford. 2 Married Leven Simmons, 1836; twelve children. 3 Baptized, circa 1842. 4 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1852. 5 Settled at Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah Territory. 6 Served as first counselor to Letitia Ann Davis in the Spanish Fork Second Ward Relief Society presidency. 7 Died at Spanish Fork. 8 (See Document 2.5)


  1. [1] Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register: Dec. 10, 1845, to Feb. 8, 1846, p. 200 (1846), Harriet Simmons, FHL microfilm 962798, item 1, FHL. “Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index,” database, (, accessed Jan. 2015), Harriet Bradford; citing Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index, Utah Valley Regional Family History Center, Provo, UT. Find a Grave, database and images (, accessed Apr. 2014), memorial no. 12389165, Harriet Bradford Simmons; Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, UT.

  2. [2] Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p. 200 (1846). “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Dec. 2014), Harriet Bradford KWJY-DQH.

  3. [3] “Illinois Marriages to 1850,” database, (, accessed Jan. 2015), Harriet Bradford and Levin [sic] Simmons; citing Jordan Dodd, Illinois Marriages to 1850, Provo, UT. “Family Tree,” database, Harriet Bradford and Leven Simmons KWJZ-CXP.

  4. [4] “Family Tree,” database, Leven Simmons.

  5. [5] Harriet Bradford Simmons,” Church History Biographical Database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, available at, accessed Jan. 2015.

  6. [6] 1860 U.S. census, Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah Territory, p. 970, Harriett [sic] Simmons; digital image, (, accessed Dec. 2014); from NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 1314.

  7. [7] Priscilla Merriman Evans, record book, ca. 1907[?], Emma Priscilla Evans Little, Papers, 1870–1941, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

  8. [8] “Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index,” database, Harriet Bradford. Find a Grave, memorial no. 12389165.