Kezia Downes Hill Pratt

May 10, 1812–January 11, 1877

1 Born at Rainow, Cheshire, England; daughter of Elizabeth (Betty) Broadhead and Edward Downes. 2 Married first William Hill, 1834. 3 Baptized in England, 1842. 4 Immigrated to the United States and migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1851. 5 Married second Parley P. Pratt as a plural wife, 1853. 6 Settled in the Salt Lake City Fourteenth Ward. 7 Appointed secretary and treasurer to Phebe C. Woodruff in the Fourteenth Ward Relief Society, 1856–1857. 8 Died at Salt Lake City. 9 (See Document 2.3)


  1. [1] Pratt regularly used two different spellings of her given name on official records during her lifetime: as Kezia and Keziah. “Died,” Deseret News [weekly], Jan. 24, 1877, 823. “Utah Cemetery Inventory,” database, (, accessed Jan. 2015), Kezia D. Pratt; citing Utah State Historical Society, Utah Cemetery Inventory, Salt Lake City, UT.
  2. [2] “Died,” 823. “England & Wales Christening Records, 1530–1906,” database, (, accessed Dec. 2014), Kesiah Downs [ sic ]; citing Genealogical Society of Utah, British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition (Salt Lake City: Intellectual Reserve, 2002). Maxine Driggs Belnap, “Notes on the Life of Keziah Downes Pratt,” Jared Pratt Family Association, accessed Dec. 2014,
  3. [3] Belnap, “Notes on the Life of Keziah Downes Pratt,” n.p.
  4. [4] “Died,” 823. Belnap, “Notes on the Life of Keziah Downes Pratt,” n.p.
  5. [5] “Died,” 823. “Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel,” database, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (, accessed Dec. 2014), Kezia Downes Hill.
  6. [6] Belnap, “Notes on the Life of Keziah Downes Pratt,” n.p. “U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560–1900,” database, (, accessed Dec. 2014), Keziah Downes and Parley Parker Pratt; citing Yates Publishing, Provo, UT.
  7. [7] 1860 U.S. census, Great Salt Lake City Ward 14, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 202, Kesiah Pratt; NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 131. 1870 U.S. census, Salt Lake City Ward 14, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 657B, Cayire Pratt; NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1611. U.S. census digital images from (, accessed Dec. 2014).
  8. [8] “Relief Society in the Early Days,” Woman’s Exponent 24, no. 3 (July 1, 1895): 21. Andrew Jenson, comp., “Fourteenth Ward, Salt Lake City: Relief Society,” in manuscript history and historical reports, 1849–1958, n.p., Fourteenth Ward, Salt Lake Stake, CHL.
  9. [9] “Died,” 823. “Utah Cemetery Inventory,” database, Kezia D. Pratt. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Jan. 5, 2016), Keziah Downes KWJR-T8R .