Leah Lewis Simmons Thompson Childs

May 7, 1787–November 3, 1843

Born at New Ashford, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; daughter of Sarah Card and Gideon Lewis. Died at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. 1 (See Document 1.2)


  1. [1] “Leah Childs,” Patriarchal Blessing Index, 1833–1971, reel 24 (closed to research), CHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed Feb. 2016), Joanna Elizabeth Coats KWJX-K93 . Susan Easton Black and Harvey Bischoff Black, eds., Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, 1840–1845: Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois (Provo, UT: Center for Family History and Genealogy, Brigham Young University, 2002), 2:752–755. Rachel Rahman, “Biography of Leah Lewis Simmons Thompson Childs,” NauvooPC.com (http:// Nauvoo PC.com/family/nauvoo/Individuals, accessed Dec. 2013). Nauvoo Neighbor, Nov. 15, 1843, 114.