Lydia Downer Gates

July 12, 1810–October 11, 1896

Born at Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vermont; daughter of Hulda Briggs and Simon Downer. Died at Ogden, Weber County, Utah. 1 (See Document 1.2, first mentioned here)


  1. [1] “Lydia Downer Gates,” Patriarchal Blessing Index, 1833–1971 (closed to research), CHL. Temple Records Index Bureau of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 132. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Sept. 2015), Lydia Downer KWV7-F4M . “Utah Cemeteries and Burials,” database, Utah Division of State History (, accessed Sept. 2013), Lydia D. Gates. Find a Grave, database and images (, accessed Sept. 2013), memorial no. 26392657, Lydia Downer Gates; Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, UT.