The David & Patty Bartlett Sessions Family


David and Patty Bartlett Sessions

David Sessions was born April 4, 1790 in Farley, Orange County, Vermont. His parents were David and Rachel Stevens Sessions. David married Patty Bartlett, daughter of Enoch and Ann Hall Bartlett, June 13, 1812 in Newery, Oxford County, Maine. Patty was born February 4, 1795 in Bethel, Oxford, Maine. David and Patty joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They moved west with the Church and eventually settled in Davis County, Utah. In fact, their son, Perrigrine, was the founder of what is now Bountiful, Utah. Patty became well known for her skills as a midwife and herbalist. David and Patty have a very large posterity. Many members of their family, including Patty and Perrigrine, were buried in the Bountiful Cemetery.

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Family Information:

 David Sessions: Son of David and Rachel Stevens Sessions. There is a photograph of David at the top of this page.

 Patty Bartlett Sessions: Patty Bartlett Sessions was a well known pioneer midwife and herbalist. (There is a photograph of Patty at the top of this page.) Later in life, Patty married John Parry (photo), the first leader of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Some of Patty's diaries were recently (1997) edited by Donna Toland Smart and published by Utah State University. The book is called Mormon Midwife: The 1846-1888 Diaries of Patty Bartlett Sessions. In addition to the diaries, the book also contains several fantastic photographs. Patty's log cabin in Nauvoo, Illinois, has been rebuilt. It is now a tourist attraction. Photo of front of Patty's headstone. Photo of back of Patty's headstone. Photos copyright 2000 by Sedgwick Research.

 The Diary of Perrigrine Sessions: Perrigrine was the founder of Sessions Settlement, which later became Bountiful, Utah. This copy of Perrigrine's diary was provided to us by David White. Perrigrine's diary is also available in Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf) by clicking here. The .pdf version of the diary was provided to us by Bryan Anderson. Thank you Bryan! Photo of Perrigrine Sessions. Photo of Perrigrine's headstone. Photo of Perrigrine's monument stone. Headstone and monument stone photos copyright 2000 by Sedgwick Research.

 Lucina Call Sessions: Lucina was the wife of Perrigrine, and the daughter of Cyril Call. Photo of Lucina's headstone. Photo copyright 2000 by Sedgwick Research.

 The Life History of Sarah Crossley Sessions: Sarah was Perrigrine's fourth wife. She was a member of the Martin Handcart Company. Sarah's life history was contributed by David White.

 The Life History of Keplar Sessions, Sr. (son of Perrigrine and Lucina): (We hope to be able to post this soon.) Photo of Keplar Sessions. The photo was provided by Andrea Lee.

 The Life History of Ann Call Sessions: Ann was the daughter of Anson Call and the wife of Keplar Sessions. Photo of Ann Call Sessions. Ann had a business in Chesterfield, Idaho, where she made and sold dairy products, such as butter. This photo of a butter wrapper and the photo of Ann were provided by Andrea Lee.

 Sylvia Sessions Lyon Clark: Daughter of David and Patty Sessions. Photo of Sylvia. Sylvia and her husband operated a drug store in old Nauvoo. The store has been restored and is now a tourist attraction in Nauvoo.

 History of David Sessions, Jr.: Son of David and Patty Sessions. Photo of David, Jr. The history of David Jr., which was written by Nina Folsom Moss, is located at Dennis Yancey's Family History Site. Dennis's site also has information about Patty and David Sr. We thank Dennis for sharing his information with us.

 The David Spencer/Perrigrine Sessions Pioneer Company: The Sessions family came to Utah in 1847 as members of this pioneer company. Be sure to click on the "Browse a list of individuals known to have traveled in this company" and "View a list of sources to learn more about this company" links to find out more about the Sessions family members and their trek across the Plains and the Rocky Mountains.

 Bountiful Memorial Park: This is the Bountiful Cemetery where many Sessions are buried. The Web site for the cemetery is very useful. It gives contact information, travel directions, the history of the cemetery, maps, and other information about the cemetery.

 Bountiful's Sister City, Chesterfield, Idaho: Chesterfield was founded by people from Bountiful, Utah, including many Sessions.

 Chesterfield Foundation: The Chesterfield foundation is working to restore historic Chesterfield to its former glory. Please visit their site and donate to the cause.

Please Visit the Following Family History Sites:

Sedgwick Research Home (Mark & Allison's Genealogy and Family History Web Site)


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