Fanny Emmorett Sessions

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Fanny Emmorett Sessions (Loveland)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio, United States
Death: Died in Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, United States
Cause of death: fatty enlargement of the heart
Place of Burial: Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Chester Corless Loveland and Fanny Royal Loveland (Call)
Wife of Perrigrine G. Sessions
Mother of Fanny Emmorett Baird; Alice Sessions ; Chester Sessions ; Agnes Emmorett Stoddard; Sylvanus Sessions and 7 others
Sister of Chester Carlos Loveland; Agnes Melissa Loveland; Levi Cyril Loveland; Heber Chauncey Loveland; Anson Cassim Loveland and 2 others
Half sister of Edward Loveland ; William Loveland ; Lawrence Moroni Loveland; Louise Serilla Burbank (Loveland); DeWain Loveland and 19 others

Occupation: Housewife and Mother
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About Fanny Emmorett Sessions

FROM FAMILY SEARCH.ORG: History of Fanny Emmorett Loveland Sessions: Born Dec 13, 1838, Amhurst, Lorain County, Ohio - Arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on September 24, 1847. My grandmother, Fanny Emmorett Loveland, was but a child when riders ordered her parents, Chester and Fanny Call Loveland, and the other saints to leave Nauvoo. The mother, Fanny, gathered a few things together, prepared the baby, and the little family left their home. Before they passed through the unripened fields of grain, they turned and saw that the mob had set fire to their house and the unharvested crops. They found shelter that night in a chicken coop in sight of the burning fields.

For a time they lived with the saints on the banks of the Missouri River. Here they suffered many hardships and Chester Loveland became ill. Brigham Young blessed a handkerchief and left it with the Loveland family. Chester arose from his sick bed and took the handkerchief to others who were also ill. He and many other Saints were healed.

Fanny Emmorett was the eldest of 5 children. She had four brothers: Carlos, Orson, Heber and Anson Loveland. When she was 11 years of age, the family walked and pushed a handcart across the plains with a company headed by Perrigrine Sessions and Heber C. Kimball. It was the second company to come across the plains to Salt Lake.

From Salt Lake, Fanny Emmorett’s family traveled north to Call’s Fort, now Honeyville, to make their home. Perrigrine Sessions moved just north of Salt Lake City so he would have feed and pasture for his cattle. At this time, he had three wives and received a call to fill a mission to England for his church. When he went to Salt Lake to be set apart, he told Brigham Young he had another girl in mind to make his wife. Brigham said to “Go get her and marry her before you leave. Perrigrine went to Call’s Fort and brought Fanny Emmorett to Salt Lake where they were married in the Endowment House on September 13, 1852. That same afternoon he left for England to fill a two year mission.

When the Mission was completed, Fanny Emmorett journeyed to New York to meet her husband. They made their home in Sessionville, now known as Bountiful, where they lived in a large adobe house with his first wife, Lucina Call. Lucina was a sister to Fanny Emmorett’s mother, Fanny Call.

The adobe was called the Sessions House, and was the only hotel between Ogden and Salt Lake City. It was a three story building with 36 rooms. It also served as a post office, dance hall and a pony express stop and considered an outstanding building in that day. On the north side was a large room used for storing dried and canned foods and the family wearing apparel. Part of the east side was the ice house. The southeast part housed the kitchen with a large bake oven (8 ft long and 5 ½ feet wide). Kettles to boil food in, hung underneath on hooks. Another part was an oven with a steel plate on top. Pastries and bread were baked there. On their way to Washington, D.C. one day, Cox’s army of nearly 700 men stopped at the hotel for dinner. The army furnished the meat and the neighbor women helped cook and serve the food to the men who sat in rows across the road from the building.

Grandmother had 11 Children. When they were small, she served in the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Presidency. At one time, Fanny Emmorett told the children she would give a present to the one who had the best attendance at Sunday School. P.G. won, and Grandmother gave him a book of “Jack the Giant Killer”. Everyone laughed because she gave a fairy tale for such a prize, so she burned it and replaced it with “The Life of Heber C Kimball”.

Grandmother was very much interested in Relief Society work, and was a visiting teacher for many years. Her partner, a Mrs. Evans, would gather the foodstuffs and clothing given to them for the poor and carry it to Mrs. Dustin, the Relief Society President. Grandmother had a weaving room in the old Adobe house and wove a great many rugs for floor coverings. Later she got a 12 room brick home, but she continued to return to the old house to weave.

When she was 70 years old, a party was held in her honor and some of the children decided she had done enough weaving and they took the loom apart and threw it out the upstairs window. When she saw what they had done, she gazed at her precious loom and cried.

Her youngest daughter, Samantha and her family, lived in the new house and took care of grandmother for 15 years. All of Grandfather’s wives and their families lived near each other on the same street. They all loved and took care of each other as one big happy family. Betsy and Patty lived together. Aunt Sarah and Ester lived together. Grandmother and Lucina lived together until the later died. Later they all had separate homes in Bountiful.

The families had orchards of plum, pear, apricot and apple trees. They dried fruit and each Fall would have between one and two thousand pounds to sell to Brigham City and Bountiful co-ops. Grandfather brought the plum trees and seed from Maine. They have always been called the “Sessions Plum”.

Fanny Emmorett Sessions was always kind and helpful to everyone and was often called on to assist the older wives. She was very even tempered. One son said of her “I can never remember of seeing Mother angry”.

Grandmother had a great deal of sorrow in her life. Five children preceded her in death. One son lost his arm in an explosion, another son lost an arm and a leg in an electrical accident. Both were just young men. Another young man was stabbed while performing his duty as sheriff at Downey Idaho.

Fanny Baird and Agnes Stoddard died when Fanny was 52 years of age. When she was older, she did our mending for us. I remember Grandmother was a very kind person. She always wanted me to help her dress and I enjoyed her company very much.

Four years before her death, she was very ill for eight months. During this time, she was cared for by Eliza Baird, who later became Mrs. Darius Sessions. Grandmother died of Asthma and Dropsy, May 12, 1917. Her eldest daughter, Fanny, was the mother of 17 children.

At the time of this writing (1957) seven of these children are still living, four of them have passed their 70th birthday.

History written by Lucille Hansen

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Daughter of Chester Loveland and Fanny Call, married Perrigrine Sessions, 13 Sept 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Fanny Emmorrett Sessions, Alice Sessions, Chester Sessions, Agnes Emmorett Sessions, Sylvanus Sessions, Lucina Sessions, Sylvia Sessions, Orson Sessions, Samantha Sessions, Perrigrine Sessions, Chauncey Sessions

Utah Death Certificate


Parents:

Chester Loveland (1817 - 1886)

Fanny Call Loveland (1816 - 1898)


Spouse:

Perrygrine Sessions (1814 - 1893)


Children:

Fanny Emmorett SESSIONS Baird (1855 - 1908)

Chester Sessions (1859 - 1924)

Agnes Emorett Sessions Stoddard (1861 - 1913)

Sylvanus Sessions (1863 - 1937)

Lucina Sessions Waite (1865 - 1929)

Sylvia Sessions (1869 - 1870)

Orson Sessions (1871 - 1949)


Utah Death Certificate

Updated from Find A Grave Memorial via Perrygrine Sessions by SmartCopy: Feb 25 2015, 20:38:31 UTC

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Fanny Emmorett Sessions's Timeline

1838
December 13, 1838
Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio, United States
1842
1842
Age 3
Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah
1847
August 15, 1847
Age 8
August 15, 1847
Age 8
September 17, 1847
Age 8
1850
1850
Age 11
Davis, Utah Territory
1850
Age 11
Davis, Utah Territory
1852
September 13, 1852
Age 13
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
September 13, 1852
Age 13
September 13, 1852
Age 13