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Patty Bartlett

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bethel, Oxford, ME, USA
Death: Died in Bountiful, Davis, UT, USA
Place of Burial: Bountiful, Davis, UT, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Enoch Bartlett and Anna Bartlett (Hall)
Wife of Joseph Smith Jr., Prophet; David Sessions, III and John Perry
Mother of Perrigrine G. Sessions; Sylvannus Sessions; Amanda Sessions; Sylvia Porter Sessions; Asa Sessions and 6 others
Sister of Elisha Bartlett; Hannah Naamah Tripp; Jonathan Bartlett; Mary "Polly" Bartlett; Alphia Jackson / Chase (Bartlett) and 4 others
Half sister of Reuben Bartlett and Submit Bartlett

Occupation: Midwife
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About Patty Bartlett

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20396834 Patty Bartlett Sessions Birth: Feb. 4, 1795 Bethel Oxford County Maine, USA Death: Dec. 14, 1892 Bountiful Davis County Utah, USA

Daughter of Enoch Bartlett and Anna Hall

Married - David Sessions, 13 Jun 1812, Newery, Oxford, Maine

Children - Asa Sessions, Amanda Sessions, Anna B. Sessions, David Sessions, Sylvannus Sessions, Perrigrine Sessions, Sylvia Porter Sessions, Porter Sessions, Bartlett Sessions

Married - John Parry, 14 Dec 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

History - Patty Bartlett was married to David Sessions at the age of seventeen, and it was at this time that she commenced the practice of midwifery. Twenty-two years later she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In 1836 she and her husband, who had been baptized a Mormon, left their home in Maine to join the gathering of the Church in Ohio. From there they moved to Missouri where they lost all they possessed when the Saints were driven from that state in 1838. Leaving the farm in the middle of winter, they stayed at one place along the road for fourteen days with nothing to eat but parched corn. Upon their arrival in Nauvoo, Illinois they made a comfortable home.

Patty was the mother of three children, David, Sylvia and Perrigrine. When she was fifty-two years of age she and her husband left Winter Quarters for the trek westward, arriving in Salt Lake City in 1847. Their first home was on the present site of the Union Pacific Railroad Station. Perrigrine and his family went north of the Old Fort in Salt Lake City where they founded the city of Bountiful, then called Sessions Settlement.

On August 11, 1850, Mr. Sessions passed away. Patty later became the wife of John Parry, but during all the years of her medical career she was known as Patty or "Mother Sessions." Although this great humanitarian work kept her exceedingly busy she found time to attend to the needs of her home and family. She skillfully accomplished all the tasks of a pioneer homemaker. Later she moved into a new home on the banks of City Creek at North Temple and Fourth West Streets where she resided until she moved to Bountiful, in 1872. There she built a fine brick home and later a schoolhouse called the "Patty Sessions Academy," where her grandchildren and the poor children of the locality were admitted without cost.

It is recorded that "Mothers Sessions" delivered 3,977 babies, one of the largest number of births attended by any woman in Utah Territory. Her son Perrigrine had seven wives and fifty-five children; David was the father of ten children, and Sylvia, four living children. Patty traveled to Bountiful when she was living in Salt Lake City to take care of the mothers of most of her grandchildren and some of her great grandchildren.

Mrs. Sessions entered many accounts in a day-book which shows that she made good money on her farm and orchards and they reveal interesting lights on the way in which she paid her tithes. Several times she gave funds for the purchase of oxen to bring the poor to Zion and help them when they arrived. She developed the Sessions plum, which is sold on the Utah market today. Her life span covered almost a century, for had she lived fifty-three more days she would have been ninety-nine years old.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Daniel Spencer/Perrigrine Sessions Company (1847)

Family links:

Parents:

Enoch Bartlett (1741 - 1825)
Anna Hall Bartlett (1768 - 1868)

Spouses:

John Parry (1789 - 1868)
David Sessions (1790 - 1850)

Children:

Perrygrine Sessions (1814 - 1893)*
Sylvia Porter Sessions Clark (1818 - 1882)*
David Sessions (1823 - 1896)*
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Burial: Bountiful Memorial Park Bountiful Davis County Utah, USA Plot: a-7-24-1

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Patty Bartlett Sessions (February 4, 1795 – December 14, 1892) was a Mormon midwife. She was one of the wives of Joseph Smith, Jr. while still married to her first husband, David Sessions. She was the mother of Perrigrine Sessions, founder of Bountiful, Utah. She is best known for her diaries, which recorded the daily activities of the Latter Day Saints during the first year of the Mormon migration to Utah, and the earliest days of their settlement there. These diaries document the physical, social, and religious circumstances of the settlers, especially of the women, and are frequently cited by historians. Her records are also a primary source of birth records in the LDS community during this period, and are highly prized for documenting almost 4,000 births..."

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patty_Bartlett_Sessions

-------------------- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20396834 Patty Bartlett Sessions Birth: Feb. 4, 1795 Bethel Oxford County Maine, USA Death: Dec. 14, 1892 Bountiful Davis County Utah, USA

Daughter of Enoch Bartlett and Anna Hall

Married - David Sessions, 13 Jun 1812, Newery, Oxford, Maine

Children - Asa Sessions, Amanda Sessions, Anna B. Sessions, David Sessions, Sylvannus Sessions, Perrigrine Sessions, Sylvia Porter Sessions, Porter Sessions, Bartlett Sessions

Married - John Parry, 14 Dec 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

History - Patty Bartlett was married to David Sessions at the age of seventeen, and it was at this time that she commenced the practice of midwifery. Twenty-two years later she joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In 1836 she and her husband, who had been baptized a Mormon, left their home in Maine to join the gathering of the Church in Ohio. From there they moved to Missouri where they lost all they possessed when the Saints were driven from that state in 1838. Leaving the farm in the middle of winter, they stayed at one place along the road for fourteen days with nothing to eat but parched corn. Upon their arrival in Nauvoo, Illinois they made a comfortable home.

Patty was the mother of three children, David, Sylvia and Perrigrine. When she was fifty-two years of age she and her husband left Winter Quarters for the trek westward, arriving in Salt Lake City in 1847. Their first home was on the present site of the Union Pacific Railroad Station. Perrigrine and his family went north of the Old Fort in Salt Lake City where they founded the city of Bountiful, then called Sessions Settlement.

On August 11, 1850, Mr. Sessions passed away. Patty later became the wife of John Parry, but during all the years of her medical career she was known as Patty or "Mother Sessions." Although this great humanitarian work kept her exceedingly busy she found time to attend to the needs of her home and family. She skillfully accomplished all the tasks of a pioneer homemaker. Later she moved into a new home on the banks of City Creek at North Temple and Fourth West Streets where she resided until she moved to Bountiful, in 1872. There she built a fine brick home and later a schoolhouse called the "Patty Sessions Academy," where her grandchildren and the poor children of the locality were admitted without cost.

It is recorded that "Mothers Sessions" delivered 3,977 babies, one of the largest number of births attended by any woman in Utah Territory. Her son Perrigrine had seven wives and fifty-five children; David was the father of ten children, and Sylvia, four living children. Patty traveled to Bountiful when she was living in Salt Lake City to take care of the mothers of most of her grandchildren and some of her great grandchildren.

Mrs. Sessions entered many accounts in a day-book which shows that she made good money on her farm and orchards and they reveal interesting lights on the way in which she paid her tithes. Several times she gave funds for the purchase of oxen to bring the poor to Zion and help them when they arrived. She developed the Sessions plum, which is sold on the Utah market today. Her life span covered almost a century, for had she lived fifty-three more days she would have been ninety-nine years old.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Daniel Spencer/Perrigrine Sessions Company (1847)


Family links:

Parents:
 Enoch Bartlett (1741 - 1825)
 Anna Hall Bartlett (1768 - 1868)

Spouses:
 John Parry (1789 - 1868)
 David Sessions (1790 - 1850)

Children:
 Perrygrine Sessions (1814 - 1893)*
 Sylvia Porter Sessions Clark (1818 - 1882)*
 David Sessions (1823 - 1896)*
  • Point here for explanation

Burial: Bountiful Memorial Park Bountiful Davis County Utah, USA Plot: a-7-24-1

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Patty Bartlett's Timeline

1795
February 4, 1795
Bethel, Oxford, ME, USA
1812
June 28, 1812
Age 17
Newry, Oxford, Maine, United States
1814
June 15, 1814
Age 19
Newry, Oxford County, Maine
1816
June 5, 1816
Age 21
Newry, Oxford, Maine, USA
1817
March 19, 1817
Age 22
Newry, Oxford County, Maine
1818
July 31, 1818
Age 23
Newry, Oxford, Maine
1819
1819
Age 23
Newery, Oxford, ME, USA
1820
March 21, 1820
Age 25
Newery, Oxford, Maine, USA
1822
July 31, 1822
Age 27
Newry, Oxford, Maine, USA
1823
May 9, 1823
Age 28