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Orrawell Simons, Jr

Birthplace: Payson, Utah County, Utah, United States
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Utah
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Orrawell Simons and Martha Simons
Husband of Frances Mary Brewerton
Father of Harding Brewerton Simons; Simons; Ruth Edna Simons and Major Orrawell Simons
Brother of Ada Adelia Simons; Ida Francelia Simons; Elizabeth Simmons; Elizabeth Abigail Wimmer; Edward Hesikiah Simons and 4 others

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About Orrawell Simons, Jr

Son of Aaron Simons, born June 25, 1789, Alexandria, New Hampshire, and Abigail Buell, born November 28, 1789, Groton, New Hampshire.

Married: December 3, 1814. He was born April 21, 1821, at Alexandria. Came to Utah in September, 1854, independent company.


Married: Martha Dixon October 11, 1846 (daughter of Charles Dixon, who died at Rock Island, Illinois, in 1854, en route to Utah, and Elizabeth Humphrey married October 13, 1799, Sackville, N. born). She was born June 27, 1825, and came to Utah with husband.

Their children:

Ada A. (twin) born June 20, 1847;


Ida F. (twin) born June 20, 1847;


Elizabeth A. born June 26, 1849, married Thomas A. Wimmer April 21, 1866;


Edward born October 22, 1854, married Julia Collett October 11, 1874;


Orrawell, Jr., born December 27, 1859, married Mary F. Brewerton September 4, 1884;


Martha born March 10, 1862, married Lyman Kapple November 10, 1881;


Albert Lee born August 11, 1863, married Elizabeth Knight July 4, 1884;


Enos Wells born January 20, 1866, married Elizabeth Pickering September 1, 1886;


Major Gustavus born September 16, 1867, died as a child.

Married: Jane Tenney, who was born December 7, 1824.

Their children:

Emma Jane, died as a child;



Married: Kate Baldwin July 2, 1864, Salt Lake City (daughter of David Baldwin and Elizabeth Cole, latter pioneer 1861, John Murdock company, married 1821, Birmingham, England). She was born May 31, 1847 at Birmingham.

Their children:

Ruth Elversa born March 24, 1867, married David Brewerton March 11, 1885;


Kate born February 25, 1869, married George Williams April 3, 1887;


Viola Lucile born July 25, 1870;


Hyrum Greely born April 26, 1872;


Charles Buell born March 13, 1874;


Minnie Jane born January 8, 1876;


Frank born December 4, 1879;


Ezra Ord born October 13, 1882, married Effie Mary Madison September 13, 1904;


Omer born November 24, 1885.

Families resided Payson, Utah.

High Priest; counselor to Bishop John B. Fairbanks; acting bishop of Payson ward 1871. City councilman of Payson 1861-62; mayor of Payson 1867-74. Built two flour mills.


Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 414


Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1161

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Orrawell Simons, Jr's Timeline

December 27, 1859
Payson, Utah County, Utah, United States
May 10, 1888
Age 28
Payson, Utah
October 2, 1896
Age 36
Payson, Utah
Age 43
September 12, 1939
Age 79
Salt Lake City, Utah
September 15, 1939
Age 79
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States