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Dunn, Simeon Adams, 1803-1883



  • Existence: 1803 - 1883

biographical statement

Simeon Adams Dunn (1803-1883) was a pioneer in Utah.

Simeon Adams Dunn was born on August 7, 1803 in New York to Simeon Dunn and Sarah (Sally) Bath. In 1825, they moved to Michigan. He there married Adeline Rawson in 1828. He was interested in politics and so began to work as the town clerk of Van Buren Township, later to be elected treasurer. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in April 1839, then joined the Saints in Nauvoo and later in Utah. He served a mission to Canada. Simeon Dunn was a settler in Brigham City. His wife died in 1841, after which he married Margaret Snyder, who died in 1846. He then married Jane Caldwell, Margaret Atwood Silver, and Elizabeth Wickham. He had 21 children combined. He died on February 20, 1833.

Citation:, October 12, 2012. (Simeon A. Dunn; married Adeline Rawson who died in 1841; married Margaret Snyder, died in 1846; married Jane Caldwell, Margaret Atwood Silver, Elizabeth Wickham; 21 children combined; died February 20, 1833).

Simeon Adams Dunn biography, MSS 8097. (born to Simeon Dunn and Sarah Bath, born in NY; moved to MIchigan 1825; married Adeline Rawson in 1828; interested in politics; worked as clerk of Van Buren Township, later elected treasurer; baptized LDS in April 1839; went to Nauvoo and Utah; served in Canada; settler in Brigham City; died February 20, 1833)., October 12, 2012. (Simeon Adams Dunn; b. 1803; born August 1, 1803; died February 20, 1883).

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Harriet Silver and Simeon A. Dunn letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 619
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters from Harriet Silver Dunn addressed mainly to her family in Vermont. Also included are two items signed both by Harriet and by her husband Simeon Dunn, two letters written by Oscar H. Silver, and miscellaneous missives.

Dates: 1830-1870

Simon A. Dunn papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230244672]
Identifier: MSS SC 572
Scope and Contents

Photograph (photocopy) and typescript: Mormon missionary, Nauvoo, Illinois policeman, and pioneer. The collection contains a biographical sketch written by his granddaughter, Eva D. Snow, another of unknown authorship, genealogical data, and a photograph of Dunn.

Dates: Undated

Vivian Nyman biography of Simeon Adams Dunn

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233603262]
Identifier: MSS 8084
Scope and Contents

Contains one bound book on the life of Simeon Adams Dunn, with histories, pedigree and family group charts, and scanned documents pertaining to the life of Simeon Adams Dunn. Dated circa 2000-2012.

Dates: approximately 2002

Photograph of Simeon Adams Dunn

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239270454]
Identifier: MSS P 185
Scope and Contents

Photograph of Simeon Adams Dunn (1803-1883); Latter-day Saint missionary, pioneer, and policeman of Nauvoo, Illinois.

Dates: approximately 1875

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Immigration and American Expansion 2
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1
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