Phebe Carter Foss Sessions

Phebe Carter Foss Sessions (1831-1913) was born 2 Nov. 1831 in Scarborough, Cumberland Co., Maine. She was the daughter of Calvin Foss and Sarah Brackett Carter and a niece of Phebe Whittemore Carter, who married Wilford Woodruff. She married David Sessions on 30 Dec. 1852 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, and they had ten children. She was baptized by Wilford Woodruff on 31 Oct. 1844 in Scarborough. She died 25 Jul. 1913 in Bountiful, Davis Co., Utah.

Footnotes

Phebe Carter Foss (KWJJ-PZ6), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Jul. 2022). Phebe Carter Foss Sessions, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/phebe-carter-foss-sessions, accessed 6 Jul. 2022). "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Jul. 2022); Phebe C. Foss, 2 Nov. 1831, birth, Scarborough, Cumberland Co., Maine, p. 39; citing Scarborough, Maine, Town Clerk, “Town and vital records, 1681-1893 (1908),” image 29/143; DGS 7596913. "Western States Marriage Index 1809-2018," database, BYU-Idaho Special Collections (https://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm, accessed 6 Jul. 2022); David Sessions and Phebe Foss, 30 Dec. 1852, Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, vol. 4, p. 6, ID #260872; David O. McKay Library, Rexburg, Idaho. Davis County Clipper, “Aunt Phebe Sessions Laid to Final Rest” (Bountiful, Utah), 1 Aug. 1913, vol. 23, p. 1; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org/, accessed 6 Jul. 2022). “Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Jul. 2022); Phebe C. Sessions, 25 Jul. 1913, Bountiful, Davis Co., Utah, certificate 252, series 81448; Utah State Archives Research Center, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; DGS 2229370.

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  • Page 353

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    October 31, 1844 ~ Thursday Oct 31st ^1844^ I went to beach in the morning dug 2 bushels of clams. spent the day at Sister Foss Fabyan Carter came in in the evening & brought me a letter from Br Hiram [FIGURE] Clark in New York. [FIGURE] In the evening I baptized & confirmed 4 four members of sister Foss family & also blessed them viz Olive, Ezra, Rhoda, & Phebe ...
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    October 31, 1844 November 1, 1844 November 2, 1844
  • Page 354

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    November 3, 1844 ~ Sunday 43rd Sunday I walked [illegible] Sisters Foss I found her & Phebe Foss both sick. Phebe was taken with the nose bleed while I was there & bled much it was thought she bled near two quarts I was there through the day assisting them two sisters from the Saco Factories called to enquire about some friends in Nauvoo. November 4, 1844 ~ Monday 4th Phebe Amelia, &
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    November 3, 1844 November 4, 1844 November 5, 1844 November 6, 1844 November 7, 1844 November 8, 1844 November 9, 1844
  • Page 220

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1845 – December 31, 1846)

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    March 16, 1846 ~ Monday 16th Monday I left father Woodruff & rode to New Britain station took cars rode to Hartford Springfield & Boston I called upon Br Brown 6 Plesent street Also upon Br Davis S P. Barnes No 56 oxford Place Boston And spent the night distance of the day 150 mile I had an interesting time with Elder Little March 17, 1846 ~ Tuesday ...
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    March 16, 1846 March 17, 1846
  • Page 196

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    February 26, 1849 ~ Sunday *256th [FIGURES] I wrote A letter to President Young & council concerning introducing school Books into the valley I sent them 13 school Books as A present from Sanborn & Carter of Portland Maine for their exhamination. I expressed my feelings upon the subject. I Also recieved A letter from Br Wm Maxfield of Wilmot Creek N. B. February 25, 1849 ~ ...
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    February 25, 1849 February 26, 1849 February 27, 1849 February 28, 1849 March 1, 1849
  • Page 199

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    Brother Haven followed with interesting remarks in explaining the principles of repentance, by A figure. If A Mother set two little children at work, they should leave it & go to play & dirty their clothes And when the Mother came [she] find they had not done the work but been disobediant but promised forgiveness if they wo[uld] go wash their face change their closes [clothes] & do the work one goes & do as she is required the other follows her Mother & crys all day & pleads with her to forgive her. When ...
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    March 5, 1849 March 6, 1849 March 7, 1849 March 8, 1849 March 9, 1849 March 10, 1849 March 11, 1849 March 12, 1849
  • Page 230

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    September 12, 1849 ~ Wednesday 12th [FIGURE] I wrote two letters one to Allexander Badlam & one to Calvin I Foss of San Francisco sent by Brother Baldwin Sister Baldwin was attacked at our house this morning with sumthing like the cholera we laid Hands upon her & rebuked the desease & she was healed almost instan- ly got up dressed herself eat breakfast & went into Boston. September 13, 1849 ~ Thursday 13th I rode ...
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    September 12, 1849 September 13, 1849 September 14, 1849 September 15, 1849 September 16, 1849 September 17, 1849 September 18, 1849
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 14 July 1849

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    forecastle of a small sloop, lived mostly upon black tea, land sea bread & Molasses, fresh fish, & Lobsters. I Began to feel Homesick the constant cold fogs, & smoke, filled up my Lungs, I coughed, raised Blood, & fell sick I preached one day in the Harbor to the fishermen, all men, The women were afraid to come ^out^ not knowing what ^A^ Mormon might do. they wanted me to preach more, but I felt more like trying to get on my journey. It was ownly 30 hours sail with good wind to Machias from ...
  • Page 256

    Part of Journal (February 1880 – December 1885)

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    March 10 1883 Afternoon Thomas Grover Prayed. Statistics of the stake was read There were 2 Patriarch, 226 Seventies, 116 High Priests, 453 Elders, 35 Priests, 80 Teachers, 113 Deacons, 3694 Officers & Members 1457 children under 8 years of age, Total of Souls 5227. Bishops then made their verbal reports. Also the superintendents of Sabbath Schools & Young Mens Mutual Improvement Association W. Woodruff then spoke 45 M. I took supper with Harvy Perkins I Attended Meeting in the Evening with the Young People W Woodruff spoke 40 M ...
    Dates:
    March 11, 1883
  • Page 342

    Part of Journal (January 1886 – December 1892)

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    December 4 1890 ~ Thursday Dec 4, 1890 I signed 15 Recommends I received 16 Letters I met with the Presidency & Twelve & confered upon the sugar question of the sugar December 5, 1890 ~ Friday 5 I signed 18 Recommends I received 18 Letter I met with several of the Brethren John Stocking Winder & Burt & others December 6, 1890 ~ Saturday 6. I spent the day at the farm Wm Atkin called upon me with ...
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    December 4, 1890 December 5, 1890 December 6, 1890 December 7, 1890 December 8, 1890 December 9, 1890
  • Page 257

    Part of Journal (January 1886 – December 1892)

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    Aug 23, 1889 The folowing is a list of the Doners George Q Cannon one span of Horses, J F Smith $25 A M Cannon $100 L John Nuttall $50 James Jack $100 George Reynolds ^$^25 W C Spence ^$^25 David McKenzie $25 Charles H Wilken $25 O P Arnold $25 Total cash $400 one span Horses $ August 24, 1889 ~ Saturday Aug 24, I ...
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    August 24, 1889 August 25, 1889 August 26, 1889 August 27, 1889