Patty Bartlett Sessions

Feb 4, 1795
Bethel, Maine
Dec 14, 1892
Bountiful, Utah

On February 4, 1795, Patty Barlett was born to Enoch and Anna Bartlett in Bethel, Maine. Patty married David Sessions at the age of seventeen in 1812. About twenty years later, the Sessions family was taught about the church and were baptized in 1834. Following their conversion, the family moved from Missouri to Nauvoo to settle in church headquarters. In 1842, Patty was sealed to Joseph Smith for eternity while she was married to David. It is unclear if David knew of the union, but they continued to live, raise their children together, and receive their endowments in the Nauvoo temple. Following Joseph's death, Patty and her family relocated with early Saints across the plains to Salt Lake City, Utah. Patty was known as the "Mormon midwife" and delivered over 3,900 babies in Maine, Missouri, Illinois, and Utah until she was 85 years old. Patty passed away on December 14, 1892, at the age of 97 in Bountiful, Utah.

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