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". . . the young Mormons pointed out a rock, rising apparently seven or eight hundred feet above the road, on the top of which a Mormon boy [Wm. Alphas Simmons] was shot dead by his companion below, 'just on a dare, and to see if his gun would carry up that high.' This was the only life lost by the Mormon forces during that memorable 'war.'"
    J. H. Beadle  1868

Wm. Alphas Simmons was accidently shot September 30, 1857. He left a wife and five children.