". . . 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
J. H. Beadle 1868
Wm. Alphas Simmons was accidently shot September 30, 1857. He left a wife and five children.