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Ezra Taft Benson

Ezra Taft Benson

Male 1811 - 1869  (58 years)

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  • Name Ezra Taft Benson 
    Born 22 Feb 1811  Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Sep 1869  Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 5 Sep 1869  Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I2988  mytree
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2014 

    Father John Perry Benson,   b. 22 Jul 1781, Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1842, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Chloe Taft,   b. 7 Jul 1785, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1826, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1805  Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1438  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Pamela Andrus,   b. 21 Oct 1809, Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1877, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1831  Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Agustus Benson,   b. 26 Sep 1832, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1833, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Chloe Jane Benson,   b. 1835, Holland, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Holland, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Charles Augustus Benson,   b. 9 Jul 1837, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1873  (Age 35 years)
     4. Jonathan Parsons Benson,   b. Mar 1841, Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1841, Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Adin Parsons Benson,   b. Mar 1841, Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1841, Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     6. Pamelia Emma Benson,   b. 28 Feb 1842, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1892, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     7. Harvey Andrus Benson,   b. 26 Sep 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Isabella Benson,   b. 9 Mar 1846, Richardson's Point, Van Buren, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1922, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +9. Charlotte Taft Benson,   b. 4 Jul 1850, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1918, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F31977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Adeline Brooks Andrus,   b. 18 Mar 1813, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1898, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1844  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. George Taft Benson,   b. 1 May 1846, Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1919, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Florence Adeline Benson,   b. 17 Sep 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +3. Frank Andrus Benson,   b. 16 Oct 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1937, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Desdemona Wadsworth Fullmer,   b. 6 Oct 1809, Huntington Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1886, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1846  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F31978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Eliza Ann Perry,   b. 30 Mar 1828, Bishop's Frome, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1913, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1847  Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alice Eliza Benson,   b. 11 Aug 1848, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1923, Oregon City, Clackamas, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. John Perry Benson,   b. 24 Sep 1849, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1921, Woods Cross, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Malina Adelaide Benson,   b. 21 Sep 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1918  (Age 66 years)
     4. Orrin William Benson,   b. 4 Oct 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1917, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Carrie Stella Benson,   b. 22 May 1860, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1928, Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Abbie Della Benson,   b. 16 Oct 1862, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1925, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     7. Grace Ann Benson,   b. 31 Jan 1867, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1924, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F31983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Lucinda Barton,   b. 22 Oct 1825, Ulysses, Tompkins, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Mar 1847  Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F31984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Elizabeth Gollaher,   b. 30 Dec 1831, Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1904, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1853  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Fred G Benson,   b. 17 Jan 1855, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1915, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Brigham Young Benson,   b. 17 Dec 1858, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1938, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Luella Gollaher Benson,   b. 12 Nov 1860, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1881, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     4. William C Benson,   b. 11 Nov 1862, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1937, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Hyrum Smith Benson,   b. 3 May 1864, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1935, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Edith Benson,   b. 22 Apr 1867, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1925, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     7. Lizzie Gollaher Benson,   b. 9 Jul 1869, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1946, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F31988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 7 Olive Mary Knight,   b. 24 Jan 1830, Elmbridge, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1905, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1851  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Louisa Benson,   b. 29 Jun 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1878  (Age 26 years)
     2. Heber Benson,   b. Abt 1860, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1868  (Age ~ 7 years)
     3. Moroni Benson,   b. 5 Nov 1861, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1934, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Lorenzo Taft Benson,   b. 3 Aug 1863, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1950, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Joseph Benson,   b. 13 Jul 1865, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1941  (Age 75 years)
     6. Ida May Benson,   b. 16 Apr 1867, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1929, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     7. Don Carlos Benson,   b. 29 Sep 1869, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1935, Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F31990  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 8 Mary Marie Larsen,   b. 19 Dec 1843, Røstofte, Vordingborg, Sjælland, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1926, Petersboro, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1866  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Walter Taft Benson,   b. 17 Jun 1867, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1957, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Henry Taft Benson,   b. 19 Mar 1869, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1947, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F31992  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Feb 1811 - Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1831 - Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Apr 1844 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jan 1846 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Mar 1847 - Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1847 - Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jul 1851 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jun 1853 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Sep 1866 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Sep 1869 - Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Sep 1869 - Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !Source: Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register 1845-46

      !Source: Hearthrobs of the West. Carter, Kate Volume: 8 Page: 56 Volume:3 Page: 294 Guide to Mormon Diaries and Autobiographies. Bitton, Davis

      !Source: Pioneers of 1847. Easton, Susan W.

      !Source: Rosters of Pioneers 1847

      !Source: Book of Patriarchal Blessings Index (Pat Bless) Volume: 4 Page: 236

      !Source: Mormon Manuscripts to 1846. Andrus, Hyrum. 1977

      !Source: Progressive Men of Bannock, Bear Lake...Counties, ID. 1904

      !Source: Nauvoo: Early Mormon...Series, 1839-1846. Platt, Lyman. 1980

      !Treasures of Pioneer History. Carter, Kate Volume: 3 Page: 485

      !Improvement Era Volume: 59 Page: 234

      !Source: The Revelations of Joseph Smith. Cook, Lyndon. 1981 Page: 300

      !Source: LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. Jenson, Andrew. 1951 Volume: 1 Page:99-100 Volume: 4 Page: 339 Volume: 4 Page: 694

      !Source: Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah. Esshom, Frank. 1913 Page: 750

      !Illinois, Nauvoo City Tax Lists 1841-44

      Pioneer
      Brigham Young Pioneer Company (1847)Approximate age at departure: 36
      The original pioneer company consisted of 142 men, 3 women, and 2 children, and 72 wagons when they left the outfitting post of Winter Quarters, Nebraska. They covered the 1031 miles of the trail in 111 days and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley 21-24 July 1847.

      Ezra T. Benson Company (1849)Age at departure: 38
      The company began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa. They combined with the George A. Smith company as they traveled close together crossing the plains.

      Orson Pratt/Ezra T. Benson/Ira Eldredge Company (1854)Age at departure: 43
      Initially this company was the Orson Pratt/Horace S. Eldredge company. Later it became the Ezra T. Benson and Ira Eldredge Company. They left the Missouri River late in July.

      Company Unknown (1857)Age at departure: 46

      Orson Pratt/Ezra T. Benson Company (1858)Age at departure: 47
      A small group of returning missionaries and others from California took a steamer from San Francisco to Los Angeles, then traveled to San Bernardino, from which place they quickly traveled overland to Utah.

      Ezra T. Benson was the first son of John and Chloe Taft Benson of Worcester County, Massachusetts. His father was a farmer and a very industrious man - a quality which his son inherited - and Ezra T. lived at home helping him on the farm until he was sixteen years old. Then, he went to live with his sister, Abby Ann Benson and her husband, Calvin Rawson, who were keeping a hotel in the center of town of Uxbridge, Mass. He remained working for them for three years. His grandfather, Easmon Taft, was also a farmer, and while engaged in the field, he fell and died suddenly on the 29th of April 1829 at Uxbridge. At the age of nineteen his grandmother, Hannah Taft, requested him to take charge of the farm.