Ezra Taft Benson

Male 1811 - 1869  (58 years)


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  • Name Ezra Taft Benson 
    Initiatory (LDS) 1390  Three or More Nauvoo Sources Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 22 Feb 1811  Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Endowed (LDS) 15 Dec 1845  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Sep 1869  Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 5 Sep 1869  Logan, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I110199  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2007 

    Father John Benson, Jr,   b. 1 Aug 1749, Mendon, Worchester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1818, Mendon, Worchester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Chloe Taft,   b. 7 Jul 1785, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1826, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1805  Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 1 Jan 1832  Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 16 Jan 1846  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ezra Taft Benson, Jr ,   b. 26 Sep 1832, Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1832, Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Chloe Jane Benson,   b. 1835, Holland, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Holland, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Charles Augustus Benson,   b. 9 Jul 1838, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Charles Taft Benson,   b. Abt 1840
     5. Adin Parsons Benson,   b. Mar 1841,   d. Mar 1841  (Age ~ 0 years)
     6. Jonathan Benson,   b. Mar 1841,   d. Mar 1841  (Age ~ 0 years)
     7. Emma Parsons Benson,   b. 28 Feb 1842, , Scott, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1892, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     8. Harvey Benson,   b. 26 Sep 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Isabella Benson,   b. 9 Mar 1846, Richardson Point, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1922, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. Charlotte Taft Benson,   b. 4 Jul 1850, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F20700  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 27 Apr 1844  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 16 Jan 1846  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Benson
     2. George Taft Benson,   b. 1 May 1846, Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1919, Logan, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F20701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Desdimona W Fullmer,   b. 6 Oct 1809, , Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1886, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1846  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F21148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Eliza Ann Perry,   b. 20 Mar 1828, Castle Frome, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1913, Logan, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1847  Kanesville (Council Bluffs), Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F21144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Olive Mary Knight,   b. 24 Jan 1830, Purcell Green, Worcester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1905, Logan, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1851  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F21145  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Elizabeth Gollaher,   b. 30 Dec 1831, DeWitt, Clinton, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1904, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1853  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F21146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 7 Mary Larsen,   b. 19 Dec 1843, Rostofte, Sjaelland, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1926, Mendon, Cache, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1866  Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F21147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Apr 1844 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jan 1846 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jul 1851 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jun 1853 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Family Group Record by Nauvoo Land and Records

      PROPERTY:
      Brigham Young: Block 9 Lot 1
      Kimball 1st: Block 4, Lot 52 (home: nw corner of Munson & Fulmer Streets)
      Nauvoo: Block 52, Lot 3
      Nauvoo: Block 52, Lot 4
      Nauvoo: Block 119, Lot 3
      Property Transactions, Hancock County, Black, Black and Plewe, Vol. 1 Page 378-379
      Property Records, Nauvoo Restoration, Inc: 2 pages
      Hancock County Land Records 1840+ 1 page
      Hancock County Tax Assesment Rolls Page 216
      Hancock County Tax Records, page 55
      The Residents of the City of Nauvoo as Defined by Tax Records, 1839-1846 by Elaine S. Layton, 1 page

      NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register Page 12
      Early 70’s and High Priest Index, LDS Archives, page 13
      High Priest of Nauvoo and SLC, LDS Archives, page 11
      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 5, Page 3-11
      Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, by Black and Black, Vol 1, Page 341-344
      University of the City of Nauvoo, 1841-1845, Black, Black & Allen, Page 60
      Early Nauvoo Records, 1st - 4th Civil Wards, Page 5

      HISTORIES:
      Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah : Page 750
      Our Pioneer Heritage, DUP, Vol. 1 Page 2, Vol. 2 Page 493-494, Vol. 4 Page 541, Vol. 8 Page 337, Vol. 10 Page 412,
      Vol. 17 Page 522
      Treasures of Pioneer History, Kate Carter, Vol. 6 Page 175
      Comprehensive History of the Church, B H Roberts, Vol 3 page 280
      History of the Church, Joseph Smith, Vol. 4 Page 233
      Encyclopedia of Mormonism, David Ludlow, Vol. 1 Page 100
      LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jensen, Vol. 1 Page 99-102
      Heartthrobs of the West, DUP, Vol 2 Page 399

      BIOGRAPHIES:
      Autobiography Pages 1-10
      Short Story of Ezra T. Benson Page 17-20
      Survey of State and Local Historical Records 5 Pages
      Introduction For Commencement Held In Nauvoo Page 2

      OTHER SOURCES:
      Internet Research:
      familysearch.org: 2 Pages
      lds.org: Church History, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 6 Pages
      findagrave.com: 2 Pages

      VARIANTS:
      Name: Ezra T. (Taft) Benson, Ezra Taft Benson, E.T. Benson
      Birth Date: 23 Feb. 1811
      Death Place: Logan, Utah