Horace Datus Ensign[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1798 - 1846  (48 years)


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  • Name Horace Datus Ensign 
    Born 28 Sep 1798  Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Sep 1846  Kanesville (Council Bluffs), Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1846/1847  Winter Quarters Ward No. 15, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Baptized (LDS) 22 May 1886  [8
    Endowed (LDS) 23 May 1888  LOGAN Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Winter Quarters Cemetery, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11044  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Father Isaac Ensign,   b. 24 Feb 1756, Westford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1843  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Lydia Noble,   b. 11 Aug 1768, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1851  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1791 
    Sealed P (LDS) 19 Nov 1991  IFALL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Bronson,   b. 11 Jun 1806, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1888, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1825  Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lyman D. Ensign,   b. 8 Mar 1823, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Horace Datus Ensign, Jr.,   b. 9 Aug 1826, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1866  (Age 40 years)
     3. John Calvin Ensign,   b. 18 Nov 1827, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1907  (Age 79 years)
     4. Martin L. Ensign,   b. 31 Mar 1831, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1911, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Rufus Bronson Ensign,   b. 28 Dec 1832, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1915  (Age 82 years)
     6. Lydia Esther Ensign,   b. 12 Jan 1840, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1852  (Age 12 years)
    Family ID F7978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1846/1847 - Winter Quarters Ward No. 15, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Winter Quarters Cemetery, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 15, pp 597-599
      Pioneers of 1847, p 6

      HISTORY/HISTORIES:
      "The Tragedy at Winter Quarters", p 33
      History of Horace Datus and Mary Bronson Ensign

      BIRTHDATE VARIANT: 28 Sep 1797

      Name transcribed from A "Grave" Experience at the Mormon Pioneer Winter Quarters Cemetery. By Carlyle B. Jensen and Gail Geo. Holmes, Published by Authors October 1999. Quoted from with permission of Gail Geo. Holmes. The record is a "List of the Deaths and Burials in the Camp of Israel at Cutler's Park, after Sept, 1846. Spellings, dates and etc. are as written in the original record - mistakes and all."

      Stated in record above, "Horace Ensign; 49 yrs.; husband of Mary B. Ensign; deceased Sept. 28, 1846; disease Chill fever; birthplace Westfield, Mass. birthdate Sept 28, 1817; grave no. 15"

      Note: Unknown location at Winter Quarters Cemetery. Terry Latey

      Name transcribed from Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848. Taken from a variety of historical sources. They are not complete, and because of the difficulty reading handwriting, may not be entirely accurate. Most of the lists seem to be from the winter of 1846 - 47, but some are from later. In addition, people often moved to better housing, thus changing wards. Sources for these lists are: bishop's reports, high council meeting minutes, tithing records, and 'census' reports of widow, soldier's wives and other unassigned members of wards. The original records are available at the Historical Department, Archives Division, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City Utah.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990), 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 15, pp 597-599.

    2. [S43] Book - Pioneers of 1847, Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (Provo, Utah 1980), , p 6.

    3. [S73] Article - "Tragedy at Winter Quarters, Alphabetical Listing of Saints", Jenson, Andrew, (Salt Lake Deseret News, 5 Sep-7 Nov 1936), ", p 33.

    4. [S12] Internet Link - BYU Winter Quarters Project - http://winterquarters.byu.edu.

    5. [S13] Internet Link - Pioneer Research Group Project - http://www.pioneerresearchgroup.org.

    6. [S11198] .

    7. [S39] Book - Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848, Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    8. [S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.