Benjamin Abner[1, 2, 3]

Male


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  • Name Benjamin Abner 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1846/1847  Winter Quarters Ward No. 14, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Nauvoo Land and Records 6802  Winter Quarters Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I52092  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2015 

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  • Notes 
    • 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.

      Note: Stated in record above; "2 in the family, shoemaker"

      Louisa Decker, auto, "Reminiscences of Nauvoo," Woman's Exponent 37:44
      Here we found we were short of the requirement of provisions for all of us to continue our journey. My brother, after trying to collect some money that was owing father, (the brethren were in no condition to do anything besides look after their own families) after asking counsel of Father Morley (he was one set apart to give counsel) he decided to wait another year. He made arrangements with a family named Kinyon for me to travel with; paying him one hundred dollars in provisions. We had an uncle here, Benjamin Abner, who offered for a small weekly payment to take care of our little brother; we left our wagons and goods in his care, while my elder brother went down in Missouri to get work. He was in his eighteenth year. The next spring he was sick with malaria, and the next year while coming up the river, he had his trunk, clothing and money stolen. Sick and discouraged he went to Cincinnati where he worked into a partnership in the steel and stencil engraving business. He prospered, and bought out his partner. We corresponded until the civil war broke out, when he wrote that he thought of joining the army. That was the last I heard of him.

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

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

    3. [S52376]

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