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Abigail Busenbark (Manning)

Birthplace: Romulus, Seneca County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
Place of Burial: Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nathan Manning and Sarah Manning
Wife of Issac Jerimiah Busenbark
Mother of Sarah Jane Busenbark; Louisa Busenbark; Mary Rice; Henry Daniel Busenbark; Harriet Busenbark and 10 others

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About Abigail Busenbark

History - In 1824 Isaac married Abigail Manning, who was born in New Jersey in June of 1807. Her parents were Nathan Manning and Sara Leech (or Leach). The family lived just four miles south of the Peter Whitmer farm where the L.D.S. Church was organized, so they were some of the first to hear the true gospel. Isaac and his wife Abigail and three children were baptized into the Church by John Smith, uncle of the Prophet Joseph Smith, in May 1842. The next four children were baptized in the years 1848 and 1849.

The family left the state of New York in 1842, where they had comfort and security and where their people had been wealthy land owners; but Isaac was disinherited because of the new religion. They moved to Nauvoo, Illinois where the body of the church was located and lived there in Iowa for about four years. Isaac received a patriarchal blessing from Hyrum Smith, the brother of the Prophet. While in Illinois they experienced the same persecution as the rest of the Saints. In February of 1846 they left Nauvoo, being driven out with the others, crossing the Mississippi River on the journey west. They stayed a short time at Sugar Creek, Iowa, then moved on to Honey Creek, near Council Bluffs, Iowa. They stayed in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and in Winter Quarters, across the Missouri River, in Nebraska.

On June 18th 1852, Abigail died. Their six months old baby Isaac died as well and both were buried in the old church cemetery at Winter Quarters. In the last part of June, 1852, Isaac and seven children started for Utah. Two of the children had died and the three oldest daughters had married and had gone West previously. Seven children and no mother to care for them made for a trying time for all concerned. They arrived in Salt Lake Valley on 17 September 1852 and were advised to settle in North Ogden, Weber Co., Utah. Like many of the early pioneers, Isaac Busenbark helped to settle several places in Utah and Nevada.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, David Wood Company (1852)

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Abigail Busenbark's Timeline

June 4, 1807
Romulus, Seneca County, New York, United States
Age 16
Romulus, Seneca, New York, USA
March 12, 1825
Age 17
Romulus, Seneca, New York, USA
May 25, 1827
Age 19
Romulus, Seneca, New York, USA
August 14, 1829
Age 22
Hartland, Niagara, New York, USA
December 14, 1831
Age 24
Hartland, Niagara, New York, USA
August 2, 1834
Age 27
Hartland, Niagara, New York, USA
December 29, 1836
Age 29
Hartland, Niagara, New York, USA
April 29, 1838
Age 30
Hartland, Niagara, New York, USA
May 1841
Age 33
Hartland, Niagara, New York, USA