Elisha Averett (1810 - 1890)

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Birthplace: Maury, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States
Managed by: Richard Finley
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"...Veteran Laid To Rest - Elisha Averett of Glendale, Died in this place Wednesday, October 22nd, after a protracted illness, super induced by old age and the hardships to which he had been subjected in consequence of being numbered with the Saints in their early days. He was born in Tennessee in the year of 1810. He joined the church and shared in its persecutions. He volunteered as one of the Mormon Battalion, and served in the same and was honorably discharged in California and returned to his family in Iowa. From there he immigrated with his family to Utah, and lived in Salt Lake City until 1862, when he was called to Dixie. He settled in Washington where he lived until he was called to work on the Provo factory. From there he returned to the South and worked two years on the St. George Temple. He then moved to Heber City where he buried his wife after which he moved to Kane County and resided there with his children until his death. The funeral services were held in the meetinghouse. Bishop R.J. Cutler and acquaintance with Brother Averett, knew him when he used to play in the martial band in Nauvoo, born testimony to his unwavering faith in the Gospel and implicit confidence and love he had for the Prophet Joseph, as also for President Young; that he would have been willing to lay down his life for them, had it been required. Peace to his remains..."

SOURCE: Excerpt from Deseret Evening News November 5, 1890; Retrieved from http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21733568

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Elisha Averett's Timeline

December 12, 1810
Maury, Tennessee, United States
July 31, 1839
Age 28
December 20, 1848
Age 38
October 22, 1890
Age 79
Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States