Ezra Taft Benson, I (1811 - 1869) MP

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Birthplace: Mendon, Worchester, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Ogden, Weber, UT, USA
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About Ezra Taft Benson, I

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"...Ezra Taft Benson (February 22, 1811 – September 3, 1869) (commonly referred to as Ezra T. Benson to distinguish him from his great-grandson of the same name) was as an apostle and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)..."

"...Benson was born in Mendon, Massachusetts, the son of John Benson and Chloe Taft..."

"...Benson married Pamelia Andrus of Northbridge on January 1, 1832, at Uxbridge..."

"... On April 27, 1844 Benson married a second wife, Adeline Brooks Andrus, the sister of Pamelia..."

Benson was ordained to the office of apostle on July 16, 1846. He replaced John E. Page in the Quorum of the Twelve..."

"...Like many early Latter Day Saints, Benson practiced plural marriage. Benson later married Adeline Brooks Andrus, Desdemona Fullmer (widow of Joseph Smith, Jr.), Eliza Ann Perry, Lucinda West, Elizabeth Gollaher, Olive Mary Knight, and Mary Larsen. Benson had a total of eight wives and 35 children..."

"...Benson is buried in the Logan, Utah Cemetery..."

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezra_T._Benson


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Ezra T. Benson, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints's Timeline

February 22, 1811
Mendon, Worchester, Massachusetts
January 1, 1832
Age 20
January 26, 1846
Age 34
Nauvoo, IL, USA
May 1, 1846
Age 35
Garden Grove, IA, USA
March 4, 1847
Age 36
Winter Quarters, Nebraska, USA
March 18, 1847
Age 36
August 11, 1848
Age 37
Kanesville, Pot, Ia
September 24, 1849
Age 38
Three Crossings Of Sweetwater, , Ne, (on Way To Ut)
September 17, 1851
Age 40
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
September 21, 1851
Age 40
Salt Lake City, Sl, Ut