Horace Datus Ensign, II (1826 - 1866) MP

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Birthplace: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Ogden, Weber, Utah
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"...Ensign, Horace Datus – (7th Ten) Born May 8, 1826, at Westfield, Hampden Co., Mass., to Horace Datus and Mary Brunson Ensign. His parents joined the Church in 1843. The senior Ensign died in September 1846 in Winter Quarters. Datus, the oldest son, was baptized Dec. 6, 1846 at Winter Quarters. He was a carpenter and mechanic, and served as night guard. After arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, he started back to Winter Quarters but met his family in the Daniel Spencer Company. He continued with this company to the valley, arriving Sept. 22, 1847. He was assigned to assist in repairing the Goodyear Fort in Ogden, Weber Co., Utah. In 1850, he married Eliza Jane Stewart. He participated in the so-called Echo Canyon war, delaying Johnston's army in 1856-57 from entering the Salt Lake Valley. Ensign later settled just south of the Goodyear Fort on the Weber River. Because of the river's overflow, he had to rebuild and eventually located on what became a city park. When that happened, he was given another parcel of property, where he built another home and lived there until his death, in Ogden on Sept. 1, 1866, at age 40..."

SOURCE: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58061/Biographies-of-the-original-1847-pioneer-company.html

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Horace Ensign, II's Timeline

August 8, 1826
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
August 7, 1847
Age 20
January 1, 1850
Age 23
Ogden, Weber, Utah
July 6, 1861
Age 34
July 6, 1861
Age 34
September 1, 1866
Age 40
Ogden, Weber, Utah
September 4, 1868
Age 40
Ogden, Weber, Utah
March 17, 1931
Age 40