Isaac Behunin (1803 - 1881)

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Birthplace: Richland, Oswego, NY, USA
Death: Died in Springdale, Washington, UT, USA
Managed by: Nancy Kaye Wilcock
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About Isaac Behunin

Isaac Buhunnin, who was the son of Albert Buhunnin, was born on the 20th day of October 1803, in the Township of Richland, County of Oswego, State of New York, and was married to Meribah Morton daughter of Isaac and Nancy Morton in the year 1824. In the year 1826 he removed with his family to the Township of Williston, County of Chittenden, State of Vermont. In the spring of 1824 he removed with his family back to Richland Township, County of Oswego, New York and here, on the first day of January 1833 he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Elder Zera Pulcipher. In June following he removed to Kirtland, Ohio, where his wife, Meribah, died on the 6th day of July 1836, and in the fall following he was married to Elmina Tyler, daughter of Andrus and Elizabeth Tyler.

In the spring of 1835 he removed to Erie County Pennsylvania, where he resided until September 1836 when he removed to Marion County Ohio, here he was ordained a Priest under the hands of Elder Lewis Davidson in the spring of 1837, and in June 1837 he removed with his family to Randolph County Missouri, from there he removed to Davi[e]s County in June 1838. He was here during all of the difficulties, which the bretheren had to under go in consequence of the mob, which infested this County. This fall he removed to Caldwell county with the brethren who were driven out of Davi[e]s County and settled near Far West where he remained until the last of January 1839 when he was compelled to leave the State under the exterminating order of Governor Bogg together with the rest of his brethren and settled in Hancock County Illinois, and in October following he removed to Commerce, now Nauvoo.

He was ordained an Elder under the hands of Elders William Smith one of the Twelve and Alpheus Gifford at the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held in Nauvoo on the 6th day of April 1840. In June following he, in company with several other Elders took a short mission, to preach the gospel into the territory of Iowa and baptized eleven persons.

In May 1844 he was ordained an Elder in the Quorum of Seventies under the direction of Joseph Young, President of the Quorum of Seventies and at the General Conference in Nauvoo. On the 8th of October 1844 was attached to the eleventh quorum at the organization of said quorum and was ordained an High Priest on the day of under the direction of George Muller, President of the High Priests Quorum.

1830 New York Census, Oswego Co. Listed as Bohannin age 20-30 and 1 female 20-30, 1 male under 5.

1840 Illinois Census, Hancock Co. age listed as 30-40, 1 female 20-30 , 1 male under 5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 15-20, 1 female under 5, and 1 older female 50-60. Patriarchal blessing: 27 Sep 1845 in Nauvoo, Illinois. Lineage: Ephraim. Given by Patriarch John Smith.

1880 Utah Censes Kane Co. Mt. Carmal, call # T-9 Rpll 13, p.11, dwelling 87, family 94. list Isaac age 77, wife, Elmina, 68 and son Hyrum S. age 33 born in Vermont. Buried in Mount Carmel, Kane Utah Isaac Behunin Family Bible, said to be in possession of Nellie Cannon of Salt Lake. Death: Orderville Cemetary records Film #99484889; Published history of Sanpete Co. dates Isaac's death at May 10, 1881. Birth Year and State: 1810 Census Record Birth Date and Place: 11th Quorum of the Seventy Biographies; Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register; Patriarchal Blessing No. 1361 by John Smith Church Patriarch

Baptism: 11th Quorum of the Seventy Biographies Spouses: 11th Quorum of the Seventy Biographies Spouse Elmina: 1850 Census Children:1850 Census Endowment: Sealing book at main ref desk in SL Gen Library shows Isaac and Elmina Sealed in Office of Brigham Young by the President on 18 Feb 1852 at 3 P.M. Children: Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah; Behunin, Isaac

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Isaac Behunin's Timeline

1803
October 20, 1803
Richland, Oswego, NY, USA
1824
1824
Age 20
1825
1825
Age 21
1828
February 4, 1828
Age 24
New York, NY, USA
1831
September 9, 1831
Age 27
Richland, NY, USA
1834
October 1834
Age 30
Erie, Erie, PA, USA
1835
August 14, 1835
Age 31
Springfield, PA, USA
1841
February 7, 1841
Age 37
Springfield, IL, USA
1842
May 18, 1842
Age 38
Nauvoo, IL, USA
1845
April 22, 1845
Age 41
Council Bluffs, IA, USA