Phoebe Ann Patten (Babcock)
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Phoebe Ann Patten (also spelled as Phoebe Anne Babcock Patten, Ann Patten, and Phoebe Ann Patten Bently) was an early member and missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, as well as a caretaker during the 1838 Mormon War and wife of early church leader and apostle David W. Patten. Little is known about her childhood except that she was born "Ann Babcock" sometime around 1807. At age 21, Babcock met David W. Patten. The two married in 1828, and Babcock adopted Patten's surname.
After her husband joined the Church of Christ (Latter Day Saints) in 1832, Ann was converted and baptized in the same year. While David was away on various missions, Ann Patten lived with other members of the church in Ohio and Missouri and supported herself financially by working as a seamstress. Ann also served a mission to Tennessee with her husband, an assignment almost unheard of at the time.
Following her husband's death at the Battle of Crooked River in 1838, Ann remarried Benjamin R. Bently, a young carpenter and non-Mormon who was living with the Pattens when David died. After a couple of years of marriage, Ann died of consumption on January 5, 1841, at the age of thirty-four..."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Phoebe Ann Patten', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 November 2010, 11:46 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Phoebe_Ann_Patten&oldid=396492024> [accessed 26 January 2011]