Abigail Jane Andrus

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Abigail Jane Andrus (Daley)

Birthplace: Marcellus, Onondaga, NY, United States
Death: October 27, 1894 (79)
Richmond, Cache, UT, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake, Salt Lake, UT, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Daley, Jr. and Elizabeth Daley
Wife of Milo Andrus
Ex-wife of Elijah Wheat Van Etten and Milo Andrus
Mother of John Daley Andrus; Elizabeth Van Etten; Sarah Van Etten; Mary Jane Hendricks; James Andrus and 3 others
Sister of John Daley, III; Hannah Daley; James Daley; Hilea Daley; Moses Judson Daley and 2 others

Managed by: James Michael Christensen
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About Abigail Jane Andrus

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Heber C. Kimball Company (1848) Age 33

Departure: 7 June 1848 Arrival: 24 September 1848

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Birth: Jan. 26, 1815 Marcellus Onondaga County New York, USA

Death: Oct. 27, 1894 Richmond Cache County Utah, USA

Daughter of John Daley & Elizabeth Ennis

Married Milo Andrus, 14 Feb 1833, Florence, Huron (now Erie), Ohio

Children - John Daley Andrus, Sarah Ann Andrus, James Andrus, Millenium Andrus, Mary Jane Andrus, Amanda Ann Andrus

Married Elisha Wheat Van Etten, 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Elizabeth Van Etten, Sarah Jane Van Etten

From Milo's autobiography: "One month and nine days previous to my baptism, I was united in marriage to Abigail Jane Daley, whose father had been baptized into The Church of Christ about one year before. We were married February 21st, 1833"

In the spring of 1848, the main body of Latter-day Saints making their way westward to the great Salt Lake Valley. At that time Milo was called to go on his first mission to England, and he could take only one wife, Sarah, with him. So he could little else but commit Abigail and their young family--two boys and three girls (another girl died in infancy ---"to their friends" In the close-knit Mormon society and to "God's care" Abigail Jane, " to her thirteen-year-old son resolutely remarked, "Let your father go with England. I'm taking you and your younger brother with the Saints to the West."

Having separated from Milo in 1850, Abigail married Elisha Van Etten. When the Endowment House was built, they had their marriage sealed for eternity on 26 July 1859. Two children were born to this union. But Abigail's love for Milo never ceased. In later years, she requested that her marriage to Van Etten be canceled, which was done on 4 April 1865. On 17 March 1886, while Milo was living at Oxford, Idaho, Abigail and Milo were remarried in the Logan Temple.

Family links:

  • Milo Andrus (1814 - 1893)
  • Elisha Wheat VAN ETTEN (1814 - 1899)
  • Mary Jane Andrus Hendricks (1833 - 1914)*
  • John Daley Andrus (1841 - 1921)*
  • Millenium Andrus Fisher (1845 - 1922)*
  • Amanda Ann Andrus Egan (1847 - 1925)*

Burial: Richmond City Cemetery Richmond Cache County Utah, USA

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Abigail Jane Andrus's Timeline

January 26, 1815
Marcellus, Onondaga, NY, United States
November 15, 1833
Vermilion, Huron, Ohio, United States
June 14, 1836
Florence, Huron, Ohio, United States
May 31, 1837
Goose Creek, Kingston Township, Missouri, United States
April 23, 1841
Woodville, Adams, Illinois, United States
August 31, 1845
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
November 19, 1847
Mosquito, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States