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Ann Taylor (Mennell)

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Huggate, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Springville, Utah, Utah
Place of Burial: Springville, Utah, Utah
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Crispin Mennell and Elizabeth WELBURN
Wife of Benjamin Franklin Taylor
Mother of Norman Benjamin Taylor; Lucy Taylor; James Elmer Taylor; Henrietta Holladay; Martin Van Buren Taylor and 7 others
Sister of Duke (Duke) Mennell

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About Ann Taylor

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868

Taylor, Ann Mennell

Birth Date: 12 Oct. 1812 Death Date: 4 Feb. 1875 Gender: Female Age: 37 Company: Warren Foote Company (1850)

SOURCE: http://lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneerdetails/1,15791,4018-1-6534,00.html


Ann was born to Crispin Mennell and Elizabeth Welburn of Huggate, Yorkshire, England. The Mennell family migrated to America in 1817.

Married Benjamin Franklin Taylor in 1827. They had 12 children. They converted to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1840. Benjamin Franklin Taylor assisted in the construction of the Nauvoo Temple for two years. In 1847,They were forced to flee their home and crossed the Mississippi River into Iowa as the mob violence expelled the Saints from the Nauvoo area. Ann, her husband and children were victims of the persecutions which followed their Church. After fleeing into Iowa, they built a temporary home in Winter Quarters and lived there for four years. In 1850, the Taylor family crossed the plains to the Salt Lake Valley with the Warren Foote oxcart company.

After surviving the winter of 1850, they were called to assist in the founding of a settlement, San Bernardino, in southern California. In 1857, they returned to Utah and settled in Springville. Fifteen years later, in 1875, Ann died at the age of 62. Ben died in 1889. Both are buried in the Springville Cemetery.

Ann and Benjamin were great pioneers who loved the Gospel and followed its teachings, and its leaders. They were blessed with a great posterity for their faith and sacrifices as pioneers. They have been cited in many publications such as "Women of Faith and Fortitude", "Grand County Pioneer Families" a historical quarterly published by the "Daughters of the Utah Pioneers", and many others.

Parents:

 

Crispin Mennell (1786 - 1857)

 

Elizabeth Welburn Mennell (1791 - 1881)


Spouse:

 

Benjamin Franklin Taylor (1805 - 1889)


Children:

 

Norman Taylor (1828 - 1899)*

 

Elmer Taylor (1831 - 1896)*

 

Henrietta Ann Taylor Holladay (1833 - 1901)*

 

Martin Van Buren Taylor (1835 - 1900)*

 

Elizabeth Taylor Nickerson (1837 - 1928)*

 

Crispin Taylor (1839 - 1908)*

 

Jesse Wright Taylor (1841 - 1894)*

 

Sarah Ann Taylor (1843 - 1898)*

 

Jane Eliza Taylor Spafford (1848 - 1936)*

 

France Euzell Taylor Bringhurst (1851 - 1933)*


Maintained by: Aunt Bobbity

Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society

Record added: Feb 02, 2000

Find A Grave Memorial# 62074


Ann Mennell was the only daughter of Crispin and Elizabeth Wilburn Mennell. She was born on October 12, 1812 in Huggate, Yorkshire, England. She lived in Massachusetts and came to Illinois after joining the church. She was forced to flee to Iowa, crossed the plains to Salt Lake and settled in Cottonwood Canyon. She later lived in Santaquin, San Bernardino, California and Springville, Utah. She married Benjamin F. Taylor in 1827 at the age of 15. She bore twelve children, the oldest was my great grandfather Norman Taylor. He was born on September 15, 1828 at Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio. Other children were: Lucy, May 18, 1830; Elmer, Nov. 4, 1831; Henrietta, September 26, 1833; Martin Van Buren, December 26, 1835; Elizabeth Ann, December 10, 1837; Crispin, November 26, 1839; Jesse Wright, July 26, 1841; Sarah Ann, June 3, 1843; Caroline Augusta, August 22, 1845; Jane Eliza, May 16, 1848; and Frances Euzell, July 4, 1851. In 1840, after thirteen years of marriage and seven children, the growing Taylor family reached perhaps the most significant turning point in their lives. On April 12, by the hand of Zebedee Coltrin, a Mormon Seventy and missionary, they joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The church being only 10 years of age at the time. At the time of this conversion the Saints of the Church were gathering in western Illinois. As soon as they were able, in 1843, the Taylors moved to Macedonia, Hancock County, Illinois, near the newly established city of Nauvoo. For more that two years Benjamin assisted in the construction of the Nauvoo Temple. A daughter Sara Anne died in infancy March 16, 1844. While in Macedonia, Ann and Benjamin received their Patriarchal Blessings from John Smith uncle to the Prophet Joseph Smith. Three years after they settled in Macedonia, the Taylors were forced to flee from their Illinois home and crossed the Mississippi River into the wilds of Iowa as mob violence expelled the Saints from the Nauvoo area. With many others they built a temporary home in Pottawattamie County in what is not Winter Quarters. They lived there four years. In the spring of 1850 the Taylor family crossed the plains to Salt Lake Valley, traveling with the Warren Foote oxcart company. While in the Salt Lake Valley, their marriage was solemnized in the Endowment House of March 3, 1866. After suffering through the winter of 1850 in a dugout in Little Cottonwood Canyon, the Taylors were called to move to California. They were asked to assist Apostle Charles C. Rich and Amasa H. Lyman in founding a new settlement (San Bernardino) in southern California. While on their way Ann Gave birth to their twelfth child and they crossed the Cajon Pass, not far from their final destination. The family assisted in building the struggling colony until 1857 when Brigham Young called many of the Saints to return to Utah. During this time, Benjamin served on the high council and was a prominent figure in many of the areas agricultural projects. After returning to Utah the Taylors settled in Springville. After eighteen years of peace in that small community Ann Mennell Taylor died February 4, 1875 at the age of 62. As loyal and faithful pioneers they left us a proud heritage.

The following provided by: Darlene (Caryl) Stevens

From: Pioneer Families Historical Quarterly, Published by Daughters of Utah Pioneers Moab Camp-Moab, Utah. Volume 1, Book 2, October 1985.

Ann Mennell was born October 12, 1812 in Huggate, Yorkshire England. She was the only daughter of Crispin Mennell, born in 1786 in Norton, England and Elizabeth Welburn, born about 1759 in Fimber, Yorkshire, England. At the age of thirteen Ann's Father began working on a farm and continued his occupation until he married in 1809. A son, Duke Mennell, also was born of this union in 1810 in Fimber, Yorkshire , England. Five-year-old Ann and her parents migrated to America in 1817. Duke, however, remained in the care of his maternal grandfather who would not consent to his going to America. The Mennells first settled in what is now Albany, NY, where they resided for three years. While there, the family experienced the great conflagration which almost destroyed that city. They then moved to Pittsfield, MA, where they lived for six years. During this period, their son Duke, accompanied by his uncle, Jesse Welburn joined the family. In 1826 the 14 year old Ann Mennell accompanied her parents and brother and uncle to the Ohio wilderness where they settled in Grafton Township, Lorain County. It was a move of great consequence for young Ann because it was there a year later that she met and married Benjamin Franklin Taylor. Their marriage was blessed with twelve children. The Taylor family lived in Lorain County in 1840 when they first heard and accepted the Gospel message from the ten-year-old Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The family joined the Saints near Nauvoo in 1843. Anns' parents remained in Ohio until their deaths. Her father, who died on May 22, 1856, held several offices in Grafton, despite his lack of formal education, and it was said that his death was considered a public calamity. Ann, her husband and their children were victims of the persecutions which followed their church. They fled from their Illinois home in 1847, crossing the plains to the Salt Lake Valley in 1850. Their marriage was solemnized in the Endowment House, March 3, 1866. They later assisted in settling San Bernardino, California, returning to Utah in 1857 at the time of the Utah wars. They settled in Springville, Utah, where Ann Mennell Taylor died February 4, 1875, at the age of sixty-two. She was buried in the Springville Cemetery. (From D.U.P. historical files.)

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Ann Taylor's Timeline

1812
October 12, 1812
Huggate, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
October 29, 1812
Huggate, Yorkshire, England
October 29, 1812
Huggate, Yorkshire, England
October 29, 1812
Huggate, Yorkshire, England
October 29, 1812
Huggate, Yorkshire, England
1828
September 15, 1828
Age 15
Grafton, OH, USA
1830
May 18, 1830
Age 17
Grafton, Lorain, Ohio
1831
November 4, 1831
Age 19
Grafton, Lorain, Ohio, United States
1833
September 26, 1833
Age 20
Grafton, Lorain, Ohio
1835
December 26, 1835
Age 23
Grafton, Lorain, Ohio, USA