Horace Datus Ensign, II

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Horace Datus Ensign, II

Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Death: September 1, 1866 (40)
Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Horace Datus Ensign and Mary Ensign
Husband of Eliza Jane Stewart
Father of Datus Horace Ensign
Brother of Luman Ashley Ensign; John Calvin Ensign; Martin Luther Ensign, Sr.; Elijah Ensign; Lydia Esther Ensign and 1 other

Managed by: Gene Daniell
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About Horace Datus Ensign, II

"...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 Datus Ensign, II's Timeline

August 8, 1826
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
August 7, 1847
Age 20
July 23, 1853
Age 26
Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
Age 33
Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory
July 6, 1861
Age 34
September 1, 1866
Age 40
Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
September 4, 1868
Age 40
Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
March 17, 1931
Age 40