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Horace Datus Ensign

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
Death: September 26, 1846 (48)
Winter Quarters, Council Bluffs, Pottawattami, Iowa
Place of Burial: Council Bluffs, Pottawattami, Iowa
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Ensign and Lydia Ensign
Husband of Mary Ensign
Father of Horace Datus Ensign, II; Luman Ashley Ensign; John Calvin Ensign; Martin Luther Ensign, Sr.; Elijah Ensign and 2 others
Brother of Noble Ensign; Samuel Ensign; Noble Ensign; Lydia Ensign; Salley Ensign and 7 others
Half brother of Isaac Ensign, II; Charles Ensign; Charles Ensign; Elias Ensign and Solomon Ensign

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About Horace Datus Ensign


Horace Datus Ensign, wife Mary Bronson - Ensign, and their seven children joined the L.D.S. church in the early 1840's. Per one account -- "Horace Datus was a very religious man and embraced the Mormon faith in 1842 and at once began preparations to join the body of the Saints in Nauvoo, Illinois. They arrived soon after the martyrdom of Joseph Smith and left that city with the exodus. He succumbed to black canker at Winter Quarter, Iowa, dying on his 48th birthday. His wife and family continued on to Utah, arriving in Sept. 1847. It may be that Brigham Young named Ensign's Peak, at the site of Salt Lake City, after this man".

Adapted from "The Pitts Family Chronicles" / Chapter 4

Charles Phillip Pitts, M.A. / 2012

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Horace Datus Ensign's Timeline

September 28, 1797
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
August 8, 1826
Age 28
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
March 7, 1828
Age 30
Suffield, Hartford, CT, USA
Age 31
Suffield, Hartford, CT, USA
March 31, 1831
Age 33
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
December 28, 1834
Age 37
Suffield, Hartford, CT, USA
October 17, 1836
Age 39
Suffield, Hartford, CT, USA
January 12, 1841
Age 43
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut
September 26, 1846
Age 48
Winter Quarters, Council Bluffs, Pottawattami, Iowa