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Ira A Oviatt

Birthplace: Berlin, Rensselaer County, New York, United States
Death: July 01, 1868 (63)
Farmington, Davis County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Farmington, Davis County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Franklin Oviatt and Frances Oviatt
Husband of Private and Ruth Fellows Oviatt
Ex-husband of Nancy Maria Beal
Father of Henry Herman Oviatt; John Franklin Oviatt; Herman Henry Oviatt, Sr.; Sarah Jane Oviatt; Zera Oviatt and 5 others
Brother of William Sweet Oviatt; Frances Con(g)don Smith and Joseph Bemon Oviatt
Half brother of Mary Ann Oviatt and Adoniram Judson Oviatt

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About Ira A Oviatt

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History - Ira Oviatt, son of Reverend Benjamin F. Oviatt, Circuit Preacher of New York, was born December 8, 1804 at Berlin, Rensselaer County, New York. Ira had been raised in a strict Baptist home and it must have been a great sorrow to his parents when he wanted to become a blacksmith. For some time they refused to let him do it, as blacksmiths were considered undesirable men. Ira was taught the carpenters trade and worked with his father to let him learn the blacksmith trade, never realizing how important it would be in helping the Mormon pioneers. Finally his father gave his consent on condition he would train under one who did not indulge in the "hilarious" cup. At length one was found living in Smethport, Pennsylvania and his father consented to Ira learning the blacksmith and wheelwright trades.

While working there he met and married 29 September 1829 Ruth Fellows Bennett, at Burtonville, Montgomery County, New York, a school teacher who was also living and working away from home. She was the daughter of John "T." and Mary Slafter Bennett, and was born 28 September 1808, at Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York. Three children were born to them while they lived there: John Franklin, Henry Herman, and Sarah Jane.

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Ira A Oviatt's Timeline

December 8, 1804
Berlin, Rensselaer County, New York, United States
August 29, 1830
Smethport, McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States
June 17, 1831
Smithport, Mckean, Pennsylvania, United States
March 21, 1834
Smethport,Mc Kean,PA
April 3, 1836
September 28, 1838
March 22, 1841
Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, United States
September 4, 1843
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
February 6, 1846
Age 41