Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude - Mary Everett GORDON ENSIGN

I find many of my grandaunts in:
Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude
Volume I
A to E
International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers
page 908

Isaac ENSIGN Sr. was the father in-law of - Mormon Pioneer Mary Everett GORDON ENSIGN was the wife of Samuel ENSIGN who was the brother of my grandfather Horace Datus ENSIGN. (Horace and there brother Isaac along with Isaac's wife Mary BRYANT ENSIGN all died at Winter Quarters.) Horace's wife Mary BRONSON ENSIGN and most of their children traveled on to Utah in the same wagon train as Mary and Samuel ENSIGN.

Although Mary's husband Samuel ENSIGN was a younger brother, he became the patriarch of the Ensign family in Utah. Samuel was a skilled carpenter and a respected pioneer. He died when he fell from a wall being constructed on Salt Lake Temple.