Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mormon Pioneer Cemetery - ENSIGN

Horace Datus ENSIGN (1797-1846)
Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Born 28 Sep 1797 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
Son of Isaac Ensign and Lydia Noble.

Married Mary BRONSON (1806-1888) 28 Sep 1825 Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.
Children - Horace Datus Ensign (1826-1866), Luman Ashley Ensign (1828-1897), John Calvin Ensign (1829-1907), Martin Luther Ensign (1831-1911), Rufus Bronson Ensign (1832-1915), Elijah Ensign (1836-1837), Lydia Esther Ensign (1841-1852).

[Listed in Cutter's Park #15, Winter Quarters]
Died 28 Sep 1846 Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa [Winter Quarters / Florence]

Heart Throbs of the West, Kate B. Carter, Vol. 12, p. 376

My grandfather, Horace Ensign, and his five sons of Westfield, Massachusetts, were all carpenters. They joined the L.D.S. Church in 1843 and arrived at Winter Quarters in 1846 where they built a fine home, with a living room large enough in which to hold public meetings. Grandfather died of malaria that winter, but the eldest son Datus Ensign came with the first company to Salt Lake City and later moved to Ogden. Grandmother Ensign, with four sons and a daughter, arrived in Salt Lake City with the second company on September 18, 1847.

- Effie Ensign Merrill

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