Benson, Ezra T. (Ezra Taft), 1811-1869

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Birth 1811-02-22
Death 1869-09-03

Biographical notes:

Kenney is a Mormon author and historian.

From the guide to the Scott G. Kenney research materials, 1820-1984, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Mormon apostle, polygymist, and territorial legislator who arrived in Utah with the pioneer company of 1847.

From the description of Receipt, 1853. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122391885

From the guide to the Ezra Taft Benson receipt, 1853, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Ezra Taft Benson was born on 22 February 1811 in Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He married Pamelia Andrus in 1831 and nine years later, they were baptized into the LDS Church. He was appointed to the Council of the Twelve Apostles in 1846, served many missions, and presided over the Church in Cache Valley, Utah. His great-grandson, Ezra Taft Benson, served as the thirteenth president of the LDS Church.

From the guide to the Ezra Taft Benson autobiography, 1846, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)


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