Ezra Taft Benson

Ezra Taft Benson (1811-1869) was born 22 Feb. 1811 in Mendon, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. He was the son of John Benson and Chloe Taft. He was baptized in 1840 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois. He served in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles with Wilford Woodruff. He died in 1869 in Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Ezra Taft Benson (KWJH-CWG), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 5 Feb. 2022). Ezra Taft Benson, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/ezra-taft-benson, accessed 5 Feb. 2022). Ezra Taft Benson, The Journal of George Q. Cannon (https://www.churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon/people/ezra-taft-benson, accessed 11 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 2

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    March 30, 1856 ~ Sunday March 30th Sunday I attended at the Tabernacle the meeting throug the day & the prayer meeting in the evening March 31, 1856 ~ Monday to April 5, 1856 ~ Saturday March 31 to April 5th I spent this week ploughing & putting in wheat I finished putting in 14 1/2 Acres of wheat April 6, 1856 ~ Sunday April 6th 1856 Conference commenced in the Bowery [FIGURE] this morning at 10 oclok the minutes ...
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    March 30, 1856 March 31, 1856 April 5, 1856 April 6, 1856 April 7, 1856 April 8, 1856 April 9, 1856 April 12, 1856 April 13, 1856
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    bakery. W. Woodruff followed & said that those that took his flour if they took it because they were suffering with Hunger & would ask a Blessing upon the bread when it was made & send him home the bags he would not bring an Accusation against them at the close of the meeting the bags were put in sight & brought to me next morning [FIGURE] I met in the Prayer circle in the evening And the following named persons received their blessings & was set apart for their Missions. Elders O. Pratt
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    April 14, 1856 April 15, 1856 April 16, 1856
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    & went to the mouth of the canyon to visit them & take minutes of their organization. President Young arived at 1/2 past 10 oclock & organized the company by appointing A. O. Smoot captain Wm Miller Captain of the guard Elder Benson Chaplain James Ure clerk. He gave them some instruction concerning their Journey, & gave them his parting blessing. Br J. V. Long reported his speech. W Woodruff took a list of the names of ...
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    April 23, 1856 April 24, 1856 April 25, 1856 April 26, 1856 April 27, 1856 April 28, 1856
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    January 1, 1856 ~ Tuesday JAN. 1st, 1856 ^Tuesday^ I spent the day at home writing January 2, 1856 ~ Wednesday 2nd I spent the day in Joint session. All the officers of the Territory were Elected the Judges, & Notary Public of the co[u]nties The commissioners, Treasurers, Auditors, Marshalls, surveyors & Attorney Generals, The Chancellors & Regency of the University of Deserett. I was appointed as one of the Regency. January 3, 1856 ~ Thursday 3rd I spent the day In the ...
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    January 1, 1856 January 2, 1856 January 3, 1856 January 4, 1856 January 5, 1856 January 6, 1856
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    of the fox that went to a hen coop to cketch some chickens the owner had had put a cord from the platform to a Bell ove[r]head so as soon as the platform was tuched the bell would ring as soon as the fox jumped onto the platform the bell rung & away the fox run with all his might but on looking behind him he saw nothing so he went back to the coop & examined to see what the matter was He touched the cord with his foot & it rung but did ...
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    January 14, 1856 January 15, 1856 January 16, 1856
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    I attended the prayer meeting at the Presidents Office {President Young said I think that my brethren of the} 12 {and all others that belong to the church that have no other business only to go to those courts should come and give up their license and be dismissed from their calling. It is no place for us. I will say that to any one of the} 12 {or any elders they have done their duty no more [2 illegible words] than lawyers do. President Young said to}
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    February 25, 1856 February 26, 1856 February 27, 1856 February 28, 1856 February 29, 1856 March 1, 1856 March 2, 1856
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    November 9, 1855 ~ Friday 9th In company with H. S. Eldridge Joseph Young & Henry Harriman I rode to Toeele & spent the night at E. T. at Brother Moss. Brother Thomas Grover stoped with me distance 25 mls November 10, 1855 ~ Saturday 10th Saturday we rode to Tooele City to attend the Quarte- rly conference the people Assembled at 11 oclok meeting opened by singing & ...
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    November 9, 1855 November 10, 1855 November 11, 1855
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    November 26, 1855 ~ Monday 26th I had my Hogs killed to day I spent most of my time in writing November 27, 1855 ~ Tuesday 27 The Eastern mail got in last night I got 10 Numbers of the Mormon ^[FIGURE] I wrote 4 letters to Tooele^ the Mail Brought news of the fall of Sebastopol the southern part of the city was taken by the Allies the Russians built blew up their magazenes sunk their ships & set fire to the city as they retreated the ...
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    November 26, 1855 November 27, 1855 November 28, 1855 November 29, 1855 November 30, 1855 December 1, 1855 December 2, 1855 December 3, 1855 December 4, 1855 December 5, 1855 December 6, 1855
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    December 7, 1855 ~ Friday 67th Dec we rode to day to Filmore the capitol of the Territory & Brother Farr, & Wright & myself took our board & lodgings with Brother Chandler Holebrook at $5 per week distance from G S L city 160 mils December 8, 1855 ~ Saturday 8th I spent the day in visiting the Brethren & reading the Luminary [FIGURE] I wrote one letter to Mrs
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    December 7, 1855 December 8, 1855 December 9, 1855 December 10, 1855 December 11, 1855 December 12, 1855
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    running horses & the officers had the cost to pay March 23, 1855 ~ Friday 23rd I spent the day ploughing & attended Grammar school in the evening March 24, 1855 ~ Saturday 24th I sowed 2 Acres of Oats to day & attended the Universal scientific society in the evening we had a full house & an interesting address from David Cantling upon the history of the Russians the Russian war & its results upon the war upon the world March 25, 1855 ~ Sunday ...
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    March 23, 1855 March 24, 1855 March 25, 1855 March 26, 1855 March 30, 1855 March 31, 1855 April 1, 1855 April 2, 1855 April 3, 1855 April 5, 1855 April 6, 1855 April 7, 1855 April 8, 1855 April 9, 1855 April 13, 1855