Samuel Ensign

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 [Samuel Ensign (1805-1885) was the brother of Horace Datus Ensign (1797-1846) Horace died at Winter Quarters]

 
Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.861

ENSIGN, SAMUEL  (son of Isaac Ensign and Lydia Noble of Westfield, Mass).

Born May 24, 1805, at Westfield, Mass.
Came to Utah Sept. 22, 1847 in Ira Eldredge Company.
Married Mary Everett Gordon Nov. 29, 1832, Westfield, Mass. (daughter of Conrad Gordon and Julia A. Searles of that place), who was born May 15, 1811, and died Feb. 12, 1868.
Their children: Julia Searles b. Sept. 16, 1833, m. John W. Woolley March 20, 1851; Samuel Lozene b. Jan. 24, 1836, m. Mary Angell Dec. 29, 1858; Horace Sobieski b. April 6, 1848, m. Martha Triplett March 7, 1870; m. Thurza Case; Harriet Ann L. Port (adopted) b. July 1, 1850, m. Henry B. Rugg Jan. 25, 1870; Lorin Gordon b. Feb. 12, 1855, d. Feb. 12, 1855.
Married Ruth Kelson  Dec. 27, 1857, at Salt Lake City.
Their child: Mary Jane b. March 17, 1859, m. Henry B. Rugg.
Worked as carpenter on Nauvoo temple 1844 until completion; aided in building many grist and sawmills in Utah, worked on Salt Lake temple and lost his life by falling from its wall June 24, 1885. Millwright.

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