Ezra Taft Benson

Alternate Names
Birth Date
1811 February 22
Death Date
1869 September 3
Gender
Male

Bio.Ency.1:99. Apostle from 1846 to 1869

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Born in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

1811 February 22
Mother
Chloe Taft
Father
John Benson

Baptized

1840 July 19 (Age 29)

Served in Joseph Smith Presidential Campaign Mission

1844 April 15–January (Age 33) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
Additional Notes

(Historical Journal of the Church, April 15, 1844, p.1) Mission was to preach the gospel and to assist with Joseph Smith's US presidential campaign.

Served in Central States Mission

1844 October 8 (Age 33) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
Additional Notes

Chosen by Brigham Young along with fifty two other High Priests to go abroad in all the congressional districts of the U.S., to take their family and build up a branch of the Church until after the Temple was completed. (Journal History, 8 Oct 1844).

Served in Southern States Mission

1846 June 1–July 4 (Age 35) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Mt. Pisgah, Mexico Territory
Additional Notes

Jour. Hist.of June 1 and July 4, 1946 Office: Bio Enc 1:99 Family Information: FamilySearch KWJH-CWG

Served in Traveling Missionary

1846 July 25 (Age 35) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Additional Notes

Was given authority to transact business and regulate matters pertaining to Zion (Jour.Hist.of July 25, 1846) Office: Bio Enc 1:99 Family Information: FamilySearch KWJH-CWG

To Organize a Company for the Westward Journey

1847 February (Age 35)

D&C 136:12-14 at Winter Quarters, Omaha Nation, Iowa

Served in Eastern States Mission

1847 December–1848 April (Age 36) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Additional Notes

Jour.Hist.of Dec.6, 1847;Feb.14, and April 30 1848) Office: Bio Enc 1:99 Family Information: FamilySearch KWJH-CWG

set apart

1851 September 14 (Age 40)

Served in Perpetual Emigrating Company

1851 September 24 (Age 40) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Additional Notes

Called to gather the poor Saints (Jour.Hist.of Sept.8,14, 1851) Office: Bio Enc 1:99 Family Information: FamilySearch KWJH-CWG

Served in British Mission

1856 January–1858 January (Age 44) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Additional Notes

Jour.Hist.of Feb.24, 1856 Office: Bio Enc 1:99 Family Information: FamilySearch KWJH-CWG LR 1140 2 Image 47 Arrival to England: 13 July 1856 Departure: 14 October 1857

Served in Hawaiian Mission

1864 March 2 (Age 53) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Logan, Cache, Utah Territory, United States

Death in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States

1869 September 3 (Age 58)
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