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    Ezra Taft Benson

    Joseph Smith Presidential Campaign

    • Called: 15 April 1844
    • End Date: 1844
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
    • 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.

    Central States

    Southwestern States
    • Called: 8 October 1844
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
    • 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).

    Southern States

    • Departed From Home: 1 June 1846
    • Arrived At Home: 4 July 1846
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Mt. Pisgah, Mexico Territory
    • Notes: Jour. Hist.of June 1 and July 4, 1946 Office: Bio Enc 1:99 Family Information: FamilySearch KWJH-CWG

    Traveling Missionary

    • July 1846–Unknown
    • Age Called: 35
    • Traveling Missionary
    • Called: 25 July 1846
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
    • 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

    Eastern States

    • Departed From Home: 28 December 1847
    • Arrived At Home: 30 April 1848
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
    • Notes: Jour.Hist.of Dec.6, 1847;Feb.14, and April 30 1848) Office: Bio Enc 1:99 Family Information: FamilySearch KWJH-CWG

    Perpetual Emigrating Company

    • September 1851–Unknown
    • Age Called: 40
    • Perpetual Emigrating Company
    • Departed From Home: 24 September 1851
    • Set Apart: 14 September 1851
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Notes: Called to gather the poor Saints (Jour.Hist.of Sept.8,14, 1851) Office: Bio Enc 1:99 Family Information: FamilySearch KWJH-CWG

    British

    • Start Date: 1856
    • Arrived At Home: 19 January 1858
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • 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

    Hawaiian

    Sandwich Islands
    • Set Apart: 2 March 1864
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Logan, Cache, Utah Territory, United States

    Stories and Documents

    Nauvoo Restoration, comp., High Priests of Nauvoo and Early Salt Lake City, M251.33, p. 10, Church History Library.

    "Ezra T. Benson," General Epistle Files, CHL.

    Manuscript history of Brigham Young--1846-1847. [Vol. 2] /[compiled by] Elden J. Watson, M270.3 Y68y [ vol. 2:244-260] 1971.

    Autobiography of Ezra T. Benson includes missions.

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1847.

    Jour.Hist.of Dec.6, 1847;Feb.14, and )Called to gather the poor Saints (Jour.Hist.of Sept.8,14, 1851)Jour.Hist.of July 14, and Aug. 26, 1843.Jour.Hist.of Oct. 8, 1844, and May 4, 1845Jour.Hist.of April 15, 1844.Jour. Hist.of June 1 and July 4, 1946(Jour.Hist.of July 25, 1846)Jour.Hist.of Feb.24, 1856

    Historical Department,journal history of the Church, 15 April 1844, p. 1.

    Called to New Jersey

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 8 Oct 1844, p 3.

    Called to build of a branch of the Church.

    Notes

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