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Name: Joseph Blanchett Brackenbury Note Born: 18 Jan 1788 at Gedney Or, Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, England Married: Bef 1831 Died: 7 Jan 1832 at Pomfret, , Chautaugua, New York
Name: Elizabeth Davis Note Born: 11 Mar 1791 at Riverhead, L. I., Suffolk, New York Died: 16 Dec 1876 at Near Fanning, , Doniphan, Kansas Other Spouses: Gilbert Davis Goldsmith Sr. Jabez Durfee Joseph Smith Jr. Cornelius Peter Lott Father: Gilbert Davis Mother: Abigail Reeve
Name: Charles Wesley Brackenbury Born: 11 Nov 1820 at Newton Township, , Kingston, New York Died: Wife: Elizabeth
Name: Joseph Blanchett Jr Brackenbury Born: 25 Oct 1822 at New London, , Huron, Ohio Died: 1838
Name: Benjamin Blanchard Sr Brackenbury Born: 27 Apr 1827 at New London, , Huron, Ohio Died: 8 May 1897 at Caldwell, , Canyon, Idaho Wife: Olive Richardson
Name: John Wesley Brackenbury Born: 12 Aug 1829 at New London, , Huron, Ohio Died: 1 Jul 1902 at Riverside, , , California Wife: Nancy (nannie) Curtis
1). !Source 1 See page 597 of the LDS Biographical Encyc l o p e dia, Vol. 2 by Andrew Jensen. 2 Also see the Book , Me mb er ship of the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 183 0 t o 18 48 . Th is book shows an endowment date of 10 00 1 96 6 take n fr o m afamily group sheet Self. It also show s da te seal ed t o s pouse. !Source Document titled Descendants of Joseph Blanc h e t t B rackenbury sent to me by Jennifer Brackenbury Bo ge r , 1 04 E merywood Place, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 8718 in June of 1993. Per this source Joseph mig r a t e d to America at a very early age, and was listed as being a Methodist. !Notes The following is taken from Journal Histo r y C R 1 0 0 137 1 April 6, 1830 Feb. 27m 1834. ! Joseph B. Brackenbury was present at the 4th Genera l C o n f erence of the church at Kirtland, Ohio on Friday June 3, 1831 . J a m e s and Edmond Durfee were also present per the minutes of the confe r e n c e kept by John Whitmer, clerk at the conference. The name was mis s p e l led as Brackenberry. ! Elder Joseph Brackenberry was present at the Octobe r 2 5 t h , 1831, general conference of the church held at the dwelli n g o f S i renes Burnet in Orange, Cuyahoga, Ohio. There he was ordained a High P r i e s t by Oliver Cowdery. He spoke and the minutes say he blessed th e n a m e o f the Lord that he could bear testimony of the truth of the Book Of Mo r m o n , and also consecrated all to God, before he was baptized He w a s a l s o determined to go on till the end of his life. ! 31 Dec. 1831 Two High Priests, Edmond Durfee and J o s e p h Brackenbury were missionaries in Amherst, Ohio. Elder Benjamin F o r e J o hnson wrote that Elder Brackenbury was an earnest and powerfull pre a c h e r. !The Book Membership of the Church 1830 1848 shows t h e f o l lowing. Joseph was ordained and Elder 11 Apr 183 1 b y Ol iv e r Cowdery and ordained a High Priest 25 Oct 1 83 1 by Ol iv e r Cowdery. Those who officiated at his bapt is m and confirmationon 10 Apr 1831, were John Corrill and So l o m o n Hancock. !Birth place of Gedney or Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, En g l a n d source is a document titled Descendants of Jose p h Bl an ch ett Brackenbury sent to me by Jennifer Bracke nb ury B oge r , 104 Emerywood Place, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 87 18
2).  1   Family records of Deborah Stevans, Ethel Barrington , D o ra Flack and Leola Esperson  and 1A  Book titled   Descen d a n t s of Thomas Durfee  by Wm F Reed, Vol. 1 PP424 A4 F 4 .   Fa mi ly Rep. is Howell Rollofern  2  Book,  Life Story of Edmond Durfee  by Olive Durfe e C u r f ew and assisisted by Hattie Esplin Durfee, Ethe l C Du rf e e a nd Angeline D Driggs.  See Historical secti on of t h e SL C Ge nealogical Library, call   RES M270.1 D 958C.  3  Book   Membe rship of the Church  of Jesus Christ of L D S , 1830 t o 1848  4    Grace Howells Brackenbury of Spanish Fork, Ut . wh o a l s o notes that Elizabeth was re baptized 30 Apr 18 5 8 i n Sa l t Lake City, Ut.  5  The Ancestral file of the LD S Church wh ich gives bi r t h date and place  as 1784 in Tive rton, Newpor t, RI . I t al so shows temple ordinance dates a s follows B   2 3 Ma y 1916 , E  2 Apr 1930, and SP  28 Jan 19 31.  6  Jennifer Boger, 194 Everywood Pl., Chapel Hill, NC 2 7 5 1 6  8718 who sent me the following documents prepar e d b y a c ou sin of hers from information supplied by Jen ni fer    Ou r Bra ckenbury Story, Descendants Of Joseph Bl anc het t Brack enbury, and Benjamin Blanchard Brackenbury  . T hes e documen ts sho w that Elizabeth was the daughte r of G ilbe rt Davis a nd Abig ail Reeve. Sources 1 throug h 5 indi cat e she was th e daughte r of Perry Durfee and A nnie Sali sbur y. The data showing heras the daughter of G ilbert Dav is i s conclusive .  7  Christ ening data from the IGI, which source was ext r a c ted from bi rth christening records, Mattituck Aquebo q u e P arishes, Suff olk, New York.  8  Per Todd Compton of Santa M onica, Califor nia, Elizab e t h was first baptized into the LDS church on 1 0 April , 18 31 , the same day as her husband , Joseph B. Brack enb ury , b y John Corrill, received a patri archal blessing f r o m Jose ph SmithSr. on 11 Jan, 1840 at t he home of Jab ez D urfee i n Nauvoo, and was endowed 1 Octob er, 1843.  More  11. Elizabeth Davis  Goldsmith   Brackenbury   Durfee   S m i th   Lott , 1791 1876, married Joseph polyandrously bef o r e June 1842, approximately at age fifty or fifty one. S h e h ad martied her first husband, Gilbert Goldsmith, on A pr il 1 3, 1811he died on December 24, 1811, leaving he r wit h on e son. She then married Joseph Brackenbury betwe en 181 5 an d 1819. They converted to Mormonism and had fiv e sons , bu t he died in December 1831 while serving a miss ion. Sh e mar ried Jabez Durfee inMissouri in 1834 and sta yed wit h him u ntil 1844 or 1845. After Joseph Smith  s dea th, sh e marrie d Cornelius Lott for time on January 22, 18 45, bu t the marr iage was short lived. The rest of her lif e she s pent with h er Brackenbury sons in Utah,Missouri , Colorado , California , and Kansas. Ironically, she and t wo of her s ons joined th e Reorganized Latter Day Saint ch urch in Sa n Bernardino, Ca lifornia, and she died as a pra cticing Reo rganized Latter D ay Saint in Kansas.  !BIRTH  In Sacred Loneliness  The Plural Wives of Joseph ,   In Sacred Loneliness  The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith  , To dd Compton, Chapter 10, Published by Signature Books , Sal t Lake City, UT in 1998.  !BIRTH davis bracken desc.FTW, davis bracken desc.FTW  !BIRTH durfee cranston desc.FTW, durfee cranston desc.FTW  !DEATH davis bracken desc.FTW, davis bracken desc.FTW  !DEATH durfee cranston desc.FTW, durfee cranston desc.FTW


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