Luman Daniel Ensign Sr.

7 March 1828–25 May 1897 (Age 69)
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Luman Daniel

When Luman Daniel Ensign Sr. was born on 7 March 1828, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Horace Datus Ensign Sr, was 30 and his mother, Mary Bronson, was 21. He married Mary Ann Garn on 25 February 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 25 May 1897, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luman Daniel Ensign Sr.
Mary Ann Garn
Marriage: 25 February 1854
Luman Daniel Ensign Jr.
Rufus Henry Ensign
Mary Emma Ensign
William Ashley Ensign
Margaret Ensign
Jim Frank Ensign
Ella Bronson Ensign

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 February 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 2
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 35
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: of uncertain etymology. From the 16th to the 19th century, the English vocabulary word ensign denoted a junior rank of infantry officer, which may be the source of the surname.History: James Ensign (known as ‘the Puritan’) was born in Chilham, Kent,England, in 1606 and came to Hartford, CT, before 1644.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Story Highlight


                Luman Ashley Ensign was born 7 March 1828 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts to Horace Datus and Mary Bronson Ensign.  His father joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints i …

    Sources (28)

    • Luman Ensign in entry for Ella Bronson Hart, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Luman A Ensign, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Luman A Ensign in entry for Margaret Ensign, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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