Luvera Ellen Ensign

24 June 1826–14 June 1898 (Age 71)
Spafford, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Luvera Ellen

When Luvera Ellen Ensign was born on 24 June 1826, in Spafford, Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, Zophar Ensign, was 40 and her mother, Priscilla Billings, was 33. She married William Preece on 18 May 1843, in Nauvoo Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 14 June 1898, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Preece
Luvera Ellen Ensign
Marriage: 18 May 1843
John Preece
Laura Ann Preece
Priscilla Ellen Preece
William Howard Preece
Mary Elizabeth Preece
Edward Marcellas Preece

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 May 1843Nauvoo Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 1
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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

    Biographical sketch of Luvera Ellen Ensign

    Luvera Ellen Ensign was born June 24, 1826 in Spafford, Onondago County, New York, daughter of Zopher and Priscilla Billings Ensign. Her ancestors were among the first settlers of Massachusetts and Co …

    Sources (23)

    • Lavera Ensign in entry for Edward M. Preece, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Savara Preece in household of William Preece, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Larera Ensign in entry for Laura Ann Barnard, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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