Ezra Taft Benson
Born 22 Feb 1811
Died 03 Sep 1869
Husband of Pamelia Andrus
Husband of Adeline Brooks Andrus
Husband of Lucinda West
Husband of Elizabeth Gollaher
Husband of Mary Larsen
Husband of Desdemona Wadsworth Fullmer
Husband of Eliza Ann Perry
Husband of Olive Mary Knight
Father of Hary Andrus Benson, Ezra Taft Benson, Charles Augustus Benson, Chloe Jane Benson, Charles Augustus Benson, Adin Parsons Benson, Jonathan Parson Benson, Pamelia Emma Roberts, Isabella Goodwin, George Taft Benson, Alice Eliza Benson, John Perry Benson, Charlotte Taft Norcross, Grace Ann Benson, Orrin Perry Benson, Malina Adelaide Benson, Fred Collaher Benson, Carrie Stella Benson, Abbie Della Benson and Lorenzo Taft Benson
bef 1795 -
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The following is for genealogists with an interest in Ezra Taft's family history.
Ancestor List for Ezra Taft Benson
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.
Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Ezra Taft along with their spouses.
DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Ezra Taft's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Ezra Taft gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Ezra Taft's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Ezra Taft's testable DNA.
DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Ezra Taft's tree. This is still fairly complex. WikiTree is working on tools that will make it simpler.
Family Group Sheet
This page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's especially handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.
Global Family Reunion Connection
This is a special tool associated with the Global Family Reunion being planned for this June. It enables you to see Ezra Taft's connection to AJ Jacobs, the organizer of the reunion. Note that the Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder.
Index of Bensons
This page shows all the Bensons on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Ezra Taft. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Benson DNA Connections and BENSON G2G.
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
Birth: Mendon, Massachusetts on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Marriage: Uxbridge on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Marriage: Nauvoo, Hancock, IL on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Marriage: Nauvoo LDS Temple on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Death: Ogden, Utah on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.
Profile of Ezra Taft
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Ezra Taft's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at http://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Benson-184 where Benson-184 is Ezra Taft's unique WikiTree ID.
Enter Benson-184 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Ezra Taft and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal.
Shareable Family Tree
This is a family tree page for Ezra Taft that is designed for sharing on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc. Copy and paste the URL http://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Benson-184/4 into your favorite social network.
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Ezra Taft's family names. Many members share its URL http://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Benson-184/10 via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.
Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Ezra Taft's family history.
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Ezra Taft's profile so far.
Edit Profile and Relationships
Ezra Taft's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Benson surname index, etc. The white dot for Ezra Taft indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.
Tests of Ezra Taft's DNA
If Ezra Taft's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Ezra Taft's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Ezra Taft's Trusted List.
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Ezra Taft's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Ezra Taft and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links next their names will show you their relationship to Ezra Taft.
Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Ezra Taft's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.
Comment on Profile Message Board
Ezra Taft's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Ezra Taft. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Ezra Taft's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.
E-Card for Ezra Taft
Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Ezra Taft or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.
Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Ezra Taft's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.
Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on Ezra Taft's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about him in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.
If you have sourced information about Ezra Taft, the WikiTree community thanks you in advance for not leaving here without sharing it. :-) We are on a mission to connect the human family on one free yet reliable and privacy-controlled tree. Although we will never be finished, we make amazing progress every day because tens of thousands of good genealogists are willing to help.