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Edson Barney
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1806
Ellisburg
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1905
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA

Edson Barney, a member of Zion's Camp... the second of six children born to Royal Barney and his wife and third cousin Rachel Marsh Barney Barney. Edson is also the brother of Royal (Alonzo) Barney who shared with him several life achievements and who also became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. Edson migrated to Amherst, Ohio, with his parents when a young man and was baptized by Simeon Carter in May, 1831, at that place.

On January 1, 1831 he married Lillis Ballou who would bear him seven children.

He first saw the Prophet Joseph. Smith at a conference held in January, 1832 and went to Missouri as a member of Zion's Camp in 1834, In 1835 he was ordained a Seventy and called to the First Quorum of the Seventy.

According to family records after leaving Nauvoo, at age 41, Edson married 25 year old Louisa Walker as a plural wife. They were married somewhere between Nauvoo and Winter Quarters on May 10, 1847 and sealed by Brigham Young in the recorders office at Winter Quarters on January 14th, 1848. This was the second marriage for Louisa. She had three daughters from her previous marriage, two of whom had died.

Louisa and Edson's first child was born at Winter Quarters. The child died a few months after it was born. Edson and his two families moved to Ferrisville, Iowa where Louisa gave birth to her second child.(Later in Utah when the persecutions of the Mormons over the practice of polygamy became intense, Edson took Louisa to Annabella to live with some of her married children and he spent the rest of his life living with his first wife Lillis. He went occasionally to Annabella to visit Louisa).

After the expulsion of the saints from Nauvoo, he joined the trek west and came to the "Valley" in 1852, settling in Provo.

He filled a mission to Las Vegas in 1855, and another mission to the White Mountains in 1858.

He was one of the missionaries in 1861 to St. George, Utah, where he resided until his last sickness. He died... in Provo, Utah. (Adapted from LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, compiled and edited by Andrew Jenson, Vol. 4: 687. Additional family information was provided by Jeff Roberts.)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Royal Barney (1783 - 1856)
  Rachel Marsh Barney Barney (1784 - 1864)
 
 Spouses:
  Lillis Ballou Barney (1805 - 1897)
  Louise Walker Barney (1822 - 1888)
 
 Children:
  Olney Ammon Barney (____ - 1834)*
  Danielson Buran Barney (1831 - 1922)*
  Alice Malena Barney Wilkins (1835 - 1916)*
  Eliza Arabell Barney Wilkins (1837 - 1906)*
  Joseph Seth Barney (1845 - 1939)*
  Partha Ann Barney Hunt (1850 - 1928)*
  Lillus Louisa Barney Keyes (1852 - 1917)*
  Rosetta Martha Barney Davis (1859 - 1932)*
  Ellen U Barney Thurston Wilson (1862 - 1951)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edson Barney (1806 - 1905)
  Royal Barney (1808 - 1890)*
  Orimel Barney (1812 - 1887)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Provo City Cemetery
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Jan 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10369758
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- Karen Williams Thorne from Orem Utah
 Added: Dec. 25, 2016
Obituary, Salt Lake Telegram, 4 Feb. 1905 Oldest Member of Mormon Church Dead
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