Elisha Averett

Elisha Averett

Maury County, Tennessee, USA
Death 22 Oct 1890 (aged 79)
Glendale, Kane County, Utah, USA
Burial Glendale, Kane County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 21733568 · View Source
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Son of John Averett and Jennette Hamilton Gill

Twin brother to Elijah Averett. They were close friends all their lives. They worked on many church projects together.

Married Dorcas Willis, 1838, Caldwell County, Missouri. January 19, 1846, Elisha was sealed to Dorcas Willis Witt Averett with Sarah Jane Witt standing as proxy.

Children - William Averett, 2 infant children who died in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Married Sarah Jane Witt, 19 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.

Children - Sarah Jane Averett, Kizzie Ann Averett, John Harvey Averett, Robert Wesley Averett, James Lafayette Averett, George Averett, Lucy Lavina Averett, Jeannette Eliza Averett, Dorcus Averett, David Averett, Elisha Averett, Byron Averett, Emily Averett, Jane Averett, Eliza Averett, Elijah Averett.

Mormon Battalion musician.

Excerpt from Deseret Evening News November 5, 1890

Veteran Laid To Rest - Elisha Averett of Glendale, Died in this place Wednesday, October 22nd, after a protracted illness, super induced by old age and the hardships to which he had been subjected in consequence of being numbered with the Saints in their early days. He was born in Tennessee in the year of 1810. He joined the church and shared in its persecutions. He volunteered as one of the Mormon Battalion, and served in the same and was honorably discharged in California and returned to his family in Iowa. From there he immigrated with his family to Utah, and lived in Salt Lake City until 1862, when he was called to Dixie. He settled in Washington where he lived until he was called to work on the Provo factory. From there he returned to the South and worked two years on the St. George Temple. He then moved to Heber City where he buried his wife after which he moved to Kane County and resided there with his children until his death. The funeral services were held in the meetinghouse. Bishop R.J. Cutler and acquaintance with Brother Averett, knew him when he used to play in the martial band in Nauvoo, born testimony to his unwavering faith in the Gospel and implicit confidence and love he had for the Prophet Joseph, as also for President Young; that he would have been willing to lay down his life for them, had it been required. Peace to his remains.

Mormon Battalion, Company A


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