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 Ann <I>Mennell</I> Taylor

Ann Mennell Taylor

Huggate, East Riding of Yorkshire Unitary Authority, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Death 4 Feb 1875 (aged 62)
Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Burial Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot Blk. 69 Lot 4 Pos. 8
Memorial ID 62074 · View Source
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Ann was born to Crispin Mennell and Elizabeth Welburn of Huggate, Yorkshire, England. The Mennell family migrated to America in 1817.

Married Benjamin Franklin Taylor in 1827. They had 12 children. Converted to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1840. Benjamin Franklin Taylor assisted in the construction of the Nauvoo Temple for two years. In 1847,They were forced to flee their home and crossed the Mississippi River into Iowa as the mob violence expelled the Saints from the Nauvoo area. Ann, her husband and children were victims of the persecutions which followed their Church. After fleeing into Iowa, they built a temporary home in Winter Quarters and lived there for four years. In 1850, the Taylor family crossed the plains to the Salt Lake Valley with the Warren Foote oxcart company.

After surviving the winter of 1850, they were called to assist in the founding of a settlement, San Bernardino, in southern California. In 1857, they returned to Utah and settled in Springville. Fifteen years later, in 1875, Ann died at the age of 62. Ben died in 1889. Both are buried in the Springville Cemetery.

Ann and Benjamin were great pioneers who loved the Gospel and followed its teachings, and its leaders. They were blessed with a great posterity for their faith and sacrifices as pioneers. They have been cited in many publications such as "Women of Faith and Fortitude", "Grand County Pioneer Families" a historical quarterly published by the "Daughters of the Utah Pioneers", and many other.




  • Maintained by: Aunt Bobbity
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62074
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Mennell Taylor (20 Oct 1812–4 Feb 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62074, citing Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Aunt Bobbity (contributor 47384370) .