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LIVING

Family 1: John Ezra BLAZZARD



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LIVING

Family 1: Joseph Orvil AVERETT

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Elisha AVERETT

Father: John AVERETT
Mother: Jannett Hamilton GILL

Family 1: Dorcas WILLIS
  1. +William AVERETT
  2.  Girl AVERETT
  3.   AVERETT
Family 2: Sarah Jane WITT
  1. +Dorcas AVERETT
  2. +Elisha AVERETT
  3. +Sarah Jane AVERETT
  4. +Kizzie Ann Jane AVERETT
  5. +John Harvey AVERETT
  6.  Elijah AVERETT
  7.  Emily AVERETT
  8. +George AVERETT
  9. +Robert Wesley AVERETT
  10. +James Lafayette AVERETT
  11. +Lucy Lavina AVERETT
  12.  Jennette Eliza AVERETT
  13. +Byron AVERETT
  14.  David AVERETT

                          _Aaron AVERETT ____
 _John AVERETT __________|
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|_Jannett Hamilton GILL _|
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Notes

BIOGRAPHY: Heart Throbs of the West, Vol 10 lists Elisha Averett as cros sing the plains with the George A. Smith Company, which left Council Bluf s, July 4, 1849. They arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake on Oc tober 27,1849. There were forty-seven souls and one hundred twenty wagon s in the company.

MARRIAGE: Elisha Averett's brother, George Washington Gill Averett, reco rds the marriage date as the summer of 1837.

TEMPLE_WORK: Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register. Researcher: Georgenia St ewart

The following story taken from "Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 1, p.476" tell s of Elisha's skills as a stone mason and also as a kind human being: Whe n the two wagons belonging to Jefferson Hunt crossed the Mississippi Rive r on ice the day following these rites in the Nauvoo Temple, in Matilda' s wagon rode an elderly English couple, John and Jane Bosco, who were per haps relatives or dear friends of Matilda's parents. When the families o f the Battalion left Council Bluffs, following the brave band of voluntee rs, this couple remained in Matilda's wagon. Matilda ministered to thei r needs on the difficult trek across the State of Iowa. The Tyler Histor y of the Battalion says: "On 28 August an elderly English lady, Jane Bosc o, who was traveling with Captain Hunt, died, and before daylight the nex t morning, her husband, John Bosco, passed away. He was not a soldier. Th eir oft repeated wish that neither should be left to mourn the loss of th e other was realized. They were buried in one grave, and under the superv ision of Elisha Averett, a stone wall was built around and over their res ting place."

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 5, p.227
At a meeting of the Nauvoo Legion Band, held at the home of Robert 'Burto n on the evening of the 9th day of April, 1850, brother Wm. Clayton mad e the following remarks: "I have a conscientious notion in organizing thi s band, which was organized by Joseph Smith under the name of the Nauvo o Band. The following new members were then voted on: E. Averett The ban d adopted a straw hat for the covering of the head, a white dress coat an d white pantaloons, a sky-blue sash and a white muslin cravat as their un iform, and a committee was appointed to commence negotiations for suc h a uniform.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 8, p.426
And so, while dancing was a favored recreation, the Mormons were encourag ed to conduct and attend their own dances rather than public affairs. A p arty was provided after a hard day's work on the Nauvoo Temple, and we le arn that "Accordingly, Brother Hans C. Hanson was invited to produce hi s violin, which he did, and [p.427] played several lively airs, accompani ed by Elisha Averett on his flute.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 20, p.73
Mormon Battalion Musicians. Among the men that were called into the Mormo n Battalion were the following musicians: Elisha Averett. Elisha Averet t played the piccolo and fife. He could also play the violin.

History of the Church, Vol.4, Ch.19, p.354
Sunday, May 2, 1841--The Teachers' quorum was organized in Nauvoo, Elish a Averett, President, James Hendricks and James W. Huntsman, Counselors.

History of the Church, Vol.5, Ch.9, p.169
This day (abt Oct 9, 1842) the teachers met in Nauvoo, and organized int o a quorum, by appointing Elisha Averett, president; James Huntsman and E lijah Averett, counselors ; Samuel Eggleston, scribe; and eleven members.

History of the Church, Vol.7, Ch.37, p.555, December 1845 The First Pres idency of the Seventies met for prayer. After prayers a general conversat ion ended, in which the Twelve and bishops, J. M. Grant, and several othe rs took part. The visit of the marshal and the emigration to California w ere the prominent topics. Elder Parley P. Pratt read from Hastings' accou nt of California. Nine-thirty-five the Twelve met in council and selecte d the names of persons who would be called upon to labor in the Temple th e ensuing week.
The list is as follows, viz. : Joseph Young, Lorenzo Snow, Abraham O. Smo ot, Lewis Robbins, Wm. Crosby, Benj. L. Clapp, Henry Harriman, Charles C . Rich, J. M. Grant, William Snow, Erastus Snow, Ezra T. Benson, Orson Sp encer, Franklin D. Richards, Willard Snow, Elisha Averett, John L. Butler .

Family History Suite: Comments: Averett, Elisha (Male) Elisha labored o n the Nauvoo Temple. He was sustained as President of the Teacher's Quor um on 7 October 1844. He was a member of the martial band of the Nauvo o Legion. He covenanted to assist the saints in removing from Missouri i n January of 1839.


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Robert GILL

Family 1: Elennor GILL

  1.  Elennor GILL

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Bernal STEWART

Father: Alonzo Lafayette STEWART
Mother: Martha Elzade AVERETT

Family 1: LIVING



                             _Levi STEWART ______________
 _Alonzo Lafayette STEWART _|
|                           |_Artemacy WILKERSON ________
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|                            _Elijah AVERETT ____________
|_Martha Elzade AVERETT ____|
                            |_Johanna Christine NEILSON _

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