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Documents of Polly Benson (1816-1912)

A collection of documents during the life of Polly Benson.

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1816 Earliest known definitive affirmation of Polly's birth date and birth place: Extraction of the Sealing Record for Polly Benson [Bartholomew] and her sister, Electa Benson to Joseph Bartholomew in the President's Office, on 6 April 1857. FHL film # 1149514, pp. 168-169.

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1816 A second early affirmation of Polly's birth date and birth place, as well as her first re-baptism and re-confirmation dates (evidently on 12 June 1853), found in the Springville Ward [Utah] Historical Record, 1851-1875. Following their arrival in Utah, the Joseph Bartholomew family lived in Springville during the decade 1852 to 1861. They then departed to help settle Warm Creek, later Fayette, Utah. FHL film # 26458.

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1816 Continuation of the Springville Ward [Utah] Historical Record, 1851-1875. Presumedly, this record would have been created at the time of her re-baptism and re-confirmation, and certainly before the family's departure from Springville in 1861. FHL film # 26458.

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1816 Third affirmation of Polly's birth date and birth place: 12 February 1816, Bath, Steuben, New York, found in the Fayette [Utah] Ward Record of Members, 1871-1950, Part 1. (This entry would not have been entered before 1871.) FHL film # 0025955.

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1816 Fourth affirmation of Polly's birth date and birth place, found in her Bible. (See images of the actual Bible and its recorded contents, which follow.) Unfortunately, the precise entry dates of the recorded information in this Bible are not known. Entries may have been entered as late as 21st November 1878, the date written on the book's initial entry page (see below).

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1832 Affirmation of Polly's initial baptism date, 1 May 1832, shown on this photocopy of the 1872 Temple Index Bureau (T. I. B.) card for Polly Benson. FHL film # 1262704.

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1832 Affirmation of Polly's initial baptism place, Indina [Indiana] Tip County [which may have become Tipton or Tippecanoe, according to Marie Bartholomew Larsen in her biography about Joseph Bartholomew, Sr.], found in her Bible. (See images of the actual Bible and its recorded contents, which follow.) Unfortunately, the precise entry dates of the recorded information in this Bible are not known. Entries may have been entered as late as 21st November 1878, the date written on the book's initial entry page (see below).

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1832 Affirmation of Polly's initial baptism and confirmation dates, found in the Fayette [Utah] Ward Record of Members, 1871-1950, Part 1. (This entry would not have been entered before 1871.) FHL film # 0025955.

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1843 Photocopy of the marriage license issued to Polly and Joseph, 9 December 1843, at Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, in possession of W. Bart. Christenson, Jr., Provo, Utah.

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1843 Backside of the marriage license issued to Polly and Joseph, showing the filing and registration date of 19 December, nine days following their wedding in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois.

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1844 Photocopy of the Patriarchal Blessing Certificate given to Polly, at the time of her blessing on 11 March 1844, Macedonia, Hancock County, Illinois, by Patriarch John Smith. See Additional History in this section for actual wording.

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1857 Record of the re-baptism of Polly Bartholomew (her second, a common occurence at that time in the Church), which took place in Springville, Utah, March 29, 1857, approximatly one week before her's and her sister Electa's sealing to Joseph Bartholomew, Sr. in the President's Office (see next entry, below): Springville Ward Historical Record, 1851-1875, FHL film # 002648. Then, as will be shown below, under 1872, after the Endowment House (1855-1889) was completed on Temple Square, in Salt Lake City, the three of them were endowed and sealed once again, on 16 September 1872.

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1857 Extraction of the Sealing Record for Polly Benson [Bartholomew] and her sister, Electa Benson to Joseph Bartholomew, Sr. in the President's Office, on 6 April 1857. FHL film # 1149514, pp. 168-169. (Then, as will be shown below, under 1872, after the Endowment House (1855-1889) was completed on Temple Square, in Salt Lake City, the three of them were endowed and sealed once again, on 16 September 1872.)

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1872 Extraction of Endowment House Sealings for Polly Benson [Bartholomew] and her sister, Electa Benson to Joseph Bartholomew, Sr. in the Endowment House (1855-1889), on 16 September 1872. FHL film # 0183398, p. 258. (See the record extraction for their initial sealing in the President's Office, above, under 1857.)

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1872 Temple Index Bureau (T. I. B.) card for Polly Benson. FHL film # 1262704.

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Image of Polly Benson Bartholomew's Family Bible, containing multiple family historical entries. (In 1968, the book was in the possession of Ben G. Bartholomew, Midvale, Utah.)

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Photocopy of the initial entry page in Polly Benson Bartholomew's Family Bible. Unfortunately, the precise entry dates of the recorded information in the Bible are not known. Entries may have been entered as late as 21st November 1878, the date written on the book's initial entry page (see below).

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Photocopy of her own Marriage Certificate found in Polly Benson Bartholomew's Family Bible.

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Photocopy of her Children's Birth Dates and Places page found in Polly Benson Bartholomew's Family Bible.

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Photocopy of her Children's Marriage Dates and Places page found in Polly Benson Bartholomew's Family Bible.

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Photocopy of Family Members' Death Dates and Places page found in Polly Benson Bartholomew's Family Bible.

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1877 and 1912 Re-baptisms of Joseph, Polly, and Electa (as was customary in the Church at the time) on 22 July 1877, by Bishop John Bartholomew, Joseph's and Polly's son: found in the Fayette [Utah] Ward Record of Members, 1871-1950, (Part 2), FHL film # 0025955. (See Part 1 under 1816, above.) It will be noted that Joseph confirmed both his wives. Polly's death date and cause, 19 December 1912 from old age, can also be seen in the record.

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Note: For other pertinent records, see Joseph Bartholomew, Sr. Table of Contents/documents