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Mary Busenbark

Female 1829 - 1888  (59 years)


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  • Name Mary Busenbark 
    Born 14 Aug 1829  Hartland, Niagra, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Dec 1888  Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 14 Dec 1888  Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Source: Rice Pioneers: Family Groups and Stories, compiled by David Eldon Rice. Pocatello, Idaho. 1976. No copyright information listed. Editor’s note: This work contains a few minor changes to David Rice’s compilation. Courtesty of http://www.familyheritageseries.org.

      Life Sketch
      Mary Busenbark, a younger sister of Louisa, was born on August 14, 1829. She and her parents and other members of the Busenbark family joined the Latter-day Saints Church in New York State in 1842. They gave up relatives, money and all they had and went to Nauvoo, Illinois. Mary went to work for different families to support herself and her younger sisters. She came across the plains as hired help to a family and it was 1849 before she and her parents got to Salt Lake Valley.

      Asaph and Louisa lived in Farmington until about 1852. Asaph then married Louisa’s sister Mary as his second wife and they all moved to North Ogden to live. The Busenbarks and this branch of the Rices always found their paths following side by side. Mary enjoyed the companionship of Louisa and her mother and father in all her pioneer ventures. Mary’s children born in Salt Lake City, North Ogden, Farmington and Providence, Utah. Their days in Providence were hard and at times dangerous. Their first homes were in fort formation and the men and boys took turns standing guard at night that they might never be taken by surprise by Indians. They made friends with the Indians who did less damage than was done in many other settlements.

      Mary belonged to the first Relief Society in Providence. She was always a faithful Latter-day Saint. She and Louisa could have rebelled when a new and seemingly unnecessary call came for another journey to a far away place needing settlers, but it did not enter their loyal hearts to do so. Mary buried a wee daughter September 1865, in Providence and soon was told of the proposed journey. To this family, no sacrifice was too great—if Brother Brigham called, they responded.

      They met Brother Brigham in Salt Lake while on their way to the land of Utah’s Dixie and he asked where they were going. When told, Brother Brigham said he did not make such a call of Asaph—that a mistake had been made and he need not go so far away. However, Asaph had sold all he owned and felt they had just as well go on, inasmuch as they were now a part of a sixty-wagon train headed to what proved to be “No Man’s Land.” But be it known, it was not Brigham Young’s mistake as many of his sons and families grew up thinking. No woman was ever more dutiful to the man she had wed than Mary Busenbark Rice. Few are like her in this day and age. Mary Busenbark Rice departed this life on December 18, 1888.
    Person ID I5743  Pioneer Ancestry
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2006 

    Father Isaac Busenbark,   b. 19 Nov 1801, Romulus, Seneca, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1876, Panguitch, Garfield, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Abigail Manning,   b. 4 Jun 1807, Romulus, Seneca, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1852, Winter Quarters, Florence, Douglas, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 1824 
    Notes 
    • US Census, 1840, NY, Niagara, Hartland
      Isaac Busenbark, Males: 1 (5-10), 1 (20-30), 1 (30-40); Females: 1 (0-5), 2 (5-10), 2 (10-15), 1 (15-20), 1 (30-40)
    Family ID F64  Group Sheet

    Family Asaph Rice,   b. 13 Jan 1817, Farmington, Ontario, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1872, Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1852  Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Invalid sealing-to-spouse temple code: SLC.
    Children 
     1. Leander Manning Rice,   b. 10 May 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1896  (Age 43 years)
     2. Frank Saxton Rice,   b. 8 Feb 1855, North Ogden, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1880  (Age 25 years)
     3. Daniel Henry Rice,   b. 8 Apr 1857, North Ogden, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1896  (Age 39 years)
     4. Mary Jane Rice,   b. 2 Aug 1859, Farmington, Davis, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1945, Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Joseph Hyrum Rice,   b. 2 Dec 1861, Providence, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1944, Las Vegas, Clrk, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Hyrum Joseph Rice,   b. 2 Dec 1861, Providence, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1946  (Age 84 years)
     7. Martha Ann Rice,   b. 17 Aug 1863, Providence, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1943  (Age 80 years)
     8. Alvirus Julian Rice,   b. 13 Apr 1865, Providence, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1929  (Age 64 years)
     9. Alvira Juliette Rice,   b. 13 Apr 1865, Providence, Cache, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1865  (Age 0 years)
    +10. Margaret Ella Rice,   b. 22 Oct 1868, St. Joseph, Clark, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1950, Caliente, Lincoln, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Family ID F1346  Group Sheet

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    BUSENBARK, MARY (1829-1888)
    BUSENBARK, MARY (1829-1888)
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