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Franklin Spencer

Franklin's surname at birth was Perkins. He served as a Lieut. Colonel in the Confederate Army and was accused (falsely he says) of destroying a railroad bridge and thus causing the deaths of many Union soldiers. Under indictment, he changed his name to Franklin Spencer and fled west to Colorado. Here he encountered Mormon literature and in 1864 traveled to Utah with his wife Sarah Jane. Both of them converted to the faith.

Companies

Company Unknown (1864)Age at departure: 26

Sources

  • "Former Stake President Dies in Dublan, Mexico," Deseret Evening News, 1 Feb. 1916, 10.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • 1870 Utah Census
  • Source Location
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Gonzalez, Minnie Spencer, Franklin Spencer and Hannah Janes Spencer and their decendents, 1-2, 5, 10.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City