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Milo Andrus was born 6 March 1814 in Jay, Essex County, New York to Ruluf Andrus (1773-1849) and Azubah Smith (1777-1830) and died 19 June 1893 in Oxford, Franklin County, Idaho of unspecified causes. He married Abigail Jane Daley (1815-1894) 14 February 1833 in Florence, Erie County, Ohio. He married Sarah Ann Miles (1818-1851) 1 January 1848 in Winter Quarters, Douglas County, Nebraska. Ancestors are from the United States.
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Biography Edit

He joined the Church of Christ in 1832 in Florence, Ohio (about one year before his first marriage). He was one of the members of Zion's Camp (1834). He helped build the Kirtland, Nauvoo, Salt Lake, and Saint George Temples. He served as a missionary in England in the early 1840s. He led three wagon trains of Mormon pioneers from the Midwest to the Salt Lake Valley (1850, 1855, and 1861). He was a Bishop in Nauvoo, Illinois, a Stake President in St. Louis, a member of the Quorum of the Seventy, and was serving as a Patriarch at his death.

Zions Camp Participant Edit

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This Judith Mehr rendition depicts struggles endured by members of Zion's Camp, an expeditionary force to help Church members in Jackson County redeem their brethren.

One of the most interesting episodes in the early history of LDS Church was the march of Zion's Camp (1834). The members of the Church in Missouri were being persecuted, and the Prophet Joseph made it a matter of prayer and received a revelation on February 24, 1834. The Lord instructed the Prophet to assemble at least one hundred young and middle-aged men and to go to the land of Zion, or Missouri. (See D&C 130:19–34.)

Zion’s Camp, a group of approximately one hundred and fifty men, gathered at Kirtland, Ohio, in the spring of 1834 and marched to Jackson County, Missouri. By the time they reached Missouri, the camp had increased to approximately two hundred men.

Mormon Trail Pioneer Edit

In 1854, Andrus recommended that a new outfitting site for emigrants going to Utah be situated four miles west of the soon-to-be-town Atchison, Kansas. Cholera at previous outfitting sites necessitated this new location. It was called Mormon Grove and was near the Missouri River and Atchison. Atchison needed laborers to build and the emigrants needed work to earn money to outfit themselves for the overland trip to Utah, so this was a good place for an outfitting site.[2] Milo Andrus oversaw the site in 1855. One hundred-sixty acres were obtained and a sod fence was built around it. Thirty to forty acres were planted so that the incoming emigrants would have food. The planted acreage was called the Perpetual Emigration Farm and soon Mormon Grove became a tent city.[3] That year 2,041 people and 337 wagons left for Utah with Andrus leading one of the wagon trains.[4] While in St. Louis, he preached many sermons. Among those who joined the church due to his preaching was Heinrich Eyring, who would later become a long-serving president of the Indian Territory Mission in Oklahoma, and who was the grandfather of the chemist Henry Eyring.[5]

Andrus was a major in the Nauvoo Legion during the Utah War and was a chaplain of the Utah State Legislature. He built many roads in Utah and Southern Idaho.

Marriage & Family Edit

Like many early Latter Day Saints, Andrus was a polygamist; he had eleven wives and fifty-seven children.

1st Marriage: Abigail Smith Edit

On 14-Feb-1833, he married Abigail Jane Daley (1815-1894) in Florence, Ohio.



Children


Offspring of Milo Andrus and Abigail Jane Daley (1815-1894)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Jane Andrus (1832-1914) 15 November 1832 Florence, Huron County, Ohio 15 March 1914 Richmond, Cache County, Utah William Dorris Hendricks (1829-1909)

James Andrus (1835-1914) 14 June 1835 Florence, Huron County, Ohio 8 December 1914 St. George, Washington County, Utah Laura Altha Gibson (1837-1905)
Manomas Lovina Gibson (1842-1940)

Sarah Ann Andrus (1837-1838)
John Daley Andrus (1841-1921)
Millennium Andrus (1845-1922)
Amanda Ann Andrus (1847-1925)

2nd Marriage: Sarah Ann Miles Edit

On 01-Jan-1848, he married Sarah Ann Miles (1818-1851) in Winters Quarters NE. She died soon after the birth of their one child.



Children


Offspring of Milo Andrus and Sarah Ann Miles (1818-1851)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Milo Andrus (1848-1938)


More Marriages Edit


Siblings


Offspring of Ruluf Andrus and Azubah Smith (1777-1830)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sybil Andrus (1796-1867)
Orrin Andrus (1798-1874)
Almon Andrus (1800-1884)
Sarah Minerva Andrus (1802-1868)
Carlo Andrus (1804-1870)
Erasmus Andrus (1807-1808)
Harwin Andrus (1809-1861)
Emily Andrus (1811-1868)
Milo Andrus (1812-1812)
Milo Andrus (1814-1893) 6 March 1814 Jay, Essex County, New York 19 June 1893 Oxford, Franklin County, Idaho Abigail Jane Daley (1815-1894)
Sarah Ann Miles (1818-1851)

Evaline Charlotte Andrus (1817-1880)
Lucina Andrus (1819-)
Harriet Andrus (1822-1895)

ReferencesEdit

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