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Elizabeth Bessac Mount Pond Foote

July 5, 1813–October 30, 1875

Born at Candor, Chenango County, New York; daughter of Mary Dunham and Louis Bessac. Died at Nephi, Juab County, Utah Territory. 1 (See Document 1.2)


  1. [1] “Elizabeth Bessac Mount,” Patriarchal Blessing Index, 1833–1971 (closed to research), CHL. Temple Records Index Bureau of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 55. Margery W. Ward, ed., A Fragment: The Autobiography of Mary Jane Mount Tanner (Salt Lake City: Tanner Trust Fund, University of Utah Library, 1980), 27–28, CHL. “Died,” Deseret News, Dec. 8, 1875, 720. Find a Grave, database and images (, accessed Dec. 2013), memorial no. 18731300, Elizabeth Bessac Foote; Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, UT. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed May 2016), Elizabeth Bessac KWJT-BJS .