I wouldn't worry about the number of children listed in the history. It would be a secondary source and not necessarily accurate. It gives us some great information and insight into Ebenezer's life, but if something in it doesn't agree with other research, it should not be used as "gospel".
My husband's aunt did much research on Ebenezer's family. Unfortunately, I don't have her documentation. Her research has been added to by another cousin--also no real documentation included. This is what I have listed.
Polly b. 5 May 1787 d. 1870
Sally b. 14 Apr 1789 d. 2 Jan 1870
Prosper Durfee b. 5 May 1791 d. 4 Jul 1879
Ebenezer b. 28 Dec 1793 d. 10 Sep 1832
Lorinda b. 19 Feb 1796 d 27 Jun 1803
Milo b. 7 Oct 1801 d 11 Mar 1874
Melinda b 20 Feb 1806 d 14 May 1884
Dennis b. 12 Dec 1808 d. 21 Nov1843
Francillo b.17 May 1812 d 15 Feb 1871
I have a copy of Jarvis Johnson's history written by a granddaughter on my website at www.genealogybyjan.com under the durfee surname. He was 16 when he and Francillo joined the Mormon Battalion. Melinda married I think Abraham Hatch and their family joined the LDS Church and came west. If I remember, they left Nauvoo late in the year under great duress. Francillo and his wife also joined the LDS Church and were stalwart members. Their history is also on my website.
We all need to "get together" and combine our research efforts. Every family has clues or stories that another family is missing. There are a lot of questions, especially about Ebenezer's grandparents and how he ties in.
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