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Bennion (Family : Bennion, John, 1820-1877)



The Bennion Family was established in 1842 at the marriage of John Bennion (1820-1877) and Esther Wainwright (1817-1902) and consists of their descendants. They emigrated from England in 1842 and eventually settled in the Taylorsville, Utah, area where the family engaged in stockraising.

Bennion family papers, approximately 1860-1981 (Bennion family, descendants of John Bennion (1820-1877) and Esther Wainwright (1817-1902); established with their marriage in 1842; had 13 children; John and his brother Samuel raised cattle, sheep and horses in the Taylorsville, Utah, and Rush Valley, Utah, areas between 1847 and 1875)

Bennion monument, [1933]: page 12 (John Bennion and brother Samuel establish Mountain Home Ranch in 1863) page 14 (August 1863 cattle moved from Taylorsville, Utah, to Mountain Home ranch near Rush Valley) page 18 (cattle moved to Castle Valley in 1875) page 19 (sheep moved to Vernon, Utah)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Bennion family journals, 1860-1910

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1472 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains the original journals of John Bennion, Samuel R. Bennion, Laura Bennion Dimond, and William Panter, as well as accompanying microfiche copies and photocopies of the journals. Also includes other notebooks and journals of the Bennion family. Materials dated 1860-1910.

Dates: 1860-1910

Bennion family papers

Identifier: MSS 1472
Scope and Contents Collection consists of materials by and about the John Bennion family residing in the Taylorsville, Utah, area in the mid to late 19th century. Of particular focus are the missionary diaries of John Bennion, his son Samuel Roberts Bennion, and Samuel's daughter Laura Bennion Dimond. Also includes genealogical information about the Bennion family's ancestors and family history documents and information about their descendants. Primarily consists of original journals, photographs and...
Dates: approximately 1842-1971

Bennion family scrapbooks and family histories, approximately 1842-1981

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1472 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains family histories, scrapbooks, which include original ephemera and correspondence, and the autobiographies of Mildred Bennion Eyring and Helen Bennion Barker. Also contains transcriptions of the Bennion family journals and correspondence, a photocopy of a handwritten list of the Bennion family members written in 1900, and photocopies of a journal ledger and other correspondence. Materials dated approximately 1842-1981.

Dates: approximately 1842-1981

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Archival Object 2
Collection 1
Autobiographies 2
Letters 2
Family histories 1
Microfiches 1
Notebooks 1