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Benson, Phoebe, 1820-1904



  • Existence: 1820 - 1904

Biographical History

Phoebe Benson (1820-1904) was the wife of Richard Benson and a pioneer of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Phoebe Benson was born Phoebe Forrester on August 25, 1820, in Crossings, England to Joseph Forester and Elizabeth Forester. She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in October 1840 by her future husband Richard Benson. On June 20, 1844, in Cheshire, England, she married Richard Benson and in 1845 they traveled to Nauvoo, Illinois. In approximately 1850 they traveled with the saints to Salt Lake City and settled in Parowan, Utah, and had the last of their nine children. Phoebe Benson died on June 25, 1904, in Parowan, Utah.

Find-A-Grave, via WWW, Sept. 11, 2014 (Phoebe Benson; b. Aug. 25, 1820, in Crossings, England; d. June 25, 1904, in Parowan, Utah)

Familysearch, via WWW, Sept. 11, 2014 (Phoebe Forrester; parents Joseph Forester and Elizabeth Forester; m. Ricahrd Benson on June 20, 1844, in Cheshire, England; nine children Thomas, Joseph, Richard Heber, Sarah, Phoebe Madora, William, Elizabeth, Alvin, and James)

Black Family Genealogy website, via WWW, Sept. 11, 2014 (Phoebe Forester; baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oct. 1840; traveled to Nauvoo, Ill., and Salt Lake City, Utah in approximately 1850)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Phoebe Benson papers, 1866-1899

Identifier: MSS 8555 Series 2
Scope and Contents

The series contains the letters and journal of Phoebe Benson (1820-1904) as well as a letter she wrote to Richard Benson. All papers are dated between 1866 and 1899.

Dates: 1866-1899

Lorraine Rowley Thompson collection on Benson family

Identifier: MSS 8555
Scope and Contents Contains journals and correspondence related to the Richard and Phoebe Benson family. Includes journals kept by Richard during his Mormon missions to England, and letters he wrote to his wife Phoebe. Includes Phoebe's correspondence with Richard regarding his second mission to England, and a journal of family history information. Includes two journals of Alvin Benson that he kept during his service in the California Mission and a letter from his uncle, James Kay. Also included are records...
Dates: 1842-1965