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Bennion, John, 1820-1877



  • Existence: 1820 - 1877


John Bennion (1820-1877) traveled to Utah with the Edward Hunter/Joseph Horne Company.

John Bennion was born in Wales on July 9, 1820, to John and Elizabeth Roberts Bennion. He learned about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from Elder John Taylor and was baptized on May 2, 1841. On February 15, 1842, he married Elizabeth Wainwright. Together, they departed for New Orleans aboard the John Cumming. They landed on April 25th and arrived in Nauvoo, Illinois on May 7th. Bennion and his wife lived in Nauvoo until persecution made it impossible. They received their ordinances in the Nauvoo temple in January of 1846 before selling what land they could and departed for Iowa. Bennion spent time traveling back and forth with provisions and aid to the other saints trying to reach Winter Quarters. At the age of 26, he departed for the Salt Lake Valley with his wife and four children with the Edward Hunter/Joseph Horne Company. They arrived in Utah on October 1, 1847. Bennion’s family settled on the west side of the Jordan. He was involved in the Indian War in 1850, was ordained a High Priest in 1856, and called to serve a mission in 1868. He served until 1872. He was elected Justice of the Peace for the North Jordan Precinct in 1875. He died on September 1, 1877.

Bennion family papers, approximately 1860-1981 ǂb (John Bennion; cattle rancher)

FamilySearch, October 26, 2019 (John Bennion; born July 9, 1820 in Moor, Flintshire, Wales; married Esther Wainwright in Liverpool, England, in 1842; emigrated to United States and settled in Nauvoo, Illinois between 1842 and 1846; migrated to Salt Lake in 1847; settled in Taylorsville, Utah; died September 1, 1877 in Taylorsville, Utah), via, WWW, July 26, 2021 (b. July 9, 1820, Wales; d. September 1, 1877. Learned of the gospel from Elder John Taylor. Baptized on May 2, 1841. Married Elizabeth Wainwright. Departed for American on the John Cumming. Lived in Nauvoo, Illinois. Received temple ordinances in the Nauvoo temple. Departed for the Salt Lake Valley. Arrived on October 1, 1847. Involved in the Indian War. Ordained a high priest. Served a mission from 1868-1872. Elected Justice of the Peace.), via WWW, July 26, 2021 (traveled to Utah at the age of 26 with a wife and four children. Traveled with the Edward Hunter/Joseph Horne Company.)

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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