Interim Content

Benbow, John


1 Apr. 1800–12 May 1874. Farmer. Born in Grendon Warren, Herefordshire, England. Son of Thomas Benbow and Anne Jones. Married Jane Holmes, 16 Oct. 1826, in Worcester, Worcestershire, England. Christened Anglican. Later joined United Brethren. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Wilford Woodruff, 6 Mar. 1840, at Hill Farm, near Castle Frome, Herefordshire, England. Ordained an elder, by 21 June 1840. Given charge of church at Fromes Hill, Herefordshire, 1840. Immigrated to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, 1840; paid passage for other Latter-day Saints to immigrate as well. Settled near area known as “The Mound,” Hancock Co. Ordained a high priest by Hyrum Smith, 2 Feb. 1842, in Nauvoo. Appointed captain of fifty in Brigham Young's pioneer company, 1848. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley, 20 Sept. 1848. A founder of South Cottonwood (later Murray, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory), 1848. Died in South Cottonwood.