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John Benbow
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Birth: Apr. 1, 1800
Herefordshire Unitary Authority
Herefordshire, England
Death: May 12, 1874
South Cottonwood
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Son of Thomas Benbow and Ann Jones

Married Jane Homes, 16 Oct 1826, St. Nicholas, Worcester, England

Married Rosetta Wright, 3 Sep 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Agnes Taylor,

Married Elizabeth Holmes

Married Charlotte Spencer

Married Mary Dart

Inscription on headstone reads:

Father: John Benbow. Born Grenden, Herefordshire, England April 1, 1800. Died May 12 1874.

Mother: Rosetta W. Benbow. Born Hartford, Conn. Sept. 1, 1820. Died Mar. 17, 1894.

Daughter Isabella Markham Benbow married to Jonas Erekson.

Parents of John Benbow Erekson married Mary Oberlander. Parents of Reid Benbox Erekson - Arthur B. Erekson - John Arion Erekson.

Parents of William Benbow Erekson married Esther Marie Young. Parents of Zelph Young Erekson - William Shirley Erekson - Irma Marie Erekson Holt - Edward Benbow Erekson - Alma Owen Erekson.

Back of monument: Benbow, John, (1800-1874)

John Benbow. He had perfect trust in the Prophet and apostles. When they needed money to publish the Book of Mormon, he and his wife Jane Holmes gave it to them.

When the Prophet was falsely arrested, he gave all his holdings.

When President Brigham Young called for every Ward in the Church to provide teams, wagon and driver to go to the Missouri River and transport Saints to Zion, he was one who filled this request every year for six years. Each trip took six months.

He irrigated, farmed then harvested his hay and grain with a scythe that he would feed his tried teams through the winter to prepare for the next summers journey. He lived only six years after this strenuous labor. He fathered but one daughter, who mothered posterity of faithful Latte Day Saints.

"This is the testimony, last of all, which we give Him: That He Lives!" D. &. C. 76:22. 
Family links: 
  Rosetta Wright Benbow (1820 - 1884)
  Jane Homes Benbow (1792 - 1846)*
  Isabella Markham Benbow Erekson (1852 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: John Benbow's burial was the first burial in the cemetery.
Murray City Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: 04 101 8
Maintained by: SMSmith
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 131552
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