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Mar 6, 1840

Journal Entry

March 06, 1840 ~ Friday
John Cheese priest

Joseph Pullin
Margaret Pullin
James Hill priest
John Parry priest
Jane Gaily

^March 6^ I preached at John Benbows Hill farm in the
evening & a number received the word & I
Baptzed 6 Mr John Benbow & wife the heads
of the family of the Hill farm were among
the number. 4 out of the 6 were preachers of
the United Brethren of the Methodist order. I
here found it necessary to become all things
to all men in many respects, one {man
came to me in the water naked almost to be baptized} spent the night
with Brother Benbow

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5 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
Gailey (Gaily), Jane Gailey Evans
17 Dec 1817 - 16 Aug 1858
2 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
Benbow, Jane Homes
12 Jan 1792 - 27 Nov 1846
55 mentions
1840 British Convert
Benbow, John
1 Apr 1800 - 12 May 1874
169 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
Cheese, John
30 Nov 1799 - abt 1847
43 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
Parry, John, b. 1799
30 Nov 1799 - 18 Jul 1855
12 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
Pulling, Joseph
5 Aug 1807 - 22 Jan 1898
15 mentions
1840 British Convert, United Brethren
Pulling, Margaret Glaze
28 Nov 1798 - 20 Jan 1875
2 mentions
1840 British Convert

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Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

On the , I baptized six persons, including [Column 4] John Benbow and wife. I here found a society called "United Brethren," numbering about six hundred members, and about fifty preach- ers; Thos. Kington was the presiding elder. They came from all quarters to hear me preach, and believed my testimony; and I preached and baptized daily. The ministers of the Church of England sent three church clerks to see what I was doing, and I baptized them. One constable came to arrest me for preaching, and I baptized him. In about thirty days I baptized 160, forty eight of whom were preach- ers of the United Brethren, including their presiding elder, Thomas Kington. I established forty two preaching places, licensed according to law.

Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

I baptized six persons, including John Benbow and wife. I here found a society called "United Brethren," numbering about six hundred mem- bers, and about fifty preachers; Tho- mas Kington was the presiding elder. They came from all quarters to hear me preach, and believed my testimony, and I preached and baptized daily. The ministers of the Church of Eng- land sent three church clerks to see what I was doing, and I baptized them. One constable came to arrest me for preaching, and I baptized him. In about thirty days I baptized 160, forty- eight of whom were preachers of the "United Brethren," including their presiding elder, Thomas Kington. I established forty-two preaching places, licensed according to law.

Mission - 1840 Record of British Converts

priest Joseph Pullin Margaret Pullin James Hill priest John Parry priest Jane Gaily ^John^ William Benbow Charlotte Clark

Autobiography 1857 Draft 1

found a people prepared for the gospel. I preached twice at his house on on the I baptized 6 persons including John Benbow and wife I hear found a body of ^society^ people called United Brethren numbering about 600 six hundred members having some fifty preachers Thomas Kingston their presiding Elder, they come from all quarters to hear me preach and believed my testimony and I preched and baptized daily the ^Ministery of the^ Church of England sent three ^Church^ Clerks of their Church to see what I was doing and I baptized them all, one constable came to take me up for preaching and breaking into their arrangements and I baptized him, I^n^ remained some ^some^ 30 days and ^I^ baptized 160, forty ^eight^ of which were preachers of the united Brethren including their presiding Elder Thomas Kingston, ^I esstablished forty two preching places esstablished and liscenced according to law including one Chapel^

Autobiography 1882 Leaves from My Journal Notes 1

preached on the following evening , at his home and baptized 6 persons including Mr John Benbow & wife 4 of four of the six were preachers of the United Order ^Brethren^, I spent most of the following day in clean cleaning out a nice pool of water and prepared it for baptizing in as I saw many were to be baptized

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Mar 6, 1840