John Benbow

John Benbow (1800-1874) was born in 1800 in Grendon Warren, Herefordshire, England. He was the son of Thomas Benbow and Anne Jones. He married Jane Holmes on 16 Oct. 1826. He was baptized by Wilford Woodruff on 6 Mar. 1840. He died in 1874 in South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

John Benbow (KWVC-L37), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 7 Feb. 2022). John Benbow, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/john-benbow John Benbow, accessed 7 Feb. 2022). The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-benbow, accessed 5 Feb. 2022).

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  • Page 34

    Part of Autobiography Leaves from my Journal 1838-1840 Notes

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    Chapter 6. My journey to Herefordshire. Interviewed with John Benbow. The word of the Lord fulfilled to me. The greatest gathering into the Church known among the Gentiles since the organization of the Church in this despensation On the 3rd of March 1840 in fulfillment of the word of the Lord to me I took coach & rode to Wolverham- pton 26 miles & spent the night on the morning of the 4 I again took coach & rode through Dudley
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    March 3, 1840 March 4, 1840
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    Part of Autobiography Leaves from my Journal 1838-1840 Notes

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    unto him and his houshold and the Inhabitants of the land. Mr Benbow & his wife wife received me with glad hearts and thanksgiving, it was in the evening when I arrived having traveled during the day 48 mils by coach & on foot, but after receiving refreshments we sat down together & conversed untill two oclock in the morning, Br & Sister Benbow rejoiced greatly at the glad tidings of great joy which I brought unto them of the fullness of the Everlasting Gospel which God had revealed through the mouth of ...
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    Part of Autobiography Leaves from my Journal 1838-1840 Notes

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    way to be saved, when I learned these things I could clearly see why the Lord had commanded me while in the town of Hanly to leave that field of labor and go to the South, for I could could clearly see in Herefordshire a great harvest field for gathering many saints into the Kingdom of God, I retired to my bed with joy & rejoicing after offering my prayer & thanksgiving to God, & slept sweetly until the rising of the Sun; I arose in the morning of the 5th ...
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    March 5, 1840 March 6, 1840
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    Part of Autobiography Leaves from my Journal 1838-1840 Notes

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    there. ^I afterwards baptized 600 in this pool of water^ On Sunday the 8, I preached at Frooms Hill in the morning, at Standly Hill in the afternoon and at John Benbows Hill farm in the evening. It was a remarkable incident that the parrish Church that stood in the Neiborhood of Br Benbow and occupied by the rector of the parrish had but 15 persons attended his Church during the day while I had a large congregation judged to be a thousand attended my ...
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    March 8, 1840
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    Part of Autobiography Leaves from my Journal 1838-1840 Notes

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    some two hundred preachers of the various denominations This field of labor embraced Herefordshire Glostershire & Worstershire and formed these Conferences Garway ^Garway^, Gadfield Elm & Frooms Hill, I was visited by president ^young^ & Dr Richards, Brother Benbow furnished us with £300, to print the first Book of Mormon that we published in England and on the 20 day of May ...
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    May 18, 1840 May 20, 1840
  • Page 36

    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

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    TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. [Column 1] I was called upon to visit the child. I found it in great distress, writhing in its mother's arms. We laid hands upon it and cast the devil out of it, and the evil spirits had no power over the house- hold afterwards. This was done by the power of God, and not of man. We laid hands upon twenty in Manchester who were sick, and they were mostly healed. On the 21st, I arrived ...
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    January 21, 1840 February 10, 1840 February 22, 1840 March 1, 1840 March 2, 1840 March 3, 1840 March 4, 1840
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    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. [Column 1] were licensed according to the law of the land for preaching in. This body of United Brethren were searching for light and truth, but had gone as far as they could, and were con- tinually calling upon the Lord to open the way before them, and send them light and knowledge that they might know the true way to be saved. When I heard these things I could clearly see why the Lord had command- ed me, while in the town of
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    March 5, 1840 March 8, 1840
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    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

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    TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. [Column 1] But the archbishop and council, know- ing well that the laws of England gave free toleration to all religions under the British flag, sent word to the petitioners that if they had the worth of souls at heart as much as they had the ground where hares, foxes and hounds ran, they would not lose so many of their flock. I continued to preach and baptize daily. On the 21st day of March I baptized Elder
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    March 21, 1840 May 18, 1840 May 20, 1840 August 17, 1840
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    Part of Letter to Willard Richards, 11 March 1840

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    (Hill farm Castle Froome bury Herefordshire) March 11th 1840 Elder W Richards Having a moment of leasure time I spend it in saying a word to you. their is quite a change of the place of labour with me since I last wrote, Elder Turley returned to the potteries from Birmingham writing me to go there to erect the Standard as it was his native place & though I should do better there than himself he had preached a few times in publick this ...
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    March 11, 1840
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    Part of Letter to Brigham Young and Willard Richards, 15 August 1840

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    Leigh Gloucestershrie Aug 15th 1840 Eldrs You[n]g & Richards Dear Brethren you see we have not yet quite to London but expect to go on Monday we have a camp meeting on the morrow. I have a few words I want to say to you in particular ie the money which Broth[er] Benbow has lent for the printing They are willing we should make use of for the gathering of the Saints but they wish their friends to share first in it if ...
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    August 15, 1840