William Benbow

William Benbow (1803-1886) was born 11 Feb. 1803 in Grendon Warren, Herefordshire, England. He was the son of Thomas Benbow and Anne Jones. He married Ann Bagley on 26 Jul. 1830 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. He was baptized 19 Jan. 1840. He met with Wilford Woodruff in 1840 in England and introduced him to his brother, John Benbow. He died 22 Dec. 1886 in Fort Madison, Lee Co., Iowa.

Footnotes

William Benbow (KZMT-X6F), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 21 May 2021). William Benbow, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/william-benbow, accessed 4 Jan. 2021). Church of England, Parish Church of Habberley (Shropshire), “Bishop’s Transcripts for Habberley, 1630-1849: Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1663-1849,” p. 1803, William Benbow, 5 Mar. 1803; Hereford County Record Office, Herefordshire, England; microfilm 992151, item 3, DGS 809519, image 317/1001, FHL. Church of England, St. Mary’s Church (Kidderminster, Worcestershire), “Bishop’s Transcripts for St. Mary’s Church, Kidderminster, 1820-1875: Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1830-1835 for St. Mary’s,” no. 76. William Benbow and Ann Bagley, 26 Jul. 1830; Worcester Record Office, Worcester, England; microfilm 350509, DGS 4006111, image 52/423, FHL. Susan Easton Black, Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, vol. 1 (Provo, UT: BYU Religious Studies, 1993), p. 391. Wilford Woodruff, “Theological,” Times and Seasons, vol. 2, no. 9 (1 Mar. 1841), p. 1. “William Benbow,” Fort Madison City Cemetery, Ft. Madison, Lee County, IA; Find A Grave, 08 Nov. 2015, memorial no. 154764638, https://findagrave.com, accessed 21 May 2021).

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  • Page 131

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    January 23, 1842 ~ Sunday 23rd Sunday I preached a[t] Joseph's the Seers from the Book of mormon & was much blessed in my mind January 24, 1842 ~ Monday 24th I spent the day visiting the sick January 25, 1842 ~ Tuesday 25 I spent the day in the Nauvoo store January 26, 1842 ~ Wednesday 26th I took a walk with Br Daniel Bullard through various parts of Nauvoo [FIGURE] I bought ...
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    January 23, 1842 January 24, 1842 January 25, 1842 January 26, 1842 January 27, 1842 January 28, 1842 January 29, 1842 January 30, 1842 January 31, 1842
  • Page 7

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Hill Castle Frumme Herefedshire Church John Benbow teacher Jane Benbow Ann Bourn Mary Rowbery Charles Price priest John Cheese March 6 priest Joseph Pullin Margaret Pullin James Hill priest John Parry priest Jane Gaily ^John^ William Benbow {Confirmed} 8th Charlotte Clark Snday 8th
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    March 6, 1840 March 8, 1840
  • Page 64

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    The whole population of the Potteries in 1838 was 65000. These potteries are for the ma- nifactering of English China, Crockery & stone ware of every description We visited Hanley & Sup'd at Brother William Benbow's at Hanley Market Place, Staffordshire Potteries. Keeper of Provision Store. Brother Benbow was not at home but we were much pleased with his Lady Sister Ann Benbow, she was Strong in faith & manifested much interest at our arivel to England from ...
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    January 23, 1840 January 24, 1840 January 25, 1840
  • Page 67

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    night at his house. Distance of the day 3 miles ^I blessed 3 children^ January 30, 1840 ~ Thursday 29 30th I visited each appartment of the Silk factory in New Castle & saw them manur- factor silks from the raw article to the weavers loom. I walked to Mr [blank] Rowleys accompanied by Brother James Martin from thence I walked to Burslem. The Sun shone beautiful & plesant & the fields all looked green as Summer ...
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    January 30, 1840 January 31, 1840
  • Page 68

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    February 1, 1840 ~ Saturday Jan 3 Feb 1st I walked to Burslem & spent the Day & to Hanley & to spent the night 4 mil February 2, 1840 ~ Sunday Feb 2nd Sunday I Preached in Hanley was opposed by a Methodist Priest but he went of[f] confounded I met with the Saints in Burslem & adminis tered the sacrament unto them & blessed 6 children. I preached in the evening in Hanley to a ...
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    February 1, 1840 February 2, 1840 February 3, 1840
  • Page 70

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    February 6, 1840 ~ Thursday Feb 6th I received a letter from Elder Turley [FIGURE] I wrote a Letter to Elder Turley in an swer to his. & walked to Tunstell & returned to Hanly preached upon the Book of Mormon to 4 or 500 persons some of which were full of wrath & when I closed those that were angry because of the word of God arose upon a Bench & began to reject my testi mony & rave like madmen but I ...
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    February 6, 1840 February 7, 1840
  • Page 75

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    I returned to Burslem & spent the night 3 miles February 14, 1840 ~ Friday 14th I had an interview with Brothers Heath & Wych I walked to Stoke & preached to Brother Humes & returned to Hanly & spent the night at Brother Benbows 5 m February 15, 1840 ~ Saturday 15 Walked to Burslem & spent the day in writing February 16, 1840 ~ ...
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    February 14, 1840 February 15, 1840 February 16, 1840 February 17, 1840
  • Page 78

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    February 19, 1840 ~ Wednesday Feb 19th I spent the day at Alford Cordons & in the evening I walked to New Castle & preached there was two Methodist Preachers present & they were filled with anger because of the truth of God one by name of Robert Brown rejected my testimony & said I should go to the Bottomless pit & all that followed me. It was manifest what spirit was in the man. After meeting I Baptized one & ...
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    February 19, 1840 February 20, 1840 February 21, 1840 February 22, 1840
  • Page 79

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    February 23, 1840 ~ Sunday 23rd Sunday I preached in Stoke in the morn ing & confirmed one I communed with the Saints at Brother [blank] Whittaker in Lane end I also preached in the evening. Distance of the day 3 m February 24, 1840 ~ Monday 23 24th I walked to Stone with Brother Samuel Hancock & several other Brother & preached at Widow Gilberts & thence returned to Hanly & ...
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    February 23, 1840 February 24, 1840 February 25, 1840 February 26, 1840 February 27, 1840 February 28, 1840
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Elder Turley returned from Birmingham & met me in Hanly he brought me a letter [FIGURE] from Dwight Webster. Brother Turley had one from his wife but among all the letters I do not hear a word from Phede or Sarah I walked to Stone & Elder Turley preached ^Alfred Baptized one^ we returned to Brother Benbows & spent the night 4 mi February 29, 1840 ...
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    February 29, 1840 March 1, 1840 March 2, 1840 March 3, 1840