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.


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