Esther Wainwright

12 October 1817–6 January 1902 (Age 84)
Pentrobin, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Esther

When Esther Wainwright was born on 12 October 1817, in Pentrobin, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Wainwright Jr, was 26 and her mother, Mary Jones, was 24. She married John Bennion on 12 February 1842, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1890 and North Jordan Precinct, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 6 January 1902, in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bennion
Esther Wainwright
Marriage: 12 February 1842
Samuel Roberts Bennion
Mary Bennion
Ann Bennion
Angeline Roberts Bennion
Rachel Bennion
John Edward Bennion I
Moroni Bennion
Elizabeth Bennion
Kanosh Bennion
Maria Bennion
Harriet Bennion
Esther Ellen Bennion
Ira Wainwright Bennion

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1842Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 24
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cheshire): occupational name for a maker of carts or wagons, from Middle English wain-wright ‘wagon-builder, cart-maker’ (Old English wægn-wyrhta).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Bennion family encounters crickets and seagulls in Salt Lake Valley

    The first pioneers to enter the valley on July 24, 1847, had built shanty-type houses forming a fort. John and Samuel cut trees and hewed them into logs and built a two-story home across the street fr …

    Sources (70)

    • Esther Wainwright in household of Ithel Wainwright, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Esther Wainwright Bennion in entry for Ira Wainwright Bennion, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Esther Ashbury in household of Edward Wainwright, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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