John Bennion

9 July 1820–1 September 1877 (Age 57)
Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Bennion was born on 9 July 1820, in Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Bennion, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Roberts, was 29. He married Esther Wainwright on 12 February 1842, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 1 September 1877, in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, 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)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    Age 3
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 16
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Einion, ap Eynon ‘son of Einion’ (see Eynon ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Bennion Livestock and Families Move to "West Desert", by Beatrice Cannon Evans

    Bennion livestock and families move to the “west desert” [This is a compilation of two hand-written documents found among the papers of Beatrice Cannon Evans by her son, Wayne C. Evans. She is writin …

    Sources (157)

    • John Benmon in entry for Harriett B Harker, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Bennion in household of Samuel Bennion, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Bennion in entry for Kanosh Bennion, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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