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Died April 8, 1892.

BELCHER, EDWARD HARVEY (son of Edward Everett
Belcher and Elizabeth Jane Perkins). Born Dec. 10, 1877,
Randolph, Utah.

Married Cora Myrtle Johnson Dec. 11, 1902, Vernal, Utah
(daughter of Lycurg-us Johnson and Cora Belle Davis of
Vernal). She was born April 21, 1883. Their children:
Hilda Ardus b. Sept. 20, 1903; Cora Elizabeth b. Aug. 7,
1905; Edward Warren b. Dec. 23, 1907; Loris Myrtle b. June
11, 1911. Family home Vernal since 1885.

Member 97th quorum seventies and one of its presidents;
counselor to Bishops David Bennion, Frederick G. Froerer
Bingham and George E. Wilkins of second ward, Vernal;
counselor and secretary of stake Y. M. M. I. A. 1899-1909;
assistant Sunday school superintendent. Recorder of Vernal
City and its postmaster; assistant cashier of Ulnta state
bank.



BELL, ALFRED (son of William and Be'.sie Bell). Born
1796, in Shelby county, 111. Came to Utah 1851.

Married Martha Louisa Montgomery (daughter of James
Montgomery), who was born April 7, 1807. Their children:
William M. b. July 22, 1833, m. Martha Kirstine Benson April
9, 1859; Eli b. Nov. 12, 1834, m. Louisa Ann McClellan Aug.
18, 1858. Family home Lehi, Utah.

Veteran war of 1812. Judge at Lehi 1851-59.

BELL, WILLIAM MILTON (son of Alfred Bell and Martha
Louisa Montgomery). Born July 22, 1833, Shelbyville, 111.
Married Martha Kirstine Benson April 9, 1859, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Jeppa Benson, pioneer 1853, and Maren
Kirstine Kofoed). She was born Jan. 19, 1837, Bornholm,
Denmark. Their children: William Alfred b. April 7, 1860,
m. Adeline Roeberry Dec. 25, 1888; Martha Jane b. Nov. 2,
1861, m. Swen H. Jacobs; Marion b. Jan. 17, 1864, m. Oluf S.



Anderson Nov. 18, 1885; Eli Jeppa b. March 25, 1866, m.
Mary A. Dudley April 5, 1905; Hyrum b. Dec. 24, 1868 m
Amanda Sangreen Sept. 1, 1892; Joseph Robert b. April 20.
1? i* m ar i E - Smith April 30, 1901; Lily Elnora b. Aug.
11, 1873, m. Silas Hinckley; Sarah Rebecca b. Nov. 18, 1871,
m. D. Rolla Harris June 9, 1897.

n^ S |' St S d 'B- bring:i 1 n ^ immigrants to Utah. Pioneer Cache
and Snake River valleys. Carpenter.

BELL, ELI J. (son of William Milton Bell and Martha Klrs-
Ul i5 Be , n s n >- Born March 25, 1866, Lehi, Utah.

Married Mary Ann Dudley April 5. 1905 (daughter of

H /T r T U t m h ^ mi K Dudley and Fidelia S P" ia Tippets, natives
of Utah)^ She was born June 2. 1877, Alma, Weber county,
Utah. Their children: Milton Smith b. March 21 1906 :
Lamont Dudley b. Aug. 15, 1907; Cecelia Dudley b Nov
1, 1908; Eli b June 27, 1911; Levon B. and Levere T. (twins)

D- April 1, 1 yi 3.

Missionary to Norway 1900-02. Farmer; carpenter.



BELL, JOHN WATSOX (son of John and Alice Bell of
Newcastle, Northumberlandshire, Eng.). Born May 28 1805
Newcastle, Eng. Came to Utah Oct. 1854, Benjamin Clapp
company.

Married Ann Fish October, 1835, Newcastle, Eng. (daughter
of Robert and Dorothy Fish of Bedlington, Eng.). She
came to Utah Oct. 1855, leaving- the Missouri river with two
yoke of oxen and one yoke of cows, came across the plains
accompanied by her eight children Anna, m. Henry Reyn-
olds, m. William Lance; Robert, d. infant; Alice Jane b.
April 15, 1840, m. Joel Almon Bascom; John Watson, Jr., m.
Laura Roberts; Emma Dorothy, m. Ephraim Roberts; Alma-
Mary, m. William Baldwin; Sarah, m. William Lance. Fam-
ily resided Provo and Mona, Utah.

Pioneer of Mona, where he died in 1877. High priest. He
was a tailor by occupation.



BELL, THOMAS (son of John Bell of Barford, Norfolk,
Eng.). Born July 7, 1825, Norfolk, Eng. Came to Utah
1852.

Married Mahala Elwood Nov. 22, 1854, Salt Lake City,
who was born at Spexall, Suffolk, Eng. Their children:
John Thomas b. Oct. 4, 1855, m. Lucy Ann Wardle; Mary
Jane b. Feb. 18, 1858, died; Herbert Horace b. Feb. 26, 1859,
m. Lucy Payne; William James b. Aug. 8, 1860, m. Sene
Sorensen; Frederick Hyrum b. May 6, 1867, m. Elizabeth
Payne; Thomas Henry b.' May 9, 1864, m. Josephine Peter-
son.

Married Henrietta Euphemla Lundquist Nov. 7, 1865, Salt
Lake City, who was born Nov. 2, 1846, Malmo, Sweden.
Their children: Mahala Charlotte b. Oct. 5, 1866, m. James
William Sylvester; Alice Henriette b. Aug. 19, 1868, m. Ira
Miles; Bernard Amiel b. Oct. 4, 1870, m. Fannie Wardle;
Emily Johanna b. Nov. 5, 1872, m. Christian Johnson;
Charles Theodore b. Sept. 5, 1874, m. Charlotte Doxford;
Alverette Matilda b. Oct. 4, 1876, m. Edward Ross; Joseph
Alvin b. Oct. 2, 1878; Amoran b. Feb. 2, 1889, died. Family
resided at Ephraim, Levan and Elsinore, Utah.

High priest; seventy. Veteran Black Hawk and Walker
Indian wars. Justice of peace. Mechanic; farmer. Died
April 6, 1906, Elsinore, Utah.

BELL, HERBERT HORACE (son of Thomas Bell and
Mahala Elwood). Born Feb. 26, 1859, Ephraim, Utah.

Married Lucy Payne Dec. 5, 1878, St. George, Utah (daugh-
ter of Edward Payne and Emma Powell, pioneers Sept. 2,
1864, Joseph S. Rawllns company). She was born March
16, 1858. Their children: Herbert b. Oct. 19, 1879, d. infant;
Minnie b. March 16, 1881, d. Sept. 29, 1883; Emma Pearl b.
Feb. 18, 1883, m. Peter Hendrickson; Myrtle Elizabeth b.
Dec. 10, 1884; Lucy Edna b. Sept. 7, 1886, and Mattle Fern
b. Jan. 29, 1888, d. infants; Quintin Clyde b. July 27, 1889;
Ivan Earnest b. Oct. 15, 1891; Ivis Madia b. June 29, 1894;
Rulon Edward and Rodney Thomas b. June 27, 1896; Iretta
b. Sept. 15, 1898; Montez b. Feb. 16, 1901; Jennie La Pearl
b. Nov. 7, 1902. Family home Glenwood, Utah.

High priest; seventy; missionary to central states 1884-85:
missionary to England 1907-08; bishop of Glenwood ward
since 1886. County commissioner of Sevier county 1896-1900;
president of Glenwood town board 1895-99; member board
of education Sevier school district. Farmer and fruit-
grower.

BELLISTON, JAMES THOMAS (son of John Belliston, born
March 24 1796, London, Eng., and Elizabeth Carpenter of
London). He was born Feb. 18, 1819, at London. Came to
Utah Oct. 6, 1853, Cyrus H. Wheelock company.

Married Louisa Miller Sept. 10, 1838 (daughter of John
Miller and Louisa Woolley), who was born March 24, 1819.
Their children: Louisa E. b. Sept. 22, 1840: John b. April 9,
1842- William Robert b. Sept. 26, 1843; Thomas b. Dec. 1.
1845' m. Sophia Bardsley April 9, 1868; James Thomas b.
Feb. 5, 1848, m. Mary Howard; Louisa Maria b. Sept . 1,
1852- Emily b. Oct. 19, 1855; Joseph Ephraim b. June 10. 1858,
m Ada Read; Sarah b. May 4, 1864, m. Amos A. Allen.

Missionary to Great Britain 1875-76; counselor to presi-
dent of high priests' quorum.

BELLISTON, THOMAS (son of James Thomas Belliston and
Louisa Miller). Born Dec. 1, 1845, Birmingham Eng.

Married Sophia Bardsley April 9, 1868, Salt Lake City
(daughter of George Bardsley and Elizabeth Garslde, former



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a pioneer Sept. 29, 1866, Daniel Thompson company). She
was born June 29, 1848, Ashton-Under-Lyne. Eng. Their
children: Thomas W. b. Feb. 4, 1869, m. Elizabeth Foster
1889: George James b. Oct. 15, 1870; John b. Aug. 28, 1872,
m. Nellie Lomax; Samuel b. Sept. 2, 1874; Albert Henry b.
June 29, 1876, m. Jennie G. Wheeler Oct. 21, 1903; Wilford
b. Aug. 18, 1878, m. Lucy M. Warr; Louisa b. Nov. 18. 1880,
m. A. Owen Johnson 1908; Lester b. Jan. 14. 1883, m. Triphena
Howell; Nellie b. March 23, 1885; Ralph B. b. May 15. 1887,
m. Alice Farnsworth; Minnie b. Aug. 16, 1889. Family home
Nephi, Utah.

Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah 1866. Presi-
dent Y. M. M. I. A. 1880; counselor to stake superintendent
Y. M. M. I. A. 1881; president 71st quorum seventies 1892;
member high council, Juab stake, 1902. School trustee
1899-05; Nephi city councilman 1900-1901; Juab county com-
missioner 1903-1904.



BELLOWS, JOHIV F. (son of James Bellows and Judith
Hopper). Born May 24, 1825, in Wayne county. 111. Came
to Utah Oct. 5, 1850, Stephen Markham company.

Married Marilla Plum of Illinois, who came to Utah with
her mother 1850, Stephen Markham company. Their chil-
dren: James Merlin and John Marion, died; Sarah Marilla,
m. John Leatham; Judith Abigail, m. Thomas Leatham;
Joseph Smith, m. Alice Youd; Hyrum Smith, m. Elizabeth
Draper; Charles Henry, m. Jane Huff; Agnes D.; Elizabeth,
m. Andrew J. Simmons: Mary Elva (adopted), m. Thomas
Holmes. Family resided Payson and Lake Shore, Utah.

Indian war veteran; served under Col. Markham in San
Pete county 1853; took part in Echo Canyon trouble.
Farmer, timberman and stockraiser. Died 1894 at Lake
Shore.

BELLOWS, HYRUM SMITH (son of John F. Bellows and
Marilla Plum). Born Aug. 31, 1860, Payson, Utah.

Married Elizabeth Draper Feb. 18, 1883, Benjamin, Utah
(daughter of Thomas Draper and Sarah Ward of Leicester-
shire, Eng.). She was born Dec. 25, 1862. Their children:
Phoebe Elizabeth b. June 9, 1885, m. Thomas Hancock, Jr.;
Joseph Hyrum, m. March 8, 1887; Etta May b. April 8, 1889;
John Marion b. Nov. 12, 1892; Hazel b. Feb. 3, 1895; Alice
Cornelia b. July 8, 1897, died. Family home Lake Shore,
Utah.

Teacher; farmer. Died at Spring Glen, Utah.



BELNAP, GILBERT (son of Rosel Belnap, born Jan. 4, 1789,
Cayuga county, N. Y., and Jane Richmond of Whitty, Can-
ada, born in Vermont, U. S. A.). He was born Dec. 22, 1821,
Hope, New-Castle district. Upper Canada. Came to Utah
Sept. 17, 1850, Jonathan Foote company.

Married Adaline Knight Dec. 21, 1845 (daughter of Vlnson
Knight and Martha McBride, latter a pioneer Sept. 17. 1850).
She was born May 4, 1831. Their children: Gilbert Rosel b.
Jan. 8, 1847, m. Sarah Jane Cole March 30, 1867; John Mc-
Bride b. May 11, 1849, d. June 22, 1850, Salt Creek, Mo.;
Reuben b. June 14, 1851, m. Lucene V. Hammon Jan. 11, 1870;
Joseph b. Jan. 26, 1853, m. Manerva P. Howard April 26, 1875;
Martha Jane b. Sept. 17, 1855, m. Levi B. Hammon Jan. 11,
1870; Hyrum b. March 24, 1858, m. Christiana Rasmussen
Sept. 20, 1883; Augustus Weber b. March 25, 1860, m. Mary
Read April 21, 1886; Volney b. Feb. 17, 1862, d. March 14,
1862; Vinson K. b. June 26, 1863, m. Sarah Emily Hardy Oct.
20, 1886; Amasa b. June 22, 1866, m. Lillian Rose Garner
Oct. 20, 1886; Adaline b. Aug. 1, 1868. m. John A. Lowe Nov.
18, 1891; Mary Louisa b. Dec. 11, 1871, m. Joseph H. Lowe
Dec. 18, 1889; Lola Almira b. June 5, 1874, m. David William
Coolbear Aug. 8, 1900.

Married Henrietta McBride June, 1852, Ogden, Utah. Their
children: William James b. Aug. 31, 1853, m. Eliza Ann
Watts Dec. 22, 1873; Oliver b. Sept. 20, 1855, m. Margaret Ann
Manning Jan. 6, 1881; Francis Marion b. June 5, 1857, m. Lil-
lie Lubena Robinson Dec. 26, 1878; Isadora Estella b. Oct.
31, 1860, m. John F. Stoddard Aug. 14, 1876.

This pioneer left Nauvoo, 111., Feb. 1846, traveling through
the frozen snow to Council Bluffs, Iowa. In 1850 he started
for Utah, arriving at Salt Lake City with his wife and one
child in a wagon drawn by an ox and a cow. Settled at
Ogden in Oct. 1850, and was elected first marshal, and In
1853 appointed city attorney of Ogden. Went with first
settlers to the Salmon river (Idaho) mission 1855 and re-
mained until late in 1857, when he joined Lot Smith's com-
mand to meet Johnston's army. In March 1858 was sent
by Gov. Young to release settlers at Ft. Limhi (on the
Salmon river) from the Indians. Attorney Weber county
1861 and again in 1871; revised and compiled Ogden city or-
dinances, which were published in book form in 1871; sheriff
Weber county 1862-70; county assessor and collector
1876-82. Oct. 22, 1853, commissioned by Gov. Young as 1st
lieutenant Co. B. Cavalry battalion, Weber military district.
President Hooper Irrigation company 1867-8. Presiding
elder 17th district. Hooper; bishop Hooper ward May 28,
1877, to Aril 20, 1888. Died Feb. 26, 1899.

BELNAP, GILBERT ROSEL (son of Gilbert Belnap and
Adaline Knight). Born Jan. 8, 1847.

Married Sarah Jane Cole March 30, 1867. Their children:
Sarah Elizabeth b. Jan. 14, 1870; Adaline b. May 27, 1872;
Oilbert Martin b. Nov. 22, 1874, d. July 20, 1875; Rosel Cole
b. Jan. 27, 1881; Weltha b. July 27, 1886; Maud b. Oct. 7,
1889.



BELNAP, REUBEN (son of Gilbert Belnap and Adaline
Knight). Born June 14. 1851.

Married Lucene V. Hammon Jan. 11, 1870. Their chil-
dren: Reuben Augustus b. July 19, 1879; Gilbert Levi b.
Aug. 27, 1881, d. May 6, 1883; Ansel M. b. Jan. 4, 1884, d. May
2, 1884; Lavina B. b. June 5, 1885; Nora L. b. Dec. 7, 1887,
d. June 8, 1888; Polly E. b. June 6, 1889; Adaline E. b. Oct.
28, 1891; Chauncy A. b. July 23, 1894; d. Jan. 28, 1895; Ethel
B. b. April 25, 1896.

BELNAP, JOSEPH (son of Gilbert Belnap and Adaline
Knight). Born Jan. 26, 1853, Ogden, Utah.

Married Manerva P. Howard April 26, 1875, Salt Lake
City (daughter of William Riley Howard and Tirzah P.
Warner, pioneers Sept. 1, 1850). She was born Aug. 16,
1857, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Their children: Joseph Howard
b. May 2, 1876, m. Lillian Bingham Jan. 15, 1902; Augusta
Permella b. Dec. 4, 1877, m. Albin B. Johnson July 22, 1897;
Lodasca b. Nov. 3, 1879, m. Hyrum Williams Feb. 19, 1903;
Tirzah Adaline b. Sept. 3, 1881, m. Aaron C. Ross Dec. 17,
1902; Josie May b. Aug. 30, 1883, m. John F. Payne June 29,
1906; Florence b. Oct. 5, 1885, m. Alma Hale Nov. 5, 1906;
Gilbert Riley b. Oct. 19, 1887, d. Feb. 8. 1889; Amos b. Oct.
8, 1889; Emory b. Aug. 4, 1891, m. Martha Kershaw June 8,
1910; Blanche Laverne b. Sept. 30, 1894; Ida b. Sept. 15,
1898; Resell Stanton b. Aug. 1, 1900.

Utah militiaman 1871. Organized Preston Lumber com-
pany, Preston, Idaho. Member city council, Preston. Mem-
ber Oneida stake high council; secretary Y. M. M. I. A.
1873-80, Hooper ward, Utah; president Y. M. M. I. A. 1880-
82; missionary to southern states; president 5th quorum
elders Weber stake. Under sheriff Ogden five years. Farmer;
stockraiser.

BELNAP, HYRUM (son of Gilbert Belnap and Adaline
Knight). Born March 24, 1858.

Married Christiana Rasmussen Sept. 20, 1883. Their chil-
dren: Laura and Flora b. July 15, 1884; Marion Adaline b.
June 4, 1886; Olive Christiana b. April 24, 1888; Hyrum Adol-
phus b. May 26, 1890; Eva Laverne b. Sept. 9, 1893. d. Aug. 12,
1894; Royal James b. Dec. 1, 1898, d. March 12, 1903.

Married Anna Constantia Bluth Feb. 7, 1888. Their chil-
dren: Hyrum Earl b. July 18, 1890; Arias Guy b. Sept. 6,
1893; Volney Bryan b. Sept. 9, 1895; A. Jewell b. Sept. 10,
1905; Delia Augusta b. Sept. 11, 1907; Gladys b. Jan. 19, 1912.

Missionary to Southern states 1879-81; served as member
of bishopric fourth ward, Ogden; member high council and
member presidency high priests' quorum, Ogden stake.
Elected assessor and collector Weber county 1882, served
three terms. General manager Utah and Oregon Lumber
company, 1893-99; established Hyrum Belnap Lumber com-
pany. Ogden, Utah, 1899; assisted in establishment of Pres-
ton Lumber company, Preston, Idaho, 1905.

BELNAP. AUGUSTUS WEBER (son of Gilbert Belnap and
Adaline Knight). Born March 25, 1860.

Married Mary Read April 21, 1886. Their children: Augus-
tus R. b. Aug. 1. 1887; Charles W. b. July 12, 1889; Thomas
Gilbert b. July 13, 1891, d. Feb.' 3, 1893; George b. Aug. 7, 1894;
John b. Sept. 27, 1896, d. Sept. 27, 1896; Earl Read b. Aug. 21,
1897; Joseph Francis b. Oct. 28, 1899; Ezra Leonard b. Jan.
21, 1902; Elmer Durlln b. Jan. 4, 1904; Mary Adaline b. Oct.
6, 1905; Lola Ethel b. Dec. 2, 1907.

BELNAP, VINSON K. (son of Gilbert Belnap and Adaline
Knight). Born June 26, 1863.

Married Sarah Emily Hardy Oct. 20, 1886. Their children:
Mary b. July 16, 1887, d. Jan. 22, 1891; Adaline b. Oct. 18,
1889; Vinson Ray b. July 27, 1892; Reata b. March 5, 1895;
Lovel b. May 14, 1897; Glen Vord b. Feb. 14. 1903.

BELNAP, AMASA (son of Gilbert Belnap and Adaline
Knight). Born June 22, 1866.

Married Lillian Rose Garner Oct. 20. 1886. Their children:
Amasa Wm. b. Oct. 21, 1888; Rose Elnora b. May 3, 1891;
Lawrence b. July 10, 1894, d. July 14, 1894; David Evan b.
Aug. 11, 1896.

Married Julia Rose James. Their child: Julia Lucretia b.
March 1, 1903.

BELNAP, WILLIAM JAMES (son of Gilbert Belnap and Hen-
rietta McBride). Born Aug. 31. 1853.

Married Eliza Ann Watts Dec. 22, 1873. Their children:
William Oscar b. Dec. 2, 1874; James Gilbert b. Jan. 7, 1877;
Clarence Robert b. July 14, 1881, d. Dec. 23, 1899; Henry b.
Feb. 13. 1883; Mary Ellen b. Nov. 2, 1884, d. Sept. 15, 1899;
Austin b. May 9, 1887; Sarah Elizabeth b. Aug. 3, 1889; Ivy b.
Jan. 15, 1891; Alonzo b. May 19, 1893; Hilma May b. April
25, 1895; Erma b. Nov. 18, 1896; Nellie b. May 21, 1898; Albert
b. Dec. 19, 1899.

BELNAP, OLIVER (son of Gilbert Belnap and Henrietta
McBride). Born Sept. 20, 1855.

Married Margaret Ann Manning Jan. 6, 1881, who died
April 18, 1894. Their children: Oliver Mead b. Oct. 28, 1881;
Henry W. b. July 29, 1883; Margaret b. Nov. 26, 1885; Lester
b. July 25, 1888; Wilford b. Feb. 10, 1891; Hazel b. Jan. 6,
1893.

Married Emily D. Shurtliff July 31, 1895. She was di-
vorced July 19, 1898. Only child Isadora Jane b. Aug. 1,
1897.

Married Anna Barbara Leuenberger June 6, 1901. Their
children: Lilly Anna b. Oct. 11. 1902; Henrietta b. Feb. 6,
1906; Alice Pearl b. Oct. 24, 1907.



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BELNAP. FRANCIS MARION (son of Gilbert Belnap and
Henrietta McBride). Born June 5, 1857.

Married Lillie Lubena Robinson Dec. 26, 1878. Their chil-
dren: Frances Eugene b. June 20, 1880; Gilbert Ray b. Jan.
11, 1882, d. Feb. 24, 1882; John Marion b. Sept. 1, 1882; Lillis
Myrtle b. Jan. 9, 1886; Parley William b. June 2, 1888, d.
Feb. 26, 1911; George Ellis b. Feb. 23, 1891; Orson Victor b.
Jan. 14, 1893; Voletta b. Sept. 18, 1895; Christel Fern b. July
16r 1896; Laverne b. Feb. 21, 1899; Lorenzo b. July 22, 1902.



BEMIS, GEORGE H. Born Aug. 13, 1826, Bangor, Maine.
Came to Utah in 1869.

Married Eleanor Merrlck 1853 In Wisconsin, who was born
In 1834. Their children: George L., m. Sarah Allred; Austin
H., m. Lena Clopenstine; Fred; Frank, died; Kate, m. John
Allen; Fanny, m. Richard Turkington; Jessie, m. Benjamin
Fox; Sarah, m. Harry Check; Harlon, m. Daisy Meyers.
Family home Bingham, Utah.

Miner. Died Aug. 11, 1884.

BEMIS, GEORGE L. (son of George H. Bemls and Eleanor
Merrick). Born Nov. 6, 1854, in Wisconsin. Came to Utah
in 1869.

Married Sarah Allred Aug. 11, 1878, Spring City. Utah
(daughter of David H. Allred and Aurora Brown, of Tennes-
see, pioneers 1859). She was born May 24, 1866. Only child:
George. Family home Salt Lake City.

Mining engineer.



BENCH, WILLIAM. Born in England. Came to Utah 1852,
Capt. Wimmer company.

Married Ann Bench at Southampton, Hampshire, Eng.
Their children: John L., m. Maria Picknel, m. Lovisa Griffln,
m. Clara Bench; William, m. Martena Tatton; George Ed-
ward, m. Jane Horton; Mary, m. Frank Wall; Martha, m.
George D. Watt.

Married Miss Fowler. Only child: William E., m. Ella
Cowley. Families resided Mantl, Utah.

Seventy. Indian war veteran. Blacksmith. Died at Manti.

BENCH, GEORGE EDWARD (son of William and Ann
Bench). Born March 20, 1842, at Southampton, Eng. Came
to Utah 1852 with father.

Married Jane Horton Dec. 19, 1863, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Edmund and Maria Horton, of Wanship, Utah). She
was born April 18, 1843. Their children: Eliza Jane, m.
Aaron D. Squire; Esther Ann; George Edward, m. Isabel
Barton; Arthur Frank, m. Alice Hogan; Emma Lillian, m.
John Hall; Mary Ann, m. Louis A. Lauber; Ella Maria, m.
Frank Cox; Claris Isabel, m. Arthur Larson; Wilford Ed-
mund; Jennie Maud, m. Fred W. Cox, Jr. Family home
Manti, Utah.

High priest; missionary to England 1895-97; Sunday school
superintendent. City marshal and superintendent water
works, Manti. Black Hawk Indian war veteran; served in
Echo Canyon war. Farmer.

BENCH, GEORGE EDWARD, JR. (son of George Edward
Bench and Jane Horton). Born Oct. 12, 1869, Manti, Utah.

Married Isabel Barton June 3, 1896, at Manti (daughter of
William Kilshaw Barton and Ann Cook, of that place, pio-
neers of 1852, Joseph Young company). She was born Feb.
3, 1875. Their children: Lyle Alpha b. May 13, 1898; Edward
Barton b. Nov. 30, 1899; George Kilshaw b. Sept. 10, 1901,
d. Jan. 7, 1902; Lola Ann b. March 16, 1904; Wallace K. b. Dec.
26, 1908. Family home Manti, Utah.

Elder. Contractor and builder; dairyman and farmer.



BENEDICT, JOSEPH MOTT (son of Francis Knapp Bene-
dict and Emeline Mott of Freeport, Queens county, Long
Island, N. Y.). Born April 29, 1844, North Canaan, Conn.
Came to Utah 1870.

Married Sarah Ellen Pierson June 6, 1867, Westfield, N. J.
(daughter of William Pierson and Elizabeth Corriell of West-
fleld, N. J.). She was born May 24, 1846. Their children:
Nellie May, d. infant; Frances Bertha, m. Charles S. Cowan;
Chauncy Mott b. Dec. 15, 1875, m. Clara Clawson, who died,
m. Geneve Ellerbeck. Family home Salt Lake City.

Physician and surgeon. Founder of Salt Lake county
medical society and of the Holy Cross hospital of Salt Lake
City; first surgeon for D. & R. G. Ry. Died July 24, 1896.

BENEDICT, CHAUNCT MOTT (son of Joseph Mott Benedict
and Sarah Ellen Pierson). Born Dec. 15, 1876, Salt Lake
City.

Married Clara Clawson Oct. 29, 1901, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Spencer Clawson and Nabbie Young of Salt
Lake City). She was born Feb. 26, 1877 (deceased). Only
child: Joseph Clawson b. Feb. 8, 1903, d. Feb. 10, 1903.

Married Geneve Ellerbeck Sept. 28, 1907, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Thomas Winton Ellerbeck of Lancashire, and
Heneretta Dyer of Devonshire, Eng., pioneers Sept. 1862).
She was born Dec. 17, 1877. Their child: Joseph Ellerbeck
b. May 26, 1910.

Physician and surgeon. Graduate Cornell university.
Member state and county medical societies; member of staff
of St. Mark's hospital.



BENNETT, BENJAMIN (son of Benjamin Bennett and Eliza-
beth Millington). Born 1794, Connah's Quay, Flintshire,
North Wales. Came to Utah Oct. 6, 1860, Williams Budge
company.

Married Catherine Jones Dec. 31, 1816 (daughter of John
Jones), who died when within 100 miles of Salt Lake City
Their children: John b. 1822, m. Jane Roberts; Benjamin,
m. Elizabeth Bowen; Jonathan, m. Jane Jones; Catherine, m.
Thomas Hewitt; Edward, m. Mary Ann Coppack; Elizabeth
m. John Kenney.

Active in church work. Died at Holden, Utah, Feb. 20,
1 880.

BENNETT, JOHN (son of Benjamin Bennett and Catherine
Jones). Born Sept. 4, 1822, Flintshire, North Wales. Came
to Utah Oct. 15, 1863, Samuel D. White company

Married Jane Roberts Oct. 27, 1843, at Chester, Eng.
(daughter of Edward Roberts and Elizabeth Jones) who
was born June 22, 1824, Flintshire, North Wales, and died
at Holden, April 17, 1905. Their children: Elizabeth b.
Aug. 25, 1844, m. John D. Hunter Oct. 27, 1863; Benjamin
b. Jan. 1, 1846, m. Emma Holman Sept. 17, 1869; Edward
b. Jan. 3, 1848, m. Elizabeth J. Wood March 2, 1877; Catherine
b. June 16, 1850, m. Edward J. Arthur 1868; Samuel b. April
13, 1853, m. Martha Fauhrmaester Jan. 17, 1876; Mary Ann b.
June 27, 1856, m. Anthony Stephenson March 9, 1874; Jane,
b. March 1, 1857, m. James J. Stephenson Dec. 21, 1877;
John b. May 29, 1860, died at sea; Jonathan b. Sept. 17,
1862, m. Marinda Stevens April 21, 1886; William T. b. March
6, 1866, m. Elizabeth J. Sibley Nov. 15, 1883; Emaline b.
Jan. 17, 1869, m. Joseph C. Beckstrand Oct. 25, 1893. Family
resided Deseret and Holden. Utah.

First settled at Fillmore, Utah; worked at building of
dam and fort at Deseret 1863-64, and in building the first
telegraph line in Millard county. President elders Quorum.
Died April 20, 1870.

BENNETT, EDWARD (son of John Bennett and Jane
Roberts). Born Jan. 3, 1848, Connah's Quay, Flintshire,
North Wales.

Married Elizabeth J. Wood March 2, 1877, St. George,
Utah (daughter of Charles Wood and Ann Day, both born
In Kent, England, later of Cape Town, South Africa, pioneers
Oct. 6, 1860, William Budge company). She was born Aug.
8, 1857, Cape Town, South Africa. Their children: John
Charles b. Feb. 16, 1878, m. Susan Ashby; Elizabeth Ann b.
May 8, 1880, m. Alfred Ainge; Jane Myrtle b. July 24, 1882;
Edward b. Sept. 2, 1884, m. Martha Estella Ashby; Benjamin
Samuel b. Dec. 8. 1887; Laverne b. Aug. 23, 1890; Hattie b.
May 24, 1892; Gladys b. May 7, 1894; Mark Llewellyn b.
Feb. 6, 1896; Jonathan Royal b. Aug. 2, 1898; Emma Fay
b. May 1902. Family home Holden, Utah.

Missionary to Great Britain 1887-89; president Manchester
conference; counselor in presidency of high priests' quorum
of Millard stake. Millard county assessor 1905-07; school
trustee. Farmer and stockraiser.

BENNETT, SAMUEL (son of John Bennett and Jane
Roberts). Born April 13, 1853, at family home in Flintshire.

Married Martha M. Fauhrmaester Jan. 17, 1876 (daughter
of Frederick William Fauhrmaester and Sophia Lindow,



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