John Benbow (1800 - 1874)

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Birthplace: England, UK
Death: Died in UT, USA
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"...The United Brethren were a group of former Primitive Methodists in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, England that converted en masse to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1840...

"...In the mid-1830s, a group of approximately 600 Primitive Methodists led by Thomas Knighton left the Primitive Methodism movement and established an independent religious organization they called the United Brethren..."

"..In April 1840, Latter Day Saint missionary and apostle Wilford Woodruff was brought to Hill Farm, Fromes Hill by William Benbow, a recent English convert to Mormonism. Benbow introduced Woodruff to his brother John Benbow, who was a member of the United Brethren..."

"...Woodruff received permission to preach to United Brethren congregations, and in the first 30 days he had baptized 45 preachers and 160 members of the United Brethren into the Latter Day Saint church. By December 1840, 300 members of the church had been converted to Mormonism..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'United Brethren (England)', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 4 September 2011, 23:21 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=United_Brethren_(England)&oldid=448484293> [accessed 13 November 2011]

See also: Whittaker, David J.; Harvest in Herefordshire retrieved from http://lds.org/ensign/1987/01/harvest-in-herefordshire?lang=eng

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John Benbow's Timeline

1800
April 1, 1800
UK
April 3, 1800
Grendon Bishop, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
1826
October 16, 1826
Age 26
Nicholas, Worcester, England
1846
January 26, 1846
Age 45
Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States
1851
December 3, 1851
Age 51
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1852
August 28, 1852
Age 52
Cottonwood West, UT, USA
1874
May 12, 1874
Age 74
UT, USA
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