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About Maria Cannon (Bennion)

Maria (Bennion) Cannon (daughter of John Bennion) took in Matilda (Pehrson) Bennion (wife of Israel Bennion, John Bennion's son) when she was ready to give birth to her first child. Matilda was a plural wife, having been married 2/20/1888. This was two years before 'The Manifesto', which said that plural marriage was no longer to be sanctioned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon). However, Matilda was one of the wives who'd already been married - before The Manifesto.

Since plural marriage was being punished by the US government, Matilda did not want to endanger her husband, Israel Bennion, by having a child which may be noticed by government 'watchdogs'. (Matilda was the second wife.)

So Angus Pehrson Bennion was born safely hidden away miles away from Vernon, Utah - where Matilda, (and Israel and his first wife) lived, in Salt Lake City, in the care of her husband's 1st cousin once removed - Maria (Bennion) Cannon.

To honor her benefactor's, Matilda named her baby, a son, Angus - after Angus Munn Cannon - Maria's husband.

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Maria Cannon's Timeline

1857
August 5, 1857
Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
1865
July 9, 1865
Age 7
1873
March 31, 1873
Age 15
1886
March 11, 1886
Age 28
1887
March 5, 1887
Age 29
TaylorsvilleSalt Lake CountyUtah
1889
February 11, 1889
Age 31
TaylorsvilleSalt Lake CountyUtah
1890
January 11, 1890
Age 32
LoganCache CountyUtah
1897
July 6, 1897
Age 39
TaylorsvilleSalt Lake CountyUtah
1925
April 13, 1925
Age 67
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States