The Bennion family of Utah : a compilation of journals, letters and pictures of the first generation of Bennions in Utah
Salt Lake City
Bennion Family Association
January 1, 1855 to August 30, 1877. Bennion, a stock raiser and farmer in Taylorsville, Utah, provides a short entry for almost every day between 1855 and 1877, the year he died. Most entries provide a brief description of Bennion's work for that day. In september 1857, Bennion, a captain in the Nauvoo Legion, spies on the federal troops camped near the destroyed Fort Bridger, Wyoming. He talks with the federal troops. Bennion attends the meeting in the Salt Lake Tabernacle in which Brigham Young introduces the new Governor Cummings. Bennion records topics of various sermons given by Church leaders. In 1863, Bennion moves his family to Rush Valley, Utah, northwest of Fairfield. In November 1868, Bennion leaves to serve a mission in southern Utah where he settles in Long Valley, Kane County, Utah. He moves to Panaca on the Muddy River in eastern Nevada by 1870. From November 1872 to January 1873, Bennion records events of a trip to England. He leaves England in January 1873. He returns to Rush Valley in March 1873. In April 1873, Bennion settles in Eagleville, Churchill County, Nevada. He returned to Taylorsville, Utah sometime in 1873 and remains there.