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John Bennion was born 9 July 1820 in Moor, Harwarden, Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom to John Bennion (1786-1846) and Elizabeth Roberts (1790-1830) and died 1 September 1877 in Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Esther Wainwright (1817-1902) 12 February 1842 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.


Rush Valley Shootout

When John Bennion's prized mare Brown Sal was stolen in 1861, it led directly to a famous shootout between Mormon gunman Porter Rockwell and Lot Elisha Huntington (1834-1862). After stealing a horse from outside the bishop’s house, Lot Huntington—nephew to Brigham Young—fled to Camp Floyd where he met up with two other petty outlaws. An expert tracker, Rockwell followed the trail all the way to a Pony Express station in Tooele, arriving in the middle of the night. At sunup, the situation quickly escalated into a standoff. The outcome: Lot Huntington tried taking on Porter Rockwell and ended up shot clean through the heart. The shootout happened on 16 Jan 1862 in Faust, Utah (Rush Valley). At the same time Rockwell was able to take the notorious criminals Mormoni Clawson and John Smith.




Children


Offspring of John Bennion and Esther Wainwright (1817-1902)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Samuel Roberts Bennion (1842-1915)
Mary Bennion (1844-1933)
Ann Bennion (1845-1847)
Angeline Roberts Bennion (1847-1934) 16 March 1847 Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa, United States 27 May 1934 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States George Mitton Spencer (1838-1907)

Rachel Bennion (1849-1933)
John Edward Bennion (1851-1930)
Moroni Bennion (1853-1855)
Elizabeth Bennion (1855-1863)
Kanosh Bennion (1855-1873)
Maria Bennion (1857-1925)
Harriet Bennion (1858-1923)
Esther Ellen Bennion (1862-1863)
Ira Wainwright Bennion (1864-1929)

Offspring of John Bennion and Esther Ann Birch (1833-1909)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Enoch Bennion (1858-1873)
Israel Bennion (1860-1944) 2 June 1860 Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 2 August 1944 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Jeanette Sharp (1859-1938)
Matilda Pehrson (1862-1948)

Harden Bennion (1862-1936)
David Bennion (1865-1937)
Justin Bennion (1867-1868)
Owen Bennion (1869-1946)
Willard Richards Bennion (1871-1888)
Ida Bennion (1873-1946)
Archie Bennion (1875-1968)

Offspring of John Bennion and Mary Turpin (1840-1914)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Heber Bennion (1858-1932)
Alfred Bennion (1860-1906)
William Ellis Bennion (1863-1906)
Marcus Bennion (1865-1913)
Edwin Turpin Bennion (1868-1930)
MIlton Bennion (1870-1953)
Zina Bennion (1873-1954)
John Angus Bennion (1877-1878)

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