Benoni Campbell, 1804

Benoni CampbellBirth: 13 August 1804, New York City, New York, United States (Some sources list his birth as: February 10, 1800 in Deerpark, Orange, New York, USA–see http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Campbell-7201)
Death: 4 July 1850, Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States
Burial: 4 July 1850, Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

(Source: https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LDR5-5J8)

Children:
1. Elizabeth Campbell b: 7 Mar 1822 in Painted Post, Steuben, New York
2. Mathew Thorp Campbell b: 25 Dec 1823 in Painted Post, Steuben, New York
3. Soloman Leonard Campbell b: 29 Aug 1825 in Hornby,Steuben County,New York
4. Samuel Joseph Campbell b: 4 May 1827 in Hornby, Steuben, New York
5. John Leonard Campbell b: 3 Sep 1828 in ,Tompkins Co, NY
6. Deborah Campbell b: 26 Jul 1830 in Hornby, Steuben, New York
7. George William Campbell b: 22 May 1832 in N.y.
8. Henry Campbell b: 29 May 1834 in Canton, Steuben, Ny
9. Hulda Henrietta Campbell b: 16 Jul 1835 in Hornby, Steuben, New York
10.Joseph Hyrum Campbell b: 15 Aug 1837 in Kirtland,Lake, Ohio
11.Harriot Melissa Ann Campbell b: 5 Sep 1839 in Kirtland, Ohio
12.Elisha Leonard Campbell b: 22 Mar 1841 in Homer, Medina, Oh
13.Heber Kimball Campbell b: 7 Mar 1845 in Homer, Medina, Oh

Source: http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dalangevin/Benoni-Campbell-and-Mary-Leonard-Family-Outline.html

From Findagrave.com:

Birth: Aug. 13, 1804
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1850
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA

Benoni was born 13 Aug 1804, in Deer Park, Orange County, NY shortly before his parents Jonathan and Phebe Button Campbell moved to what later became Ridgebury, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. (according to information found at genforum.com)He passed away on 4 Jul 1850 in W, , Nebraska of Outbreak of Cholera.
(found at freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com)Family links:
Parents:
Jonathan Campbell (1761 – 1849)
Phoebe Button Campbell (1761 – 1847)Spouse:
Mary Leonard Campbell (1802 – 1850)Children:
Elizabeth Campbell Murdock (1803 – 1845)*
Samuel Joseph Campbell (1827 – 1910)**Calculated relationship

Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
Created by: David Metcalf
Record added: Dec 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82274826

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Biography of Benoni Campbell (From genforum.com):

Benoni was born 13 Aug 1804, in Deer Park, Orange County, NY shortly before his parents Jonathan and Phebe Button Campbell moved to what later became Ridgebury, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. At the time of their move, the area was a wilderness, and Jonathan Campbell’s family was part of the first group of settlers that settled along Bentley Creek. The area of Ridgebury at the time was part of Smithfield, Lycoming County, PA. Later when Bradford County was formed, in 1812, it became part of Wells Township. It did not become Ridgebury Township until after Jonathan Campbell moved in 1819.

Jonathan Campbell and Phebe Button lived in Pennsylvania, along Bentley Creek until around 1818 or 1819 when they moved their family to Hector, Tompkins County, New York. It is not known exactly why they moved, but it was around this time that the original owners (the ones that had been granted the land by the State) of the land in Ridgebury started proceedings to occupy and resale their land. Since Jonathan Campbell and his family had “squatted” on this land, it is possible that they were evicted when the land was sold out from under them. Benoni and his father Jonathan never returned to live in Ridgebury after that, even though much of the rest of their family either stayed or moved back later.

In Hector, New York, one of their neighbors was Solomon Leonard. Benoni was attracted to one of his daughters, Mary, whom he married in 1821. After his marriage, Benoni bought a farm in Hornby, Steuben Co., New York (at the time Painted Post, Steuben Co.), along the border with Catlin, Tioga Co. (Later Chemung Co.), New York. Benoni and his family as far as I can ascertain lived on this farm until they moved in 1836. While living in Hornby, Benoni’s brother, Joel Campbell purchased a farm next to Benoni’s, across the border in Catlin, Tioga County. These farms were along Post Creek in an area that is now called Chambers.

The two brothers, along with their father Jonathan Campbell, Jonathan’s younger children (Matilda, Jonathan, William) who were not yet married, and Benoni’s older brother Benajah (Benajiah) Campbell, and others of the family lived in this area until 1836.

It was while living here that most of the Campbells joined the LDS Church. The story is told that in 1832 Brigham Young, as a newly converted Mormon, along with a companion, on a missionary trip through Catlin and Hornby, stopped at the house of Benajah Campbell. Benajah let them in. In the course of the visit, Benajah told Brigham that he had a son with a lame leg, some sort of a festering wound that would not heal. Brigham Young and his companion blessed the child whose leg quickly healed. Apparently this incident led eventually to the conversion of the entire family. (Note: some LDS sources place the baptism of Benajah Campbell as Nov. 1830, no contemporary source has been found for this though). Benoni and his family were baptized around 1832 or 1833. According to the diaries and journals of several early missionaries there was a branch of some size in the area that was known as either the Catlin or Hornby branch. (Note: no branch with these names have been recorded in Church history before the 1840’s, but it is known that several members of the Church lived in the area during the mid 1830s including Brigham Young’s sister Nancy Kent and her family. These journals definitely mention the “Church at Catlin”).

In 1835/1836 a big push was made by missionaries in New York and elsewhere to gather to Kirtland. As a result, most of the Campbell families (children of Jonathan and Phebe) living in the Catlin/Hornby area pulled up roots and moved. Some like Jonathan and Benajah Campbell moved back to Ridgebury, where Benoni’s sisters were still living. The rest, including Benoni, his brothers Joel and William, and their parents, Jonathan and Phebe Campbell moved to Ohio. Joel sold his farm in Catln and moved immediately to Harrisville, Medina County Ohio, where several PA/NY neighbors were living. Benoni, William, and parents Jonathan and Phebe all moved to the vicinity of Kirtland. In 1837 Benoni appears on the Chattle (not cattle) tax lists for Kirtland Township. (Note: Benoni is the only one of the family that appears on these lists, though there is a “Jonathan Button” listed next to Benoni. Could this actually be Jonathan Campbell? Jonathan’s wife’s maiden name was Button)

While in Kirtland, Benoni’s son Joseph Hyrum Campbell was born. In Joseph Hyrum’s life story it is told that he was blessed as a baby by Joseph Smith Sr. who gave him the name Joseph Hyrum after his two sons – Joseph and Hyrum. Joseph Hyrum Campbell’s life sketch also claims that Benoni worked on the Kirtland Temple. If this was the case, then Benoni would have had to been in Kirtland before March 27, 1836, the day the Temple was dedicated. 1837/8 was a bad time for the Saints in Kirtland, and most of the faithful saints were forced to move from the area during 1838. Benoni, Jonathan Sr. and William were apparently among these. Even though their names are not found as part of “Kirtland Camp,” the largest group to leave Kirtland for Missouri in July of 1838, it is apparent that they did. Benoni moved close to Joel Campbell in Medina County, eventually buying a farm next to his brother’s. Again Joel and Benoni lived in separate townships, but had adjoining farms, Benoni in Homer Twp., and Joel in Harrisville. William Campbell moving on, ended up staying in Centreville, Wayne County, Indiana, which was along the route that the Saints took when fleeing Kirtland for Far West Missouri.

Jonathan and Phebe Campbell, Benoni’s parents must have lived either near William, or Benoni and Joel. Phebe died in either 1841 or 1847 in a town called Eaton. Most researchers have assumed that this was in Madison County, New York as this is the only Eaton in New York. But there are two towns by the name of Eaton in Ohio. One is a township in Lorain County, just north of Medina County, the other, a rather sizable town about 20 miles East of Centreville, Indiana. It is possible that she died at either of these places rather than in New York. Both are close to where family members lived.

Benoni, Joel, and William stayed on their farms in Ohio and Indiana until they gathered with the Saints at Nauvoo, Illinois during the winter and spring of 1845/46. There was apparently a small branch in Homer where Benoni lived, as conference minutes from the time period mention the branch in Homer. Bro. Campbell (either Joel or Benoni) was listed as representing the branch in Homer.

Meanwhile, back in Pennsylvania and New York, in 1838, Jonathan Campbell, Ezekiel Campbell, John Campbell, Benoni’s only remaining brothers who had not joined the Church, along with several of Benoni’s sisters Ruth, Matilda, and Susannah, along with their families were converted and baptized by Benajah Campbell. During this time period from 1838 to 1845 or so the area in the Southwest portion of Ridgebury Twp. became known as Mormon Hill. It is reported locally that there was there was a Mormon settlement there along the banks of “Mormon Lake” (Note: both places are still named Mormon Hill and Mormon Lake) complete with some sort of meeting house (probably the school house) and a cemetery. In 1842 or 1844, Jonathan Campbell Jr. moved with his wife and children to Nauvoo, Illinois. Jonathan rented a quarter lot in the very southern portion of Nauvoo, just inside the city limits. This house and lot perhaps became the headquarters for the Campbell family as they moved to Nauvoo during the winter of 1845/46. While living there Jonathan is reported to have worked on the Nauvoo temple (Note: the temple building records record this) and to have served as a sometimes bodyguard to Joseph Smith (Note: most men were bodyguards to Joseph Smith at some time). One story places Jonathan in Carthage at the time Joseph Smith was murdered by the Mob. (Note: this is not confirmed – just hearsay).

In the late fall of 1845 as Mob violence was increasing, Brigham Young issued a call for all of the Saints to gather to Nauvoo to prepare for the evacuation of the Saints from Nauvoo and their settlement somewhere in the West. In heed to this call, Benoni and Joel left immediately for Nauvoo, Benoni had already sold his property in Medina County in 1844, but Joel was unable to sell his before they left. The sale of his property was not finalized until January of 1846 after they had arrived in Nauvoo. William did not leave for Nauvoo until the Spring of 1846.

Benoni Campbell’s two oldest children Elizabeth, who had married Charles R. Atkins (Note: not Levi Murdock as some have it), and Mathew Campbell did not move west with their father. Both stayed behind in Ohio. Elizabeth stayed in Homer where she raised her family, while Matthew after his marriage to Jane Dierdorff eventually moved to Jasper County Missouri. Both apparently eventually left the Church.

In Pennsylvania, John Campbell, along with much of his family also left for Nauvoo. The others still in Pennsylvania – Benajah, Ezekiel, Ruth, Matilda, and Susannah, all stayed behind moving first to a place called Nauvoo, Pennsylvania (Note: this is only speculated) and then further west to Western Pennsylvania. Ezekiel moved in the 1850’s to Wisconsin, Susannah and family moved to Michigan, while Ruth and Matilda stayed in Pennsylvania. Benajah, the oldest of Jonathan and Phebe Campbell’s living children, the first to join the Church, was the last to make it to Utah. He went West in the 1860s shortly before his death in 1866.

Some of the Campbells were among the first to leave Nauvoo in February of 1846. Jonathan Campbell is reported to have helped set up the Sugar Creek Camp in February (Note: Maybe). John Campbell, Benoni’s 4th son, a lad of 17 hired on as a teamster or wagon driver for Lorenzo Dow Young (brother to Brigham Young). John stayed in Lorenzo Dow Young’s employ driving one of Young’s two wagons all across Iowa until after the Saints reached the Missouri River.

Benoni and Joel were soon to follow. It is not know exactly what day they left Nauvoo and crossed the river, but the Campbells, all three families, Benoni’s, Joel’s, and Jonathan’s all seem to have been part of the main group of wagons, or Brigham Young’s group, following right behind the advance parties. Upon reaching Mt. Pisgah they helped build the temporary settlement living the area called the “North Field.” On May 31st , the day before the departure of the main group to go further west, Benoni, Joel, Jonathan, and Solomon Campbell were listed among those who were to stay to help improve and further build up the Mt. Pisgah settlement.

While staying in Mt. Pisgah, two important events happened. First, Captain James Allen arrived at Mt. Pisgah around the end of June announcing that he was recruiting men to fight in the Mexican War. This created quite a stir among the Saints with many voicing anti-American sentiments. But when Brigham Young came back to Mt. Pisgah from Council Bluffs announcing that the Church was going to support the government and raise a 500 man battalion to help with the war, several young men traveled west to join with those already enlisting at Council Bluffs. Two of the Campbell family members volunteered to go. Jonathan Campbell, Benoni’s younger brother and Samuel Campbell Benoni’s 19 year old third son. Whether Jonathan and Samuel Campbell were in Mt. Pisgah or in Council Bluffs at the time has been debated, but most of the family were in Mt. Pisgah at the time. Neither were listed among the Mt. Pisgah recruits, though not all of those recruited in Mt. Pisgah were recorded. Both Samuel and Jonathan Campbell enlisted in Company E, the last company to be filled up, on the 14th of July, the official enlistment date. It is possible that Samuel and Jonathan arrived at the last minute for the march after a family debate as to who should serve. This left Benoni with only Solomon age 21 to help with the wagons and the younger children. There was also the matter of Jonathan’s wife and children. Charity Campbell, Jonathan’s wife was 6 or 7 months pregnant and had four small children to take care of. Brigham Young had promised that the families of Battalion members were to be taken care of by the Church, so Charity and family were taken first to Council Bluffs, then, placed under the care of a Bishop in Winter Quarters once it was established.

The rest of the family were not able to move on because of sickness, which struck those in Mt, Pisgah. Among those that came down ill was Benoni’s brother, Joel Campbell. After a short illness, Joel died on 7 Aug 1846. This left Benoni in charge of not only his family, but also Joel’s large family, and Charity Campbell. The family group made its way to Council Bluffs where Charity was placed in care of the Church. The family first settled in the Macedonia area, one of the many temporary settlements of the Saints established in near Council Bluffs. Almost half of the Saints settled on the east side of the Missouri rather than crossing to Winter Quarters. Later in the fall, after most of the Saints had then gathered to the Council Bluffs/Winter Quarters area, Brigham Young made the suggestion that those who could move down river to the Counties of upper Missouri to find work. In this way they could obtain supplies for the coming migration the next year. Benoni and his family were one of these, and they moved downriver to the area of Oregon, Holt County, Missouri. This was the furthest south settlement of the Saints along the Missouri. Here along with several other families Benoni and his family stayed until 1850 when they were able to make preparations to move to Utah.

Back in Nauvoo, John Campbell, Benoni’s older brother apparently did not have the means to leave Nauvoo with the general exodus and stayed behind, possibly along with his father Jonathan Campbell Sr. In the Spring of 1846, William Campbell, who had been living in Centreville, Wayne County, Indiana, left for Nauvoo and the West. William arrived in Nauvoo in early May. They stayed in Nauvoo, possibly with John and Jonathan Sr. for about 6 weeks, where Maria, Williams wife gave birth to their 7th child before moving on in mid June to cross Iowa and catch up with the Saints. William crossed Iowa quickly and arrived at Council Bluffs on July 4th, 1846. After his arrival in Council Bluffs, William joined Benoni in his move to Holt County, Missouri.

John Campbell and his family on the other hand were still unable to leave Nauvoo. As September approached, mob violence increased. Finally in mid September an all out battle commenced as the mob tried to force out the remaining Mormons from Nauvoo. After two days of battle where several Mormons and mob members were killed, a treaty was signed which stipulated that the remaining Mormons had to leave within the week. Two of John’s sons, Jared and Clark participated in the battle defending Nauvoo. Clark ended up as one of the wounded, being shot in the foot.

John gathered his family which consisted at this time of himself, his sons Jared and Clark (wounded) and his daughters Abigail with her daughter Melissa, and Phebe with her husband Isaiah Campbell, and possibly Jonathan Campbell Sr., and fled across the river to Montrose, Iowa. They encamped with the other refugees on the bank of the river in what became known as the “Poor Camp.” John and his children were eventually able to make their way up-river to Burlington, Iowa where they were able to find employment. A small branch of the Church consisting of other refugees from Nauvoo was established, and the family was able to live rather comfortably until 1850, when John was able to continue west. Isaiah Campbell, was possibly the presiding elder in Burlington for a time in Burlington as he preformed several marriages while the family lived there.

Source: http://genforum.com/campbell/messages/17279.html

Biography of Benoni Campbell (from Rootsweb):

BENONI CAMPBELL “Graves Along the Trail” Copied from information sent by: Mrs. Nadine Sortor, 141713 W. Chubbuck Rd., Pocatello, ID 83202

Benoni Campbell was born 10 February 1800, Deer Park, Orange County, New York, son of Jonathan and Phoebe (Button) Campbell.

BENONI CAMPBELL, the subject of this sketch moved with his family to Ridgeberry, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1805. The Campbell and Fuller families were the original settlers of Ridgeberry, as documented in several histories of that city.

They came in 1805 with oxen drawn wagons, also bringing several cows and locating on Bently Creek about a mile from the state line. The inconveniences and privations of the wilderness were fully experienced by these families. Their dwellings were made of logs and roofed with bark or shakes. They ate their samp and Johnny-cake made from pounded corn which they rendered more palatible by adding maple sugar of their own making. They roasted their potatoes in the ashes and boiled their beans in a kettle suspended over the fire from a forked stick, but vension, bear, wild turkey, pigeons, grouse and trout graced their table at all seasons of the year. They chopped and burned their fallows, and with a sharpened stick made a hole in the ground among the logs and stumps, into which they dropped their corn and covered it over by their feet. They formed logging bees to clear their wheat patches and harrowed in their grain by drags with wooden teeth. Their plows were wooden ones called “bull” plows. The back logs in their fireplaces were drawn into the house by a horse.

Benoni married Mary Leonard or Lenard, daughter of Solomon and Hulda (Hodge) Leonard about 1820. She was born at Onandaga County, New York 12 September 1802.

The first of the family to join the church was Benoni’s brother Benajiah in November of 1830, a scant seven months after the church was founded at Fayette, Seneca County, New York. Benoni’s parents were baptized in 1832, at the same time that Brigham Young was baptized. Benoni was also baptized in the 1830’s and moved with his wife and their oldest children to join with the main body of the Saints.

While in Kirtland, Benoni was associated with the Prophet Joseph Smith, and worked as a carpenter on the construction of the Kirtland Temple. Also, while residing in Kirtland they had one additional son who was given the name Joseph Hyrum Campbell by Joseph Smith Sr., the father of the Prophet and Patriarch at his blessing as an infant. He was born 15 Aug 1837.

By 1839, the family moved to Homer, Medina County, Ohio where the last three of his children were born. The Campbells were driven with the Saints from Kirtland in 1845 and went to Nauvoo, Illinois where they spent one winter. Mathew and his wife Jane (Deardorf) Campbell, remained in Homer, Ohio. The children of Benoni Campbell and Mary Leonard were:

1. Elizabeth b. 7 Mar 1822 NY
2. Mathew b. 25 Dec 1823 NY
3. Solomon b. 29 Aug 1825 NY
4. Samuel b. 4 May 1827 NY
5. John b. 3 Sep 1828 NY
6. Deborah b. 26 Jul 1830 NY
7. George b. 22 May 1832 NY – d. 9 Jul 1834 NY
8. Henry b. 29 May 1834 NY
9. Hulda b. 16 Jul 1835 NY
10.William b. ? – d. 5 Jul 1834 NY
11.Joseph Hyrum b. 15 Aug 1837 Kirtland, NY
12.Harriet b. 5 Sep 1839 Homer, Medina, OH – d. 1 Oct 1847 Holt, MO
13.Elisha Leonard b. 22 Mar 1841 Homer, Medina, OH
14.Heber K. (Kirtland?) b. 7 Mar 1845 Homer, Medina, OH

In 1846 the Campbell family left Nauvoo with the Saints and began their westward exodus. They stopped first in Mount Pisgah where several of the family died including Joel Campbell, brother of Benoni, 11 August 1846. His name is among the few that are listed on the historical marker at that place.

According to one source, Jonathan Campbell, father of Benoni also died at Mount Pisgah, but no verification has been made at this date.

From Mount Pisgah the Campbell family moved on to Council Bluffs where Benoni’s brother Jonathan and his(Benoni) son enlisted into the Mormon Battalion on 16 July 1846. Benoni and Mary were never to see either of them again in their life.

Shortly after the above enlistments, the Campbell family moved south into Holt County, Missouri where they worked to earn enough money to sustain them on their journey to Salt Lake City with the Saints.

In 1850 they outfitted with the Stephen Markham Company in Kanesville, Iowa and left for Deseret on the 20th of June. The Company was organzied in the usual manner. Where conditions would permit they traveled three abreast. Sometimes the cattle would stampede and it would be several days before they could move on again. They generally followed the North Platt River. There were fifty wagons in the train.

In June the company was stricken with the dreaded cholera, and eleven of their numbers died. Mary passed away 30 Jun 1850. A very pathetic incident occured in connection with her death. Her son John was traveling with a company ahead of them. A woman in this company was stricken with illness and was not expected to live. John was sent on ahead to dig a grave for her. She did not die, but got better, and the company moved on, leaving an open grave behind. In less than twenty-four hours John’s mother Mary was buried in the grave which he had helped to dig for the other woman. According to Journel History of the Church, a group of missionaries headed East came upon the Markham Company on July 2, 1850. At tha time they were near the Joseph Young Company and very near Salt Creek. On July 4, 1850, Benoni also passed away. He was followed in death by his youngest son Heber, July 9. They were buried along the trail. The cholera also claimed the lives of
several other relatives. The remainder of the family proceeded across the plains, of the males were Solomon, John, Joseph and Elizha and of the females were Elizabeth, Deborah and Hulda. They arrived in Salt Lake 1 October 1850. Samuel, who joined the Mormon Battalion actually arrived in Salt Lake the preceeding year, after mustering out in Los Angeles.

Joseph Hyrum Campbell recalled his experiences coming across the plains many years after when he said that his job was to drive the cattle and a few sheep, walking all the way. When his shoes wore out, he walked bare-footed the remainder of the way. My great grandfather Elisha undoubtedly had a similar experience. When the children arrived in Salt Lake, they were instrumental in settling several different areas. In 1851 they settled Ogden Hole, which is North Ogden today, and in 1857 settled Providence. Solomon remained in North Ogden, and Joseph in Providence. Samuel went on to Vernal where he endured the hard winter, and Elisha moved on to Millville and Hyrum went to Idaho where he died at Portneuf or Fortneuf in 1912. John moved back to Holt County, Missouri and raised a family, but later returned to Utah where he passed away.

The history and story was submitted to the National Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers and revised 1986. The story was written by Phillip Glenn Wheeler – December 1888 and submitted by Lily Elleanor Campbell Wheeler, 551 West J. Street, Ontario, CA 91762, 714-986-8462. Sources of information was taken from FGRA Records, Journal History of the Church, History of Solomon Campbell.

Source: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I131455&style=TEXT

Additional notes:

Found in response to the the above listed Rootsweb page:

Posted by: Pearl McCarty (ID *****9815) Date: October 12, 2007 at 10:44:02
In Reply to: Benoni Campbell History Part I by Robert Goodwin of 20535

thank you for sharing this story it explains a lot. Benoni Campbell is my 3rd great grandfather. I just returned from a trip to Vernal Utah where his son Samuel and his grand son Samuel are buried. I also found a file in the Heritage musuem that has pictures of the younger Samuel’s (my great grand father) family. My grandomother Elnor Campbell Dagle was 18 months old when her mother and Samuel’s 2nd wife were drowned. I have found the story in local history and pictues in the museum one is of Samuel and family when my grandmother was about 8-9 years old. I have a copy of my grandmohter’s rememberence book with a few pictures and bits of stories.

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From Ancestry.com:

Name: Benoni Campbell
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1800
Birth Place: Deer Park, Orange, New York
Parents: Johnathan and Phoebe Button Campbell
Death Date: 04 Jul 1850
Death Place: near North Platt River, Nebraska
Arrival: He died on the way west
Spouse: Mary Leonard
Marriage Date: abt 1820
Spouse’s Death Date: 30 Jun 1850
Spouse’s Death Place: near North Platt River, Nebraska, shortly before her husband. Their children came to the valley with the help of those in the wagon train. Benoni joined the Church in the 1830 ‘s and moved to Kirtland, Ohio , to be with the main body of the church. He helped build the Kirtland Temple. When the saints moved to Nauvoo , he and his family went with them. In 1846 they moved to Mount Pisgah and, then a few years later, they moved to Holt County, Missouri . In 1850 they went to Kanesville, Iowa , and started west with the Stephen Markham Company. On the way many of the Company were stricken with cholera. Benoni , his wife Mary , their son Heber , and several others in the Company died. Their son, John , wrote “we buried them by the roadside.” The children managed to make a home in the Valley. Children: Elizabeth , b. 7 Mar 1822 , New York . Mathew , b. 25 Dec 1823 , New York Soloman Frederick , b. 29 Aug 1825 , Hornby, Steuben, New York . Samuel , b. 4 May 1827 , Hornby, Steuben, New York . John , b. 3 Sep 1828 , Hornby, Steuben, New York . Deborah , b. 26 Jul 1830 , Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio . George H. , b. 22 May 1832 , New York . Henry , b. 29 May 1834 , New York . Hulda Henrietta , b. 16 Jul 1835 , New York . Joseph Hyrum , b. 15 Aug 1837 , Kirtland, Ohio . Harriet Melissa , b. 5 Sep 1839 , Kirtland, Ohio . Elisha Leonard , b. 22 Mar 1841 , Kirtland, Ohio . Heber K. , b. 7 Mar 1845 , Kirtland, Ohio . Lynn Ottesen

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2 Responses to Benoni Campbell, 1804

  1. Valerie says:

    Elizabeth Campbell Murdock b. 1803 is not Benoni’s daughter. Benoni was born after her 🙂 The Elizabeth Campbell born in Painted Post is his correct daughter but is a different person from Elizabeth Campbell Murdock.

  2. Chas Hathaway says:

    I’m glad you caught that, Valerie! Thanks for pointing it out!

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