- Birth Date
- 3 March 1815
- Death Date
- 27 December 1875
William Bench Sr.
William and his wife, Ann, are included in the company report. The family's travel to Utah is also mentioned in his son's obituary.
The Bench family sailed to America in 1851 on the ship Ellen Maria.
- Age at Departure: 37
- Head of Household
- "15th Company," Deseret News, 18 September 1852, 2.
- 15th Company of 50 report, 1852 June 23.
- 1860 Utah Census.
- "Another Pioneer Gone," Manti Messenger, 16 July 1920, 1.
- Find a Grave
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Supplement after 31 December 1852, 97.
- "Manti. Patriarch J. L. Bench Dead," Deseret News, 18 Nov. 1905, 11.
- New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1963.
- Presiding Bishopric immigrant location committee minutes, 1852 September 20-October 13.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America
- Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966.