- Birth Date
- 12 October 1817
- Death Date
- 6 January 1902
- John and Esther sailed to America in 1842 on the ship John Cummins.
Her birth date is verified by the Patriarchal Blessing Index. Her travel to Utah is mentioned in her daughter's obituary.
- Age at Departure: 29
- Bennion, Samuel R., Autobiographical sketch, in Biographical sketches, 1891- , reel 7, box 7, fd. 3, item 15.
- Esther W. Bennion in The Book of the Pioneers Volume 1 (Utah Semi-Centennial Commission, 1897), 69.
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21 June 1847, 21.
- "Mrs. Spencer Rites are Set," Salt Lake Telegram , 28 May 1934, 6.
- Patriarchal Blessing Index, 1833-1971. (Closed to Research)
- "Pioneer Woman Dead," Deseret Evening News , 7 Jan. 1902, 1.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America